Comet Tails, Do They Actually Contain Viruses Like The MERS Or SARS?
Are Viruses Man Made? The newest, the MERS virus begs an answer
We've been told all of our lives that ALL influenza's (except MERS), have originated with birds. But where did the birds get the virus?
Recent scientific speculation says it is possible that comet tails actually contain viruses. Viruses such as The MERS Or SARS. Can they really come from comet tails and/or meteor strikes as some scientists speculate?
In a recent story nearly 150 birds of a private flock in Benton, Washington, were found to be infected with the H5 Avian Flu influenza virus. South of there, almost 5,000 birds in a game flock have become infected. The problem? There are ponds nearby that these birds reportedly had access to that are also inhabited by wild waterfowl.
(Wild waterfowl do not get sick, only domestic birds) The WSDA (Washington State Department of Agriculture) is on the job at this time.
Per Fox News and Officials in British Columbia: "An avian influenza outbreak has spread to more than a half dozen poultry farms and has affected about 245,000 birds."
In yesterday's news, 5.3 million chickens in Ohio had to be destroyed due to avian flu? Since March, across the Midwest, nearly 7.8 million birds have had to be destroyed due to avian flu infection. Where are these viruses coming from?
To put all of this into perspective?
The World Wide Influenza Epidemic of 1918 killed a half a million people in just three months. The United States alone, lost a half a million people. Think about it, That's 500,000 lives lost in just three months!
If that isn't enough to concern you, there is a NEW virus, called MERS and it is transmitted by camels, NOT birds.
Can the same thing happen here? Possibly but not likely. But where did the virus come from in the first place? How did it affect the isolated private farms? Here are some interesting statistics.
Recent scientific studies, speculate that any meteor or part thereof, carrying water, plant or bacteria particles could actually be bringing germs and viruses to our planet. Germs and viruses from space? Not all meteors crash into our earth, but simply pass by. But, even passing 'near' can result in some particles reaching our atmosphere. Some pass near enough that they almost pass through our atmosphere.
In 1995, Dr. Jeffery Taubenburger (A Molecular Pathologist) attempted to sequence the virus, using samples taken from people infected by the virus.
He was given frozen wax block specimens from 72 soldiers who had died of the disease. (Ice preserves the virus), therefore he thought he could use tissue sample and sequence the virus.
They (the research team) were unable to identify the strain of virus from the 1918 pandemic from any known virus. By 1997, they had identified one gene of the sequence and had used up nearly all of their samples from the soldiers. Knowing they would need more, the team was allowed to dig in a town known as Brevig, Alaska to obtain samples from people who died of the 1918 pandemic. Locating enough samples, they now could sequence and identify what caused the 1918 Influenza Epidemic
Comet Tails, Do They Actually Contain Viruses Like The MERS Or SARS? You decide.
An In Depth Look At The Influenza Outbreak of 1918
Bristow does an excellent job of weaving the aspects of human tragedy into this story of the American portion of the Pandemic of 1918-1919. It's filled with newspaper articles of the time, medical journal notes, etc. An emotional jolt into one of the deadliest natural disasters ever.
A Video Speculating (with scientific backup) about Virus Origination
A 45 minute video documenting just what we have been talking about here today. Cosmic dust particles being carried to earth. Documented stories from former astronauts. It's an A & E production
The Newest Virus, MERS is Unlike EBOLA
MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is real, very deadly and it's in the U.S.
A new and deadly virus (MERS) has emerged worldwide, affecting 16 countries at present and it is now within the United States. This deadly new virus originated with camels and is unlike the EBOLA Virus which is transmitted via contact with bodily fluids. Ebola originated with monkeys. MERS has recently begun transferring to humans. But scientists can't agree nor are they sure how the transfer of the virus is accomplished.
UPDATE: The Mortality rate from MERS has risen to 30%
With more than 570 diagnosed cases, (including 11 new cases in the Philippines) diagnosis and under observation as of 2-13-2015. Making this virus is truly deadly, because of the 570+ who have been diagnosed? 282 have died (nearly 50%) . That's nearly 2 of every 4 people who have contracted the virus have died.
In every reported case there have been ties to someone who has been in the Middle East. Although the MERS virus is very similar to the SARS virus, (A virus that killed more than 800 people just over ten years ago), it is considered FAR MORE deadly than SARS ever was. These viruses mirror symptoms of the common cold or flu.
MERS Symptoms per the CDC:
Shortness of breath
A general feeling of being unwell
Diarrhea (in some cases)
Renal (kidney) failure
Despite people believing that MERS is a man-made disease propagated through Genetically Modified (GMO) food, it is important to remember/ MERS is a virus.
Here's a report from the CDC and Reuters
"On April 24, the patient (a healthcare worker from Saudia Arabia) traveled by plane from Saudi Arabia to London, England. From there, he boarded another plane, flying to Chicago, Illinois. The CDC then states that this patient took a bus from Chicago to Indiana. On the 27th of April, the patient began to experience signs of illness, including shortness of breath and coughing. The patient went to an emergency room at a local Munster, Indiana hospital on April 28th. and due to symptoms and subsequent travel history? Indiana public health officials had him tested for the MERS virus and he tested Positive."
The Reuters story picks up:
Wherein they state that the patient is off oxygen, moving around and is ready for release. That 2/3 of the people who came into contact with the patient on all legs of his flights/Bus trips have been contacted and tested.
A second case of the deadly MERS virus has been confirmed in Orlando, Florida. Again, the person is another hospital worker (same as the worker in the Indiana case) traveling from the Middle East, (Saudi Arabia), to America. This patient had contact with over 100 persons into separate health clinic's he visited as well as contact with a Doctor who has since flown to Canada. Not to mention the 29 workers this patient had direct contact with at the hospital in Orlando. (two who have come down with flu like symptoms)
BREAKING-5/17/2014 A third case has been reported in Illinois by a man who was in contact with the original patient.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has convened an emergency meeting in Geneva to decide whether the rising rate of confirmed cases, from Saudi Arabia, constitutes a "public health emergency of international concern."
BREAKING-3/15/2015 (A/P-Steve Karnowski)
An entirely new strain of Avain Flu (H5N2) has been reported in turkey flocks of three states in the United States. The affected states are reported to be: Minnesota, Missouri, and Arkansas. There is no explanation yet as to what caused the infections. Meanwhile, a Kansas backyard flock of chickens and ducks have tested positive for the strain this week. Is is possible these strains are being brought to our earth from outer space?
Or Middle East Severe Respiratory Syndrome, is a virus of the same family as SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed around 800 people worldwide after it first appeared in China in 2002. Like SARS, MERS spreads from close contact with an infected person.
To protect yourself: Wash your hands often, stay away from anyone who shows signs of being infected.
Some Important Information On The Newer Pandemics - From the MERS, to the Asian Flu, right up through the H1N1
The newest MERS virus is here, in the United States, right now. Educate yourself.
What Caused the Pandemic - How was it able to attack so many people
Images of the treatment of the Influenza victims of 1918, (from Iowa State Epidemics.)
By the year 2005 the team had completed the genome of the Influenza virus that had ravaged the entire world in 1918-1919. Their discovery and documentation of over ten years of research has been heralded as one of the top achievements of the year. The virus was able to kill so many, as it did so by causing the body's immune system to overreact, or in effect....overload---but only in strong healthy people.
Influenza normally attacks the very young or the very old and those with very weakened immune systems. World wide, the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 infected nearly five hundred million people (that's 500,000,000) world wide. From Europe to the Pacific. From the Pacific Islands to the frozen Arctic and on down to the North and South American continents. Of the entire numbers of people infected? Roughly estimates put the death toll between fifty and one hundred million people. (50,000,000-100,000,000 people ) world wide.
To this day, it remains the deadliest natural disaster ever recorded. If you think about the death toll, the numbers of lives lost, they represent somewhere between 3% and 5% of the world's entire population. That's a death rate on an unimaginable scale from a natural disaster. Soldier's were hard hit, due to their amassed numbers in confined areas, but this pandemic was not selective to only them.
There are many theories as to where and how the virus began, One such theory is that it originated in the Far East but there does not seem to be documentation to back that up. Another theory was that the virus began in Fort Riley, Kansas where the Army grew poultry specifically for food sources for the troops. Once grown, the poultry was shipped (live) world wide.
Most agree that a troop staging area in France was the most likely epicenter. It had harbored poultry and swine for feeding the troops and once the poultry had been butchered and the entrails fed to the pigs? The virus naturally mutated, spreading across Europe to China.
One question remains. HOW did the original poultry flock in Kansas become infested? Nearness to waterholes frequented by wild waterfowl. If that is so, how did the wild waterfowl contract the disease?
Comet Tails, Do They Actually Contain Viruses Like The MERS Or SARS?
The Himalayas Are The Tallest Mountains In The World - So tall in fact, they reach into the stratosphere in some places
With the height of the Himalayas, it is conceivable that Cosmic Dust could be drawn down into our atmosphere by the normal earth's gravitational pull. Thus, the Cosmic Dust could be landing on the mountains or being airborne around them and down into the valleys. As the snow melts, it could be carried into the rivers and streams.
Birds flying through the drifting clouds of dust or drinking the water with the dust in it, would in effect, be inhaling potentially lethal viruses. Birds, with their fast metabolic rate, fast heart rates, and fast breathing rates would naturally accelerate the cycle of growth of the virus.
Now, to be specific here, there is no scientific evidence to support this theory as yet. That however does NOT mean it is impossible. Indeed, what if there were a very real "Andromeda Strain" just waiting to be discovered? (A reference to the 1971 Movie of the same name, by The movie is about a group of scientists investigating a deadly alien virus brought to earth by a returning satellite.
A theory that is not as far fetched as it may sound.
What About RED Rain?
Natural phenomena or Alien infestation?
The Kerala, India 'Red Rain' as it became known, was a blood red rainfall that was recorded on and off from July through September of 2001 most notably in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Initial examination by the Center for Earth Sciences Studies stated that the likely cause of the red rain was an exploding meteor, which had dispersed about a ton of material.
Later studies however, concluded that the red rains had been caused by airborne spores from local algae
Godfey Louis Godfrey and Santhosh Kumar of the Mahatma Gandhi University in 2003 released a very (at the time) controversial argument that the red rain had been caused by extraterrestrial pollution. Their proposed was that a meteor containing the red particles) caused the sound and flash and when it disintegrated over Kerala it released the red particles which slowly fell to the ground.
Their argument was based upon several factors, most notably, the first red rain was preceded by the flash of light and loud thunder (the meteor breaking the sound barrier). This was followed by entire groves of trees with burned leaves. Beyond the shriveled and burned leaves was the odd disappearance and/or formations of wells.
The red rain (as well as Yellow, Green and Black rain have been reported as well) fell over such small areas, no more than a few square miles in size, so that sometimes normal rain could be falling just a few yards away from the red rain. This then lend to even more mystery of the question of how and what. Each 3/4" of rainwater contained about 9 million red particles, (in plain english) the total amount of red rain that fell, converts to approximately 110,000 lb of red particles that had fallen on Kerala.
Louis and Kumar continued to release and publish papers on the red rain phenomena in various scientific publications in 2006, 2008 and again in 2010, with additional documentation to support their "Panspermia Hypothesis" or as it is called, Cosmic Ancestry" which says: Life is neither the product of Supernatural Creation, nor is it spontaneously generated through abiogenesis, but that it has always existed in our universe. Loosely translated: intelligent life must descend from a pre-existing life form.
Since 2001, botanists have found these spores each time there is a red rain. Is it alien or earth born? You decide.
Information Corner - The study of the red rain
This is instant video from The Unexplained Files which delves into this mystery even further, starting with Sri Lanka Red Rain, preceded by the bight flash and loud thunder clap. Sound familiar. Grab this video as it is too inexpensive to pass up.
The Collector's Corner - Why Is This Natural Disaster forgotten?
The deadliest natural disaster in modern recorded history, remains largely forgotten and on the back shelf of history. Why? Were the lives of 40-60 millions people worldwide who perished because of this virus and nearly half a million lives right here in the United States so insignificant? Why is it that they are just a footnote to history?
Read these books, the answers and stories will curl your arm hairs.
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I love a good science fiction story and this one will not disappoint. A great story about the pandemic as it coursed it's way around the world and the efforts involved, to discover what caused it. I literally couldn't put the book down.
Sunspot Eruptions Or Solar Flares
They occur approximately every 11 years
Did you know that every eleven years (11 years) there is what is called a "Sunspot" Cycle? It is a fairly well documented cycle of sun flares, some that are significant enough so as to disrupt or interrupt communications here on earth. The sun releases huge magnetic fields containing quantities of "Energized Particles" at peak periods of these sunspot cycles.
These huge "Charged Fields" of particles would have an increased effect on the earth's gravitational pull that would, pull the virus down to earth at a quicker pace. Doing so would create the final ingredients for a Pandemic. The Cosmic dust is now on earth or in the process of falling to earth. Flying birds would inhale such contaminated particles within that dust.
They are in effect incubating the virus within their very own digestive system. In large populated areas that share a proximity to poultry or avian of any kind, the prospect of infection is far greater. It does not take an active imagination to realize that at this stage, it only takes a few migrations of the virus (the eating of the bird by an animal or a human, who in turn ingest the virus.
Wherein it mutates one more time to be now carried air born possibly by a sneeze. This then can be transmitted across the globe in a matter of hours or days by air, rail and ship travel. A global pandemic can ensue as the "Asian Flu" did in 1957-1958 or the "Hong Kong Flu" did in 1968-1969, the "Russian Flu" did in1977-1978 or what the "H1N1 Flu" did in 2009-2010.
One strain that is different, is the "SARS" ( Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) that occurred in 2002-2003.
The SARS Epidemic - Could it have been prevented?
If you want to know how the SARS virus was transmitted from China to Hong Kong to Singapore and the Middle East. Just how easily it all happened
Quite simply put? This book tells the story of how the epidemic of SARS was stopped. A lesson for us all.
In a word: "Yes" the SARS outbreak could have been prevented, But the answer is not that simple
The epidemic itself was originated in China. From all reports, it;s epicenter appears to have been as early as November of 2002 in the Guangdong Province. The patient (a local farmer) was treated but subsequently died without an actual determination of death. At the time of death, and with no determination of his death, No notification was made to the World Health Organization until February of 2003.
The lack of being forthcoming and secretive about something like this has been hotly debated over the years and even criticized by the International Community. The Republic of China has since apologized for their lack of openness and improper handling of the information.
Think about what such delays meant. People continued to fly around the world on business and or rail and ship travel as if nothing was wrong. Allowing the virus to travel to and infect 37 countries total by 2003. When they finally notified the WHO. (World Health Organization). If you read the chart above though, China paid heavily for this transgression.
Early reporting, could have been prevented, this and measures are in place to make sure it never happens again.