Pesticide Poisoning, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Lupus, Lyme, Neurological, Mold (Mycotoxin), MS, Metabolic Syndrome & All Manner of Environmental & Legal (System) Assaults Upon Human Health.
BRIEF GLOBAL SYNOPSIS: ACROSS-THE-BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL DISTURBANCE & REPLACEMENT VIA HUMAN ACTIVITIES. WHAT IS EXPECTED? PANDEMICS OF ANIMAL DISEASES (MAD COW, FOOT & MOUTH, BIRD & PIG INFLUENZA) & HUMAN DISEASES/DYSFUNCTION (SARS, LYME, WEST NILE VIRUS, PESTICIDE & CHEMICALLY-INDUCED MISCARRIAGES, ADHD, CANCERS, HIV/AIDS, EBOLA, MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE, INFERTILITY, MCS/METABOLIC SYNDROME, LUPUS, etc)
By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998, University of Western Sydney)
Essay URL: https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/pandemic/
Short link: http://wp.me/s2DVqC-pandemic
1.0 Foundational Precursors of Future Events
Here are some of the prominent factors now bringing about a rapid alteration of older, long-time established disease patterns:
• The doubling of global population before 2015.
• From 1990 to 2020 developing countries will see the proportion of their total populations that inhabit urban areas increase from approximately 37% to 52%.
• Globally (in developing and developed countries), health problems as a function of environmental pollution are likely to amplify.
• Environmental change, as a function of increasing global temperatures, will occur.
• Zoonotic disease [inter-species infectious diseases] patterns will change. There is an increasing incidence of newly recognized or emerging, or re-emerging older diseases. Alterations of the natural environment, including the replacement of formerly uninhabited areas with human settlements [see my Essay: https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/many-diseases-come-from-a-disturbed-nature/%5D, are prominent causes here. Also, greater demands for animal protein, intensive animal production, and an amplification of the live animal trade (including animal products) are contributors (World Health Organization 2002:10).
2.0 Developments and Amplifications
The overall outcome is inevitable. Changing human disease patterns will be impacted by “high population densities, movements of human populations within and between countries, and changes in lifestyles [consider war and refugee movements here, too]. Infectious diseases will remain the major causes of mortality in most developing countries, with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and opportunistic infections (including zoonoses) being especially important. The problem will be exacerbated as the proportion of immunosuppressed people in the population increases” (World Health Organization 2002:10).
What we are witnessing today is a massive and global synergy of immunosuppression (on a basis of profligate toxic chemical usage) and disease emergence and amplification.
“Two examples of zoonotic diseases that have recently become prominent are Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Both of these diseases have their roots in animal populations and apparently were only recently transferred to human populations” (Pierce County Washington 2002:4). How recently?
“Although Allen Steere [professor of rheumatology at Harvard University] realized that Lyme disease was a tick-borne disease in 1978, the cause of the disease remained a mystery until 1981, when B. burgdorferi was identified by Willy Burgdorfer” (http://en.wikipedia.org 2012a).
“West Nile virus was first identified in 1937 in Uganda in eastern Africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in New York” (National Center for Biotechnology Information 2010). “West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus” (http://en.wikipedia.org 2012b).
As well, there is, notably, SARS. “Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong nearly became a pandemic, with 8,422 cases and 916 deaths worldwide…” (http://en.wikipedia.org 2012c).
These are just three examples of diseases breaking out of nature and releasing into human populations. And these may be “nothing” in comparison to a filovirus called “Ebola”. The kill rate in humans for Ebola Zaire is nine out of ten. It is a slate wiper in humans, so in a sense, the earth is mounting an immune response against our human species (Preston 1994:319-20).
3.0 “Armed” Inevitabilities
We have backed ourselves into a corner from which THERE IS NO ESCAPE. A global and aberrant overpopulation dynamic saturated in chemical toxicants is leading an accelerating and catastrophic wave of incursion into forested and other natural areas, environments ALREADY RADICALLY AFFECTED BY GLOBAL POLLUTION. Affected in what way? Viruses locked away deep in nature have been “washed” for decades by air pollution. Thus, they have been “pre-armed” with chemical resistance and are now releasing into indigenous (and other) human communities that are infectiously compliant due to broad immunosuppression.
See how mining pollutes lands and leaves indigenous populations devastated in this Essay: https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/mining-destroys-environmental-health-creates-martian-wastelands-human-health-human-rights. What I did not address in this particular Essay is the resulting immunosuppression amongst the ‘locals’, those closest to the rainforest who can be the first to transmit the start of an epidemic. Further, these populations, thanks to modern transport, are not far removed at any point on this globe from extensive land travel opportunities and then, in terms of intersection, international travel vectors via others who can afford to do so.
As well, this immunosuppression is fatally backed by antibiotic resistance.
In regard to antibiotics and our, especially, CORPORATE (Big Ag, Biotech, Big Pharma) proclivity for assuming that control is best: “Unfortunately, we played a trick on the natural world by seizing control of these [natural] chemicals, making them more perfect in a way that has changed the whole microbial constitution of the developing countries. We have organisms now proliferating that never existed before in nature. We have selected them. We have organisms that probably caused a tenth of a percent of human disease in the past that now cause twenty, thirty percent of the disease that we’re seeing. We have changed the whole face of the earth by the use of antibiotics” (Garrett 1994:437, quoting Lappe & Collins 1979).
Further: “Bacteria that have developed immunity to antibiotic drugs pose a large and growing threat to the success of modern medicine. These studies demonstrate that antibiotic resistance is literally streaming across America and what has not been appreciated is the extent of contamination” (American Society of Microbiology 1999).
4.0 Perfect Storm
The human corporate biotech miasma of “greed, corruption, arrogance, tyranny, and callousness” leads us today into inevitable perfect storm opportunities: pathogens can and will rapidly and extensively populate and dominate the world becoming the new numero uno apex predator. This is PANDEMIC.
American Society of Microbiology 1999, Science News, June 5.
Biotechnology Information 2010 [Online]. Article: “West Nile Virus”, in PubMed Health, A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia; Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004457/; accessed: 10 October, 2012).
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http://en.wikipedia.org 2012c [Online]. “Severe acute respiratory syndrome”; Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome; accessed: 12 October 2012.
Lappe, F.M. & Collins, J. 1979, World Hunger: Ten Myths, Institute for Food and Development Policy, San Francisco, Calif. (USA).
Pierce County Washington 2002 [Online]. “EPIDEMIC (ANIMAL AND HUMAN)”; Source: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/xml/abtus/ourorg/dem/EMDiv/HIVA/epidemic.pdf; accessed: 10 October 2012.
Preston, R. 1994. The Hot Zone, Transworld Publishers (Doubleday), Moorebank NSW Australia.
World Health Organization 2002 [Online]. WHO Technical Report Series 907: “FUTURE TRENDS IN VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH”; Source: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/trs/WHO_TRS_907.pdf; accessed: 10 October 2012.