“There is no objective, reliable or authentic evidence that Ebola has ever been isolated from a human being,” says biochemist David Rasnick, Ph.D. Should you believe this scientist or the well-known picture of the yarn-like virus said to be decimating West Africans — literally as we speak in November 2014? When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns of a “Zombie Apocalypse,” it may be time to question who is defining your reality. . . .
It’s been 37 years since publication of the first three papers claiming “isolation and partial characterization” of a virus alleged to cause hemorrhagic (bleeding) fever. Today, the evidence that what they discovered came from a human being is still unconvincing, the electron micrographs are murky and show only a single or a few particles, and the diagnostic tests are admittedly flawed.
But don’t take our word for it. Listen and decide for yourself if what Dr. Rasnick says makes more sense than a “Zombie Pandemic” and widespread panic over something that notably has not spread to the West, despite being sold as an “epidemic” since March.
You almost heard it here first. Investigative reporter Jon Rappoport’s November 3 “Bombshell” article quoting Dr. Rasnick and Dr. James Tracy’s excellent Realpolitik Podcast with Rappoport are both linkable from the scientist’s Web site (see column on right side). From “Ebola Files,” you can peek into Dr. Rasnick’s personal literature search on Dropbox, which includes several of the scientific documents discussed here. Rappoport has put together a compilation of his own articles on Ebola.
“How Positive Are You” previously took on the Ebola “epidemic,” “crisis,” “phenomenon,” public relations campaign, what-have-you, in Episode 89 with Professor Helen Lauer of the University of Ghana, and in an “XTRA” posting of HPAY co-host David Crowe’s scientific review on “The Infectious Myth” Podcast. It was even mentioned in Episode 90 with former pharmaceutical executive John Virapen, who alleged that governments and drug companies routinely orchestrate similar disease crises. And need we even mention that this whole mess follows the same template for research, propaganda and questionable diagnoses that created “AIDS”?
Dr. Rasnick mentions two books, Disciplined Minds and Democracy Incorporated (author interviewed here), in reference to how American citizens and professionals learn to stop thinking altogether. Ebola is a chilling example of this process, he says.
We also mention a recent Nature article on the failure of mathematical models to predict the progress of this “epidemic.” Michael Leitner’s YouTube video on Ebola cites a CDC study showing that only 20% of those testing “positive” by an alleged diagnostic test had hemorrhagic symptoms at all, and a very recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine reported only one case of hemorrhagic fever among 44 alleged Ebola patients. A study in Gabon discovered high levels of false positives using an antibody-based test, and regular listeners of HPAY may be familiar with our criticisms of PCR-based testing, best known as the “viral load” tests for “HIV.” Dr. Rasnick himself commented on this in 1997 and 2003.
Dr. David Rasnick earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Georgia Tech in 1978. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 25 years, exploring enzymes called proteases and developing protease inhibitor drugs to treat tissue-destroying diseases such as cancer, emphysema and arthritis – long before drugs of this class became components of the “cocktails” used to treat AIDS patients. Dr. Rasnick has more recently worked alongside Dr. Peter Duesberg of the University of California-Berkeley on the aneuploidy theory of cancer pathogenesis. He is a long-time member of the Rethinking AIDS board of directors. In 2000, at the request of South African President Thabo Mbeki, he served on the Presidential AIDS Advisory Panel.
Dr. Rasnick appeared previously on HPAY, in Episodes 5 and 32, and on David Crowe’s “The Infectious Myth” program on November 18, 2014. In early 2014, he testified as an expert witness for the defense in the Craig Lamar Davis criminal “HIV transmission” trial in Atlanta, which we reviewed in Episode 78.
David Crowe is on the case! He’s writing the polite e-mails to researchers and CDC officials, reading the scientific papers and checking the details on Ebola. In the November 18, 2014, Episode 37 of “The Infectious Myth,” Dr. David Rasnick continues to debunk the current “Ebola crisis” in West Africa. It’s a sneak preview of our soon-to-be-posted “How Positive Are You” Episode with the scientist, where he also questions whether this virus has ever been isolated from a human being. For another “epidemic” without proof of causation, see “AIDS.” “It set a precedent where you can get away with anything,” he says.
Dr. Rasnick’s Web site currently features relevant links to this “Ebola nonsense” in the right column.
John Virapen worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 35 years, eventually becoming managing director of the Swedish operations of Eli Lilly and Company. In that position, he became adept at corruption and bribery. His books Side Effects: Death – Confessions of a Pharma-Insider and Medicine Cult – A Prescription for Side Effects and Death describe the inner workings of the “corrupt dream factory” that international pharmaceutical companies have built. In this Episode, he talks with “How Positive Are You” co-host Elizabeth Ely about the invention of profitable new diseases, the rush to drug nearly everyone’s kids and the recent Ebola “epidemic.”
There is a way out of the medical-pharmaceutical complex, and Virapen, who has earned a Ph.D. in psychology, has begun a new mission to show others how they can heal themselves by taking back their power to think and manage the emotions that cause illness. We don’t need drugs! Interested clients can contact him. Another recent interview with Dr. Virapen, with article, was recorded recently by Dave Gahary at American Free Press.
Episode 89 broke open the story of why we’re now seeing a fantasy “Ebola epidemic” based on a new definition that doesn’t even include the bleeding that identifies such a “hemorrhagic fever.” It’s an epidemic of nothing more than cable-TV bombast, appearing just in time to make big money for GlaxoSmithKline — the very company that is currently in a heap of trouble over a corruption scandal in China.
Troops have been sent — toward fulfilling a 20-year-plus dream of planting U.S. bases in Africa. Need we mention that West Africa is rich in oil and diamonds?
Watch this space for updates on plans to turn Dr. Virapen’s first book, Side Effects: Death, into a documentary and a feature film.
In this October 28, 2014, Podcast on Gary Null’s Progressive Radio Network, “How Positive Are You” co-host David Crowe searches for the “Ebola virus” where almost nobody else has looked — in the research. He finds no evidence that this monster bug even exists, let alone as the cause of the but rare horrific tropical disease that causes its victims to bleed out of every orifice. If you enjoyed our previous Podcast with Prof. Helen Lauer of the University of Ghana, you might find David’s solo performance an even more revealing critique of cable-TV “science.”
We also love this handy collection of articles by investigative reporter Jon Rappoport and note growing interest in the anti-quarantine rebellion of “Doctors Without Borders” nurse Kaci Hickox. We note two recent developments:
- “Natural News” correspondent Mike Adams reports today that Hickox is a current or former officer of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, a uniformed, quasi-military unit within the CDC famous for exaggerating every possible epidemic — and yet she doesn’t find Ebola alarming enough to quarantine herself after alleged “exposure.”
- The New York Times link given above cites an “international conference on infectious tropical diseases” to be held in New Orleans next week without participation by anyone who has observed the actual situation in West Africa. “We are clearly going to lose some of our speakers who have had the most experience and that would deprive the learning from going forward,” says an apparent conference organizer, with no mention of possible video conferencing. Thou shalt not report the reality on the ground.
Fortunately, you can still listen here, learn, and inoculate yourself against “Ebola fever.”
If there’s an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Professor Helen Lauer hasn’t found it from her post at the University of Ghana. She does, however, see a fake crisis orchestrated to support vaccine testing on West Africans and a pretext for a U.S. invasion of the continent, and “How Positive Are You” is the first to break the story. HPAY co-hosts Elizabeth Ely and David Crowe first discuss the contradictions in the science as reported, then call up Prof. Lauer at the scene of the crime.
In a country where the leading cause of death in children through age 5 is illness caused by unsafe drinking water and prenatal malnutrition, such an “outside intervention” as the Ebola crisis places a burden on Ghana’s already overtaxed health care infrastructure, she says. And funding to address West Africa’s real public health issues is nearly impossible to obtain unless it is “piggybacked” on requests pegged to vaccination programs and Western-media-hyped epidemics.
Prof. Lauer alleges that high-level public health committees have revised Ebola statistics to support vaccine testing by GlaxoSmithKline. The reporting of these still less-than-impressive numbers has expertly pushed all the usual buttons of racism, contaminated blood fears and false notions about Africa. Finally, sending troops to deal with a public health crisis only reveals U.S. ambition toward establishing military bases there.
Says David: “Ebola is nothing like what it was in 1977 — this severe hemorrhagic disease.” The 1976 outbreak in Zaire was the source for the 1977 “isolate” paper, but he notes that an isolate of bodily fluids is not a viral “isolation.” “There’s really very little evidence that the people who are getting diagnosed with Ebola [today] really have the severe symptoms from before . . . [or] any symptoms that are in any way unique to Ebola,” he continues, noting that high fever and severe headache could also indicate tuberculosis, typhoid, cholera, malaria, or anemia — all common in that part of the world.
The laboratory test for Ebola infection uses the familiar “viral load” technology already debunked as an HIV diagnostic. And previous attempts at antibody testing have yielded high rates of false positives. (For those willing to exercise their own critical faculties on the raw research and propaganda, the Lancet page on Ebola contains many links.)
Hilarious yet tragic, reporting on this fake epidemic has gone from dumb to dumber, with even The New Yorker joking that someone can become “infected with Ebola misinformation through casual contact with cable news” while otherwise dutifully reporting the official line on Ebola. Even The Daily Show host Jon Stewart has tossed off a few punchlines.
All kidding aside, we call this fake crisis — created from the same template as “AIDS” — a moral outrage. To quote Heart of Darkness, the classic novella of Europeans madness in Africa: “The Horror! The Horror!”
Helen Lauer is a full professor of philosophy at the University of Ghana and a member of the board of directors of Rethinking AIDS.
UPDATE: See our ‘XTRA’ posting featuring David Crowe’s further search for answers on Ebola on “The Infectious Myth.” It includes other useful links and updates as of October 30, 2014.
URGENT! You can make a difference. . . . Bobby Russell, recently interviewed by “How Positive Are You” co-host David Crowe on his “The Infectious Myth” show, is raising funds to appeal the September 15, 2014, dismissal on summary judgment of his medical malpractice suit against the University of Kentucky Medical Center and doctors. This system has an effective monopoly on “HIV/AIDS” testing and treatment in eastern Kentucky but no accountability to patients on how reliable those tests are. They misdiagnosed Bobby as “HIV positive” for eight years. He needs to raise $9,000 by September 29 toward a total of $25,000 by the end of the year, and has set up an online fundraising appeal here. Please give what you can. [Note, October 22, 2014: The new deadline to file a Notice of Appeal is October 29. The amount of money Bobby needs changes daily, but we hope that you will still consider giving to Bobby’s legal fund. Bobby has also created a Web site to “Protest the Test,” where you can learn more and become part of this historic effort to challenge careless HIV testing.]
We hope you will agree that this lawsuit is important. Basically, Kentucky says that persons with “HIV-positive” test results (explained in Episode 6 and again in Episode 82) must contest these results within a year, even if doctors and other clinicians tell them that they are “in denial” and must be referred for psychiatric evaluation for even thinking the results might be contestable.
Until this Kafka-esque decision is overturned, we advise you, no matter what state or country you live in, to document your “diagnosis” by using the services of a licensed investigative agency or following do-it-yourself letter-writing instructions (see “Creating a Paper Trail”) without delay. Even if you do not find a way to erase your HIV status from state databases now, you will have done the legwork. Good luck!
UPDATE: Bobby Russell filed his Notice of Appeal on October 29, 2014, the deadline for commencing an appeal on the dismissal on summary judgment. Contrary to rumors that the case was dismissed on the merits, it remains appealable on Statute of Limitations grounds (timely filing of a lawsuit after finding wrongdoing), and is being appealed with assistance of counsel. Thanks to all those who contributed to Bobby’s GoFundMe campaign. Bobby still needs money to keep this process going forward, so please give what you can by clicking here.
Thirty years ago this summer, doctors told actor Rock Hudson that he had “AIDS.” A year later, he collapsed in a hotel room in Paris, igniting a public hysteria around a virus then said to threaten everyone. A little over a year later, Hudson was dead at 59, AIDS had gone mainstream, and a young drifter named Marc Christian, claiming to have been the Hollywood heartthrob’s lover, filed a lawsuit against the estate for “emotional distress” for fear of having caught a fatal virus. Attorney and author Robert Parker Mills chats with “How Positive Are You” co-host Elizabeth (Beth) Ely about defending the estate — and the posthumous reputation — of one of the most beloved stars of movies and television, in 1988-89.
Despite decades of rumors, Hudson had carried off an image as a handsome, crew-cut symbol of American manhood. In 1985, he became the symbol of the heretofore “gay” disease that, suddenly, anyone could get. In the fantasy world of AIDS, the fictional characters Hudson had played became more important than the real person.
Soon, the world’s first “fear of AIDS” lawsuit was creating titillating headlines and talkshow opportunities for the young man who claimed to have been his lover. The trial proceeded meanwhile under gag order, bringing impossible stories of trysts in unnamed motels, love letters and friends of questionable loyalty. Attorney Mills learned the surprisingly low valuation of the estate of the man who not only produced and acted in the popular 1970s television series Macmillan and Wife but owned it. The lawsuit was looking more and more like the final blackmail, even after death, of a public figure who had endured threats for decades. Nearly two decades before recent “HIV criminalization” cases, Mills was astonished at the overwhelming hysteria that has by now become all too familiar.
In this historic interview, Beth adds background from her recent article on Hudson, co-written with Australian bio-researcher Cal Crilly. Was Hudson even “HIV positive”? Were there other possible causes for the actor’s health problems and untimely death?
Robert Parker Mills, an attorney based near Los Angeles, has represented many celebrity clients. His book, Between Rock and a Hard Place: In Defense of Rock Hudson: From the Ashes of Trial to the Light of Truth, presents the trial testimony and evidence to readers as jurors, to decide for themselves whether justice was served. Write to us! Do you think the judge and jury were biased in this case? How and why? Please deposit your comments on the blog at the bottom of this page, and we’ll read them on the air in a future Episode.
Plaintiff Christian died of causes unrelated to AIDS in 2009.
Correction: Christian’s classic car, refurbished at Hudson’s expense, wasn’t a 1959 Chevy “Nova” (as it sounds on this audio file) but a Nomad, as reported in the book.
Is there a pill to prevent “HIV”? Is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) the answer we’ve been looking for, all these years? Your intrepid team here at “How Positive Are You” is on the case, with Washington, D.C., journalist Terry Michael. Unlike other gay pundits and “leaders,” Michael has read the studies, done the math — and documented the corruption [report updated November 22, 2014] at the highest levels of U.S. corporations and government. So, after hitting the books, he told HPAY co-hosts David Crowe and Elizabeth Ely what he found. You decide.
How Positive Are You last visited the idea of preventing HIV with drugs in Episode 21 with Edmond McNack, a former sheriff’s deputy. McNack took 10 months of so-called Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after suffering a bite by a prisoner and was, well, not so “peppy” about the experience. We’re not so upbeat about PrEP, either. Nonetheless, please write and tell us which of the documented side effects of Truvada are acceptable to you. We’d also like to know your experiences on Truvada, good and bad; send them to us and we’ll read them on the air in an upcoming Episode.
Michael references the book Our Daily Meds and ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” guide to drug company payoffs to doctors. Is your doctor on this list? We note that “recommendations” and “federal guidelines” for HIV treatments have a way of becoming legal requirements, so your doctor might as well comply.
Meanwhile, a “debate,” if you want to call it that, snoozes on in pages such as:
New York Magazine, hyping PrEP through its reporter’s inexplicable ability to know exactly what’s going on in the “collective gay-male head.”
The New York Times, which at least dedicated some space to some mild skeptics, surprisingly enough, including playwright and ACT UP founder Larry Kramer.
A cheerleading collection of articles that never question that “99% effective” claim is at Andrew Sullivan’s “The Dish“ blog. (We’ve invited Sullivan to appear on HPAY, by the way. We hear he likes “debates.” We like “interviews.”)
Sullivan and Kramer’s lame, boring, fact-deficient smackdown on Truvada begins with Kramer in The New York Times getting white-glove slapped by Sullivan on “Out.”
For the grownups, Michael’s article about the corruption behind PrEP is available here — just in case it all went by too fast on audio.
Terry Michael is the executive director of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism (WCP&J), offering The Politics & Journalism Semester for college students since 1989. After beginning a career in newspaper journalism in 1969, he became political press secretary to several Democratic U.S. Congressmen and Senators from 1973 to 1988. He has been a presidential primary campaign spokesman, including directing communications for the 1987-88 Paul Simon presidential campaign. Michael is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the 2001 Distinguished Service Award of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the 2002 Presidential Award of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has been an adjunct and guest lecturer on media and politics both home and abroad. A former press secretary for the Democratic Party, he now identifies himself as a libertarian Democrat. He is a gay man of the first liberated generation.
UPDATE, November 22, 2014: We will be posting soon our interview with Michael covering the 30-year rein of Dr. Fauci at NIAID, as Episode 92.
Do you want to really help the “AIDS babies”? Did you know that, in the U.K. at least, your baby can be drugged even if they test negative at birth? It’s actually been documented that newborns can test “HIV positive” right after birth and yet serorevert to negative at about 18 months of age. Do you know the story of Lindsey Nagel, a baby adopted from Romania who survived and thrived into adulthood without “antiretroviral” drugs? Probably not, if you’ve been listening to the “deafening silence” of the AIDS mainstream, which would rather not advertise that “access to treatment” means the forced drugging of many babies each year. Independent advocate Mike Hersee of HEAL London has been helping families in the U.K. when they want to avoid toxic treatments for their “HIV-positive” infants.
Much of the advice Hersee gives here applies only to situations in England and Wales, but the importance of a coherent legal strategy, documentation, and the place of medicine as a no-accountability zone of quasi-religious obedience could apply anywhere. Suspicion of this system is not the first thing that would occur to mothers and couples giving birth to a beautiful new child. What strategies and principles have proved effective? Hersee breaks it all down for “How Positive Are You” co-hosts David Crowe and Elizabeth Ely in this uncommonly detailed — and potentially lifesaving – interview.
Despite an apparent upswing in cases such as these in recent times, there is a shocking lack of support and legal networks for parents. However, careful planning to avoid legal confrontation can make a huge difference, and if parents do end up in court, an assertive relationship with the right kind of lawyer is priceless. Hersee goes over the arts of pre-emptive “framing” of the issues, working effectively with social workers, when to go to the media, choosing “fight” or “flight,” documentation methods, and strategies that prompt “face-saving” moves by doctors.
You can help! Please provide financial support for Hersee’s work, volunteer to advocate and advise, or provide the emotional support that is so important to families under this kind of stress.