Pandemic potential

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-new-tb-treatment-20180425-story.html

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/260418/mdr-tb-cases-on-rise-in-kozhikode.html

https://www.trtworld.com/americas/tuberculosis-on-the-rise-in-venezuela-16555

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894500

New York City Has Biggest Tuberculosis Spike in 26 Years

You’re thinking America. I’m thinking planes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_city_airport_systems_by_passenger_traffic#2017_statistics_(provisional)

#2  NYC

135,514,082 total passengers last year.

You couldn’t design a better way to spread disease than a plane.

Low oxygen, recycled air, heat of the bodies, humidity, pollution, stress.

http://www.askthepilot.com/questionanswers/cabin-air-quality/

 In reality, the air is very clean.

sure it is, please don’t sue

On all modern aircraft, passengers and crew breathe a mixture of fresh and recirculated air. Using this combination rather than fresh air only makes it easier to regulate temperature and helps maintain a bit of humidity (more on the humidity in a moment). The supply is bled from the compressor sections of the engines.

So even the fresh stuff is from the dirtiest thing on the plane.

http://fortune.com/2017/08/09/dangerous-cabin-fumes-planes/

These smells are usually found in jet engine “bleed air,” which is outside air that’s been shunted from the engines into an air conditioning system and then to the cabin. In various systems—cabin pressurization, water-tank storage pressure, even heating to dissipate wing ice—this air is highly useful to the plane’s operation.

Yet, when engine seals deteriorate, the bleed air can mix with fumes from high-temperature synthetic engine oil. At high-enough concentrations, flight crews and passengers can grow ill, forcing pilots to divert to the closest airport. The latest publicly known incident was Aug. 2, when a Florida-bound JetBlue Airways Corp. flight diverted to Oklahoma City, where several people were treated for breathing difficulties. In October 2016, a British Airways Airbus A380 bound for London from California diverted to Vancouver after all 25 crew members became ill. Cabin fumes were suspected in that case.

Then the crew found a suitcase of money in each of their hotel rooms.
They felt fine.

BTW, these cause brain damage. If you couldn’t guess.

Given the potential for catastrophe, these “toxic fume events” have spurred airline labor organizations to lobby for passage of a U.S. Senate measure called the Cabin Air Safety Act. 

It should be illegal to gas people.

Already?

Of the extreme cases

“Fume events” happen an estimated 2.6 times a day.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1413867017304737

 The disease was prevalent with ultraviolet radiation over 17 MJ/m2 (67.8%; p = <0.001); relative humidity between 31.0% and 69.0% (95.8% of cases; p = <0.00); 12 h of daily sunlight or more (40.6%; p = 0.001); and temperatures between 20 °C and 23 °C (72.4%; p = <0.001).

Planes are all exposed to cosmic rays. That’s worse than regular UV.

They don’t bother to shield it because that would be expensive and raise fuel costs and who cares if your sperm gets slower, you can’t have kids or get a neurological condition years from now?

They don’t have those little modesty covers on planes or in airport scanners, but we use them for X-rays. Hmm.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131113-the-supernova-inside-your-plane

Cosmic radiation exposure levels during flights vary according to altitude, latitude and the space weather at the time. Typically, passengers flying from London to Chicago could expect to be exposed to around 4.8mrem, and those travelling from Washington DC to Los Angeles would be exposed to close to 2mrem. This compares to an airport body scanner which delivers around 0.1mrem and a chest X-ray that can vary between 2mrem and 10mrem.

As people travel more often and further away, frequent travellers should be aware of their exposure levels, says Mike Lockwood, professor of space environment physics at Reading University in the UK. “No need to panic, but cosmic radiation should not be ignored,” he says.

… “Airlines rotate staff around flight routes so nobody does exclusively polar routes,” says Lockwood.

And that’s why humans can’t live at the North Pole, obviously elves are mutants.

In the US, pilots and flight attendants have been officially classed as “radiation workers” by the Federal Aviation Administration since 1994. Staff regularly working on high-latitude flights are exposed to more radiation than workers in nuclear power plants. Despite this, the airlines don’t measure the radiation exposure of their staff, or set safe limits on the doses they can safely receive.

…People who have been unlucky enough to get caught in such an event should be informed, he adds. “It would not be wise for them to risk a second such exposure, and more regular health checks would be a good idea, as we already do for recognised radiation workers”. According to NASA, a strong solar storm in late October 2003 subjected passengers on polar flights – from Chicago to Beijing, for instance – to radiation well above the limit recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection.

“There are no studies that give the actual risk factor, but you certainly wouldn’t want it to happen twice to one individual.”

I feel safe.

Would it be possible to shield planes?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

After all, crew quarters onboard the International Space Station, which is located at the outskirts of the Earth’s magnetosphere, are lined with high-density polyethylene several centimetres thick. The hydrogen atoms in it are great at absorbing and dispersing radiation.

The airline industry is increasingly using carbon fibre-based composites to build planes because of their strength and low weight. These are much better protection against cosmic radiation than standard aluminium, and metals in general, says physicist Nasser Barghouty at Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama

So no, they’re doing nothing.

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/25534/how-do-pilots-avoid-radiation

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4165792/NASA-study-shows-radiation-hits-plane.html

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c34a/2213f145c0e8b6552650e6e559ffdb5d3328.pdf

The exposure from cosmic ray radiation to the workers and public is a new aspects of exposures that was caused by the development of science and technology. This relation is no more than the  developing procedure of the ICRP activities from X-ray and radium control to nuclear reactors, fuel recycling facilities, radioactive wastes and large accelerators. High technology of the 20th century accomplished not only the development of airplane but also the space vehicles. We accepted the benefit of a high speed transportation of the jet flight and the adventurous space mission. But for the exposure of cosmic ray radiation is not so clearly recognized as a risk source.
In recent years the peoples concern to the environmental risk is becoming high. Some groups are beginning to say the risk from the practice of flight in air or space. And several groups have a real fear to the exposure from cosmic ray radiation…..

Cosmic rays are ideal for microbes seeking to mutate.

IDEAL.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02786820152546770

UV can pause TB from replicating, so you could have it the entire flight and show nothing until you get off.

http://thechiefleader.com/news/open_articles/tuberculosis-cases-rose-in-city-last-year-reversing–year/article_8487b7d8-3f49-11e8-af8b-93e60fdeacd1.html

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260306/1/WER9308.pdf?ua=1

If your immune system is weakened (rays, diet, stress), vaccines won’t work.

Symptoms and signs of TB vary significantly with age, immune status, infected site, and severity of disease.

It’s frequently asymptomatic.

Talking, coughing and breathing spread it.

The immune response to M. tuberculosis infection involves a complex cellular process which is not fully
understood, and therefore presents challenges for the design of new TB vaccines.

How do vaccines for it work?

The immune system is not able to completely control and clear the infection which progresses to the latent state.19

TIL Many people already have it.

Latent infection
LTBI is defined as a state of persistent immune response
to stimulation by M. tuberculosis antigens without
evidence of clinically manifested active TB disease. There
is no gold standard test for LTBI. Either tuberculin skin
testing (TST) or an IFN-γ release assay (IGRA) can be
used to test for LTBI; these tests are not requirements
for initiating TB preventive treatment in HIV-infected
patients or in household contacts aged <5 years.25 WHO
guidelines on LTBI address the probability of active TB
disease progression in specific risk groups, the underlying
epidemiology and burden of TB, resource availability,
and likelihood of broader public health impact.

Fall on the sword for the rich guys.

“vaccine error” noted as side effect, top of page 18

then

“Evidence on the rates of adverse events following BCG vaccination is limited and most are based on passive reports. “

Comforting.

They don’t care because they don’t look.

Disseminated BCG disease is seen mainly in
persons with primary immunodeficiencies (and family
outbreaks may occur if this complication is not recognized
before all are given BCG) or HIV infection.81 Incidence
has been estimated at 2–34 per million but in an
outbreak in indigenous populations of Canada (Canadian
First Nations) a rate of 205 (95% CI: 42–600) per
million vaccinated was reported.83 There are several
reports that BCG vaccination of children and adults in
leprosy-endemic populations may occasionally induce
paucibacillary leprosy lesions.

…Evidence regarding BCG vaccination of very preterm and extremely preterm infants is limited.

If they don’t collect the data, they can claim ignorance when it comes out.
The evidence will always be limited if they don’t fund studies. Still, they’re giving it to as many babies as possible.

Not how the Hippocratic Oath works. Vaccines run contrary, you cannot treat healthy people.

page 20 mentions travelers specifically

In countries with low TB incidence,
studies have found that selective vaccination of target
populations, such as immigrants from high-incidence
countries and health-care workers, is more cost-effective
than universal BCG vaccination.

Then why do ours push for universal? To suck up to NGOs like the WHO.

They don’t care about you.

The available live attenuated vaccines are safe and effective

No, there are cases where live vaccines can infect others.
So in a pandemic, the people carrying the live version might be more of a risk. They’ll seem fine but be totally contagious.

http://nrvs.info/faqs/can-vaccines-cause-or-spread-diseases/

“There is a theoretical risk that live attentuated vaccines like the MMR can be found in body fluids (known as shedding), but that does NOT mean they are capable of causing the disease in the person vaccinated, …”

note the evasion, the person who got the vaccine is fine! ignore the dead bodies around them

so impossible they got a name for it

if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a fucking duck
if it contaminates bodily fluids required to spread, and can spread that very disease, it IS that exact bloody disease!

https://www.westonaprice.org/studies-show-that-vaccinated-individuals-spread-disease/

can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterwards and infect the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Furthermore, vaccine recipients can carry diseases in the back of their throat and infect others while displaying no symptoms of a disease

Vaccine failure is widespread; vaccine-induced immunity is not permanent and recent outbreaks of diseases such as whooping cough, mumps and measles have occurred in fully vaccinated populations.14,15 Flu vaccine recipients become more susceptible to future infection after repeated vaccination.16, 17

fact fact fact

100% isn’t enough, the premise of immunization is false
100% are not eligible, at least due to other illnesses, poor immune function, medications

“Health officials should require a two-week quarantine of all children and adults who receive vaccinations,” says Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. “This is the minimum amount of time required to prevent transmission of infectious diseases to the rest of the population, including individuals who have been previously vaccinated.”

“Vaccine failure and failure

refusal

to acknowledge that live virus vaccines can spread disease have resulted in an increase in outbreaks of infectious disease in both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals,” says Manookian, “CDC should instruct physicians who administer vaccinations to inform their patients about the risks posed to others by those who’ve been recently vaccinated.”

I’ve warned certain biologists, beware the r-type (or anyone narcissistic-inclined) who suddenly wants to meet up when something medical is making the rounds and only for the duration of their (secreted) contagion. I saw it recently in the field during a widespread stomach condition, others had witnessed the same tactics. Few of them are consciously aware of this impulse to socialize (above their average) but the aware ones choose people they hate.

If you get a call from the blue by a former acquaintance or enemy, to meet up and catch up, delay a couple of months and see if they’re still keen. They will not be.

Maybe ask them if they’d got that illness currently going around, few will lie if asked directly about it. Narcissists like taunting their victims and that way they can say they warned you.

back to the WHO

The development of new vaccines is a high research
priority. There is a need for vaccines that would provide
greater protection than BCG, preventing all forms of TB
including drug-resistant TB, as well as reactivation of
TB, and that would be effective in all age groups including
HIV-infected persons and perform consistently in
all populations. The development of more effective
vaccines against leprosy is also encouraged.

>drug-resistant
>let’s solve it with more drugs!

full derp mode today huh

Let’s harm everyone else’s health for the minimally possible outcome of helping someone with HIV. /s

Medicine doesn’t work like that, it’s utilitarian and individual. To medicate person A to save person B (even if it were a guarantee, which it is not) is actually illegal, it’s assault at the very least (some deliberate infections are ABH or maybe GBH with intent, since they know the risk).

Long-term studies could usefully explore BCG vaccine effectiveness, the duration of BCG-derived protection, particularly in temperate climate settings, and the effect of BCG vaccination on all cause morbidity and mortality.

They don’t want to look long-term for totally honest reasons but trust them, it’s safe!

The end of the last page. How many people would last that long?

Probably the same people to read a recent fact sheet.

http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tuberculosis

Dated FEB 2018

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.
  • Seven countries account for 64% of the total, with India leading the count, followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, and South Africa.

At least a quarter to a third of the global population right there.

Always look on the bright side of life…

anyway moving on awkward 10 doctor what wut wtf

  • TB is a leading killer of HIV-positive people: in 2016, 40% of HIV deaths were due to TB.

Technically people with HIV finished off by the TB were still killed by the HIV.

They’re so dishonest.

A person with HIV bumped off with a cold wasn’t killed by the fucking sniffles.

Anything to make their stats look better I guess.

  • Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis and a health security threat. WHO estimates that there were 600 000 new cases with resistance to rifampicin – the most effective first-line drug, of which 490 000 had MDR-TB.

It’s almost like the pathological altruism applied to hopeless Third World cases keep the microbes alive long enough to kill the host but then escape them, evolved.

Look up transmission vectors, the difference between outbreak and epidemic. The creation of human vectors. Unlike other vectors, humans can board planes.

If only we had a theory of this biological evolution involving lots of death like a kinda… natural selection of bleeding heart twits.

  • Globally, TB incidence is falling at about 2% per year. This needs to accelerate to a 4–5% annual decline to reach the 2020 milestones of the End TB Strategy.
  • Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is among the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Get them to stop shitting in the drinking water for starters.
Shitting in public, China.
Not washing their hands.

“Why oh why can’t we eradicate TB and leprosy like those weirdly clean white people?”

Keep drinking from the corpse-ridden Ganges, India. Let’s waste precious medication on idiots. White tourists still want to bathe in it.

Trigger warning: human remains.

http://www.planetcustodian.com/2015/10/19/8134/over-50-scary-images-depicting-filth-of-varanasi-and-river-ganges-that-went-viral-in-china.html

https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-ganges-holy-river-from-hell-20140806-100xz9.html

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1681547/floating-corpses-occupational-hazard-ganges-boatmen

If you aren’t civilized enough to bury your dead and know it causes disease (they know, we told them about germ theory immediately in the 19th century), why should we help? If someone juggles chainsaws, don’t be surprised if they lose an arm. They refuse to civilize even if it kills them. Why is our Government expected to run India? They told us they didn’t want our rule. Leave them to it.

Edit: they are literally drinking TB-infected “corpse juice”, actual term.

It’s impossible to eradicate ancient diseases like TB without genociding all the vectors into Western countries. You need a marking system like avoiding plague families. We did that and it’s why we’re here to talk about it.

Edit: sailors used to be so “superstitious” they ran a border cum disease patrol and threw overboard anyone with dodgy symptoms. Outcome: they lived. Why? They read the omens.

They can’t transmit it if they’re six foot under (and no longer hosts and carriers). That’s how Black Death stopped being a thing despite taking more cargo from Asia where the disease originated (Asia and Africa, hotbeds of every shitty disease).

WHO:

Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.

Lie.

About one-quarter of the world’s population has latent TB, which means people have been infected by TB bacteria but are not (yet) ill with the disease and cannot transmit the disease.

During good times. 1/4.

And how can it be latent if you can cure it? They are such confident con artists they tend to lie on the same page.

When a person develops active TB disease, the symptoms (such as cough, fever, night sweats, or weight loss) may be mild for many months. This can lead to delays in seeking care, and results in transmission of the bacteria to others. People with active TB can infect 10–15 other people through close contact over the course of a year. Without proper treatment, 45% of HIV-negative people with TB on average and nearly all HIV-positive people with TB will die.


https://web.archive.org/web/20120823143802/http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs104/en/

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent.
  • People infected with TB bacteria have a lifetime risk of falling ill with TB of 10%.

That wasn’t in the new version.

They aren’t hiding anything, don’t be paranoid.

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