By Valerie Clark MD

 

I took an oath as a physician, my mantra being “Do No Harm.”  I stand behind these words yet find many of my colleagues seem to either have forgotten the day of our white coat ceremony,  or many are profiting very well with patents and unethical research in our medical field. Some still hold fast to what we believe in so there is still hope in medicine.  One University for example, is Tulane University.  Several researchers, in 2009, received a five year grant from the National Institute of Health, in the amount of $7,073,538.00 USD.   They also paired up, per their newsletter,  with researchers from Harvard University and Broad University to study resistance to Lasse Fever.

Robert Garry is a professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane University.  He is also the principal investigator in a federally funded study to develop new tests for viral hemorrhagic fevers.  Corgenix Medical Corp is a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits. They had announced that the first test kits for the detection of hemorrhagic fever had competed initial clinical testing in West Africa.  “Kits”, developed under a $3.8 million grant awarded by the National Institute of Health, involve work by Corgenix in collaboration with Tulane University, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, BioFactura Inc. and Autoimmune Technologies. NOTE “kits” whenever we move onto patents.

“We believe this remarkable collaboration will result in detection products that will truly have a meaningful impact on the healthcare in West Africa, but will also fill a badly needed gap in the bio-terrorism defense.”-Robert Garry

Now, we are hearing the word “Bio-terrorism” coming from the researchers not just what people are considering paranoid or conspiracy theorists.

http://tulane.edu/news/newwave/101807_bioterrorism.cfm

Apparently, their “research” has not been very well appreciated in the Sierra Leone region where this hemorrhagic fever, very similar to Ebola, has been present.  As the Ebola outbreak continues to surge out of control, this was posted on The Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s Facebook page, date July 23rd at 1:35,  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ministry-of-Health-and-Sanitation-Sierra-Leone/281064805403702      they issued a statement and a part reads, “• Tulane University to stop Ebola testing during the current Ebola outbreak • Center for Disease Control (CDC) to officially send their findings and recommendations from the assessment of the laboratory and treatment center in Kenema”

You DO NOT need a Facebook to look this up for yourself, simply click the link that I have provided and scroll to the date to read the press release.  Why would this statement in their emergency plans be part of what they think will resolve the horrors that are taking place currently there? Is Tulane creating additional risks to the people?

What is a patent?

pat·ent
noun
noun: patent; plural noun: patents
ˈpatnt/
  1. 1.
    a government authority or licence conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.
    Why would the CDC/Government want to patent (invent) an Ebola virus? First, let’s discuss the truth about Ebola, the natural strains.  Ebola is found in Africa.  It is highly contagious and spread several ways and often quickly.  Africa has been very good at knowing how to quarantine and contain any outbreaks they have ever had, until now.  These are the  naturally occurring Ebola virus strains. (EHF) Ebola hemorrhagic fever, ((MHF) Marburg hemorrhagic fever (very similar with a 90% fatality rate.) , (ZEBOV) Zaire ebolavire, (SEBOV) Sudan ebolavirus , (REBOV)  Reston ebolavirus  (CIEBOV) Cote d’lvoire ebolavirus. Now “classified as a “proposed” species of Ebola is (BEBOV) the patented one by the CDC/Government and several others, see photo below that is in research for this strain.
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    Ebola, is it contagious, Is Emory safe, and what are these research papers for this invented/patented Ebola?
    Is Ebola contagious and should you be worried? The media is stating the flu is deadlier and no one should be alarmed. Ebola has been brought into the United States and other countries.  Ebola has not only been brought into Atlanta, Georgia, several states have verified cases.  Several states have implemented FEMA camps beginning this past June however, they are calling them shelters for the medically needy, and these people are brought in and not allowed out, meaning held against their will.
    Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia is only a level two containment facility, where Ebola patient, Dr.  Kent Brantly is being held. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosafety_level#Biosafety_level_2
    To give you an idea of how the CDC treats the Ebola virus, there are four biosafety levels.  Each level has specific controls for containment of microbes and biological agents. The primary risks that determine levels of containment are infectivity, severity of disease, transmissibility, and the nature of the work that will be conducted. The origin of the microbe, or the agent in question is important, and exposure also plays key roles in where each will be stored and researched. The lowest microbes are on biosafety level 1. The most infectious and deadly are on biosafety level 4.
    “BSL-4 builds upon the containment requirements of BSL-3 and is the highest level of biological safety. There are a small number of BSL-4 labs in the United States and around the world. The microbes in a BSL-4 lab are dangerous and exotic, posing a high risk of aerosol-transmitted infections. Infections caused by these microbes are frequently fatal and without treatment or vaccines. Two examples of microbes worked with in a BSL-4 laboratory include Ebola and Marburg viruses.” (This excerpt courtesy of The CDC Atlanta.)

    So, if we have nothing to worry about and Ebola is not contagious, why is this in the CDC’s most isolated and highest biosafety/hazard area?  The protocol to even enter this restricted zone, and one must have full security clearance, is one that will save that person’s life.

    • Change clothing before entering.
    • Shower upon exiting.
    • Decontaminate all materials before exiting.
    • Safety equipment
    • All work with the microbe must be performed within an appropriate Class III BSC , or by wearing a full body, air-supplied, positive pressure  suit.

    Facility construction

    • The laboratory is in a separate building or in an isolated and restricted zone of the building.
    • The laboratory has dedicated supply and exhaust air, as well as vacuum lines and decontamination systems.
    That explains a lot there, when the researchers at the CDC are wearing and protecting themselves in this fashion, yet telling the public they have no risk of infection. Also, why place an known infected person in such a low containment facility when they could have easily been treated at one of the hospitals in Africa or  taken to a secured isolation unit at the CDC? Ebola can live on the infected host weeks, after death,  as well as on any surface for that time span.  It is very contagious. Setting the record straight about influenza being compared to Ebola, influenza is only biosafety level 2, while H1N1 is biosafety level 3. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/  NO comparison.
    Patents, who owns them and the research and data…
    Here are the patents and more information on those “kits” patented as well.  The full published research and data can be reviewed at http://www.google.com/patents/CA2741523A1?cl=en
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    The research begins as all R&D papers do with the abstract then moves on the description which explains: deposit statement, related applications, field of the invention, background of the invention (i.e, the two strains used to invent this Ebola) and summary.  Since the paper is very long, I have noted the highlights. Please scroll to these specified lines and read them. At your convenience, read the full paper on your own. Please take the time to educate yourself on the entire work of this strain.
    Open the link and scroll to (0074) (0082) VIROLL74 (0100-0103) (0111) (0118) (0146-0147) (0151-0156) (0166-0167) “kits” (0187) (0191) (0198) and (0211)
    The CDC/Government owns their Ebola and the kits for the strain.  They also own the patents for Ebola, period.
    On July 31, 2014 President Obama issued an executive order listed below  (from the whitehouse.gov)

    EXECUTIVE ORDER

    – – – – – – –

    REVISED LIST OF QUARANTINABLE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 264(b) of title 42, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

    Section 1.  Amendment to Executive Order 13295.  Based upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Acting Surgeon General, and for the purposes set forth in section 1 of Executive Order 13295 of April 4, 2003, as amended by Executive Order 13375 of April 1, 2005, section 1 of Executive Order 13295 shall be further amended by replacing subsection (b) with the following:

    “(b)  Severe acute respiratory syndromes, which are diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled.  This subsection does not apply to influenza.”

    Sec. 2.  General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

    (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or

    (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

    (b)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

    BARACK OBAMA

    Well, this doesn’t look good since ICE and DHS states 100,000 African’s from the infected regions have entered our borders within the past few months and have not been medically evaluated.  The outbreak is going on just over six months now.  No flight restrictions have been issued in or out of Africa, for the safety of any nation.  http://www.hhs.gov/strategic-plan/goal3.html  According to The Department of Health and Human Services, who are listed as owners of the  patents, they aren’t exactly sticking to their strategic goal in looking out for our well being, are they?

    Be well and inform yourself with the facts.  Do not confuse news with opinions or mimic that of others on social media.  In this era, the facts and truth are there, research them then utilize your brain to access the information that you have acquired and create your own assessments.