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Quote from: tahoeblue on Feb 02, 2021, 01:27:27 PM
Biden signs order requiring travelers wear masks on planes and at airports as pandemic rages
Published Thu, Jan 21 2021 3:07 PM ESTUpdated Thu, Jan 21 20213:43 PM EST

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an executive order requiring masks to be worn on airplanes, trains, buses and at airports as coronavirus infections continue to climb.

The Trump administration declined to mandate masks for air travel and other modes of transportation, leaving it to private companies to set their own polices, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly recommended their use.

That has left flight attendants and other employees to enforce the rules. Labor unions that pushed for a federal mask mandate cheered Biden's order..

hahhaha - pathertic
Name one airline that did not  already  mandate wearing face nappies . . .

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Chris Whitty called out as a Liar

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Dr. Naomi Hunter


The New York Times has amplified claims by "experts" who are calling for Joe Biden to appoint a "reality czar," prompting critics to compare the idea to the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's 1984.

In an article entitled 'How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis', the NYT's Kevin Roose cites "experts" who are calling on "the Biden administration put together a cross-agency task force to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism, which would be led by something like a "reality czar."

The job of this "reality czar" would be to head up "a centralized task force could coordinate a single, strategic response" to things like COVID-related and election fraud "conspiracy theories."

"This task force could also meet regularly with tech platforms, and push for structural changes that could help those companies tackle their own extremism and misinformation problems. (For example, it could formulate "safe harbor" exemptions that would allow platforms to share data about QAnon and other conspiracy theory communities with researchers and government agencies without running afoul of privacy laws.) And it could become the tip of the spear for the federal government's response to the reality crisis," states the article.

Dr. Naomi Hunter


Brooklyn Neustaeter
CTVNews.ca Writer
Published Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:06PM EST

TORONTO -- The federal government is investing $64 million in COVID-19 vaccine education campaigns to help combat vaccine hesitancy and misinformation in Canada, while also encouraging Canadians to get the shot.

Minister of Health Patty Hajdu said in a press release on Tuesday that the investment, through the Immunization Partnership Fund (IPF), will increase public access to "reliable, accurate and timely information about vaccines." She says this will help ensure Canadians "make informed and confident vaccine choices for themselves and their families."

"Vaccines are an important and effective way to protect Canadians and stop the spread of COVID-19. Working with our partners, we will make sure that Canadians have the latest information about how and when they can get vaccinated, but also why they should get vaccinated," Hajdu said in the release.

 "Increasing vaccination uptake and acceptance is how we can work together to protect those most at-risk," Hajdu added.

    Newsletter sign-up: Get The COVID-19 Brief sent to your inbox

According to the release, the funding includes $30.25 million for "community-led projects" that will work to increase vaccine confidence by addressing "gaps in knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to vaccination."

The federal government said the funding will also be used to develop "tailored, targeted tools and educational resources" to raise vaccine awareness for COVID-19 and other diseases.

In addition, the funds will support local efforts to address community barriers to access and acceptance of vaccines.

Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said in the release that the vaccine education campaigns will aid in keeping Canadians safe amid the pandemic.

"All Canadians deserve a chance to achieve optimal health. This includes having access to credible information about vaccination and the opportunity to have open conversations with healthcare providers. Doctors, nurses, midwives, other healthcare providers and community leaders are invaluable in sharing knowledge to help to keep us all safe, especially during a pandemic," Tam said.

According to the release, $32.5 million of the funding will be for provincial and territorial governments to enhance their electronic vaccination registries and improve their tracking of vaccine uptake. The federal government said each province and territory will receive up to $2.5 million through March 2023.

The government said it continues to work with various experts, manufacturers and health-care partners to "allocate, distribute and administer safe and effective vaccines as quickly as possible" for those Canadians who choose to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Speaking from Rideau Cottage on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the new funding for education campaigns will ensure Canadians know "when and where to get vaccinated, the many safety measures in place, and why it's such a good idea" to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

"Vaccines work. They are safe and effective. When it's my turn, I'll be ready to roll up my sleeve to get my doses. These vaccines save lives, so I hope you'll join me," Trudeau said.

The funding announcement comes after the federal government revealed that a deal has been struck with Novavax to produce its COVID-19 vaccine in Canada. However, the pharmaceutical company won't be ready to roll out doses for several months.


The Govt  looks for new enemies and that enemy is the people .... so now we see the linking of Covid with "Domestic Terrorists" 

MSNBC Host Suggests Treating COVID Lockdown Skeptics Like Domestic Terrorists
Mainstream media jumps the shark.
5 February, 2021
Paul Joseph Watson

An MSNBC host suggested that Americans who criticize COVID lockdowns should be treated as domestic terrorists and hit with drone strikes and it barely even caused a ripple.

Nicole Wallace compared people who hold such opinions to Anwar al-Awlaki, a propagandist for Al-Qaeda who was killed in Yemen by a U.S. drone strike.

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Dept. of Homeland Security "Government Sponsored Domestic Terrorism against U.S. Citizens:" Gang Stalking Fusion Centers, and the Post-9/11 Corporate Police State

Posted on April 20, 2018
Author Eric Karlstrom1 Comment
Compiled by Dr. Eric T. Karlstrom, Emeritus Professor of Geography, March, 2016

ETK Introduction:

This post (on www.911nwo.com) includes nine website articles. Information presented in the following articles is of enormous import to all American citizens for it provides essential details regarding the unconstitutional, illegal, and runaway American Gestapo intelligence-police state:

I. "Has The Department of Homeland Security Become America's Standing Army?" by John Rutherford (2014)
II. "Is Homeland Security Spying on You?" by Adam Federman (2013)
III. "Terminating the Department of Homeland Security" by Chris Edwards (2014)
IV. "Gang stalking America courtesy of DHS" by Marti Oakley (2013)
VII. "Gang Stalking Part 4: Who Are The Government's Gang Stalkers?"
VIII. "I Am Being Gang Stalked: Fusion Center Locations Revealed...the Secret Is Out"
IX. "World Wide Intelligence (and defense) Agencies"
X. Comments to articles IV, V, and VI


Oh you got played ...  Was the plan part of the "new reset"

dividing the country into "essential" and non-essential ? and destroying the GDP of the countries? setting up restaurants for half capacity because thats how many people will be left after the lockdowns ?


Stanford study: Lockdowns have no significant effect in reducing COVID-19, may even spread it
'we fail to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures'
Thu Jan 14, 2021 - 1:34 pm EST

STANFORD, California, January 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A new study compiled by experts from Stanford University, has found that severe lockdown restrictions, such as stay at home orders and closure of businesses, have no "clear, significant benefits" in preventing the spread of COVID-19, and may in fact increase infection rates.

National or state-wide lockdowns have been the 'go to' tactic by governments since the emergence of COVID-19, yet new research reveals that such drastic and draconian measures are, at best, not effective.

Entitled, "Assessing mandatory stay-at-home and business closure effects upon the spread of COVID-19," the paper was released on January 5 this year, by Dr. Eran Bendavid and Professor John Ioannidis, along with Christopher Oh and Dr. Jay Battacharya, one of the three authors of the Great Barrington Declaration. All four are based in various departments in Stanford University, including the Department of Medicine, the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, and the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health.


No evidence of lockdown efficacy 'in any country'

Based upon results drawn from countries where very restrictive NPIs were used, compared to countries with only light restrictions, the study found "no clear, significant beneficial effect of mrNPIs on case growth in any country."



Looking back  - a year later ...


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Quote from: tahoeblue on Mar 16, 2020, 12:17:37 PMThere coming up with death numbers and right, there are millions old unhealthy (GMO, roundup, etc) americans and it's like tipping over the first domino, To me this is all part of the evil plans. And now they want to bring down the curtain on freedom and push globalist marshall law. .

I loved the recent Oingo Boingo  ted Nug interview , the multimillionaire tells the trolls to suck it up ... geez ...   Dont get me started on the hypocritical nonsense .

Nugent, for his part, described himself to VH1 as "girl addicted."  "Recently," his wife writes on her website, "we have discovered four more adult children Ted had from previous relationships."

"Previous relationships." Not, "his long-time hobby of siring groupie bastards."  That wouldn't be very "family values."

To little to late to stop the spread ... like that was NOT the plan ... geez ..

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Newsom declares himself King

Gov. Newsom Calls For Home Isolation For California Seniors And Closing Bars, Nightclubs To Slow Coronavirus

     Scott Rodd 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Updated 3:14 p.m.

At a press conference Sunday, Gov. Gavin Newsom called for home isolation for seniors 65 and older, and for all bars, brewpubs and wineries to close in California to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Newsom did not ask for all restaurants to close, as some other states and cities have done, saying there were more nuanced concerns and considerations around those businesses.

Coronavirus outbreak: California declares state of emergency following 1st COVID-19 death
Published on Mar 4, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday he has declared a state of emergency across the state after confirming California's first death from COVID-19.

Newsom said his decision to declare a state of emergency was not only a result of the confirmed death but because of confirmed cases of the virus on a California-based cruise ship. Newsom said the patient who died had been a passenger on the ship.

'Absolutely shocking': Palm Springs bar, restaurant owners react to Newsom's call to close

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Oh the irony ...

Employee At BIS' Basel Headquarters Infected With Coronavirus, Nine Others Exposed
 Mon, 03/16/2020 - 10:52

Frequent readers will know the Bank of International Settlements as not only the central banks' central bank and ultimate financial regulator, but also as the (not so) secretive group...

Well, today the BIS also showed that while it may be immune to angry peasants revolting and demanding an overthrow of the monetary system, it is quite exposed to weaponized Chinese viruses, and on Monday, the FT reported that the Bank for International Settlements said a member of staff working at its Basel headquarters has tested positive for Covid-19. On Monday afternoon, the organisation reported that the individual had received medical treatment and was currently recovering at home.

A further nine staff members who had been working in close proximity to the infected employees had been told to to work from home temporarily.

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Genetically Modified SV40 'Spike proteins in mRNA / Recombinate DNA COVID vaccines?  FLASHBACK
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Globalists NOW floating out lab release of COVID.  China only of course, NO mention of joint release at Fort Detrick.
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Now that they're obscured the evidence ... and the trace back to the US and UK has been covered ...   ( see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellcome_Trust )

Developers of Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Tied to UK Eugenics Movement
The developers of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine have previously undisclosed ties to the re-named British Eugenics Society as well as other Eugenics-linked institutions like the Wellcome Trust.

Quote from: #1 Trouble Maker on Feb 08, 2021, 12:31:01 PMGlobalists NOW floating out lab release of COVID.  China only of course, NO mention of joint release at Fort Detrick.



Two Scientists Fired From Top Canadian Laboratory After Shipping Viruses to Wuhan Institute of Virology
By Andrew Chen
February 8, 2021 Updated: February 8, 2021

Two Chinese Canadian virology scientists have been fired by the Public Health Agency of Canada after they were evicted from the National Microbiology Laboratory under a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigation that remains largely a mystery.

"The two scientists are no longer employed by the Public Health Agency of Canada as of Jan. 20, 2021," Eric Morrissette, chief of media relations for Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), told CBC News in an email on Feb. 5.

"We cannot disclose additional information, nor comment further, for reasons of confidentiality."

( earlier: )

On July 5, 2019, Xiangguo Qiu, her husband Keding Cheng, and a number of Qiu's students were escorted from the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) and were stripped of their security access, according to an earlier report by CBC.

PHAC told CBC that Qui and the others were removed for possible "policy breach" and administrative reasons, which was referred to the RCMP in Manitoba.

Virus Shipments to China

In June 2020, documents that CBC had obtained through an Access to Information request four months before she and her husband were evicted from the NML, revealed that Qiu was responsible for a shipment of Ebola and Henipah viruses to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2019.


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RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!! Globalists Send Out FEAR!! FEAR!! FEAR!! Porn Alert... Pfizer Stock Plummets.  OH NO!!!!!
UK's mutating variant a concern as it might undermine vaccines, scientist says


Latest globalist 'new strain' fear porn, sends Pfizer stock down the toilet. For now.
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No Surprise: Nazi Globalists use FAKE study [as usual] to steer the public AWAY from 'effective' COVID-19 alternatives to deadly vaccines.

This says EVERYTHING you need to know about the corrupt Rockefeller / Gates run medical industrial complex
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Feb 8 2021

Today on TruNews, we discuss the findings of a former Stanford University professor that the global coronavirus outbreak can be traced back to a military hospital in Wuhan, and the Line 2 train line 100 meters away.

We also address the attack from Bill Gates on Tanzanian President John Magufuli for trusting God to protect his country from the pandemic, and we detail the real agenda behind the upcoming Senate impeachment of President Trump.

Rick Wiles, Doc Burkhart, Edward Szall, Matt Skow. Airdate 02/08/2021




Last Updated: February 11, 2021

Ivermectin is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antiparasitic drug that is used to treat several neglected tropical diseases, including onchocerciasis, helminthiases, and scabies.1 It is also being evaluated for its potential to reduce the rate of malaria transmission by killing mosquitoes that feed on treated humans and livestock.2 For these indications, ivermectin has been widely used and is generally well tolerated.1,3 Ivermectin is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of any viral infection.

Proposed Mechanism of Action and Rationale for Use in Patients With COVID-19

Reports from in vitro studies suggest that ivermectin acts by inhibiting the host importin alpha/beta-1 nuclear transport proteins, which are part of a key intracellular transport process that viruses hijack to enhance infection by suppressing the host's antiviral response.4,5 In addition, ivermectin docking may interfere with the attachment of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein to the human cell membrane.6 Ivermectin is thought to be a host-directed agent, which may be the basis for its broad-spectrum activity in vitro against the viruses that cause dengue, Zika, HIV, and yellow fever.4,7-9 Despite this in vitro activity, no clinical trials have reported a clinical benefit for ivermectin in patients with these viruses. Some studies of ivermectin have also reported potential anti-inflammatory properties, which have been postulated to be beneficial in people with COVID-19.10-12


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Doctors Welcome New Government Stance on Ivermectin in Covid-19 Treatment
By Debbie Maimon
Jan 20, 2021

In a move that frontline physicians across the country believe may bring about a turning point in the pandemic, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) last week revised its guidelines on ivermectin (IVM), making the anti-parasitic wonder drug an option for treatment of Covid-19.

The federal agencys shift from opposition to neither-for-or-against was widely applauded by frontline doctors battling Covid.

Ivermectin is already approved by the FDA and is on the World Health Organizations list of model list of essential medicines. But the federal agency had until now advised against its use for Covid-19 outside of a hospital setting or clinical trial. The agencys website now informs viewers that the NIH is neutral on the subject.


Developed in 1975, the drug is an old friend in many countries. It has led to the eradication of a pandemic of parasitic diseases including ringworm, river blindness and head lice across multiple continents. In 2015 it earned the Nobel Prize for Medicine for its discoverers, Dr. William Campbell and Dr. Omura Satoshi.


The doctors updated the panel on the dozens of clinical studies that showed significant benefits of ivermectin in prophylaxis, early treatment and also in late-stage Covid. The evidence encompassed 18 peer-reviewed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that included over 2100 Covid patients.


Delaying Treatment Can Be Disastrous

This is a very insidious disease and as we've seen, it can progress to deadly levels with no explanation, Dr. Peter McCullough of Baylor University Medical Center Hospital in Dallas, stressed at the Senate hearing. The idea of not treating it until a patient gets to the hospital does not make sense.


The Virus is Easy to Kill

Renowned gastroenterologist Dr. Thomas Borody, medical director of Australia's Center for Digestive Disease, was one of the first experts calling for ivermectin to be used for Covid treatment as early as last August.

Borody who is credited with developing a triple therapy that eradicates peptic ulcers once thought to be incurable, has joined forces with California researcher Dr. Sabine Hazan, founder of Ventura Clinical Trials, to create a protocol for Covid treatment.

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Merkel: "No End In Sight Until World Is Vaccinated"


The latest fearmongering comes from German Chancellor Angela Merke
l, who was quoted by Reuters on Friday after a meeting with G7 leaders. She said:

    "I stressed in my intervention that the pandemic is not over until all people in the world have been vaccinated."

Merkel said the Biden administration has already improved international cooperation:

    "The change of government in the United States of America, in particular, has strengthened multilateralism," she said.

Within the Biden administration, there's been consistent fearmongering from top officials despite the drastic improvement since the inauguration. That appears particularly evident with White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci who gave a new prediction last week that the pandemic might not end until 2022. Fauci has also frightened Americans into "double-masking" for added protection against the infection.

On Tuesday, President Biden told Americans at a CNN Town Hall that some form of normality to life could be coming as soon as "Christmas."

But while Western leaders continue to put the fear of god into tens of millions of people, there appears to be some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel as soon as this spring.

Johns Hopkins surgeon, Dr. Marty Makary, penned an op-ed in the WSJ on Thursday, explaining how herd immunity could be observed by April.


The new Globalist religion is Covid ...

Trudeau becomes the latest Soros puppet
Let us look at what is ACTUALLY behind this announcement:    A deal between George Soros and PM Justin Trudeau!

 GOLDSTEIN: Why did Trudeau trust China on vaccines?
Author of the article:
Lorrie Goldstein
Publishing date:
Feb 03, 2021  •  February 4, 2021  •  3 minute read

One of the outstanding questions regarding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to secure COVID-19 vaccines for Canadians is why his government put so much faith in a now-cancelled deal to develop them with China?

This at a time when Canada was, and still is, in a diplomatic war over China's unjust jailing of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig on spying charges, in retaliation for Canada's arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on Dec. 1, 2018, on an extradition request from the U.S..

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GOLDSTEIN: Why did Trudeau trust China on vaccines?
Author of the article:
Lorrie Goldstein
Publishing date:
Feb 03, 2021  •  February 4, 2021  •  3 minute read
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa January 22, 2021. Photo by Blair Gable /REUTERS
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One of the outstanding questions regarding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to secure COVID-19 vaccines for Canadians is why his government put so much faith in a now-cancelled deal to develop them with China?

This at a time when Canada was, and still is, in a diplomatic war over China's unjust jailing of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig on spying charges, in retaliation for Canada's arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on Dec. 1, 2018, on an extradition request from the U.S..
GOLDSTEIN: Why did Trudeau trust China on vaccines?

Surely China's behaviour and tactics on that issue alone, should have set off alarm bells.

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole has alleged Trudeau's pre-occupation with the China deal meant Canada was late in procuring vaccines for Canadians, leading to today's shortages because of production and delivery delays by Pfizer and Moderna.

The Trudeau government denies this, saying it pursued multiple avenues to ensure Canadians would have access to enough vaccines, in a timely way.
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That said, the timelines lend weight to O'Toole's argument.

Trudeau announced the deal with Chinese vaccine manufacturer CanSino Biologics Inc. on May 16 last year, even though, as reported by iPolitics and the Globe and Mail, the government privately knew by May 19 the agreement was in trouble.


Canadian pastor refuses bail conditions following arrest over church breaking COVID-19 restrictions
Church says it's being obedient to the Lord, sees actions as end to destructive lockdowns
Canadian pastor refuses bail conditions following arrest over church breaking COVID-19 restrictions
By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post

The pastor of a church in Canada remains in police custody for the fourth day on Saturday after being charged with violating Alberta's COVID-19 rules and refusing to comply with his bail conditions.

Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Edmonton, who remained in custody as of early Saturday, held services for three consecutive weeks after the church was ordered to close at the end of January for reportedly violating restrictions on maximum gathering capacity and not following physical distancing, according to CTV News Edmonton.

Police initially arrested Coates after he held services for a second time, on charges of allegedly violating the Public Health Act, but later released him after serving an undertaking with conditions.


The pastor turned himself in to police on Tuesday, according to the Edmonton Journal, which reported that he was charged with two counts for contravention of the Public Health Act and also charged for failing to comply with a condition of his undertaking.


"If anything," they explained, "we see our actions as contributing to its end — the end of destructive lockdowns and the end of the attempt to institutionalize the debilitating fear of viral infections.

Our local church is clear evidence that governmental lockdowns are unnecessary.

In fact, it is also evidence of how harmful they are.

Without going into detail, we recently lost the life of one of our precious congregants who was denied necessary health care due to government lockdown measures."

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has written to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to withdraw the health orders, which it says "unfairly discriminate as between restaurants and houses of worship."

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I heard from former Serbian minister Dr. Nada Kostic that anti Covid 19 vaccine may cause sterilize. 
After that statement she "disapered" from MSM in Serbia.

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COVID–19: The Big Pharma players behind UK Government lockdown

"To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas."
— Dr George Brock Chisholm, who served as the first Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) from 1948 to 1953
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Shedding Light on the Dishonorable Record of Dr. Fauci – A Real Mengele

... What major media conveniently leave out in discussing Fauci's role is his highly controversial and conflicted history since he first joined NIAID in 1984 during the beginnings of the AIDS panic. His role then sheds valuable light on his remarkable and highly controversial actions today.


 Dr Robert Gallo

Let's go back to 1984 when Fauci was named head of NIAID during the Reagan era. That year an AIDS researcher, Robert Gallo, working under Fauci, held a press conference to announce that he had "discovered" the AIDS virus.

He said it was HIV- human immunodeficiency virus. The shocking announcement which went around the world, was in complete disregard of scientific procedures of prior peer-reviewed published scientific evidence, including the required electron microscope analyses. It was a case of "science by press conference" as a critical scientist, Prof. Peter H. Duesberg described it. Duesberg was an award-winning researcher at Berkeley who isolated the first cancer gene through his work on retroviruses in 1970, and mapped the genetic structure of these viruses.

For Gallo and Fauci, that was unimportant as millions in research funds flowed into NIAID to research the new virus, HIV. Fauci and Gallo claimed that AIDS was highly contagious, also by sexual transmission, especially among homosexual men. Notably, before the Gallo claim to have found the HIV AIDS virus, NIAID had been doing research on the role of drugs, poppers or nitrites, proven immune-suppressants, in the deaths of the earliest AIDS patients. That was quickly dropped in favor of researching a "cure" for AIDS. Media was told that AIDS was the "public health threat of the Century." Gallo went on to make millions on his patented blood test for HIV, despite the fact that the test was often giving false positives and did not test directly for the alleged virus but for active antibodies, something immunology practice said was not valid, as antibodies merely suggested a past infection response and not necessarily presence of AHIV. At this time in the 1980'S Fauci was responsible for AIDS research at NIAID, a post he still holds.

1978–1981: Is HIV-AIDS linked to CDC's Hepatitis B Vaccine Experiment?
December 28, 2014

In 1978–1981, the CDC conducted a hepatitis B vaccine experiment on homosexual men living in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

HIV/AIDS was first detected among the participants in the CDC hepatitis B vaccine trial and quickly spread throughout the gay community in those cities. A body of evidence, including a detailed statistical analysis of the documented time line of when HIV infection was detected in the men's blood and reported to the CDC. Dissidents who have studied the available published data are convinced that this ill-conceived experiment precipitated the devastating AIDS epidemic in America's homosexual community. The gay men in the experiment were injected with a vaccine that had been made using human hepatitis B infected blood which was injected into chimpanzees known to be infected with the cancer causing simian virus 40 (SV40); the virus that had contaminated the polio vaccine.

Before these CDC experiments there were no reported cases of HIV or AIDS in America. The AIDS epidemic was officially declared by CDC in 1981, at the conclusion of the experiment. Yet, in the NEJM published report (1980) researchers proclaimed the vaccine "safe and incidence of side effects low," and claimed a 96% success rate. They failed to mention the emergence of a new disease affecting some of the subjects.

The men in the Manhattan experiment had the highest rate of HIV ever recorded for that time period: 20% were discovered to be HIV-positive in 1980, and over 40% in 1984. In addition, a re-examination of the stored blood samples from an AIDS trial in NYC by epidemiologists at the National Cancer Institute in 1999, found that one out of five gay men (20%) tested positive for the new KS herpes-8 virus (Kaposi's Sarcoma virus in 1982.

Before 1978 no stored blood anywhere in the US tested positive for either HIV or the Kaposi's Sarcoma virus (which was not identified until 1994).

An extraordinary PBS taped interview (1987) with medical historian Edward Shorter and Dr. Maurice Hilleman, Merck's foremost vaccine developer acknowledged that the polio vaccine (manufactured by Merck) had been contaminated with SV40. He also indicated the likelihood that SV40 is the source of AIDS: "I didn't know we were importing AIDS."

FTR #412 The Engineer Intends To Wreck The Train

Introduction: FTR#412 documents a frightening political and economic scenario involving an impending fiscal catastrophe for the United States that, in turn, portends a devastating political crisis. In several recent broadcasts, Mr. Emory has used the phrase "the engineer intends to wreck the train" in order to describe the economic and foreign policies adopted by the Bush administration. Beginning with a column by brilliant New York Times economic columnist Paul Krugman, the broadcast highlights his use of almost identical phraseology to express the view that the radicals in the administration intend to produce "a fiscal train wreck" with their suicidal tax cutting policies.

This "fiscal train wreck," in turn, is designed to force the elimination of social programs that the American people would not otherwise support. In this context, one should not fail to note Mr. Emory's past observations that this administration is the point element of the deadly Bormann organization—quite literally a Third Reich gone underground–and is designed to subjugate or destroy the United States of America.

At the core of this gambit is the goal of bankrupting the U.S. by slashing revenues and drawing the country into a protracted and costly military struggle against the Muslim population of the Earth Island—themselves serving as proxy warriors for the Underground Reich.



FTR #480 Plum Island, Lyme Disease and the Erich Traub File

In the mid-1970's Lyme Disease broke out in Connecticut and it has since spread through much of the United States. This program examines the possibility that Lyme Disease may have spread as a result of clandestine experimentation on biological warfare on Plum Island—a Department of Agriculture facility that doubled as an Army BW research facility. Dedicated to the study of animal diseases, Plum Island appears to have been the site of experiments with disease-infected ticks conducted by Nazi scientists brought into the United States under Project Paperclip. One of the Nazi scientists who appears to have been involved with Plum Island was Dr. Erich Traub, who was in charge of the Third Reich's virological and bacteriological warfare program in World War II. Was Traub involved with experiments that led to the spread of Lyme Disease?

Program Highlights Include: Examination of Traub's studies in the US prior to World War II; Traub's pro-Nazi activities inside the US before the war; John Loftus' discovery of references in the National Archives to Nazi scientists experimenting with diseased ticks on Plum Island; Lyme Disease activist Steven Nostrum's discovery of Loftus' findings and his work investigating Plum Island; Details of Traub's involvement with Plum Island; files about Tick Research and Erich Traub that have been purged; Scientific American's dismissal of the Plum Island/Traub/Paperclip/Lyme Disease link; the Nazi heritage of the Von Holtzbrinck firm—which owns Scientific American; Plum Island experimentation with the disease-carrying "Lone Star Tick"; the fact that the Lone Star Tick—native to Texas—has somehow spread to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut!

1. In order to understand how Erich Traub came to the United States, it is important to understand Project PAPERCLIP. The program begins with a synoptic account of that project and how its prosecution led to Traub's entry to the United States and his involvement with Plum Island: "Nearing the end of World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union raced to recruit German scientists for postwar purposes. Under a top-secret program code-named Project PAPERCLIP, the U.S. military pursued Nazi scientific talent 'like forbidden fruit,' bringing them to America under employment contracts and offering them full U.S. citizenship. The recruits were supposed to be nominal participants in Nazi activities. But the zealous military recruited more than two thousand scientists, many of whom had dark Nazi party pasts."
(Lab 257: the Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory; by Michael Christopher Carroll; Copyright 2004 by Michael Christopher Carroll; HarperCollins [HC]; p. 7.)

2. "American scientists viewed these Germans as peers, and quickly forgot they were on opposite sides of a ghastly global war in which millions perished. Fearing brutal retaliation from the Soviets for the Nazis' vicious treatment of them, some scientists cooperated with the Americans to earn amnesty. Others played the two nations off each other to get the best financial deal in exchange for their services. Dr. Erich Traub was troubling on the Soviet side of the Iron Curtain after the war, and ordered to research germ warfare viruses for the Russians. He pulled off a daring escape with his family to West Berlin in 1949. Applying for Project Paperclip employment, Traub affirmed he wanted to 'do scientific work in the U.S.A., become an American citizen, and be protected from Russian reprisals.'" (Idem.)

3. The program sets forth Traub's work for the Third Reich: "As lab chief of Insel Riems—a secret Nazi biological warfare laboratory on a crescent-shaped island nestled in the Baltic Sea—Traub worked directly for Adolf Hitler's second-in-charge, SS Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler, on live germ trials. . . ." (Ibid.; pp. 7–8.)

4. Traub had studied in the United States before the war (at the Rockefeller Institute) and had been involved in Nazi activities inside the U.S. prior to 1939 (the outbreak of World War II). " . . . Traub also listed his 1930's membership in Amerika-Deutscher Volksbund, a German-American 'club' also known as Camp Sigfriend. Just thirty miles west of Plum Island in Yaphank, Long Island, Camp Sigfried was the national headquarters of the American Nazi movement. . . .Ironically, Traub spent the prewar period of his scientific career on a fellowship at the Rockefeller Institute in Princeton, New Jersey, perfecting his skills in viruses and bacteria under the tutelage of American experts before returning to Nazi Germany on the eve of war. Despite Traub's troubling war record, the U.S. Navy recruited him for its scientific designs, and stationed him at the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland." (Ibid.; p. 8.)

5. Nominally under the jurisdiction of the USDA (Department of Agriculture), Plum Island was also used for military biological warfare research on animal diseases. In that regard, it was involved with Fort Dietrick, the Army's top chemical and biological warfare facility. Note that Traub was at the foundation of the Plum Island/biological warfare nexus. "Just months into his PAPERCLIP contract, the germ warriors of Fort Detrick, the Army's biological warfare headquarters, in Frederick, Maryland, and CIA operatives invited Traub in for a talk, later reported in a declassified top-secret summary: Dr. Traub is a noted authority on viruses and diseases in Germany and Europe. This interrogation revealed much information of value to the animal disease program from a Biological Warfare point of view. Dr. Traub discussed work done at a German animal disease station during World War II and subsequent to the war when the station was under Russian control.' Traub's detailed explanation of the secret operation on Insel Riems, and his activities there during the war and for the Soviets, laid the ground work for Fort Detrick's offshore germ warfare animal diseased lab on Plum Island. Traub was a founding father. . . ." (Ibid.; pp. 8–9.)

6. It is interesting to note that the Third Reich's biological warfare program had the cover name of "Cancer Research Program." (In RFA#16—available from Spitfire—as well as FTR#'s 16, 73, we look at the National Cancer Institute's Special Viral Cancer Research Program and the evidence suggesting that the project was actually a front for the continuation of biological warfare research. Erich Traub appears to have been involved with the projects related to the SVCRP.) " . . . Everybody seemed willing to forget about Erich Traub's dirty past—that he played a crucial role in the Nazis' 'Cancer Research Program,' the cover name for their biological warfare program, and that he worked directly under SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler. They seemed willing to overlook that Traub in the 1930's faithfully attended Camp Sigfried. In fact, the USDA liked him so much, it glossed over his dubious past and offered him the top scientist job at the new Plum Island Laboratory—not once, but twice. Just months after the 1952 public hearings on selecting Plum Island, Doc Shahan dialed Dr. Traub at the naval laboratory to discuss plans for establishing the germ laboratory and a position on Plum Island." (Ibid.; p. 10.)

7. More about how Traub came to be in a significant position at Plum Island. "Six years later—and only two years after Traub squirmed in his seat at the Plum Island dedication ceremonies—senior sc

ientist Dr. Jacob Traum retired. The USDA needed someone of 'outstanding caliber, with a long established reputation, internationally as well as nationally,' to fill Dr. Traum's shoes. But somehow it couldn't find a suitable American. 'As a last resort it is now proposed that a foreigner be employed.' The aggies' choice? Erich Traub, who was in their view 'the most desirable candidate from any source.' The 1958 secret USDA memorandum 'Justification for Employment of Dr. Erich Traub' conveniently omitted his World War II activities; but it did emphasize that 'his originality, scientific abilities, and general competence as an investigator' were developed at the Rockefeller Institute in New Jersey in the 1930's." (Idem.)

8. The push to employ Traub as the director of Plum Island involved professional recommendations that omitted his work for the Third Reich: "The letters supporting Traub to lead Plum Island came in from fellow Plum Island founders. 'I hope that every effort will be made to get him. He has had long and productive experience in both prewar and postwar Germany,' said Dr. William Hagan, dean of the Cornell University veterinary school, carefully dispensing with his wartime activities. The final word came from his dear American friend and old Rockefeller Institute boss Dr. Richard Shope, who described Traub as 'careful, skill, productive and very original' and 'one of this world's most outstanding virologists.' Shope's sole reference to Traub at war: 'During the war he was in Germany serving in the German Army.'" (Idem.)

9. Traub declined the offer to lead the lab. There is considerable evidence that he was involved with biological warfare research at Plum Island. "Declining the USDA's offer, Traub continued his directorship of the Tubingen laboratory in West Germany, though he visited Plum Island frequently. In 1960, he was forced to resign as Tubingen's director under a dark cloud of financial embezzlement. Traub continued sporadic lab research for another three years, and then left Tubingen for good–a scandalous end to a checkered career. In the late 1970's, the esteemed virologist Dr. Robert Shope, on business in Munich, paid his father Richard's old Rockefeller Institute disciple a visit. The germ warrior had been in early retirement for about a decade by then. 'I had dinner with Traub one day—out of old time's sake—and he was a pretty defeated man by then.' On May 18, 1985, the Nazis' virus warrior Dr. Erich Traub died unexpectedly in his sleep in West Germany. He was seventy-eight years old." (Ibid.; pp. 10–11.)

10. "A biological warfare mercenary who worked under three flags—Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and the United States—Traub was never investigated for war crimes. He escaped any inquiry into his wartime past. The full extent of his sordid endeavors went with him to his grave. While America brought a handful of Nazi war criminals to justice, it safeguarded many others in exchange for verses to the new state religion—modern science and espionage. Records detailing a fraction of Eric Traub's activities are now available to the public, but most are withheld by Army intelligence and the CIA on grounds of national security. But there's enough of a glimpse to draw quite a sketch." (Ibid.; p. 11.)

11. An important chapter in the story of how the inquiry into the possible link between Plum Island, Erich Traub's work on behalf of the US and the spread of Lyme Disease concerns the work of former Justice Department prosecutor John Loftus. In his book The Belarus Secret, Loftus referred to work done on Plum Island in the early 1950's in which Nazi scientists were experimenting on diseased ticks. Might that have referred to Traub?! " . . . Attorney John Loftus was hired in 1979 by the Office of Special Investigations, a unit set up by the Justice Department to expose Nazi war crimes and unearth Nazis hiding in the United States. Given top-secret clearance to review files that had been sealed for thirty-five years, Loftus found a treasure trove of information on America's postwar Nazi recruiting. In 1982, publicly challenging the government's complacency with the wrongdoing, he told 60 Minutes that top Nazi officers had been protected and harbored in America by the CIA and the State Department. 'They got the Emmy Award,' Loftus wrote. 'My family got the death threats.'" (Ibid.; p. 13.)

12. "Old spies reached out to him after the publication of his book, The Belarus Secret, encouraged that he—unlike other authors—submitted his manuscript to the government, agreeing to censor portions to protect national security. The spooks gave him copies of secret documents and told him stories of clandestine operations. From these leads, Loftus ferreted out the dubious Nazi past of Austrian president and U.N. secretary general Kurt Waldheim. Loftus revealed that during World War II, Waldheim had been an officer in a German Army unit that committed atrocities in Yugoslavia. A disgraced Kurt Waldheim faded from the international scene soon thereafter." (Idem.)

13. "In the preface of The Belarus Secret, Loftus laid out a striking piece of information gleaned from his spy network: 'Even more disturbing are the records of the Nazi germ warfare scientists who came to America. They experimented with poison ticks dropped from planes to spread rare diseases. I have received some information suggesting that the U.S. tested some of these poison ticks on the Plum Island artillery range off the coast of Connecticut during the early 1950's. . . .Most of the germ warfare records have been shredded, but there is a top secret U.S. document confirming that 'clandestine attacks on crops and animals' took place at this time." (Idem.)

14. More pieces of evidence on the tantalizing trail of evidence pointing to a possible Plum Island/Traub/Lyme disease link: "Erich Traub had been working for the American biological warfare program from his 1949 Soviet escape until 1953. We know he consulted with Fort Dietrick scientists and CIA operatives; that he worked for the USDA for a brief stint; and that he spoke regularly with Plum Island director Doc Shahan in 1952. Traub can be physically placed on Plum Island at least three times—on dedication day in 1956 and two visits, once in 1957 and again in the spring of 1958. Shahan, who enforced an ultrastrict policy against outside visitors, each time received special clearance from the State Department to allow Traub on Plum Island soil." (Ibid.; p. 14.)

15. If in fact Traub was involved with research on Plum Island, this development would have been consistent with programs being conducted at that time involving experimentation on unwitting American citizens with biological and chemical warfare research agents: "Research unearthed three USDA files from the vault of the National Archives—two were labeled TICK RESEARCH and a third E.TRAUB. All three folders were empty. The caked-on dust confirms the file boxes hadn't been open since the moment before they were taped shut in the 1950's. Preposterous as it sounds, clandestine outdoor germ warfare trials were almost routine during this period. In 1952, the Joint Chiefs of Staff called for a 'vigorous, well-planned, large-scale [biological warfare] test to the secretary of defense later that year stated, 'Steps should be take to make certain of adequate facilities are available, including those at Fort Detrick, Dugway Proving Ground, Fort Terry (Plum Island) and an island field testing area.' Was Plum Island the island field testing area? Indeed, when the Army first scouted Plum Island for its Cold War designs, they charted wind speeds and direction and found that, much to their liking, the prevailing winds blew out to sea." (Idem.)


"One of the participating 'interested agencies' was the USDA, which admittedly set up large plots of land throughout the Midwest for airborne anticrop germ spray tests. Fort Detrick's Special Operations Division ran 'vulnerability tests' in which operatives walked around Washington, D.C., and San Francisco with suitcases holding Serratia marcescens—a bacteria recommended to Fort Detrick by Traub's nominal supervisor, Nazi germ czar and Nuremberg defendant Dr. Kurt Blome. Tiny perforations allowed the germs' release so they could trace the flow of the germs through airports and bus terminals. Shortly thereafter, eleven elderly men and women checked into hospitals with never-before-seen Serratia marcescens infections. One patient died. Decades later when the germ tests were disclosed, the Army denied responsibility. . . . In the summer of 1966, Special Operations men walked into three New York City subway stations and tossed lightbulbs filled Bacillus subtilis, a benign bacteria, onto the tracks. The subway trains pushed the germs through the entire system and theoretically killed over a million passengers." (Idem.)

17. "Tests were also run with live, virulent, anti-animal germ agents. Two hog-cholera bombs were exploded at an altitude of 1,500 feet over pigpens set up at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. And turkey feathers laced with Newcastle disease virus were dropped on animals grazing on a University of Wisconsin farm." (Ibid.; p. 15.)

18. "The Army never fully withdrew its germ warfare efforts against food animals. Two years after the Army gave Plum Island to the USDA—and three years after it told President Eisenhower it had ended all biological warfare against food animals—the Joint Chiefs advised that 'research on anti-animal agent-munition combinations should' continue, as well as 'field testing of anti-food agent munition combinations. . . .' In November 1957, military intelligence examined the elimination of the food supply of the Sino-Soviet Bloc, right down to the calories required for victory: 'In order to have a crippling effect on the economy of the USSR, the food and animal crop resources of the USSR would have to be damaged within a single growing season to the extent necessary to reduce the present average daily caloric intake from 2,800 calories to 1,400 calories; i.e., the starvation level. Reduction of food resources to this level, if maintained for twelve months, would produce 20 percent fatalities, and would decrease manual labor performance by 95 percent and clerical and light labor performance by 80 percent.' At least six outdoor stockyard tests occurred in 1964–65. Simulants were sprayed into stockyards in Fort Worth, Kansas City, St. Paul, Sioux Falls, and Omaha in tests determining how much foot-and-mouth disease virus would be required to destroy the food supply." (Idem.)

19. "Had the Army commandeered Plum Island for an outdoor trial? Maybe the USDA lent a hand with the trial, as it had done out west by furnishing the large test fields. After all, the Plum Island agreement between the Army and the USDA allowed the Army to borrow the island from the USDA when necessary and in the national interest." (Idem.)

20. A former employee at Plum Island in the 1950's has personal recollection of a "Nazi scientist" releasing ticks outdoors on Plum Island. "Traub might have monitored the tests. A source who worked on Plum Island in the 1950's recalls that animal handlers and a scientist released ticks outdoors on the island. 'They called him the Nazi scientist, when they came in, in 1951—they were inoculating these ticks,' and a picture he once saw 'shows the animal handler pointing to the area on Plum where they released the ticks.' Dr. Traub's World War II handiwork consisted of aerial virus sprays developed on Insel Riems and tested over occupied Russia, and of field work for Heinrich Himmler in Turkey. Indeed, his colleagues conducted bug trials by dropping live beetles from planes. An outdoor tick trial would have been de rigueur for Erich Traub." (Ibid.; pp. 15–16.)

21. Next, the program sets forth the case of Steve Nostrum—an early Lyme Disease victim whose reading of Loftus' book spurred him to begin inquiring about the Plum Island/Traub connection. "Somebody gave Steve Nostrum a copy of John Loftus's The Belarus Secret at one of his support group meetings. Steve had long suspected that Plum Island played a role in the evolution of Lyme disease, given the nature of its business and its proximity to Old Lyme, Connecticut. But he never publicly voiced the hunch, fearing a loss of credibility; hard facts and statistics earned him a reputation as a leader in the Lyme disease field. Now in his hands, he had a book written by a Justice Department attorney who not only had appeared on 60 Minutes but also had brought down the secretary general of the United Nations. Nostrum disclosed the possible Plum-Lyme connection on his own television show. He invited local news reporter and Plum Island ombudsman Karl Grossman to help him explore the possibilities in light of the island's biological mishaps. Asked why he wrote about Loftus's book in his weekly newspaper column, Grossman says, 'To let the theory rise or fall. To let the public consider it. And it seemed to me that the author was a Nazi hunter and a reputable attorney—this was not trivial information provided [and it was provided] by some reliable person.'" (Idem.)

22. "In October 1995, Nostrum, fresh off nursing duty (having earned an RN degree to help Lyme disease patients), rushed to a rare public meeting held by the USDA. In a white nurse's coat, stethoscope still around his neck, Nostrum rose. Trembling, his blond beard now streaked with gray, he clutched his copy of The Belarus Secret as he read the damning passage out loud for the USDA and the public to hear. 'I don't know whether this is true,' he said, looking at the dais. 'If it is true, there must be an investigation—if it's not true, then John Loftus needs to be prosecuted.' People in the audience clapped, and some were astonished. A few gawked, thinking he was nuts. How did the official USDA officials react? 'If stares could kill, I would have been dead,' remembers Nostrum." (Idem.)

23. "Hiding behind the same aloof veil of secrecy they had employed for decades, the USDA brazenly cut him off. 'There are those who think that little green men are hiding out there,' the officials responded to Nostrum. 'But trust us when we say there are no space aliens and no five-legged cows.' A few laughs erupted in the crowd. 'It did nothing but detract from what I was saying,' says Nostrum. 'But I said it, and I had the documentation to support it.'" (Idem.)

24. The author speculates about the deer and birds that visited Plum Island, and the possibility that some of the infected ticks may well have traveled to the mainland from the island on those vectors. (Carroll explains that white-tailed deer regularly swim the two miles to the island to forage and migrating birds stop on Plum Island on their way North and South during their annual migrations.) " . . . If Dr. Traub continued his outdoor germ experiments with the Army and experimented with ticks outdoors, the ticks would have made contact with mice, deer, and more than 140 species of wild birds known to frequent and nest on Plum Island. The birds spread their toxic cargo to resting and nesting perches atop the great elms and oaks of Old Lyme and elsewhere, just like they spread the West Nile virus throughout the United States." (Ibid.; p. 21.)

25. After noting that allegations of the discovery of Bb (the bacterium that causes Lyme Disease) in the late 1940's coincides with Traub's arrival on the island, the broadcast sets forth the denials by a USDA spokesperson that there was any BW/Traub/Plum Island link to the spread of the Lyme infection. Note that Scientific American dismissed the possibility of a "Nazi scientist" link to Plum Island. In FTR#240—part of the long FTR series about "German Corporate Control over American Media"–it was noted that the Von Holtzbrinck firm controls that magazine. Like its larger competitor Bertelsmann, the Von Holtzbrinck firm is rooted firmly in the Third Reich. In FTR#226, we examined the Nazi heritage of Von Holtzbrinck and the possibility that they may employed the notorious SS officer and Goebbels protégé Werner Naumann. The possibility that the Von Holtzbrinck/Scientific American link may have had something to do with the magazine's casual dismissal of the Traub/Plum/Lyme link is not one to be too readily dismissed. "Researchers trying to prove that Lyme disease existed before 1975 claim to have isolated Bb [the bacterium that causes the infection] in ticks collected on nearby Shelter Island and Long Island in the late 1940's. That timing coincides with both Erich Traub's arrival in the United States on Project PAPERCLIP and the Army's selection of Plum Island as its offshore biological warfare laboratory. The USDA's spokesperson, Sandy Miller Hays, is unconvinced about the possibility of a link between Lyme disease and Plum Island: . . . A PR expert, Hays had Scientific American eating out of her hand in June 2000, when they reported her as saying, ' 'We still get asked about the Nazi scientists,' . . . [with] the slightest trace of weariness creeping into her voice.' In their feature story on Plum Island, the prestigious magazine dubbed the intrigue surrounding the island as a 'fanciful fictional tapestry.'" (Ibid.; pp. 21–22.)

26. The program concludes with examination of Plum Island's work with the "Lone Star Tick"—native to Texas. The focal point of experimentation on Plum Island in the 1970's, the Lone Star tick—like Lyme Disease–is now spread throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. How did that happen? " . . . The lab chief [Dr. Charles Mebus] failed to mention that Plum Island also worked on 'hard ticks,' a crucial distinction. A long overlooked document, obtained from the files of an investigation by the office of former Long Island Congressman Thomas Downey, sheds new light on the second, more damning connection to Lyme disease. A USDA 1978 internal research document titled 'African Swine Fever' notes that in 1975 and 1976, contemporaneous with the strange outbreak in Old Lyme, Connecticut, 'the adult and nymphal stages of Abylomma americanum and Abylomma cajunense were found to be incapable of harboring and transmitting African swine fever virus.' In laymen's terms, Plum Island was experimenting with the Lone Star tick and the Cayenne tick—feeding them on viruses and testing them on pigs—during the ground zero year of Lyme disease. They did not transmit African swine fever to pigs, said the document, but they might have transmitted Bb to researchers or to the island's vectors. The Lone Star tick, named after the white star on the back of the female, is a hard tick; along with its cousin, the deer tick, it is a culprit in the spread of Lyme disease. Interestingly, at that time, the Lone Star tick's habitat was confined to Texas. Today, however, it is endemic throughout New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. And no one can really explain how it migrated all the way from Texas. . . ." (Ibid.; pp. 24–25.)