I am a US Qualified Registered Microbiologist-Medical Technologist, operating my own Clinical Lab. I have been an activist advocating consumer, civic, citizen's rights for Thirty plus years & a Frequent contributor to the letters to Editor.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

swine flu lab creation? MBN comment mod reply

M.B.Nataraj August 18, 2009 at 4bTue, 18 Aug 2009 04:28:26 -0500 / am
Hi Joe,
As a US qualified Microbiologist now for 30 plus years in healthcare. I am very happy to see that you have put together a great article that confirms my vague suspicions about this sudden outbreak. It may be sabotage, or a new tool for global panic manipulation. I am always chary of misuse of genetic tools of scientific purpose for commercial or other considerations. First suspects in who benefits should be who wants to be a global power? or have a say in the world.

Joe August 18, 2009 at 8bTue, 18 Aug 2009 08:57:12 -0500 / am
Mr. Nataraj, Thank you for the comment and It does raise some questions… here is a link to a TimesOnline article where 1 in 3 “nurses say they will not be immunised against swine flu vacine” http://www.timesonline.co.uk/t.....799297.ece

Monday, August 17, 2009

Swine Flu Paranoia-LEDS 17Aug2009

17 Aug 2009,
The Editor,
Times of India

As a US qualified Microbiologist and Medical Technologist in health care diagnostics for over 3 decades in Bangalore.
I have been watching this swine flu escalate from traveller's nuisance to nightmare to mass paranoia.
Much of it thanks to the media hype and government's disinformed apathy.

Human body is very hardy especially in tropical environments.
Even if it is a new or never before seen infection, the immune response can handle most infections without any medical assistance within about two weeks.

Which reminds of the medical anecdote - a doctor telling the patient with influenza, that he should be better with the treatment in about 2weeks.
without which he will need 15 days to recover.

Without too many confusing technical details I would like to point out some major dangerous uninformed trends this paranoia is taking.

Even if confirmed H1N1 infections do not require panicky medical intervention.
This "new" influenza virus is not known to cause disease in humans or swines.
500, Vaccine damage cases with 25 fatalities from the vaccine, were more than the one death from the 1976 outbreak in USA.
About 1000 or more Virus particles can pass through these ordinary mask pores that are being used all over the town.
They, offer practically no protection, and are just an public index of a private paranoia.
Ordinary methods of dealing with flu is enough for most people.

USA declared national emergency on 26 Apr 2009 not because of human health risk but national security!
(On April 26, 2009, the US Department of Health and Human Services declared a national public health emergency involving swine influenza A, citing its significant potential to affect national security. italics mine)

Other doomsday alarms included SARS, and Surat Plague in recent times.

Have we not lost our priorities with this H1N1 mania, if we consider the reality that 4 children below 5 (
Annual no. of under-5 deaths (thousands), 2007 unicef),

and 4200 Indians are dying every minute (6.58/1000 annual death rate -2007) in India?

Is it not the right time to start a balanced awareness campaign?

Thanking you
Sincerely yours
Mr. M.B. Nataraj
BSc,MS(Georgetown University, Washington DC)
MT(American Medical Technologists) USA
Microbiologist-Medical Technologist

Bangalore Automation centre notices foolproof?

13 Aug 2009,
The Commissioner of Police,
Copy DCP traffic east.

I am the Secretary Training for Traffic Engineers and Safety Trainers.
I have regularly filed over 2000 violations with the same DCP traffic so that enforcement becomes more strict.(a sample also attached)
As such am very familiar with the traffic laws and the need for strict enforcement. and I have trained my son and daughter in strict law abidement.
I have also been a great admirer of the great work done by the enforcement cell.
Just today I received (notices-2522386 and 2522387 dated 4 aug 2009 attached) for violation of cell phone and helmetless driving of my Son's two wheeler KA02EM1308 mentioned as motorcycle even though it is a honda scooter, at Marappanapalya Junction on 31 Jul 2009 at 11.50 AM.
The reasons I am raising a question about the notices are
1) If my memory is correct, exactly one year ago on the same date 31 jul, 2008, exactly at the same spot- Marappanapalya junction- which spot exactly are they referring to I am not sure as there are atleast two in Bangalores 600 square km, BEL road or
Near Navrang- we got a notice for helmetless riding. Though my son protested he had never driven anywhere without the helmet-he was on a visit from USA at that time- I over rode his protests mainly for lack or resources and time to fight these cases- and paid up the fine.
2) Now exactly one year later , we get another two notices. But this time my son is not even here. I have never seen her ride without a helmet. My daughter who uses the vehicle is even more law abiding than any of us- was at home at around that time, we have videos of the pooja and her participation in it, for Varamahalakshmi pooja from 9 AM onwards, in which she participated, we had a small house warming for a small room we reconstructed that day,. Lunch followed around 12 to 1.30 pm and she was here.
I would like to see- if there is any video evidence of the violation- and the exact location details. are there more than one KA-02-EM 1308? Since it refers the vehcile as a motorcycle? The coincidences seem too much.
While I would like to reiterate my committment to a honkless traffic, disciplined and enforced bangalore, I would also like to be sure to make enforcement tamper and harassment proof.

Thanking you
Sincerely yours

M B Nataraj
Secretary training, Life member,
Traffic Engineers and Safety Trainers.