Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Irrefutable Truth: WHO Changed the Pandemic Criteria to Match Any Virus

I have seen this video a while ago, which I posted in my main blog in portuguese, but since a few people were doubting on the words of this epidemiologist, I decided to search for the proof myself. Basically he tells that the criteria to declare an epidemic changed in may/2009, so that a minor virus outbreak could fit into the pandemic level.

On the video below, the epidemiologist Tom Jefferson tells a Swedish TV about this change and how it would enormously benefit pharmaceutical companies:



The old text, pre-2009, that can be found in various sites of respected organizations and government agencies, including the WHO, states that:

An influenza pandemic occurs with the appearance of a new influenza virus against which none of the population has any immunity. This results in several simultaneous epidemics worldwide with enormous numbers of cases and deaths. With the increase in global transport and communications, as well as urbanization and overcrowded conditions, epidemics resulting from a new influenza virus are likely to be established quickly around the world.


In the new definition, that appeared in May/2009, states that:

A disease epidemic occurs when there are more cases of that disease than normal. A pandemic is a worldwide epidemic of a disease. An influenza pandemic may occur when a new influenza virus appears against which the human population has no immunity. With the increase in global transport, as well as urbanization and overcrowded conditions in some areas, epidemics due to a new influenza virus are likely to take hold around the world, and become a pandemic faster than before. Pandemics can be either mild or severe in the illness and death they cause, and the severity of a pandemic can change over the course of that pandemic.
As you may have noticed, the part that says "This results in several simultaneous epidemics worldwide with enormous numbers of cases and deaths." were removed in the new text, replacing it for the fuzzy and confused statement that "Pandemics can be either mild or severe in the illness and death they cause, and the severity of a pandemic can change over the course of that pandemic"

Where you can find the documents that prove this:
  • Old definition:
http://www.who.int/entity/csr/resources/publications/influenza/CDS_CSR_GIP_2004_1.pdf
  • New definition:
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/pandemic/en/

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Temperature goes to 400C in Jordan Burning Trees and Killing Sheep

AMMAN - Authorities are investigating an unexplained phenomenon that was reported in the area of Umm Jouzeh, near Rmemin, some 10 kilometres to the north of Salt, on Tuesday.

According to Balqa Governor Abdul Jalil Sleimat, the phenomenon was discovered by coincidence when a sheep entered an area of land while grazing. According to the shepherd attending the herd, Sleimat said, the sheep caught fire, “was completely burned and disappeared”.

According to Sleimat, the ground in the area was still unusually hot until late Tuesday, and once any material was thrown into the area, it burned quickly and smoke and flames came out.

A committee comprising members of the governorate, the Natural Resources Authority (NRA), the Royal Geographic Centre, the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and the Civil Defence Department (CDD) was formed to extract samples from the land for examination.

Maher Hijazin, director of the NRA, told Ammonnews.com that the explanation of the phenomenon is “simple”, saying that since the area lies at the end of a sewage pipeline, organic materials might have collected under the surface and interacted in a way that heated up an area of 50-60 square metres.

Jordan Geologists Association President Bahjat Odwan yesterday dismissed the presence of any earthquake or volcanic activity in the area.

In cooperation with the University of Jordan, the association will form a committee of specialists to examine the phenomenon and find its causes, he said.

Odwan agreed it was possible that the phenomenon could be explained by the presence of some underground remnants of organic materials in the area.

A police patrol was placed at the site and the place was completely sealed off with phosphoric tape, Sleimat said. The area’s people were evacuated to ensure their safety, he said, noting that the area, around two dunums, is plain with red soil.

Butrus Hasso, a nearby resident, told The Jordan Times: “It is just a strange thing, so strange.”

“Two fire trucks came earlier in the day, trying to put out the flames and cool the area, but the area continued to be very hot,” he added.

“In the daytime, flames could be seen coming out of the area,” Hasso said.

Hasso said the area was packed with CDD personnel until late in the evening.

Commenting on the phenomenon, Greater Salt Municipality Council member and representative of the Rmemin area Ahmad Kharabsheh said the plot's temperature rose dramatically, burning all grass and trees around it.

In the morning, he told The Jordan Times over phone, an RSS team measured the temperature of the ground at the site and found it to be "400-450 degrees" Celsius.

The area was still ablaze and emitting smoke as of late yesterday evening, Kharabsheh added, noting that the site has been designated a restricted area.

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Sources:
The Jordan times: Authorities investigating unusual phenomenon near Salt
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