Lyme Disease, Mycoplasma, and Bioweapons Development Timeline
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The following timeline will put forward mounting evidence of a Biological Warfare activity involving many different forms of chronic disease, especially Lyme disease and tick-borne diseases. This is a lengthy timeline with dozens upon dozens of documents, published medical journals, news articles, FOIA requested information papers like declassified files and email correspondence between public health officials, congressional hearings, science data, and more, compiled over many years that I have put together in one place. The evidence I put forward in this timeline, I believe, will show beyond a reasonable doubt that much of the chronic illnesses we are experiencing today are the result of poor safety practices and gross negligence in developing weaponized diseases for military & biodefense purposes, and an ongoing cover-up has ensued to hide the extent of this, which includes nefarious activity, not only the United States, but also by Germany, Britain, and Russia.
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1921 – Research for the Army yielding RELAPSING FEVER IN PANAMA: THE HUMAN TICK, ORNITHODOROS TALAJE, DEMONSTRATED TO BE THE TRANSMITTING AGENT OF RELAPSING FEVER IN PANAMA BY HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION with voluntary human experiments involving ticks and relapsing fever spirochete by the Army in Panama. This is just the beginning of a long and drawn-out relationship between spirochetes, ticks, and the military developing stealth organisms as bioweapons geared to slowly incapacitate and overwhelm a suggested target. Now, at this time the intention may have been benign, but eventually this whole area of work would become much more sinister as time went on.
1931 – Dr. Cornelius Rhoads, acting under the cover of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations, writes a letter to a colleague bragging about inducing cancer in Puerto Rican citizens during experiments, killing them. Among some of his words in this letter state “The Porto Ricans (sic) are the dirtiest, laziest, most degenerate and thievish race of men ever to inhabit this sphere… I have done my best to further the process of extermination by killing off eight and transplanting cancer into several more… All physicians take delight in the abuse and torture of the unfortunate subjects.”
As for Dr. Rhoads’ confession, he denied the reality of this horrendous act on the great people of Puerto Rico, saying he only wrote it when he was angry. He would later establish Biological Warfare facilities for the U.S. Army in Maryland, Utah, and Panama, and he was put on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. where he would go on to conduct radiation experiments on innocent, unwitting citizens. This is the start of a very long and consistent practice of experimentation on unwitting citizens and illegal testing programs that would continue unhindered right up to the present day.
1932 – The federal government begins a long-term research study known as the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment where African-Americans are left untreated for syphilis, even after they had a cure. Some were even intentionally infected with Syphilis through vaccines so that their research could be conducted over 40 years time. The initial study was only supposed to last for six months, but illegally continued for another forty years, Although there were a few survivors, the study was complete after most of the test subjects died. (Tuskegee Timeline from CDC Website)
This will establish that compartmentalized groups of the government have no problem in using its own citizens as guinea pigs and giving them harmful diseases just to see how it affects them, even when it can cause death.
This will also establish a type of behavior would become more prevalent as time went on, especially in our bioweapons development programs. It will also show you how many times a supposedly benign program or research project is used to cause harm and deceive the public.
1942 – Canada enters into a secret tripartite agreement with Britain and the United States to participate in a program to develop biological weapons. The principal diseases used as starting points included anthrax and brucellosis.*
1943-44 – The Americans, collaborating with the British had developed the first biological bomb, code named ‘N’, containing anthrax spores. In May of 1944, an initial 5,000 anthrax bombs rolled off the production line at [Fort] Detrick. and within two months production of the bombs was taken over by an undisclosed factory with a higher capacity for production.**
1945 – At the end of World War II the Russians captured twelve Japanese biological laboratories and notified the U.S. that the Japanese had been engaging in biological weapons testing using human beings [This was known as Unit 731]. At least 3,000 American, Chinese, Korean, Australian, and Russian prisoners of war died from the experiments. The Americans also captured Japanese chemical-biological warfare scientists, many of whom had participated in murderous experimentation against American prisoners of war. Some of the experiments were carried out on the Chinese in Manchuria, and used bombs full of fleas infected by typhus and the plague. (Declassified Document 1, Declassified Document 2) (News National Service Article)
“The experiments the Japanese conducted were as horrific as any attributed to the Nazis, but the Americans saw the potential of utilizing their research and offered them immunity from prosecution in exchange for their participation in American programs.
Not only did the American military protect Japanese scientists who had participated in biological warfare experiments that had resulted in the death of American soldiers, in a move that later foreshadowed later government coverups, the Army denied that there had ever been such experiments. Despite the reports of many American prisoners of war in Japanese internment camps, spokesmen for the Army denied that documentation existed to prove these programs had never existed.” **
Several unusual biological agents were studied by Unit 731 before testing on prisoners of war, of bacterial and viral origins, Borrelia sp. is said to be among that list.
1945 – At the end of the war the Agreement was continued into peacetime due to a perceived Communist threat. U.S. hires principal German and Japanese biowarfare researchers, including Dr. Ishii Shiro who had used allied prisoners to test anthrax and had conducted tests of a ‘mystery’ disease agent in the heartland of New Guinea.*
1946 – Dr. George Merck, head of the biological research in the U.S. reported in a secret memo that his researchers had learned how to extract the disease toxin from bacteria in a crystalline form suitable for aerosol diffusion.*
1948 – CONTAMINATION OF CAMP DETRICK LAB WORKERS – A report from the New England Journal of Medicine, 1947, Vol. 236, p.741 called “Acute Brucellosis Among Laboratory Workers” shows us how actively dangerous this agent is. The laboratory workers were from Camp Detrick, Frederick, Maryland where they were developing biological weapons. Even though these laboratory workers had been vaccinated, wore rubberized suits and masks, and worked through holes in the compartment, many of them came down with this awful disease because it is so absolutely and terrifyingly infectious. The article was written by Lt. Calderone Howell, Marine Corps, Captain Edward Miller, Marine Corps, Lt. Emily Kelly, United States Naval Reserve and Captain Henry Bookman. They were all military personnel engaged in making the disease agent brucellosis into a more effective biological weapon.*
1949 – Post-WWII when the remaining Nazis were surrendered to American, British, and Russian forces, the American government took in hundreds of Nazi war criminals to work for American interests in OPERATION PAPERCLIP, bringing Erich Traub, former Nazi scientist in the SS under Heinrich Himmler, over to American shores to continue similar research for the U.S. military as a specialist in zoonotic disease who studied in America at the Rockefeller Institute before World War II, and then in Germany, he was a top NSKK (Motor Corps Air-Raid Warden), conducting biowarfare research at Insel Riems, when he came to America he was working for the U.S. NAVY at NMRI and Plum Island conducting bioweapons research in the guise of Animal Disease Research under the Department of Agriculture. He was offered a chance to stay in America before World War II began, but chose to return to Germany (FOIA Files on Erich Traub)
“…Dr. Little, described Traub as a “domineering German and a surly type of individual with a violent temper.” Another colleague, Dr. John Nelson found that despite long training in the care of animals, [Traub] went out of his way to be cruel to animals.”
Traub's name also shows up in an FBI investigation in 1942 where there were large 1000 gallon gas tanks being installed underground on a farm residence next to Frank DuPont. A man said to be a Dr. Eugene Traub from New York. This can be confirmed as a different person than Erich Traub, although they were associated with similar people. Eugene Traub was a doctor and rheumatologist from the New York area.
Erich Traub's wife Blanka Traub was granted citizenship in the early 1950’s
In John Loftus’ America’s Nazi Secret, this former DOJ Special Investigator found files on Erich Traubthat show he was engaged in using ticks as a medium to spread disease:
“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 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. I explored the old spies’ hypothesis that the poison ticks were the source of the Lyme Disease spirochetes, and that migrating waterfowl were the vectors that carried the ticks from Plum Island all up and down the Eastern Seaboard. 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. The Lyme Disease outbreak in America was monitored secretly under the cover of a New England health study.
Sooner or later the whole truth will come out, but probably not in my lifetime. Years from now historians will have to put the secret files into context of events, a job akin to pasting dead leaves back on a tree in the right order…”
In Michael Carroll’s Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government’s Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory he details some of the tests going on around the United States and may give a clue as to what Erich Traub was doing on Plum Island:
“At least six outdoor stockyard tests occurred in 1964-65. Stimulants 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.
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. Traub might have monitored the tests. A source who worked on Plum Island 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 Island where they released the ticks.” ii
It was just recently revealed to me, by the DoJ investigator, John Loftus, that Dr. Erich Traub, was in fact a Soviet spy who confessed under interrogation to a friend of his in the CIC, a precursor to the CIA. He also revealed to me that Traub was dumped on us by UK scientific liaison Donald Maclean of SIS (MI6), also a Soviet spy. So we allowed this man to have a high level of participation in extremely sensitive U.S. bioweapons programs, and tick research at Plum Island.
1949 – Several bio-weapons were tested at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah. There were two principal classes of weapon: one class to disable and one class to kill.*
1950 – Canada agreed to breed one hundred million mosquitoes a month in the Dominion Parasite Laboratory in Belleville, Ontario, The mosquitoes were to be contaminated with certain crystalline bacterial toxins and tested on unwitting U.S. and Canadian public. Queens University in Kingston involved.*
1950-69 – From the middle of the century to 1969, the U.S. military is documented as having exposed millions of persons in the United States to a variety of germ and chemical agents in over three hundred tests in the United States. Testing took place between the United States and Canada, and there were specific bombardments of many forts, schools, Air Force bases, and test stations.**
1950-54 – The Army experimented with biowarfare agents targeted for the destruction of livestock and plant life. At Eglin Air Force in Florida they exploded feather bombs infected with hog cholera over pigpens, and dropped Newcastle disease over University of Washington and Wisconsin chicken farms. Aspergillus fumigatus is a fungus that the Army sprayed widely overpopulated ares in the U.S. in the 1950’s. This agent is known to cause aspergillosis, which in turn causes pulmonary and generalized infections,” which frequently are fatal.”
1951 – Dr. Erich Traub and his assistant Anne Burger begin work for the Navy at the Naval Medical Research Institute laboratory in Bethesda, MD. Traub was given the task of experimentation on animals to determine the lethal doses of forty dangerous viruses.**
1952 – “Under an agreement reached with the Army in 1952, the Special Operations Division (SOD) at Fort Detrick was to assist CIA in developing, testing, and maintaining biological agents and delivery systems. By this agreement, CIA acquired the knowledge, skill, and facilities of the Army to develop biological weapons suited for CIA use.”iv
1952-53 – Several bio-weapons were employed by the U.S. in Korea, including Brucella. Evidence also suggests that a pathogen causing hemorrhagic fever was deployed along the Hantaan River, but it ‘blew back’ over American troops, killing several hundred. D. Carleton Gajdusek sent by Pentagon to help contain the damage.
1954 – USAMRIID conducts testing on voluntary seventh-day adventists in what was called PROJECT WHITECOAT:
“One source, taking the pseudonym “Charlie,” told them there was heavy traffic between Fort Detrick and Plum Island in both directions, as well as from Egypt and Kenya. A document revealed an October 1969 shipment by military escort of “Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE) virus and antisera,” to “Dr. J. J. Callis, from the Viral and Rickettsial Division, Army Biological Laboratory, Fort Detrick.” VEE had been one of Fort Detrick’s main germ warfare agents for decades, along with anthrax, botulism, and Rift Valley fever; human guinea pigs had been injected with VEE to develop a vaccine called TC-83, under a top-secret program called Operation WHITECOAT. “FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES,” the permit announced. When the Newsday reporters inquired about it, Plum Island assistant director Dr. John Graves said it had been sent to prepare for the disease, which threatened to spread into the United States from Mexico.” ii
1954 – Willy Burgdorfer, a scientist and biodefense specialist working for the NIH Rocky Mountains Lab, conducts research Experimental Infection of the Relapsing Fever Tick, Ornithodoros moubata with Borrelia latychevi, a close family member to Borrelia burdorferi. The experiments involved ticks, Borrelia, and mice and was conducted at the NIH Rocky Mountains Lab. This will establish that they were working on infecting ticks with Borrelia in bioweapons labs well before the 1975 outbreak near Plum Island, who does joint-military work on bioweapons development and would become infamous for safety violations and non-containable conditions.
1955 – Following a CIA biowarfare test in Tampa Bay, Florida, the area experiences a sharp rise in cases of Whooping Cough, including 12 deaths. The Agency had released bacteria it had obtained from the U.S. Army’s Chemical and Biological Warfare Center at the Dugway Proving Grounds. iv
1955-56 – U.S. Military begins OPERATION BIG BUZZ and OPERATION DROP KICK in Georgia where they released over 300,000 mosquitos infected with Yellow fever from planes to see how they could disperse biological weapons through the land via mosquitos. [This should establish how they use weaponized insects to spread disease. It also establishes how careless this is because of the lack of control over these insects and ultimately letting all sorts of disease out in the environment with no concern for future epidemics.]
1957 – Willy Burgdorfer, publishes research Artificial Feeding of Ixodid Ticks for Studies on the Transmission of Disease Agents. This again shows, that they were infecting ticks with exotic diseases to use in research experiments, by folks who also specialize in bioweapons/biodefense development research. In this research, Burgdorfer is infecting the ticks with Leptospira, a spirochete similar to Borrelia burgdorferi. An organism infecting hundreds of people in North Kerala, India.
1961 – Plum Island research activity yields Subclinical Leptospirosis Among Cattle. Leptospira is another spirochete organism similar to Borrelia burgdorferi and Syphilis that occurs in cattle and in humans. Plum Island is here, well before the 1975 outbreak of the spirochete infection- Lyme disease. conducting research on subclinical (non-apparent, asymptomatic) spirochete infections. A spirochete that ‘persists’ in the body. Funny they should mention in later research articles: “The chronic form of disease, most commonly associated with serovar Hardjo, is associated with fetal infection in pregnant cows presenting as abortion, stillbirth, or birth of premature and weak infected calves.” (FOIA Plum Island Reprints: 1955-Present, P. 6)
1962 – Plum Island-sponsored research through New York State Veterinary College, Cornell University, yields published research in the Journal of Bacteriology entitled “PRIMARY ISOLATION OF MYCOPLASMA ORGANISMS (PPLO) FROM MAMMALIAN SOURCES”
For those who don’t know, Mycoplasma is an ancient fungal/bacterial pathogen that lacks a cell-wall and causes serious health problems, as well as death. Although most are not infectious to humans, there are several species that are highly pathogenic to humans. It was used in bioweapons development and patented by Dr. Shyh Ching-Lo for the DoD in the early 90’s. Mycoplasma is a devastating illness, a stealth organism involved in AIDS, an organism found to infect more than half of the Gulf War veterans who came home with serious, crippling chronic illnesses. The organism is also found as a co-infection in roughly 60-75% of those infected by Lyme disease from tickbites. Mycoplasma has also been found to be a common contaminant in vaccines, something the pharmaceutical companies refuse to test for. Plum Island FOIA Doc,Journal PDF
1962-63 – In the early 1960’s the Army sought ways to effectively spread smallpox to the enemy, using covert agents at Washington’s National Airport. The agents set up briefcases with mini-generators that shot stimulant bacterial agents into the air, with other agents following behind, taking air samples. **
1964 – Plum Island-sponsored Research indexed in FOIA report Plum Island Reprints: 1955-Present p.13, yields ULTRASTRUCTURE OF MYCOPLASMA SPECIES Published in Journal of Bacteriology that was received in March 1964 outlining work with 17 different species ofMycoplasma- Including several species known to be infectious to humans including Mycoplasma fermentans:
Mycoplasma agalactiae PG 2, Mycoplasma arthriditis R 3 Mycoplasma canis c 55 f3, Mycoplasma fermentans S 38, Mycoplasma gallinarum PG 16, Mycoplasma gallisepticum JA and W, Mycoplasma hominis type 1 (strain PG 21), Mycoplasma hominis type 2 (strain campo), Mycoplasma hyorhinis PG 29, Mycoplasma laidlawii types A and B, Mycoplasma mycoides var.mycoides (strain Institut Pasteur), Mycoplasma mycoides var. capri (strain PG 3), Mycoplasma neurolyticum L 5, Mycoplasma pneumoniae (strain Mac), Mycoplasma pulmonis (strain Ash), Mycoplasma salivarium PG 20, Mycoplasma spumans (strain c 48 a),
1964 – Research conducted on Freeze-drying Borrelia and other spirochetes surfaces in RECOVERY OF TREPONEMA AND BORRELIA AFTER LYOPHILIZATION. Lyophilization is freeze-drying and can be used far various purposes, but this process is most often used as a bioweapons transport & delivery system technology and creates a more stable form of the biological agent. Defense research yielding Biological and Chemical Weapon Use, Disposal, and Impact states the importance of lyophilization in freeze-drying bioweapons:
“Delivering an agent requires preparing it to remain effective when outside of its standard growing conditions. Environmental stresses such as temperature, ultraviolet radiation, and drying can lower the agent’s activity. Other agents need further processing to minimize the amount of damage done to it and it also allows it to retain its normal activity when actually dispersed to the target area. Procedures such as direct freeze drying (lyophilization), deep freezing, powdering, and milling. Once stabilized, the pathogens are ready to be dispersed into the environment.”
RECOVERY OF TREPONEMA AND BORRELIA AFTER LYOPHILIZATION is conducted in 1964 at:
Research and Development Laboratories, Venereal Disease Research Laboratory,
Venereal Disease Branch, Communicable Disease Center, U.S. Public Health Service, Atlanta, Georgia
A facility that shown just a short time later conducting joint-military research. In research yielding Relative Incidence of Corynebacterium vaginale (Haemophilus vaginalis) Neisseria gonorrheae, and Trichomonas spp. among women attending a venereal disease clinic conducted in 1970, you can see an example of joint-military research at this facility with the 3rd U.S. Army Medical Laboratory of Fort McPherson:
From the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory, Venereal Disease Branch,
State and Community Services Division, National Communicable Disease Center,
Health Services and Mental Health Administration, Public Health Service
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and
The 3rd U.S. Army Medical Laboratory, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia 30330 U.S.A.
Joint-research with the military listed with the same facilities conducting the research on freeze drying Borrelia forms, with a method called lyophilization, a technique most useful for stabilizing a weaponized disease or biological agents in transportation and deployment as a weapon, as we can see.
1964 – Plum Island Research yields Reactivation of Neutralized Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus with Chemicals Other than Flourocarbon and Inhibition of Reactivation with I-Butanol. This should serve to show that they were conducting research into how to reactivate latent viruses, something that is highly characteristic of ospA – a lipoprotein found on Borrelia burgdorferi and also a related componant of Mycoplasma. (FOIA Plum Island Reprints: 1955-Present)
1966 – Baylor College of Medicine and NIH starts prison testing program with Mycoplasma fermentans and a number of other experimental pathogens – this was cancer virus research run by the NCI (National Cancer Institute) with subcontracting to the Baylor Committee Research Board and would continue for at least another 10 years and eventually infect a small town in Texas called Huntsville. List of experimental pathogens involved in the program include:
1) dermatophytin 0
4) streptococcus toxin
8) mumps antigen
10) diphtheria toxin and toxoid
12) “and so forth”
Interestingly, all of these are fungal and fungal-related. Fungal toxins are some of the most damaging to the body and the immune system. Yet none of the open literature on biological warfare mentions fungal toxins, Mycoplasma, or Borrelia spp., even though they create conditions similar to or much worse than many agents listed in open literature about biological warfare. The fact that they are omitted almost across the board with the fact they are just as devastating as the others, if not more so, is an indicator that it is probably a classified subject matter considering their virulence and destructiveness. OspA is a fungal antigen found on Borrelia burgdorferi that may have been isolated in crystalline form from Brucella. (Prison Testing Documents)
1966 – The U.S. Army’s Special Operations Division dispenses Bacillus subtilis var niger throughout the New York City subway system. More than a million people were exposed when Army operatives dropped light bulbs filled with the bacteria onto ventilation grates.
1967 – CIA and Department of Defense implement Project MKNAOMI, successor to MKULTRA and designed to maintain, stockpile and test biological and chemical weapons.
1967 – Sudden outbreak in local Long Island, NY duck population of duck virus enteritis killing large amount of duck population causing problems for local restaurants who sell the duck as a dish. Plum Island was researching and working with the duck virus around this time.
This outbreak can be tied to Plum Island with almost certainty. In FOIA Request Plum Island Reprints: 1955-Present, this list of Plum Island research activity shows there is research conducted on duck virus in The Incidence of Neutralizing Antibodies to Duck Plague Virus in Serums from Domestic Ducks and Wild Waterfowl in the USA. This was published by Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the United States Animal Health Association on January 1, 1967, Almost a year before the outbreak is publicly acknowledged.
In a New York Times Article the following year, FATAL VIRUS FOUND IN WILD DUCKS ON L.I., the article says the first case was diagnosed January the previous year on a commercial Duck Farm by 2 veterinarians, none of whom were concting the research on duck virus enteritis at Plum Island. If the Plum Island research was published on January 1, 1967, then it was most likely conducted sometime in 1966, meaning Plum Island was researching the disease right before the outbreak., which was a full blown epidemic by December 1967, as shown in the article.
1967 – the New York Times reported that 585 Air Force volunteers who had contracted food poisoning were treated with sulfa instead of penicillin in order to discover the effectiveness of the sulfa. Twenty-Five of the volunteers developed rheumatic fever in this experiment hearkening to the kind of callousness towards research subjects that was exhibited in the Nazi era.**
1969 – The Pentagon’s chief researcher asked Congress in a secret meeting for ten million dollars to develop a new weapon which would be ‘refractory’ to the human immune system and for which…”No natural immunity could have been acquired.” In other words, the victims would have a DEFICIENCY of ACQUIRED IMMUNITY. At the same Meeting Dr. MacArthur stated that his researchers were going to try to ‘mutate bacteria and viruses’ to create new microorganisms Which ‘did not naturally exist.’*
He again emphasized two classes of weapon: one to [overwhelm] and one to kill. Both would have to be on unwitting victims and the tests would be by the U.S. Public Health Agencies (i.e. The CDC and the National Institutes of Health).*
Interestingly, the time expected for creation of such organisms was 5-10 years. 5 Years later we see Lyme Disease hit Connecticut, and 10 years from this point we see AIDS in New York. Coincidence? Also discussed in this meeting was disposing of 27,000 tons of biological material in the deep of the ocean. This is highly disturbing.
1970 – Potential disastrous incident and breach of safety occurs after a car accident with a virus courier transporting virus containers to Plum Island veers off the road and flips over ejecting the live viruses into a field:
“In June 1970, a virus courier named Alfred Von Hassel was killed in a car accident on Northville Turnpike in Riverhead, thirty miles west of Plum Island, while transporting unidentified biologicals. The container- described as an aluminum case one foot wide and one foot deep, and eighteen inches tall with latches- catipulted from Von Hassel’s car on impact. It was retreived from a field abutting the road where the vehicle had flipped over.Fortunately, Leo Golisz, an off-duty Plum Island security guard, passed by the commotion and recognized the upside-down car with its U.S. GOVT marking. He identified himself to police and left the scene toting the shiny silver box of biologicals, which he brought to Plum Island. Other foreign shipments were less sturdy and wouldn’t survive such a horrendous accident- one source recalled transporting picnic coolers and leaky cardboard containers with fluid oozing out of the bottom.” ii
1970 – Plum Island research activities yields East Coast Fever: Cultivation In Vitro of Bovine Spleen Cell Lines Infected and Transformed by Theileria parva. (Plum Island Reprints: 1955-Present) Theileria Parva – a malaria-like parasite that in its structure and genome analysis is found to be remarkably similar to another parasite called Babesia, which would become another common Lyme disease co-infection, like Mycoplasma, that would be acknowledged around New England in just a few short years from now.
“Theileria parva has four chromosomes and a plastome. In 2005 the sequencing of its genome was announced. T. parva has genes that allow it to attach to white blood cell (leukocyte) membranes, enter the cells and take them over. It then activates the host cells’ mitotic pathway, and multiplies along with the host cells. When the genome of Babesia bovis, another protozoan parasite that infects red blood cells (erythrocytes) and causes Babesiosis (Redwater) in cattle, was sequenced in 2007 their genomes were found to be remarkably similar.”
First case of human Babesiosis was picked up in 1967 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, just Eastwards of Plum Island.
1971 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaims that “Plum Island is considered the safest in the world on virus diseases.” claiming there had never been any outbreaks of disease. Reality would tell us otherwise.
1973 – Plum Island research activities yields Serological Relationship of Swine Vesicular Virus and Coxsackie B5 Virus. Here is another human pathogen: Coxsackie B5 Virus - originally popping up in New York and Connecticut, in the late 1940’s early 50’s, Right before Plum Island was kicking into high gear, and Dr. Traub had already been working his Nazi magic for the United States, while at the same time being a spy for the Soviets. Coxsackie B5 is another common infection among people with Lyme disease, causing similar symptoms.(FOIA Plum Island Reprints: 1955-present)
1974 – Henry Kissinger wrote National Security Memorandum 200 in which he advised Ford that the world’s population would have to be limited as far as its growth was concerned. Such limits would require an increased death rate or decreased birth rate.*
1974 – A Plum Island employee suddenly becomes sick with an unknown illness and no indication from doctors as to the cause:
“Bruce Becker,” a safety technician… caught something. He began running a low-grade fever and became sluggish. His physician found high blood pressure and diagnosed a flulike virus, and suggested that he have his kidneys checked out. For almost a year, Becker didn’t feel like himself. Then in August 1974, his condition took a turn for the worse. Any physical exertion, however minimal, caused nodules all over his skin that took weeks, sometimes months, to disappear. Plum Island’s nurse, Frances DeCristofaro, arranged an appointment with another medical doctor, who diagnosed infection with an unknown virus. Becker sought a second opinion from a Dr. Georgeson in Riverhead; biopsy samples of the lumps were taken and the results came back negative. Perplexed, Georgeson suggested that Becker try the Leahy Clinic in Boston. When he did, there was still no confirmation. Samples of his kidneys and the lumps were taken at Riverhead Hospital and again at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson. The Leahy Clinic doctor suggested that Becker have one of his kidneys removed, though he would not tell him why. In March 1976, the Workers’ Compensation Board referred him to yet another doctor, “Tom Belford” of Greenport. After examining his patient, Dr. Belford announced, “You’re either okay or you’re not in the books.” Belford sent for tests from the CDC in Atlanta to explore the possibility of animal diseases. Becker was given two shots, and his arm blotched and swelled in both places. When he returned in April for more tests, Dr. Belford brushed his patient away. “I’m getting too much pressure,” he said. “If Georgeson wants to give you these shots, I’ll give him the serum.” The doctor would not elaborate.” ii
1975 – Another Plum Island employee suddenly becomes ill and is hushed into retirement by the USDA:
“James Robinson,” a worker in the lab glassware department, became sick in 1975 and had to retire early. The USDA offered him a 4o percent disability payment, until the union protested the settlement, stressing he had been exposed to dangerous microbes. The USDA doubled the ante to an 80 percent payment and the employee’s grievance conveniently faded away. A union leader had been filing workplace grievances for years, noting that Plum Island workers occasionally contracted severe rashes. No steps were taken by management toward amelioration.” ii
1975 – First acknowledged cases of a devastating illness [Lyme disease] hit a local town in Old Lyme, CT, swiftly and suddenly. The sudden onset of an illness indicates an incident or event that takes place rather than a gradual, natural process. Allen Steere, a doctor from Yale with the CDC came in to have a look and at first diagnosed the children with ‘Juvenile Arthritis’ and later changes this diagnosis to be from a spirochetal infection transmitted by ticks.
1975 – The virus section of Fort Detrick’s Center for Biological Warfare Research which was later renamed the Fredrick Cancer Research Facilities and overlooked by the National Cancer Institute(NCI), begins a special cancer virus program initiative conducted by the Navy, to develop cancer-causing viruses. It is here in this facility and under this program where the virologists isolate a virus to which no immunity exists. later named HTLV (Human T-cell Leukemia Virus).***
1975 – Plum Island Research activities yields Experimental Infection of White-Tailed Deer with Rinderpest. So not only were they experimenting with ticks to spread disease, but deer and perhaps other animals common to the area. It is said that ticks pick up the disease from the deer. But within this timeline you can see not only did Plum Island experiment with diseases on the local ticks from the area, but with native deer as well. (FOIA Plum Island Reprints: 1955-Present)
1976 – Deadly swine-flu kills one ARMY soldier at Fort Dix in New Jersey at the same time research is taking place between Fort Detrick and Plum Island on multiple flu viruses that jump between pigs and humans:
“Another document described a one-year project called ‘Pathogenicity and Prophylaxis of Influenza-A Viruses.’ Aimed at live and inactivated flu viruses and engineering man-made recombinant DNA flu virus strains, the research tested their effects on pigs and birds. Working on viruses that jumped between pigs and humans, they used pigs as virus production factories. Scientist Dr. Charles Campbell was able to combine human Hong Kong flu strain with a strain of swine flu (that in 1976 killed an Army soldier at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and touched off a national flu panic) and isolated a new, hybrid virus strain that had the characteristics of both. In this regard, Plum Island did not seem to fit its relatively innocuous title of “Animal Disease Center”—this work placed its actual research in a human realm. That year, President Ford authorized an emergency national flu vaccination campaign to combat this same “New Jersey” flu strain now on Plum Island.” ii
1976 – U.S. Centers for Disease Control visited most the countries identified by Kissinger as population threats and offered the populace a free vaccination against small pox. Millions received the vaccine and within five years close to sixty percent had a new disease: AIDS. A disease which, Dr. MacArthur had promised the Congressmen, refractory to the human immune system. The population who received the free vaccine had no acquired immunity to the new disease.*
1976 – Plum Island-sponsored research surfaces with the Proceedings of the US Animal Health Association yielding Experimental Infection of White-Tailed Deer with Mycoplasma mycoides Var. mycoides. Infecting the local fauna with more rare diseases. (FOIA Plum Island Reprints 1955-Present, p. 44)
1977 – Rift-Valley outbreak in Egypt, some 200,000 people are infected and 700 others die excruciating deaths. A survey of blood serum taken before 1977 proved that the virus was not present in Egypt prior to the epidemic. By 2000, rampant outbreaks of the disease have occurred in Saudi Arabia and Yemen with the virus poised to unfurl its tentacles into Europe. iv
1978 – Lack of proper containment conditions causes outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease on Plum Island Research Facility and potentially around NY- resulting in bad press. Every animal on the island had to be killed and incinerated to contain the disease outbreak. The whole island and facility had to be disinfected with lye, formaldehyde, and acetic acid. A press release directed by Plum Island head Dr. Jerry Callis downplayed its significance and danger:
“Foot-and-mouth disease has been diagnosed in cattle in a pre-experimental animal holding facility at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center,” began the press release. The first line of the release was wordsmithing at its best, patently unintelligible to people unacquainted with the science. But lines like “Authorities do not consider this a threat . . .” and “This is the first infection to occur outside the high-security laboratory. . .” and “It rarely affects humans. However, the disease could cause economic disaster . . .” made the reality slowly begin to register with weekend desk editors. Weekend or not, this was a major story to be covered.
By Sunday, Newsday had no less than four reporters on the case, phoning all over Plum Island and hunting the mainland for leads. The paper ran three successive stories that first week with increasingly ominous banners: u.s. tracking plum i. visitors, source of plum island germ leak sought, and experts probe animal disease. When the fourth Newsday story was published in as many days, the sputtering Plum Island spin machine kicked into gear. Laboratory chief Dr. Charles Campbell told a reporter, “I believe all the people here feel we’ve contained the disease.” … What began to alarm people most wasn’t the fear of being attacked by foot-and-mouth disease virus, but by other germs from Plum Island. Was this an isolated incident? ii
1978-79 – Federal investigation resulting from the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak begins. Plum Island had recently constructed several new laboratories by an outside construction company. Dr. Donald Morgan of the Emergency Disease Organization (EDO), came in to inspect the conditions at Plum Island to investigate the cause of the outbreak and who may be responsible. Severe safety violations and extremely disturbing maintenance infractions would be discovered and Plum Island Germ Laboratory was deemed unsafe for use on disease research and was ordered to be shut down until they could make conditions safe:
“Most disturbing in Wiggin’s memo was his casual admission about the most dangerous part of the facility:
The Incinerator Area. Tests of this area show that hundreds of cubic feet of air a minute from a highly potential contaminated area have been escaping.
“Another area that comes to mind would be the exhaust air from the laboratory.”
Wiggin suggested testing the 107 filter units on the roof that trapped pathogens as air exited the building. “For nearly ten years, I have recommended that these filters be tested after each change (we have the equipment on hand to do it) and have also recommended that their efficiency be improved by replacement.” He did not mention who exactly was preventing Wiggin, the chief of all plant management, from ordering a test inspection and replacement of the filters.
“It seems quite obvious the virus was transported by humans to the animals in Building 62,” he wrote, which “seem[s] to rule out transmission by aerosol all the way from [Lab] 101.” If indeed that was correct, it meant the biological safety measures were disregarded by an animal handler…”
Oddly, Wiggin ruled out the heavy construction going on on all four sides of Lab 101, particularly in the area of the incinerator. He was the federal government’s contracting officer and project liaison to Joseph Morton Company, the contractor. “I think we need to realize at least for the present our laboratory buildings are not perfect secure envelopes,” he concluded. Despite that, shutting down was not in Plum Island’s best interests. “I see little to gain and much to lose (monies, work, training, improvements, repairs, etc.) by delaying the return to normal operations. . . .”
Earlier in the day, the Lab 101 foreman, Truman Cook, and his men were busy spraying down the incinerator room with lye, even though he had been ordered the week before not to decontaminate or change any filters in the incinerator room until further notice; the investigation committee planned to inspect the area. After Wiggin learned Cook was deconning the area and attempting to change the old air filters, he told Cook to stop immediately.
The next morning, when investigators entered the incinerator charging room, they noted intense heat emanating off the sliding hatch doors and the smell of charred, rotten meat… He led an examination of the crime scene. The air intake had been blocked, and the supply intake ducts to the incinerator were jammed wide open. Outside light shined into and air flowed out of the room, a chamber that was supposed to be sealed to the outside world. A committee member pointed out lead tape applied across the latch of the emergency door, which now hung slightly ajar. Dr. Walker ordered the openings blocked at once. The filter housings had been sprayed with lye by Cook’s crew, so they couldn’t be tested. But then they spotted an unthinkable sight. “Several filter units had media improperly installed with gaps up to three-quarters of an inch,” the committee reported. That meant that at any one given time, no less than 750,000 viruses could be exiting the building, marching out side by side. When Wiggin turned on the air pressure system, the supply fan started before the exhaust fan.For the air pressure to contain germs properly within the room, it had to start in reverse order. Stunningly, the electricians had wired the safety interlock backward.
Dr. Walker paged through the incinerator log and spoke with the employee who kept it. He shook his head as he read the same static pressure number recorded for each and every kill day. Either the gauge did not function, or the worker dummied the logs. Standing over the shoulder of the log keeper, listening to him try to explain the log entries, Walker realized the numbers “had little meaning to him.” Concealing disgust, he flatly reported, “It is apparent that a knowledge of pressures is essential by someone during incineration with responsibility to maintain control of the pressure required.”
During the following week, Merlon Wiggin and his assistant climbed up onto the Lab 101 roof and inspected the 107 air-filter units. On the roof stood a mechanical garden of metal stacks that sprouted out of the black tar roof—some short and some long, some wider and taller than the men—all anchored with wire stays. As a nippy October wind swept off the Sound and crept up their backs, they heard the collective whirr of the air filter fans. If the incinerator was in bad shape, the condition of the roof was even worse. The rubber gaskets designed to seal the gaps between the air filters and roof masonry were brittle, cracked, and leaky. Some gaskets were altogether missing. The filter housings were installed in such a way as to leave openings “allowing the complete passage of air without the benefit of filtration.” It was as if someone with no training ripped an old one out and slapped a new one in, giving the task zero thought. The ductwork had holes punched into it. Replacement filters were much thinner in size than those used in years past. Wiggin’s roof tour was disturbing, and its ramifications were nothing short of terrifying.
The inside review was just as scandalous. The air pressure logbook for experiment rooms during four weeks prior to the outbreak wasn’t even dummied like the incinerator logbook—the pages were blank. Wiggin found many lab rooms way out of proper air balance and some were positive to the outside, meaning that germs were being circulated through the entire laboratory building. Bad air, “hot” with viruses, was being forced to exit somewhere. It had a choice of possibilities—through heavy paper and charcoal filters designed to catch germs or through the easier path, via gaping holes in the roof. To top it all off, he found no air filter maintenance. The rubber gaskets hadn’t been changed in nearly thirty years (when they were first installed in the early 1950s), rendering each air filter between the defective gaskets virtually useless. And they weren’t the only filters in question; some of the sewage vent filters, which strained biologicals out of animal wastes, were in poor condition, and a few were even missing. The appalling condition of the laboratory shocked Wiggin.
It became painfully clear why Wiggin’s foreman, Truman Cook, and his crew were feverishly tinkering with repairs the day before, and why they called in sick today, the day the committee began its investigation.
Try as he may, there was no way the chief engineer could bring himself to certify the blatantly porous building as safe. “Recommend that Lab 101 not be considered as a safe facility in which to do work on exotic disease agents,” Merlon Wiggin told the investigation committee, “until corrective action is accomplished.” That included smoke-testing each filter after the repairs to see if any air continued to escape.
Digesting Wiggin’s disquieting findings, Director Callis and safety officer Dr. Walker grew increasingly uncomfortable. Research experiments were backing up and a special project with the Rift Valley fever virus project was far too important to be delayed. Unwilling to accept the dire assessment, they ordered Wiggin to begin smoke tests and continued virus production and animal experiments under a pack of faulty air filters. “No new activities are expected to be taken on over the next several weeks . . .” wrote Dr. Callis in a letter to Washington, “. . . beyond those commitments already made.” In other words, on with the work. Setting off smoke bombs in the incinerator and lab rooms, Dr. Walker and Mr. Wiggin watched harmless white wisps of smoke waft through cracks, gaps, and holes, visible stand-ins for deadly germs hundreds of times smaller that were escaping. Not one of the laboratory’s 107 air filters was salvageable. All of them had to be scrapped and new mountings installed.
But well before the air filters were fixed, Plum Island scientists continued their infectious virus research, in a porous lab facility they knew was inadequate to contain the germs safely.” ii
1979 – Despite containment failures and poor practices, USAMRIID undertakes the investigation of the deadly Zagazig 501 strain of Rift Valley Fever at [Plum Island]. Producing symptoms similar to aerosolized hemorrhagic fevers such as Marburg and Ebola virus, the Army inoculates sheep that should have been destroyed as a result of the FMD outbreak with an experimental Rift Valley Fever vaccine. The experiments are conducted outdoors, in violation of the lab’s primary directive prohibiting such work. ii
1980 – Plum Island Research activities yields Experimental Transmission of African Swine Fever Virus by Ornithodoros coriaceus, an Argasid Tick Indigenous to the US. Here we have not only experiments infecting ticks, but ticks not native to New England. This is a tick from the west coast- Its range extends throughout Southern Oregon and California into Mexico. Lyme disease was found to be coming largely from the black-legged tick, but we know it also resides in other soft and hard-bodied ticks, even the Lone-Star tick, a tick that was originally from southern United States and Mexico. And here we have Plum Island Research experimenting with infecting ticks not native to the area- just five years after the onset of Lyme disease, and it is very likely that they were experimenting with Borrelia burgdorferi on ticks from non-native areas to New England, before the sudden onset of Lyme disease in 1975.
1980’s – Tests of new disabling disease pathogens somewhere in the U.S. and Canada. At the same time mystery diseases were breaking out as far away as Incline Village, Nevada St. Lawrence Seaway in Canada. The CDC and NIH were not interested in studying these mystery outbreaks whose symptoms greatly resembled symptoms of brucellosis mutated by the visna virus.*
1981 – First cases of AIDS in the United States are confirmed in homosexual men in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, triggering speculation that AIDS may have been introduced via the Hepatitis B vaccine [Simian Visna Virus in combination with Mycoplasma fermentans causing the HIV/AIDS outcome]. ***
The disease appears to have been tied back to an English sailor from the 50’s, and it is also thought that it very likely came from infected biological matter from monkeys used as the medium to grow poliovirus for the Polio vaccine. That is probably correct, as many of the polio vaccines were contaminated with Simian Visna Virus 40. However, the AIDS disease is more of an outcome rather than an actual virus. The HIV virsuses have probably been around for a long while. The idea here, is not to say that the government created it, but may have worked on it, and as the case with Lyme Disease, may have weaponized the HIV virus or the multitude of infections that create the AIDS outcome.
In other areas of this website I have covered the idea of AIDS being the result of the Simian Visna Virus and Mycoplasma fermentans. It is known that Mycoplasma is a common contaminant in vaccines. Now mixed with the Simian Visna Virus, could cause the AIDS outcome. Of course, this could have been accidental at first, however, when a disease suddenly appears of nowhere, there are some suspicions. There are people that travel to all overthe world, so it is certainly not beyond the realm of possibility to have popped up naturally. But when you start going over the history of Biowarfare, along with the secret meetings taking place, talking about creating such diseases, it becomes quite plausible and suspect as the cause and origin. Some parts, we just cannot say for sure, and it is in areas like this that I urge folks to more investigation.
1981 – Willy Burgdorfer, a researcher at the National Institute of Health, discovers the cause of the Lyme outbreak in Old Lyme, CT- a spirochete Borrelia organism yet publically known. In discovering the new pathogen- it was named in his honor – (Bb) Borrelia Burgdorferi – the causative agent of Lyme Disease. Willy Burgdorfer just so happens to be a bioweapons specialist from the NIH Rocky Mountains Lab, a well-known bioweapons lab frequently utilized by the military. Burgdorfer was also involved with the EIS (Epidemic Intelligence Service). Think of this as akin to the CIA of public health agencies, Burdorfer, as we know, was conducting experiments as far back as 1954 on using infected ticks to spread disease, including Borrelia, something he may possibly have been taught by Dr. Erich Traub.
1981 – First publicly acknowledged genetically-engineered vaccine created on Plum Island- called recombinant DNA. They created the genetically engineered vaccine for E. coli and was used on pigs at the island.
1981-1988 – It was established that Lyme Disease was a chronic, neurologic, and seronegative relapsing fever disease – hard to treat, hard to test for. This was established by the very people who would later suddenly change their findings fraudulently to put a vaccine on the market they knew would cause harm and the change was made to hide the outcome.
But what a great opportunity for the criminal factions of the system to study the long, slow, drawn-out effects of a devastating illness on millions of people. Certainly no correlation there…
1982 – Director of Plum Island, Dr. Jerry Callis suspended for two weeks without pay for safety violations – Federal law allowed shipments of foot-and-mouth disease over the mainland but is against federal law to be kept on the mainland for any extended amount of time. Only in the shipping process where it would move directly in transit to Plum Island was allowed. Dr. Callis leaves container of glass ampules filled with highly contagious Brazillian foot-and-mouth disease and related antiserum on the mainland for 3 full days before bringing it to Plum Island. “I unthinkingly left the container on the mainland. I’m not proud of it.”
“A former veteran employee remembers Callis coming back from Brazil with more than cans full of virus, and doing more than salting the germs away in the warehouse fridge. ‘The safety officer at this time was Jonathan Richmond. He was at Orient Point when Callis came back with the cans… [and Callis] opened them. Absolute safety violation. But before he opened them, Jonathan reminded him of the safety rules and regulations, and not to open them- that it must not be opened. Jonathan reported it to Washington to protect himself.” ii
Callis was eventually privately “pushed out” for his incompetence, by the USDA due to all the bad press and mismanagement, and reassigned to a position where he was not physically on Plum Island very often. Actually it was part of a retirement package.
1982 – Former Air Force Col., Cancer Doctor, and Vice President for Patient Care at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Fred Conrad is shot and killed in his office while at his desk with 6 shots to the head at close range using dum-dum bullets that cause maximum damage, killing him immediately. The murder was carried out in broad daylight during a Friday morning while his secretary was attending his office appointments. He told the secretary he had an appointment and walked into his office, mercilessly shot the doctor in the face 6 times killing him, walked out and in a calm voice told her she “may want to call a doctor” and quickly exited the building. He avoided all security cameras in his escape. Newspaper Article on Dr Conrad’s Death
It was Dr. Garth Nicolson Ph.D. writing his story in Project Day Lily where he alludes to the last conversation the doctor has was with him about the research he was conducting on sick prison guards in Texas who had come down with a sudden mysterious illness. Dr. Nicolson writes his book like fiction and changes the names and times of events, but he does say in the very beginning the story is very real. From my interpretation, It seems he alerted Dr. Nicolson about the Cancer Center administration being upset with and planning to sabotage Dr. Nicolson and his work because he was finding that the guards who came to see him all contracted an infection from a biological agent they were intentionally exposed to before testing experimental vaccines in secretive black programs at the prison for research by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), among others.
The Air Force Col. also alerted him to the system administration above the Cancer Center being upset with the Cancer Center due to the amount of lawsuits that had been filed against them at one time- giving them bad press. The murder was possibly connected to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center President at that time, Dr. Charles Lemaistre, who retired in 1996. He was never investigated for his role in the murder, but a motive has been potentially established. Dr. Lemaistre died in January of 2017. The MD Anderson Cancer Center along with it’s partner in secretive research, Baylor College of Medicine, along with notable scientist James Watson, had been conducting research on the prison system under secretive defense contracts. He was involved in the cancer virus program run by the military where his name can be seen in this document
If one understands the Bush-Nazi Connection starting back with Prescott Bush and Fritz Thyssen- who were prime funders of Hitler and the Nazi party. Then you look at Dr. Erich Traub- who was working on bioweapons development for the Nazi party. How was it conducted? Through Cancer Research:
“Everybody seemed willing to forget about Erich Traub’s dirty past—that he had played a crucial role in the Nazis’ “Cancer Research Program,” the cover name for their biological warfare program, and that he worked directly under Otto Waldmann and SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler. They seemed willing to overlook that Traub in the 1930s 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.”
1983 – More safety violations on Plum Island. Two Plum Island employees en route to Radiation Technology, Inc. in Rockaway, NJ with a container full of viruses scheduled for gamma irradiation, decided to take a two-day detour on the drive and stored the containers in their home garage overnight.
1983 – Plum Island Research activities yields Observation of Rickettsia ruminantium in Leukocytic Cell Cultures from Heartwater-Infected Goats, Sheep, and Cattle. This is another parasitic infection similar to Babesia, called Ehrlicia. Although this species is not known to infect humans, they were conducting research with Ehrlicia using ticks, and we see the emergence of an Ehrliciosis and Anaplasmosis that infects humans. Just like in 1961 we see research involving Babesia-related parasites like Theileria parva, and not long before this we see a Babesia organism infecting humans just miles away in Nantucket. The same happened with Mycoplasma. Here we find a common theme: The research of animal diseases, and the emergence of newly related diseases that infect humans through ticks with several, sudden cases popping up in the nearby areas.
Most of those experiments on weaponized strains, you can be sure are classified. But the timeline of what has been released so far matches up with the underlying argument that numerous pathogens now infecting New England and the greater United States stem from bioweapons development where the infectious agents cannot be safely contained and in many cases- like Plum Island Animal Disease Center, the research facilities are neglecting safety procedures and the labs themselves are not secure, contained, or even constructed properly. (FOIA Plum Island Reprints: 1955-Present)
1983 – Plum Island research yields Immunogenic variation among the so-called LC strains of Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides showing they have a ‘Plum Island strain’ of Mycoplasma. (Myco)plasma (myco)ides var. (myco)ides. Myco = fungal. A triple fungus organism rolled into one.
1983 – Six Plum Island workers test positive for African Swine Fever virus. They, however would not be told of their illness since the blood collection was done covertly during a routine exam.
1985-1989: U.S. sells several hundred units of bio-weapons to Iraq for use against Iran. Included in shipments were deadly anthrax plus disabling brucella agents: melitensis, suis and abortis. The latter caused “chronic fatigue” as well as disabling damage to major organs.* Some of the details would later be revealed in congressional hearings
1986 - Notable paper on the presence of Mycoplasma in vaccines, A survey of mycoplasma detection in vaccines, a good indicator that children who develop autism following a vaccination, have possibly been given a contaminated vaccine. The ability for mycoplasmal organisms to blunt the immune response has been well established and as a result, viral organisms find an opportunity and revert to live form and destroy the developing brain. This phenomenon is by no means unrecognized. Scientists have understood these qualities for well over half a century.
1986 – A report to Congress reveals that the U.S. Government’s current generation of biological agents includes: modified viruses, naturally occurring toxins, and agents that are altered through genetic engineering to change immunological character and prevent treatment by all existing vaccines.***
1986 – Edward McSweegan from the National Institute of Health corresponding with Senator Barry Goldwater. McSweegan proclaims himself A National Research Council Fellow attached to research programs carried out by the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, MD:
“Dear Senator Goldwater,
I am a National Research Council Fellow currently attached to the Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI) in Bethesda. I have been engaged in post-doctoral research for this institute for the last 22 months. In that time I have come to conclude that the Navy’s in-house research efforts are seriously misdirected, and that the funds consumed in these efforts could be better utilized in other areas
The Naval Medical Research Institute is engaged in a number of research programs. These include everything from “biotechnology” and schistosomiasis to diarrheal disease, malaria, and hyperbariac physiology. Much of this work is basic science. This type of research is essentially identical to that being done in any number of universities, federal civilian institutes, and biotech companies. So, in the face of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings deficit-cutting program, one has to ask why it is that the Navy is engaged in attempting to duplicate the research efforts of the private and federal sectors?
Nothing that is now being done at NMRI is not being done somewhere else. For example, less than 5 miles from here is the sprawling Walter Reed Army Medical Center. They are engaged in essentially the same vaccine development, and malarial and diarrheal diseases that we are working on. (Interestingly, the Army is funding most of the research we are doing.) Across the street from my office is NIH. NIH does some of the most important AIDS research in the world. Yet, the Navy has determined that it must have it’s own, independent AIDS research program. This program will be at least 5 years behind the NIH effort, and will serve only to send NMRI personnel and taxpayer money down a road already well traveled by researchers in Boston, New York, L.A., Paris, and Bethesda.” Full Document
He goes on to explain that the military branch is conducting poor, careless work. He gives examples of the gas shutting off and lab conditions being compromised, especially in working with infectious disease. It is clear he is hoping to secure funding for other groups to lead the research. It seems to be a power struggle going on within the field. McSweegan is a very suspicious individual as he seems to be engaged in numerous other phony PR ventures and discrediting tactics.
McSweegan held a top-secret security clearance for the state department from 1986 to at least 1988. From 1988-1990 He was involved in Managing USAID contracts on vector-borne and respiratory diseases in Egypt (A hotspot for biological activity, whom 10 years prior experienced a sudden epidemic of rift-valley fever that had suddenly turned to a hemorragic form), international AIDS and immunology research in India, and an EPA agreement on global warming and infectious diseases. Guest Scientist at NIH/NIDDK studying Helicobacter pylori adherence to glycolipids. Also member of the Global Virus Network which is a research organization run by public and federal health agencies.
In some later archived documents such as e-mails he is engaged in viscious harassment and threats to people in the Lyme community, and goes well out of his way to call them kooks and conspiracy nuts on his twitter account. Some of the archived e-mail interactions include him harassing Lyme sufferers, even threatening them with attacks by the Mossad. There are lawsuits filed against him for slander and defamation by the Lyme Disease Foundation (LDF, not the ALDF) and suits filed from him against them as well.
From viewing the letter and other correspondences, this man seems to play multiple roles, something commonly seen with assets, cutouts, and useful participants. Most of his interactions seem to be glued together by a few things: Phony PR stunts, Harassment, discrediting tactics, and intimidation. The letter to Senator Goldwater almost looks like a power struggle for funding going on within and perhaps between factions of the corporate medical-big pharma conglomerates, possibly with the help of foreign intelligence networks within other countries, against the U.S. Military. However, this is only speculation on my part and I only urge further investigation.
McSweegan worked for the same group (NMRI) in Bethesda, MD that employed former Nazi scientist Dr. Erich Traub 35+ years prior in conducting work on the weaponization of over 40 viruses and pathogens. There would also be suspicious correspondence some years later between McSweegan and Durland Fish, a former Plum Island scientist, talking about sending “bogus articles”, in correspondence that changes the “well-mannered” tone seen in his letter to Senator Goldwater. There would also be emails colluding with his colleagues as well as engaging in propaganda efforts with the media.
1987 – Lack of proper containment conditions at Plum Island again causes an another outbreak- Rift-Valley Fever. This time getting off the island to infect locals and causing deaths.
1987 – Plum Island Research Activities yields Susceptibility of White-Tailed Deer to Experimental Heartwater Infections. Keyword here is experimental Heartwater infections. Heartwater is a form ofEhrlicia, now a common tickborne parasite like Babesia, that now has become a common co-factor of Lyme disease. Something we didn’t have a problem with until the last few decades, at the same time when Plum Island was conducting research with all these experimental disease formulations, using ticks and deer to carry them out. What a strange coincidence…
1987 – Department of Defense admits that, despite a treaty banning research and development of biological agents, it continues to operate research facilities at 127 locations and universities around the nation.
1987 – Plum Island research activities yield “Potential arthropod vectors of African swine fever virus in North America and the Caribbean basin.” Experiments using ticks as vectors of disease, The same technique and art that Dr. Erich Traub had specialized in for the Nazis in WWII.
1988 – Plum Island Director Dr. Jerry Callis is terminated from his position, replaced by Dr. Roger Breeze, a veterinarian from Washington State University, and a native of Britain. Dr. Breeze would become infamous for cutting corners, disregarding safety and maintenance procedures, and laying off many of the scientists and personnel who had been there 30+ years. OSHA would issue no less than 139 workplace safety violations over the next 5 years. The EPA would bring legal action suits against them and heavy fines on the facility for everything from “improper handling of asbestos-containing material, sanitary landfills in violation of state standards, [to] improper management of hazardous waste”.
“Whistleblowers also called the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), telling them about employees becoming strangely ill from exposure to unknown animal viruses and bacteria. OSHA learned about the lack of a biological workplace safety program, and of inconsistent vaccine programs. The agency also learned about radioactive isotopes being handled without moniters andprotective equipment, locked emergency exit doors, and about the professional fire department being replaced with an unqualified volunteer bucket brigade.” ii
1988 – Allen Barbour, a CDC officer and former head of NIH Rocky Mountains Lab (well-known military bioweapons contractor), as well as CDC Head Barbara Johnson applies for OspA LYMErix vaccine patent. OspA and OspB are fungal antigens found on the spirochetes that stimulate TLR 2/1 receptors and more or less, turn the immune system off- the body’s natural response because of the resultant overload of cytokines when these receptors are filled. These antigens are devastating and have most likely been used to weaponize other pathogens.. It is thought these were originally taken from Mycoplasma and Brucella in a crystalline form synthesized in bioweapons labs. This would be pushed as the vaccine for Lyme Disease. It was known that Borrelia burgdorferi is the causative agent for Lyme Disease, known at this time as Lyme Borreliosis. It was known that the driving factor behind this devastating disease was the antigen OspA, a TLR 2/1 agonist that causes immunosuppression. They knew beforehand that it would fail as a vaccine through their own medical research papers- because of the mechanisms involved but they went ahead with it anyway.
1989 – grand summary published in the Infectious Disease Reviews along with other articles observing significant relationships between Lyme and MS, Lyme and ALS, Lyme and Lupus and for this reason they coined it The New Great Imitator, as Borrelia’s cousin syphilis had been previously known as an ‘imitator’
1990 – The ALDF (American Lyme Disease Foundation) is established in NYMC. This was founded by John J. Connolly and heavily funded and supported by special interest groups like Kaiser-Permanente, as well as international bankers in elite circles, Council on Foreign Relations members, and others in the medical/science conglomerate acting as a non-profit PR organization to combat Lyme Disease; writing MD training protocols and giving tuition contributions to those who sign on with their approach- knowing it was false and misleading. It was set up by a handful of cronies with the CDC and the EIS (Epidemic Intelligence Service), with cross-ownership or shareholding in several pharmaceutical companies and vector-borne research & testing monopolies. ALDF Board Pt I, ALDF Board Pt II
Interestingly enough, a little digging reveals that the founder of the ALDF, John J. Connolly, has connections to people in both the Carlyle Group as well as DynCorp. These are groups heavily involved with the Bush family, Henry Kissinger, the Middle East, and the Communist Chinese. Connolly has been director and board member of several companies like Air Methods Inc., a company involved in installing medical aircraft interiors involving people from DynCorp., as well as entertainment groups and publishing companies like Baker & Taylor LLC., ran with members of the Carlyle Group. Connolly lists himself 100% Republican but shows numerous donations to Chuck Schumer, the Democrat congressman from New York.
G. S. Beckwith Gilbert, another Founding chairman of the ALDF, is a Council on Foreign Relations Member, educated at the Rockefeller Institute specializing in cancer research, founder of a private banking firm Field Point Capital Management Co., and currently Executive Chairman of PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. Gilbert is well connected to folks in such companies and institutions as Northrop Grumman, the Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, Jp Morgan, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and several other biotech companies and investment firms.
John A. Ward III, a well connected international banker involved with American Express, Chase Manhatten Bank, U.S. Century Bank, and dozens of others. Well connected in the banking world and a heavy-hitter on Wall Street.
Emil Henry Jr., another serious player on Wall Street. Founder of Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm, managing director of the Lehman Brothers Equity firm, member of the World Economic Forum or Davos Group, a well known group within the global elite. Also a Council on Foreign Relations member.
David G. Nichols Jr., Wall-Street banker involved with Citibank, JP Morgan, Meryll Lynch, and several legal and global securities firms.
Anthony J. Walton, Council on Foreign Relations Member with connections in banking, asian investments, well connected to just about every corporate kingpin you could imagine.
David L. Weld, brother of former Governor of Massachusetts, Council on Foreign Relations member, also runs a conservation trust well known in the global elite Agenda 21-esque global initiative.
This only begs the question: What could all these big-time international bankers, Council on Foreign Relations members, Aerospace owners, and global elitists want to do with with Lyme disease? What does the Council on Foreign Relations do? What are their main initiatives? What do the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, the Carlyle Group, and Dyncorp. all have in common? I’ll let you figure that one out…
1990 – More than 1500 six-month old black and Hispanic babies in Los Angeles are given an experimental measles vaccine that had never been licensed for use in the United States. CDC later admits that parents were never informed that the vaccine being injected to their children was experimental.
1990 – The CDC published diagnosis guidelines for Lyme Disease stating that testing methods needed to look for new IgM bands due to the nature of Lyme as a relapsing fever organism that will undergo antigenic variation. As the antigens change so will the antibodies made by the immune system. The current requirement during this time is a serodiagnosis through sequential Western Blot looking for new bands.
1991 – The mad scientist from Yale Allen Steere conducts sadistic research experiment Long Term Course of Lyme Arthritis in Children somewhat akin to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, where they left syphilis untreated in African Americans just to see what it do to them when left untreated. Only in this experiment, the only difference is that they are small children and the illness is Lyme Disease, not syphilis. Allen has no problem carrying out Reich-style research with biological agents on children just to see what the outcome is, mirroring the type of callousness that would have made Dr. Traub proud. Only problem is the occasional Freudian slips let the cat out of the bag every once and a while:
“All 46 children had positive IgG antibody responses to Borrelia burgdorferi throughout the illness and on long-term follow-up. As compared with those who became asymptomatic, the children with recurrent symptoms more often had IgM responses to the spirochete and had significantly higher IgG titers (P less than 0.05). CONCLUSIONS. The course of initially untreated Lyme disease in children may include acute infection followed by attacks of arthritis and then by keratitis, subtle joint pain, or chronic encephalopathy.”
Chronic encephalopathy from Lyme disease. Chronic… Chronic…. Chronic encephalopathy. Lyme Disease-induced chronic encephalopathy. Chronic encephalopathy from a persisting Lyme Disease infection. Chronic Lyme Disease. Oh wait we can’t use that one. Science Taboo. Welcome to semantics 101. Otherwise known as word games. Don’t worry it’s not supposed to make sense. Its meant to assume that you have no ability to critically analyze information because they think you’re really stupid folks.
1991 – Erol Fikrig and Richard Flavell devised and applied for a Flagellin Antibody Method that met the criteria for a “valid” method, claiming their specific recombinant flagellin DNA detecting 17/18 patients and was 94.4% accurate. They did not use this to qualify their later patent LYMErix or otherOspA vaccine.
1991 – Plum Island research activities yields more experimentation with ticks as vectors for disease in “Experimental transmission of African swine fever virus by the tick Ornithodoros (Alectorobius) puertoricensis (Acari: Argasidae).” A technique that originated with Nazi scientist and specialist in zoonotic disease- Dr. Erich Traub who was head scientist on Plum Island in the late 1940’s and well into the 1950’s.
1991 – Dr. Shyh-Ching Lo under the D0D, files for patent on Pathogenic Mycoplasma. Just before the sudden onset of Gulf War Illness the following year.
1991 – Federal privatization of Plum Island to the Burns & Roe Services Corporation through A-76 program stating the government has to step aside when the private sector can perform the government’s nonprofessional tasks, as long as no “overriding factors” required government to keep them federalized. Previous Director Dr. Jerry Callis invoked these “overriding factors” on two occasions to prevent privatization making the case that Plum Island’s functions and its research was far too sensitive to be contracted to the private sector. Dr. Breeze did not even attempt to keep it federal, as he had much more control through private interests. This would begin a series of lay-offs, and cutting corners that would make Dr. Callis’ safety violations look like a parking ticket. The subsequent results would be nothing short of terrifying and disastrous.
1991 – Desert Storm Forces attacked by SCUDS. Several hundred thousand U.S., British and Canadian troops become ill with symptoms of mutated brucellosis. Allied attack halted immediately after attack by SCUDS. Possibly to prevent a second attack with anthrax armed SCUDS.
1991 – Hurricane Bob heads up the east coast and straight for Plum Island. Storm hits with only a handful of people on the maintenance crew, due to budget cuts. Power is knocked out, backups come online and in a short time that power source would also be knocked out. An emergency-usage undersea electrical cable could have supplied a further backup source. But because of budget cuts and not having fixed it from a previous excursion -even when told to do so- the power would go out for an indefinite amount of time. This would backup the waste disposal leaving deadly bacteria-laden sewage spilling all over the laboratory floor, This would also shut down the freezer leading to a biological meltdown of some of the Island’s most dangerous microbes previously contained through deep freeze. air-locked doors and other safety features would also be totally shut down.
At this point, containment was impossible and dangerous microbes would be carried all throughout the building and exiting into the environment. Bugs and insects were getting into the building and feeding on the intentionally infected livestock, free to exit right back into the local areas as dangerous vectors of infectious disease. Several crew members working hard to contain the meltdown had no way to radio in for help. Several of them would soon come down with flu-like symptoms similar to Lyme disease in the coming days and weeks after the event. The response by the USDA of a potential exposure was flatly denied, their own blood taken from doctors and scientists would not be released back for them to see the results, nor were they told about the results, but denied that they had contracted anything from the island. It was highly suspicious, as the men recall. The man running the island at this time- Dr. Roger Breeze, not only would he avoid being held accountable for this shameful breach of safety, he would soon be promoted to higher positions in Washington, while Plum Island Animal Disease Center would soon be recommended for an upgrade from a Biosafety Level 3 to a Biosafety Level 4 just 8 years later. ii
1992 – Plum Island research activities yields “African swine fever virus infection in the soft tick, Ornithodoros (Alectorobius) puertoricensis (Acari: Argasidae).” feeding ticks on infected pigs. Now keep in mind- the conditions at Plum island at this time were less than shameful, with major security, containment, and safety violations that resulted in a biological meltdown during Hurricane Bob, and this is the kind of activity going on that, as we have seen, can’t be safely contained. So it should be no surprise that ticks are carrying a whole veritable “Russian-doll” cocktail of exotic disease.
1992 – CDC staff including CDC head Barbara Johnson applied for 5 patents with SmithKline in Europe citing 2 separate kinds of Lyme- one making antibodies and the other not. Having one that does not make antibodies allows the pharmaceutical interests like SmithKline to commercialize the vaccination and testing methods over the antigenic variation aspect of the disease. The reality was that there was only one kind of Lyme but causing different outcomes depending upon a person’s genetic makeup and perhaps other factors.
1992 – Allen Steere of Yale and the CDC, goes to Europe and procedes to narrow the Lyme disease definition to be only the less-severe outcome producing antibodies. These produce outcomes where they only present as general arthritis and much easier to treat. The other cases would experience devastating neurological and immune suppressing Lyme and would officially be considered psychiatric cases or hypochondriacs in the following year, even though they would be much more sick than the former outcome producing antibodies.
This is the type of situation where a military program would be able to observe how a biological agent acts on a population. They can narrow down those cases who make antibodies and call that the official ‘Lyme Disease’ and let the others be called ‘psychiatric’ cases- imagining their illness, giving the criminal factions in the field free reign to study its devastating effects on the population they are supposed to protect. At the same time it gives the pharmaceutical interests and Vector-borne disease monopolies set up by the CDC/Big Pharma conglomerate who will make a massive profit.
In order to narrow the disease down for the ‘Dearborn Method’ of testing, and the reason for going to Europe- he secures high-passage strains of the disease. High-passage means it is run through several generations of mice and starts to ‘tire out’, dropping antigen plasmids (and pathogenicity) so testing using these as a standard will not pick up the active component of their future LYMErixvaccine injuries as well as 85% of Lyme cases. Richard Marconi of the NIH Rocky Mountains Lab had stated previously not to use high-passage strains due to them dropping plasmids, so antibodies made in humans would not be detected and in turn making the test ineffective. Exactly what we have with LYMErix. They used them anyway.
1992 – Published research Antibody-resistant Mutants of Borrelia bargdorferi: In Vitro Selection and Characterization done by Alan Barbour and others stating more or less that vaccination could potentially be unsuccessful due to antigenic variation among OspA and OspB – the antigens found onBorrelia burgdorferi
1992 – After the Gulf War in Kuwait, soldiers coming home start to experience debilitating but non-specific symptoms that present such as – severe headaches, chronic fatigue, joint/muscle pain, skin rashes, neurological problems, and a whole set of other symptoms. The Pentagon denied the possibility of anyone being exposed to chemical and biological weapons– denying the soldiers were ill. After this failed to satisfy the public and those suffering, they moved towards the notion that the soldiers were experiencing stress from the war and people were diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome & PTSD. The soldiers went off to fight for their country and get stabbed in the back by the criminals within the Pentagon.
1993 – Critical alarm sewage spill in laboratory Building 102 at Plum Island due to budget cuts and lack of maintenance. A plant that should have been maintained 24-hours a day as it was before privatization, it was now only tended to 10 hours a day, and this would prove inadequate. Disposal of waste had previously been done using chlorine to disinfect the sludge before being dumped into Plum Island Harbor, which eventually moves through the Long Island sound and south to the Hamptons.
To cut costs, they downgraded to UV photochemical radiation lamps- hardly effective at neutralizing dangerous bacteria and viruses from sewage disposal. As per New York State and EPA standards, the outfall of waste area is to be tested for the level of suspended solids and coliforms. Even though the coliform itself is harmless, the presence of coliform is an indicator of other harmful microbes being present in the water. Acceptable levels in water for swimming- fewer than 200 colonies per 100 ml of water sampled. Acceptable for fishing- fewer than 1000 colonies per 100 ml.Maximum legal limit for Plum Island was 700 colonies per 100 ml. Not to be any higher.
“In October 1996 and March 1997, the levels tested at 900 colonies, well over acceptable standards for swimming in the waters of the Hamptons, America’s elite summer playground. But that was the best of it. Other monthly counts ranged from 1,000 to 6,000. And during one fateful month, February 1997, Plum Island spewed out an enormous 23,000 colonies per 100 milliliters sampled- 115 times higher than the acceptable limit for swimming, 33 times higher than the island’s legally permissible limit, and 23 times higher than the fishing and boating limit. Additional documents show this was not a fluke. Back in 1990 and 1991, Plum Island’s fecal coliform counts held steady in the 2,000 range- three times the legal limit- and peaked to a shocking23,000 during four separate monthly testing periods. Plum Island has been- and still is- flushing deadly exotic animal viruses along with the standard typhoid and diptheria germs into coastal waters enjoyed by millions of people.” ii
1993 – Alan Barbour and Durland Fish publish an article titled “The Biological & Social Phemonenon of Lyme Disease” where they attempt to label those suffering from the chronic neurologic form of Lyme as hypochondriacs or mental patients. As if people just wanted to jump on the bandwagon and pretend to have chronic Lyme disease. This occurring in snyc with the LYMErix vaccine trials underway, who by the way, are illegally tested on Czech children who do not even have that strain of Lyme in the Czech Republic. This would cause severe injuries, and not only did they cause injuries, they left this out of the ‘outcome of the vaccine’ report they sent off to the FDA- which is highly illegal.
1993 – HEARING OF THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES UNITED STATES SENATE on August 5th, 1993: LYME DISEASE: A DIAGNOSTIC & TREATMENT DILEMMA featuring multiple citizens affected by Lyme Disease, Doctors who are not successful with the recommended course of antibiotics and advocate for new treatment and acknowledgement of chronic Lyme or persistent infection, and also Dr. Allen Steere, one of the perpetrators in the sudden Lyme definition change, flawed testing methods, and subsequent LYMErix vaccine failure.
Dr. Joe Burrascano, a practitioner from NY had testified about the corporate special interest groups within the Lyme Disease field, (people like Allen Steere). Some of his testimony includes:
“Thank you very much for holding this committee meeting, and again, thank you for the very nice introduction. You have heard today that there are many problems in the field of Lyme disease, and I want to address one of the core problems that you may not be aware of. Some who have called this the “Lyme disease conspiracy.” are badly flawed. They work with Government agencies to bias the agenda of consensus meetings and have worked to exclude from these meetings and scientific seminars those with ultimate opinions.
The truth, however, is that Lyme is the fastest-growing infectious illness in this country after AIDS, with the cost to society measured in the billions of dollars. It can be acquired by anyone who goes outdoors, and very often goes undiagnosed for months, years, or even forever in some patients, and can render the patient chronically ill and even totally disabled despite what this core group of physicians refers to as “adequate” therapy…
Following the lead of this group of physicians, a few State health departments have now begun to investigate, in a very threatening way, physicians who have more liberal views on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment than they do. And indeed, I have to confess that today I feel that I am taking a personal risk, a large one, because I am stating these views publicly, for fear that I may suffer some repercussions despite the fact that many hundreds of physicians and many thousands of patients all over the world agree with what I am saying here today.
Full Hearing PDF
1993 – Dr. Garth Nicolson Ph.D., and his wife Dr. Nancy Nicolson Ph.D., told their story in PROJECT DAY LILY conducting research at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX on this unknown illness affecting so many soldiers, many of whom were top military personnel, and found that most of them had been infected by a biological agent known as Mycoplasma fermentans incognitus as well as Brucella, Coxiella, and others similar to Borrelia burgdorferi – Lyme Disease. Many of them had multiple overlapping infections.
For their research Dr. Nicolson & his wife were both met with harsh criticism and extreme resistance from the cancer center administration and a handful of colleagues. They even endured several attempts on their lives by poisonings and exposure to deadly pathogens. Dr. Nicolson and his wife would pay a big price in academic endeavors, akin to an actor or artist being blackballed by Hollywood or the music industry for not ‘playing ball’, all for wanting to help the great men and women of our military.
Dr. Nicolson was eventually fired for his work on Mycoplasma by Dr. Charles LeMaistre, the head of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In an article by the Houston Press, more was revealed. According to Dr. Nicolson, the reason why LeMaistre wanted the Nicolsons to stop their work was because he was directly involved in the problem. Dr. Charles Lemaistre has strong connections to the Bush family, James Baker III, the Carlyle Group, and the biotech company involved in making vaccinesfor the military- Tanox BioSystems Inc., founded by Nancy Chang, a microbiologist from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. LeMaistre had a fairly big involvement, possibly through investments. Dr. Lemaistre is also well connected to people like Henry Kissinger and Nancy Chang also has connections to the Bush family, James Baker III and the Carlyle Group, the Chinese, as well asHenry Kissinger. Dr. Shyh Ching-Lo, the man who patented Pathogenic Mycoplasma, was also a member of Tanox BioSystems Inc. In the article by the Houston Press, Dr. Nicolson hints at these interests being directly involved in selling the Iraqis Biological weapons in the 80’s as well as creating the vaccines for troops. Of course, the news article goes well out of their way to make it sound like a conspiracy theory, but through sites like Relationship Science, you can clearly see just how connected all these folks are.
1994 – A town nearby Houston in Hunstville, TX experiences a rapid onset of cases of ALS, MS, and Chronic Illness with a number of deaths resulting. Dr. Nicholson starts research on testing and treating these individuals and find that most of them are infected with Mycoplasma fermentans incognitus which had been patented by the Department of Defense and scientist Dr. Shyh Ching-Lo just a few years prior. A FOIA requested document reveals a whopping 42 deaths in one town in just a short period of time. It lists only 1 death from Mycoplasma fermentans incognitus. However, with the other deaths being listed as ALS, cancer, heart-related, or cause unknown, this can easily be attributed toMycoplasma, because these are all by-products of Mycoplasma infections.
At the time, it was suspected by Dr. Nicolson and a number of colleagues that the sudden illness was the result of inhumane testing by Baylor College of Medicine and the National Cancer Institute in the Texas prison systems in the late 60’s and early 70’s research conducted through defense contracts in black programs that had now made its way into the community. In Project Day Lily, Dr. Nicolson alludes to having been confirmed correct in his assumption when years before the slain Air Force Col. had hinted to him that he was right on target with his work testing for and treating patients forMycoplasma fermentans incognitus. The research was conducted by the medical sector for the defense department and able to test on American citizens without legal punishment by using a loophole called Title 50 code 1520. This fell under War and National Defense: allowing tests on human subjects with chemical and biological agents. Although it had been repealed in 1997, the tests are still able to go on legally, due to a loophole wehereby the tests can be continued in times of War or National Emergency. We have been under some form of wartime or national emergency since the 70’s
1994 – Senator John D. Rockefeller issues a report revealing that for at least 50 years theDepartment of Defense has used hundreds of thousands of military personnel in human experiments and for intentional exposure to dangerous substances. Materials included mustard and nerve gas, ionizing radiation, psychochemicals, hallucinogens, and drugs used during the Gulf War.
1994 – Dearborne Conference – Yale Doctor & CDC Official Allen Steere puts forward his fraudulent shift narrowing Lyme Disease by changing the definition of the disease from a growing, relapsing fever disease that cannot be treated easily and hard to test for- to a small insignificant, rare disease that is easily cured with a round of antibiotics. He was referring to the 15% or so who made antibodies to fight the infection These cases were suffering from the same illness but able to respond due to their fortunate genetic predisposition- while the other majority face a devastating illness with immunosuppression- and not adequately fighting the infection.
Also changed are the testing standards making the cutoff levels more difficult to obtain positive results. Before where a positive only needed 3 bands for 41, Allen Steere & Co. raised the bar to 5 for 41 claiming it would more accurately pick up their ‘new definition’ of Lyme disease, or the 15% who make antibodies and the other 85% would be thrown into the ‘Social Phenomenon of Lyme’ fraudthat Alan Barbour and Durland Fish (former employees at Plum Island, University of Texas, NIH Rocky Mountains Bioweapons Lab) proposed in a fraudulent medical paper put out the previous year. The testing companies doing all the testing would be coming from the same criminals in their own companies- Corixa, Imugen, L2 Diagnostics of Yale- all of which Allen Steere and the many others involved in this scam were owners, partners, or employees of.
This sudden Lyme disease definition change was met with criticism by numerous attendees from labs all over the country attending the conference as it had previously been understood that this is a relapsing fever organism which can be highly complicated to treat and caused immunosuppressive outcomes in many of those cases leading to severe physical and neurological problems. A dangerous disease that can cause death and cancer-like outcomes. Contributors and attendees of the conference say Steere’s proposal ran about anywhere from an 8% to 22% accuracy rate. Even partner-in-crime Gary Wormser reported that this method missed up to 85% of cases. But they pushed it through anyway and it would become the standard for all medical centers and insurance company guidelines. And doctors from that point on would buy into the ‘Social Phenomenon of Lyme’ fraud that the 85%, who are much more sick, are only psychiatric cases and it is “all in their head” – Much like the Pentegon did just one year before with the Mycoplasma exposure on the Gulf War veterens, as well as the coverup on the Hunstville Mystery Illness resulting from illegal tests by the M.D. Cancer Center (through University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine). Must be a coincidence…
It is also interesting to note that in Alan Barbour’s research paper Antibody-resistant Mutants of Borrelia bargdorferi: In Vitro Selection and Characterization, this research was carried out by Alan Barbour for the University of Texas, NIH, and NIAI, the same institutions that partnered with Baylor College of Medicine, to engage in the illegal Mycoplasma testing on the Texas prison system:
From the Departments of “Microbiology and *Medicine, University of Texas Health Science
Center, San Antonio Texas 78284; the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine,
232000 Vihius, Lithuania; and the Laboratory of Microbial Structure and Function, National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana
This work was supported by U.S. Public Health Service grant AI-29731 to A. G. Barbour, a L. B. F.-Hartz
Fellowship grant to A. S.adziene, and a Biomedical Science Grant from the Arthritis Foundation to P. A. Rosa.
Address correspondence to Alan G. Barbour, Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Health Science Center”
Of course, it does not mean that all of University of Texas, NIH, NIAID, or Baylor College of Medicineis bad. I point this out to show that the criminal factions of the system were using these outlets to carry out their illegal programs, so if a program continues on, from say Mycoplasma to Borrelia burgdorferi, you would look to trace the people involved to where the programs were carried out. It is possible that the Mycoplasma development continued on with Borrelia burgdorferi and LYMErix, and the link between the two might be Alan Barbour, as well as Edward McSweegan who was working at NIH and NIAID. These are people that need to be investigated, as well as Allen Steere, Gary Wormser, Durland Fish, Barbara Johnson, and several others. Using their own published research we can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they knowingly committed fraud and other serious crimes when they knew the nature of Borrelia burgdorferi and the antigens but then fraudulently changed the definition, testing methods, and put out LYMErix. The question is: Why are they being protected from prosecution?
One has to wonder how LYMErix was able to hit the market when these so-called ‘institutions of Public Health’ funded and published this information long before LYMErix hit the market. Unless this was just part of more covert, illegal testing programs set up in the name of hospitality and science research, the same type of behavior that started with Tuskegee Syphilis Study. First it was the syphilis study in blacks. Then it was Mycoplasma on Texas prisoners and gulf war vets. Now Borrelia burgdorferi on everyday people like you and me. See how destructive patterns of behavior never seem to resolve themselves, but instead only get worse and worse? Yes, Its much like an addiction spinning out of control. University of Texas carrying out the illegal Mycoplasma studies on prisoners. The same type of immoral research would be utilized on New Englanders as Plum Island research was engaging in numerous studies utilizing both deer and ticks as vectors. Same with the NIH Rocky Mountains Lab. Perhaps they didn’t purposefully let out Borrelia burgdorferi, but perhaps they did. Look at our track record up to this point. Look at the amount of carelessness in safety procedures, which is nothing short of stunning. And what’s the old adage in elite circles: “Never let a good crisis go to waste!”
LYMErix, given the research they already had indicating its failure to succeed as a vaccine- seems to be nothing more than a weaponized, vaccine trial-run on the American public. A trial run that ended with the vaccine pulled off the market just 4 years after its release, and many people left with injuries. But maybe they’re all mental patients like the Gulf War vets?
1995 – Lab 257 at Plum Island closes due to budget costs and problems with safety.
1996 – Plum Island research yields Artificial feeding of ixodid ticks feeding ticks on the Babesia-like parasite Theileria parva. No end to infecting ticks with exotic diseases in a totally non-containable facility that has disregarded safety from the day of its inception.
1997 – Department of Health and Human Services granted patent Human Herpes Virus-6 (HHV-6): Isolation and Products. This would be one such virus reactivated by OspA immune suppression, as well as a new moneymaker for the health agencies and a potential military weapon. A patent for a virus reactivated by the mechanism of a former patent, OspA, just a few years later. No kidding…
1997 – Alan Barbour and partner in research Wolfram Zuckert put out article New tricks of tick-borne pathogen openly admitting that LYMErix is an experimental vaccine using OspA because they have no idea what it does. Regarding the LYMErix vaccine componant:
“the authors found an almost bewildering array of duplicated lipoprotein genes, unique to Borrelia spp. and of unknown function. These genes are located on extrachromosomal stretches of DNA called plasmids. One of the lipoproteins, OspA, has already been crystallized and structurally characterized, and it is undergoing human field trials as a vaccine against Lyme disease, although no one yet knows what it does.”
1997 – Office of Biosafety report from Colorado and Canada on Borrelia burgdorferi lists damning evidence and bombshell information showing in this report that there were 45 laboratory acquired infections and 2 deaths resulting from accidental exposure working with Borrelia burgdorferi in laboratories up to 1976. You have to figure that a death from Borrelia burgdorferi probably takes some time to manifest and that 45 lab accidents would happen over the course of many years. This means that they were working with Borrelia burgdorferi in laboratories during and well before the outbreak in 1975.
1998 – LYMErix vaccine is released to the public as the vaccine for Lyme disease, even though their genetically engineered OspA vaccine would, in many cases, cause the condition they were vaccinating against. Many injuries and lawsuits would result, eventually leading toGlaxoSmithKline having to pull it from the market. It had caused injuries in the trial runs, but they fraudulently wiped off the injuries from their findings before submitting the results to the FDA. Massive crimes. And the public would soon pay a great price.
1998 – Dr. Garth Nicolson gives his testimony on Gulf War Illness as Mycoplasmal infection to U.S. Senate Special Oversight Board for Department of Defense Investigations of Gulf War Chemical and Biological Incidents.
1998 – Young researcher Megan M. Blewet puts forward data-backed evidence showing acorrelation between Lyme disease and MS on maps showing cases of death from both Lyme and MS and they happen to almost match up with each other in striking similarity.
1999 – Numerous adverse reactions start to surface from those who got the LYMErix vaccine. Numerous whistleblowers start coming out to expose the injurous LYMErix vaccine and all the fraud involved. One of them- Kathleen Dickson, a former Pfizer chem analyst, among others.
1999 – President Bill Clinton signs executive order 13139 “Improving Health Protection of Military Personnel Participating in Particular Military Operations,” making it a mandatory order for military to receive experimental vaccines not approved by the FDA
1999 – Veterans told “Pay for your own treatment“. in regards to Gulf War Illness and any other exposure to a biological agent.
1999 – Russian Bioweapons expert Ken Alibek, who defected to the United States shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union publishes memoir Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World - Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran it. In this book, he tells his story as the head of Biopreparat, a Russian Bioweapons Facility weaponizing anthrax, smallpox, plague, marburg, among others. I don’t believe he told us the whole story as the U.S. Government would probably not allow it. These kinds of books have to be OK’d by military and intelligence and if there is anything relating to classified work in the U.S. Programs, which I am sure there are, it has to be taken out before publishing. That is probably the reason you don’t see much on bacterial and fungal diseases in bioweapons books from insiders, only viruses. The gems are probably in the fungal, bacterial, and rickettsial realms.
However, he does leave us with some key information regarding drug-resistant diseases. He talks about one of the jobs in bioweapons was to genetically engineer pathogens in such a way to be resistant to antibiotics as well as being able to overtake vaccines. He says they were very successful in this objective. So, the idea that illnesses having resistance to antibiotics is a natural evolution of overusing them may not be correct. But the engineering of more devastating diseases through genetic engineering may be the reason we see a rise in antibiotic resistant disease.
Another interesting bit of information he leaves us with is at the end of the book. He talks about the Russian bioweapons program and he says he sees some of their work published indicating that they did not end their bioweapons program. he talks about them using genetic engineering to create a chimera virus. That is, many viruses all rolled into one. He says creating a chimera out of a virus is harder than on bacteria. This started on a virus called vaccinia, where they were inserting other genes into vaccinia. This is a scary prospect and the implications of which are very alarming to think of what these non-natural, genetically engineered, weaponized chimera organisms could do if released. He says, publicly they say all of this is for good work and not for weapons, but he believes this is a lie because they are publishing work talking about preserving virulence and what kind of good work seeks to preserve the virulence of an illness? I also believe he is correct that their claim- saying that it is meant for good- is a lie, and I know we have also been creating such chimera organisms. Plum Island has published research with such techniques.
Back in 1994, research titled Vaccines Prepared from Chimeras of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) Induce Neutralizing Antibodies and Protective Immunity to Multiple Serotypes of FMDV emerges in the research reprints. This may look benign, but you can be sure they have conducted dozens of experiments in a classified setting where they made some of the most terrifying pathogenic organisms. And this is not contained to only a virus, but they can engineer chimeras made of fungus, bacteria, and rickettsial diseases. (FOIA Plum Island Reprints 1955-Present)
Going further, we look at the current state of Lyme disease, and the organism is equipped with serious mechanisms of fungal origin. The OspA antigen is a lipoprotein of fungal origin. These work to turn the immune system off by filling the TLR 2/1 receptors, which generate a cytokine storm and because this overload would normally kill you, the immune system has to turn off and tolerate them, and in the process latent viruses turn back on, and the reactivation of latent diseases was another area of research they were studying. This OspA, seems like the perfect weapon. This is genetically engineered and probably added to Borrelia burgdorferi. If so, this is an absolutely diabolical creation, and they used this as a vaccine for Lyme disease, which is just unreal, all while they were writing science papers claiming they had no idea what it does. But rest assured folks, they know exactly what it does.
1999 – Four cases of West Nile virus surface in four individuals near Long Island, along with local horses having violent seizures also indicating exposure and infection. This occurring right nearby Plum Island Germ Laboratory. horses eventually test positive for West-Nile Virus- which had not been seen in North America up to this point. It was however, stored on Plum Island before this outbreak. The outbreak transferred to the bird population and large amounts of birds were found dead around the area. More outbreaks exceedingly close to the Plum Island Laboratory, what else is new? Oh and I forgot to add… with a biological agent that was being worked on as far back as 1985. You can’t make this stuff up folks! What are the chances…
2000 – A July 2000 DEC [Department of Environmental Conservation] inspection report uncovered what it called very troubling environmental pollution on Plum Island, including solid waste, incinerator, hazardous waste, and sewage discharge violations- the same multiple infractions for which the EPA had cited Plum Island a decade ago. Not surprisingly, the USDA hadn’t bothered to ameliorate the mess. New York State Attorney General Dennis Vacco filed a lawsuit against Plum Island, and Vacco’s spokesman scolded Plum Island: “If the federal government doesn’t follow environmental rules, who does?” In a June 2001 court-approved consent order, the USDA admitted violating three sewage effluent limitations. It exceeded permitted discharge by over 39,000 gallons daily and flushed out high fecal coliform levels (the dangerous barometer of other toxic animal viruses and bacteria) to the tune of 60,000 gallons a day. Once again, Plum Island agreed to stop fouling the water. Six months later, not much had changed. In December 2002, the National Resources Defense Council listed Plum Island second on its “Dirty Dozen” roll of the twelve. ii
2000 – Miguel Lizano publishes damning Lyme disease information the Kaiser Papers, detailing the corruption in Big-Pharma group Kaiser-Permanente, a group made of many folks in the CDC, ALDF, NIH, and other public health agencies. These publications involve their work on Lyme disease and what they really think.
2000 – Letter surfaces from a Dr. Michael Schwartz, M.D. describing his early experience contracting Lyme disease and being referrred to Dr. Steere. He relates a long story of how Dr. Steere callously disregards his suffering, tells him treatment is hopeless, refuses to give him antibiotics, tells him to schedule check ups to “observe” his condition, with no intention of treating him or attempting to get him well. Dr. Schwartz’s anger towards Dr. Steere is not unfounded. How could you not want to “punch the guy in the face” for treating you like a lab rat? That’s the problem with these folks. They think morality is a relative concept. They think that, since the “science way” says there is “no God”, that right and wrong is only a relative concept, that moral ground is all what you make it to be. Wrong.
This type of indifference to public health and well-being, allowing an infection to destroy someone right before your very eyes, is being carefully disguised as “science research”. But make no mistake about it, there is no real useful applications in medical treatment for having this done. It’s a smokescreen folks. A smokescreen to have you believe it is for the betterment of medical research when it’s really just being studied as a weapon, and the damage it can unleash as such.And they want to play these games with everyone saying “the more we understand about the disease the closer we can get to a cure.” Bullshit. Total and complete bullshit. They have no intention of solving this problem that was most likely created through weaponizing natural bacteria in horribly unsafe facilities.
How much time do you think they spend on finding a treatment to KILL this diabolical agent vs. studying what it can do in a population, the effects it has on our body, how it acts in vectors and animals, how it’s transported and delivered to the victim? Take a long look at the data you’ll see what I’m talking about.
And as usual, you’ll probably see some idiot come up with an excuse for watching Lyme disease destroy a handful of innocent children’s lives, to justify it to themselves, so it seems like a logical explanation. But what happens when more evidence comes in showing that Mad Allen has been at this for a very long time? That other folks have been told “there is nothing you can do about this disease, so do not, and I repeat, do not take antibiotics or attempt to treat it.” What then? So in exhibit A we have a published journal of Medicine where the man admits to the world “I watched an infection destroy a handful of children’s lives and did nothing about it.” What happens when, on top of that, we have a distinguished psychologist, Dr. Michael Schwartz M.D., writing a letter to describe his experience with Dr. Steere early on when Lyme disease was just starting to make headlines, and Dr. Schwartz is told by Mad Allen, “not to take antibiotics and refrain from treating it because you can’t get rid of it.“
Strangely, within a few years from the experience Dr. Schwartz has wih Steere, they suddenly do a complete 180 and push the idea that “one month of antibiotics is sufficient and you’ve been cured” So Dr. Steere, which one is it? Maybe he was being half truthful in the original position, but not for goodness sake, for another agenda. And at the very least, there is a serious agenda here involving Lyme disease, tick-borne illness, vaccination, science research, and biodefense. And rest assured folks, public health fits nowhere within those priorities.
2001 – FDA grants a hearing to review the safety of LYMErix. Kathleen Dickson and others testify about the fraud in the testing as well as the dangerous LYMErix vaccine.
Kathleen Dickson, a former Pfizer chem analyst turned whistleblower, would go on to form Truth Cures, an organization to expose the LYMErix vaccine, the Dearborne testing and definition changes to Lyme disease, and explains in detail, all the massive crimes committed by the Steere camp and the ALDF (American Lyme Disease Foundation), in one PDF called the Charge Sheets. She made an additional YouTube video called Lyme Cryme. The Lyme crooks would relentlessly persecute, discredit/slander, and viciously go after her for exposing the fraud and crimes committed.
2001 – New York Gala honors EIS (Epidemic Intelligence Services) officers and celebrate 50 years of EIS and the numerous “disease detectives”. Among the EIS officers, we find scientist Allen Steere, EIS officer since 1973. Allen and the rest of the EIS squad is honored by a handful of fols from the vaccine cabal network, everyone from Pfizer to AstraZeneca, The World Bank, several cancer research foundations, cell phone & internet giants, even Central Intelligence made an appearance wearing their “oh-so science” outfit SAIC (Science Applications International Corporations) (just reverse SAIC and you have CIAs – They like to spell it out for you. This is a well known front group within communications and internet industry- Anyone with enough research behind them remembers SAIC as the internet provider and host to the Heavans Gate cult in 1997, the science/internet/smart-gadgets wing of the CIA, who is responsible, along with DARPA, for implementation of exotic technologies)
2001 – Pakistani Al Qaeda member and nuclear physicist Bashiruddin Mahmood is turned over by Pakistani authorities and all assets seized. Among his property, A dossier on Plum Island Animal Disease Center is is found:
“After Pakistan arrested Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood and U.S. forces secured the Kabul perimeter as part of the Afghanistan phase of America’s war on terrorism, CIA and U.S. Army commandos stormed Mahmood’s
Kabul residence and the offices of Tameer-e-Ummah. Inside, they found copies of books he authored, with disturbing titles such as ‘Mechanics of the Doomsday’ and ‘Life After Death, and Cosmology and Human Destiny’,
which contained the following prediction: “During the autumn of 2000–2001, due to the high energy solar cycle and its impact on people, certain crazy actions are likely to happen.” Then they uncovered some very incriminating raw material. One item was a diagram of a helium balloon designed to release large quantities of anthrax spores into the atmosphere. Another was a large document titled “Bacteria: What You Need to Know.” And a hefty file folder contained a bundle of papers from an Internet search on anthrax vaccines.
Then there was a dossier. It contained information on a place in New York called the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. There was even a New York Times article in the dossier about this island.” ii
2002 – Dr. Garth Nicolson testifies again to the COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM AND OVERSIGHT Subcommittee on Human Resource and Intergovernmental Relations UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES regarding Gulf War Illness and the problems it has created in the U.S.
2002 – LYMErix vaccine is pulled off the market due to the injuries and lawsuits, and not to low sales, as pushed by the media and others. But alas, no one would be held accountable,
2002 – six more safety violations handed to Plum Island by OSHA along with security concerns:
“OSHA returned, again, to Plum Island and cited the contractor for at least six workplace safety violations, including repeat infractions all too familiar now: poor handling of hazardous materials, inadequate training in blood-borne pathogens, and no radiation hazard training. At this writing, a second laptop computer is missing from inside the biological containment area, one that according to sources contains laboratory experiment data. The DHS is investigating yet another sensitive computer believed to be stolen. And in yet another instance of history repeating itself on Plum Island, there were two power outages, each multiple hours long, in December 2002. The emergency power generators failed, and the ever-vigilant Plum Island safety office attempted to seal containment doors with ordinary duct tape to keep germs from escaping. Although three employees were marooned inside biological containment areas until power could be restored, one scientist referred to the tape-up job as “standard operating procedure.” ii
2003 – Internal Court Documents reveal a University of New Mexico (UNM) researcher/student accidentally gets pricked by a needle contaminated with Anthrax:
“In mid-2003, a University of New Mexico (UNM) researcher was jabbed with an anthrax-laden needle. The following year, another UNM researcher experienced a needle stick with an unidentified (redacted) pathogenic agent that had been genetically engineered.”
2003 – President George W. Bush hands control of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center to be run by Homeland Security with much tighter security- or so they say… This is followed up with a report by the GAO as well as a hearing on Bioterrorism and assessment of vulnerability and concern over the safety conditions and security at Plum Island.
2003 – CIA declassified assessment report titled The Darker Bioweapons Future shows just how serious the advancement of disease is becoming through biotechnology research, admitting, more or less, there is no way to stop terrorists or hostile nations from developing devastating bioweapons through biotechnology and stating:
“The effects of some of these engineered biological agents could be worse than any disease known to man.”
“The genomic revolution is pushing biotechnology into an explosive growth phase. Panelists asserted that the resulting wave front of knowledge will evolve rapidly and be so broad, complex, and widely available to the public that traditional intelligence means for monitoring WMD development could prove inadequate to deal with the threat from these advanced biological weapons.”
“Australian researchers recently inadvertently showed that the virulence of mousepox virus can be significantly enhanced by the incorporation of a standard immunoregulator gene, a technique that could be applied to other naturally occurring pathogens such as anthrax or smallpox, greatly increasing their lethality.”
“Indeed, other biologists have synthesized a key smallpox viral protein and shown its effectiveness in blocking critical aspects of the human immune response.”
“Growing understanding of the complex biochemical pathways that underlie life processes has the potential to enable a class of new, more virulent biological agents engineered to attack distinct biochemical pathways and elicit specific effects, claimed panel members. The same science that may cure some of our worst diseases could be used to create the worldís most frightening weapons .”
2004 – Plum Island Research activities yields Replication of a novel subgenomic HCV genotype 1a replicon expressing a puromycin resistence gene in Huh-7 Cells which details the creation of a genetically engineered antibiotic-resistant mutant of HCV (Hepatitis C Virus). The research is conducted with a Dr. Eckard Wimmer of Stony Brook University and scientist on the Plum Island Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Unit, listed on the bottom of the first page.
Most alarming is the research clearly stating the goal of creating antibiotic-resistence in aconstructed mutant of Hepatitis C Virus. As Ken Alibek stated previously in his book Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World- Told From Inside by the Man who Ran it, talks about the creation of chimera organisms as bioweapons research masquerading as benign science and medical research, he would talk about finding medical research where in the articles they are talking about preserving virulence. And the idea here is that there is no need to preserve virulence unless you are weaponizing a disease. The same applies here, where the creation of antibiotic resistence is nothing short of weaponization
2004 – Department of Homeland Security announces that work formally carried out by Plum Island Animal Disease Center on highly infectious diseases like Rift-Valley Fever, Foot-and-Mouth Disease, among many others, will be extended in to ‘academic settings in universities and other institutions. Over the next few years accidents and exposures will skyrocket, due to inexperience and the same disregard for safety we saw at Plum Island in previous years.
2004 – More bad press for Plum Island when Department of Homeland Security confirms two separate incidents of an outbreak of highly infectious Foot-and-Mouth disease on Plum Island Animal Disease Center on June 24 and July 19. The New York Times runs the story “Disease Outbreak on Plum Island”. And just like the Foot-and-Mouth disease outbreak in the late 70’s, this was downplayed by the Plum Island Officials, who have a serious track record with lying, denying, and covering up gross negligence, security breaches, and safety violations.
2004-2005 – internal court documents from suits filed by the Sunshine project reveal a serious lab accident at the Medical University of Ohio occurred that resulted in exposure to one or more workers by an aerosolized form of [Valley Fever]:
“At the Medical University of Ohio in late 2004, a researcher was infected with Valley Fever (Coccidioides immitis), a BSL-3 biological weapons agent. The following summer (2005), a serious lab accident ocurred that resulted in exposure of one or more workers to an aerosol of the same agent.”
2005 – Follow up assesment by the GAO on concerns and saftey at Plum Island
2005 -Potential slip-up in an Associated Press story about a massive research site to study biological agents in San Antonio, listing Lyme disease as a potential biowarfare agent:
“SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The $10.6 million Margaret Batts Tobin Laboratory Building will provide a 22,000-square-foot facility to study such diseases as anthrax, tularemia, cholera, lyme disease, desert valley fever and other parasitic and fungal diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified these diseases as potential bioterrorism agents.”
That would be a totally accurate statement as fungal and parasitic diseases pose a much greater threat to us than viruses. But of course, AP has since removed the original article
2005 – Internal court documents in suits filed by the Sunshine project reveal disturbing research conducted at the University of Iowa:
“In February 2005, Researchers at the University of Iowa performed genetic engineering experiments with Tularemia bacteria without permission. These experiments included mixing genes from tularemia species and introducing antibiotic resistance.”
2005 – Internal court documents in suits filed by the Sunshine project reveal a lab worker at theUniversity of Chicago punctured their skin with an infected instrument contaminated by a BSL-3 select agent. Possibly a needle contaminated with either anthrax or plague:
“the University of California at Berkeley received dozens of samples of what it thought was a relatively harmless organism. In fact, the samples contained Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, classified as a BSL-3 bioweapons agents because of its transmission by aerosol. As a result, the samples were handled without adequate safety precautions, until the mistake was discovered. Unlike nearby Oakland Children’s Hospital, which previously experienced an anthrax mixup, UC Berkeley never told the community.”
2005 – internal court documents from suits filed by the Sunshine project reveal that laboratory workers at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill were exposed to Tuberculosis:
“In March 2005, lab workers at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were exposed to Tuberculosis when the BSL-3 laboratory’s exhaust fan failed. Due to deficiencies in the lab, a blower continued to operate, pushing disease-laden air out of a safety cabinet and into the room. An alarm, which would have warned of the problem, had been turned off. The lab had been inspected and approved… one month earlier.”
2005 – internal court documents from suits filed by the Sunshine project reveal that the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is conducting experiments and dangerous research creating genetically engineered, drug-resistant pathogens:
“Restricted experiments are experiments utilizing recombinant DNA that involve the deliberate transfer of a drug resistance trait to select agents that are not known to acquire the trait naturally. Select agents, which include anthrax and plague, are biological agents and toxins having the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety.
2005 – Internal court documents from suits filed by the Sunshine project reveal disregard for safety by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory resulting in anthrax exposure, just after a suit had already been filed against them for unauthorized experiments on infectious diseases:
” In August-September 2005, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was responsible for an anthrax release… The HHS Office of Inspector General alleged that LLNL transferred vials of anthrax to two laboratories located in Florida and Virginia. During the transfers, anthrax was released from the approximately 4,000 shipped vials. Five workers were exposed to anthrax while unpacking the shipments and required treatment with the antibiotic Cipro for a week. As a result of this incident, CDC suspended all transfers on select agents, and Livermore Lab issued a full stand-down of select agent work. CDC sent LLNL a list of 29 points that need to be addressed… The [Office of Inspector General] specifically alleged that Livermore Lab violated the transfer requirements of the select agent regulations by failing to comply with the applicable shipping and packaging laws when transferring a select agent. In addition the [Office of Inspector General] also alleged that LLNL failed to comply with security and access requirements by allowing an individual not authorized to have access to select agents to package the shipment of anthrax, and that NNLN’s Responsible Official- the individual designated by Livermore Lab with the authority and control to ensure compliance with the select agent regulations- failed to ensure compliance with the shipping and packaging requirements of the select agent regulations.
2005 – Internal court documents from suits filed by the Sunshine Project reveal more exposures to tuberculosis, this time at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York:
“In December 2005, three lab workers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York City were exposed (seroconverted) to the tuberculosis bacterium following experiments in a BSL-3 (Biosafety Level 3) laboratory. The experiments involved a MAdison aerosol chamber, the same device used in the [following] 2006 experiments resulting in the Texas A&M Brucella case, again underscoring the additional risks of research involving deliberate aerosolization of biological weapons agents.
2005-2006 – Internal court documents from suits filed by the Sunshine Project reveal highly disturbing safety violations involving the handling of the Ebola virus in an insecure setting:
“At the University of Wisconson at Madison in 2005 and 2006, researchers handled genetic copies of the entire Ebola virus (called full length “cDNAs”) at [Biosafety Level 3], despite the fact that the NIH guidelines require handling at [Biosafety Level 4] because the genetic constructs had not been rendered incapable of producing live virus. The University of Wisconson at Madison Institutional Biosafety Commitee reviewed and approved this research despite federal guidelines to the contrary. The problem was not detected by NIH. On the contrary, NIH funded the research.
2006 – Internal court documents from suits filed by the Sunshine project reveal more safety violations and lack of security, this time at Texas A&M:
“Three Texas A&M University biodefense researchers were infected with the biological weapons agent Q Fever in 2006. The infections were confirmed in April of that year, but Texas A&M officials did not report them to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as required by law. Instead, Texas A&M officials covered the infections up until now, illegally failing to disclose them despite freedom of information requests dating back to October 2006.”
This is in addition to a previous exposure to Brucella. All incidents are witheld from the public. The lab is then subsequently ordered shut down by the CDC.
2006 – Department of Homeland Security announces Plum Island Animal Disease Center not on renovations list to be rebuilt while a new site to study infectious disease is being looked at.
2007 – Article out of The Guardian I am Creating Artificial Life, declares US Gene Pioneer Creation details the creation of a new synthetic, genetically engineered strain of Mycoplasma created in a labortaory by a controversial DNA specialist and researcher, Craig Ventor. This was created as a sequence of laboratory chemicals to construct the first artificial lifeform on planet Earth. This strain of synthetic Mycoplasma is named Mycoplasma laboratorium.
2007 – Lyme discoverer and military-learned bioweapons specialist Willy Burgdorfer gives "interview" to the Stanford Research Institute associates who made the Lyme disease documentary Under Our Skin, breaking his silence on some of the alleged chain of events, and misdirected actions involved in Lyme disease.
coincidentally, it is revealed that just prior to the interview, they receive an unexpected knock on the door, a visit from a top researcher at the NIH Rocky Mountains Lab, a lab well-known for biodefense contracts:
“I’ve been told that I need to supervise this interview. This comes from the highest levels. There are things that Willy can’t talk about.”
2007 – GAO Issues 2007 report on Plum Island citing several concerns about security and safety procedures that are still being regarded as secondary to the science research
2007 – Lyme disease activist from Connecticut Randy Sykes puts up a $20,000 reward for any doctor that can prove that patients still suffering from the same symptoms after the recommended course of antibiotics do not still have an active Borrelia burgdorferi infection. Of course, no doctor would come forward and there was zero coverage from the media. They scheduled a march/protest soon after that would have the Lyme crooks in the ALDF and CDC scrambling to come up with a way to keep everyone fooled by their phony narritive.
Randy puts devastating evidence forward in a subsequent YouTube video called Lyme Disease Exposed showing all the various aspects of Lyme disease that have been unaddressed, ignored, lied about, and covered up.
Lyme Disease Exposed Video
2007 – FOIA request file shows Edward McSweegan corresponding with Susan O’Connell, the Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Head of the Lyme Borreliosis Unit at the Health Protection Agency Microbiology Laboratory in the U.K. In this letter, McSweegan, a public health official in the NIH, NIAID, and other tax-payer funded health organizations, is openly discussing his illegal involvement in media-directed ‘socio-political’ efforts to sway public opinion, something also recommended by Durland Fish in later emails, as well as prior to this.
McSweegan’s true role in health agencies reveals an OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD-style cutout for the health monopoly of Big Pharma and the federal health agencies. In this letter he mentions an”informal group to counteract misinformation”- or any information that doesn’t agree with their phony narrative, not to mention, off the books activity (more crimes by the way). The Letter containsblatant collusion with a controlled media, as McSweegan so eloquently points out:
“I’m vaguely familiar with your informal group to counteract misinformation. Durland Fish mentioned it to me. Sounds like a good start.”
“I already have my own little repository, which I rely on for drafting letters to the editor (of Nature, Epi & Inf, The Hartford Courant, the Washington Post, and others), letters to congressmen (Phil Baker & I both responded to a Dec. 2006 ILADS-inspired congressional letter to the CDC), book reviews, and columns I write for a local Maryland paper. Its a lot easier to load and shoot if the ammunition is handy.”
“Whatever course we choose, its going to be a long struggle. The Lymees and their parasitic LLMDs have been at this for a long time.”
This is called propaganda folks.
In 2007 it was illegal for government officials (including public health officials) to work with the media to spread propaganda. And McSweegan was using his time on the clock directingOPERATION MOCKINGBIRD-style media propaganda campaigns.
Unfortunately, Barack Obama repealed that law in 2013, meaning they can now direct propaganda at you 24/7.
2007 – FOIA Request produces correspondence about Mr. Sykes’ $20,000 reward and protest asking doctors to prove that those still suffering after the recommended treatment guidelines do not still have an active Borrelia burgdorferi infection. This is correspondence between ALDF, CDC, and public health officials Durland Fish, Allen Steere, Phil Baker, Edward McSweegan, Henry Fader, Barbara Johnson, and Gary Wormser. It shows open collusion to keep their phony narrative on Lyme disease in tact, admitting they can’t prove patients who are still sick after antibiotics don’t have chronic Lyme disease, while admitting that there is a chronic form of Lyme disease.(FOIA Correspondence Letters)
Durland Fish writes:
“The battle cannot be won on a scientific front. We need to mount a socio-political offensive, but we are outnumbered and outgunned. We need reinforcements from outside the field.”
So, right here he admits that their argument and science is not reliable enough to prove their narrative, and that they need to basically create a sociopolitical propoganda effort to brainwash everyone into accepting it. That’s what we pay these public health officials to come up with. How charming.
ALDF President Philip Baker writes:
“Why not take this as an opportunity to challenge them to provide unequivocal evidence to show that those who believe they have late or chronic Lyme disease actually have a persistent Borrelia burdorferi infection, and to demonstrate- from the results of a published, randomized, placebo-controlled trial- that extended antibiotic therapy is beneficial?”
Right. Make the folks who are still suffering and struggling to stay afloat with medical costs spend thousands of dollars to prove they are sick because your testing is inadequate, inconclusive, unprovable, and incompetent.
Allen Steere writes:
“There is one point I’d like to emphasize. In untreated patients, there is a chronic form of Lyme disease that commonly results in Lyme arthritis, Lyme encephalopathy or polyneuropathy. Our point is that subjective pain, neurocognitive or fatigue symptoms following IDSA-recommended courses of antibiotics for Lyme DIsease are not caused by chronic infection. Moreover, there is no peer-reviewed medical evidence that shows months or years of antibiotic therapy is beneficial for the treatment of such symptoms. However, I think we need to be careful not to say that there is no chronic form of Lyme disease…”
Henry Fader writes:
“We cannot prove that the patient does not have CLD [chronic lyme disease]. Instead the clinician should be sympathetic, and focus on treating the patient’s symptoms.”
This statement proves that their test is not reliable. And they are very aware of it.
Edward McSweegan adds his two cents to discredit and belittle those still suffering:
“For sick people they sure have a lot of energy, not to mention a lot of signs and placards.”
Conclusion: What we have here folks is open collusion and fraud to perpetuate a phony narrativeabout Lyme disease to cover their tracks and keep their monopoly on Lyme disease afloat. With the help of corporate global cronies from the Council on Foreign Relations to guide them along with the ALDF and CDC.
2007 – Colorado State University unveils a $30 million dollar lab working with biological agents as well as “spooky” microbes used as bioweapons. Among the list we have – wait for it… LYME DISEASE
2007 – Ad hoc International Lyme Committee made from a handful of the same cronies who pull off the Dearborne fraud and the LYMErix stunt (Allen Steer, Gary Wormser, Alan Barbour, John Halperin, etc.), same folks talking about colluding with media outlets and engaging in sociopolitical front groups, follow through with article A Critical Appraisal of Chronic Lyme Disease in attempt to contain the fraud and to try and discredit anyone who thinks Lyme disease can persist in the body and survive a few weeks of antibiotics.
2008 – Research yielding Wide Distribution of a High-Virulence Borrelia burgdorferi Clone in Europe and North America surfaces in what appears to be the result of laboratory variants ofBorrelia burgdorferi. High virulence.
2009 – Department of Homeland Security announces new Agro and Bio-defense facilities will be constructed in Manhattan, Kansas to study infectious diseases
2009 – Government Accountability Office investigators unveil that DHS conducted “a rushed, flawed study” to secure millions to be put into facilities to study highly infectious diseases “in a tornado-prone section of Kansas.” GAO then cites “flawed and outdated methodology” in its concerns. Those concerns like “the ability of DHS and the federal government in general to safely operate a biosafety facility such as the proposed NBAF; the potential for a pathogenic release through accidents, natural phenomena, and terrorist actions” Pdf_Doc
2010 – Publication emerges from a Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Publication called Vectors and Disease by Jason Richardson LTC, Ph.D. clearly listing the threats to the military by vectors like ticks. In this publication they list biological threats and hint at the implications of tickborne disease being used as a biological agent in biowarfare. Among the list of pathogens we see Malaria at the top of the list, as well as Bartonella, Babesia, Ehrlicia, and Borrelia. And strangely enough, also among this list we see Leptospira, a pathogen Plum Island was working with. Most of the open literature says that Leptospira only affects cattle and other animals. But clearly this is deemed a threat to the soldiers, and is placed high up on the list of threats. But we see no warning about Leptospirosis in the common population and it is very possible that Leptospirosis is being spread through ticks on American soil to humans.
2010 – Plum Island Research Brochure mentioning various aerosol tests as vaccination mechanisms and pathogenicity enhancement.
2010 – Article surfaces in the telegraph “Genetically modified mosquitos could be used to spread vaccine for malaria” on genetically modified mosquitoes as a vaccine-carrying vector to immunize against malaria
2010 – Published journal article Uncoordinated phylogeography of Borrelia burgdorferi and its tick vector, Ixodes scapularis reveals unlikely evolutionary leap for Borrelia burgdorferi to suddenly emerge in New England or even North America when it is most closely related to a bird infecting species of Borrelia from Africa. What this means is that if this was a natural event the Borrelia burgdorferispecies in New England and the U.S. should closely resemble others in the area or surrounding countries:
”Despite the intimate association of B. burgdorferi and I. scapularis, the population structure,
evolutionary history, and historical biogeography of the pathogen are all contrary to its arthropod vector.”
The CDC’s explanation says that hurricanes carried the birds all the way from Africa as if they got sucked into some kind of wormhole or vacuum across the Atlantic from Africa. They think you’re really stupid folks. In a 2000 report Migratory birds and spread of West Nile virus in the Western Hemisphere. the likelihood is at best very slim:
“”A very few birds, particularly seabirds, are carried by tropical storms across the Atlantic each summer from their normal environs on or near the coast of West Africa (39). A number of such storms form each summer and fall near the Cape Verde Islands off the western coast of Africa, travel across the Atlantic, and occasionally reach land along the East Coast of North America, depositing birds that were carried thousands of kilometers from their homes. Species known to have been infected by West Nile virus and whose habitat and distribution indicate that they might be affected by such displacement include the Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea), the Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), the Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), the Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus), and the Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans) (Table 1). The same objections apply to this scenario for the introduction of the virus to the New World as for normal migration, i.e., low numbers and the likelihood that a storm transported bird would be infected with the West African rather than the Middle Eastern form of the virus.”
Phylogenetic analysis of Borrelia species based on flagellin gene sequences and its application for molecular typing of Lyme disease borreliae. This research points out that Borrelia burgdorferi is most closely related to Borrelia anserina, an African bird-borreliosis. Evolution of a focus of Lyme disease, points out the sudden onset where other surrounding species are not closely related to be match up with the evolution as other natural mechanisms show.
Now, let’s take a look at another interesting bit of information that needs pointing out. Durland Fishwas conducting research on Plum Island with pig ticks from Africa Ornithodoros porcinus and infecting them with the highly contagious African Swine fever with Plum Island research African swine fever virus infection in the argasid host Ornithodoros porcinus porcinus. So they have probably been experimenting with these ticks for some time. Interestingly enough, Borrelia is found in these ticks over in Africa as detailed in report New World Relapsing Fever Borrelia Found in Ornithodoros porcinus Ticks in Central Tanzania.
And they want us to believe that Borrelia burgdorferi was mircaulously carried over by birds across the atlantic that couldn’t escape hurricane winds enough to fly straight and allowed the organism to leap across the ocean to make a sudden appearance just miles from Plum Island in 1975. An organism that suddenly emerges while Plum Island is in its prime, a facility with complete disregard for safety, already being responsible for several outbreaks they couldn’t contain, while Plum Island research is conducting experiments intentionally infecting animals like white tailed deer using ticks from Africa known to carry Borrelia, while Plum Island is researching various organisms relating to Lyme disease like Leptospira (another spirochete that infects humans), Theileria Parva (close relative of Babesia),Ehrlicia (growing Lyme disease co-infection), and Mycoplasma (most common Lyme disease co-infection). This Plum Island research occurring all around the same time it emerges just a few miles away.
Hurricane winds? Give me a break. Like I said before folks, they think you’re an idiot
2011 – Article published by the likes of Allen Steere, Edward McSweegan, Gary Wormser, among others yields Antiscience and ethical concerns associated with advocacy of Lyme disease trying to
implement their “sociopolitical offensives” to keep the lid on their vector-borne monopoly since so many people have no more trust in any of these con-artists and fools- as the treatment they receive is insulting- being called psycho, hypochondriacs, and conspiracy nuts for thinking an infection can survive a few weeks of antibiotics. As if there was no such thing as drug resistant bacteria. And furthermore, they draw plenty of assumptions and conclusions without any scientific data to back it up so it works both ways. They say chronic Lyme doesn’t exist? prove it! More OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD-style propaganda efforts by corrupt officials in the CDC, ALDF, and NIH.
2011-2014 – No end to tick-borne experimentation on Plum Island and Maryland as Allen Barbourstarts a research project through the NIAID called INFECTION AND IMMUNITY IN RESERVOIR HOSTS creating genetically engineered “vaccines” to innoculate the local wildlife and what looks to be chimera-like constructs with OspA, Vaccinia virus, poxvirus, salmonella, and plague. To top things off they will be allowing ticks carrying Borrelia burgdorferi to feed on them for the experiment. This project was scheduled to be conducted in Maryland and on Plum island.
“we will develop live attenuated vaccines for oral delivery in the field and initiate controlled vaccine trials at field sites. The field studies will also inform implementation of a reservoir-targeted plague vaccine (Project 7.3). This is a multidisciplinary, multi-institution translational research project. Specific aim 1 is further development of a vaccine that uses the vaccinia virus backbone of the commercial rabies vaccine to express OspA of B. burgdorfer and to (a) administer this to a major reservoir, the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus, and (b) evaluate different methods of field delivery of the vaccine. These studies will be carried out in collaboration with industrial partners Merial for the vaccine construct and with Foodsource Lures Corp for the bait.
The primary endpoint for will be the prevalence of B. burgdorferi in nymphs of Ixodes scapularis after they fed on infected P. leucopus as larvae. This will be assessed by quantitative PCR of host-seeking nymphs in the spring of the year after vaccination. In years 3-5 these studies will be extended to include second generation poxvirus-based constructs (Project 7.2) or, as an alternative, Salmonella-based oral vaccines (Project 7.4). Specific aim 2 is assessment of the effectiveness of the oral vaccines from Aim 1 in controlled field trials on an island site off New England.”
2012 – TACDA Academy publishes Civil Defense Basics listing Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) as a biological warfare agent.
2012 – Asia Pacific Emerging Infections Publication reports USA: A more virulent version of hand, foot and mouth disease due to coxsackievirus A6 hits kids and parents. First popping up among all places, Connecticut. Plum Island was working with both coxsackie and foot-and-mouth disease extensively, and much of their research involves the mixing of several viruses together (like a Russian doll), reactivating latent viruses with chemicals like flourocarbon, and making diseases more virulent. Is it all surprising to see this type of thing sweeping the country? No safety and no accountability…
2014 – Research in Published medical journal article Filarial Nematode Infection in Ixodes scapularis Ticks Collected from Southern Connecticut shows that the lone-star tick is carrying microbial roundworms (Filarial nematode) adding to the burden of infections such as Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness. Multiple overlapping infections cause serious complications and create synergistic effects overloading the human body to fight the infection.
2014 – Ben Luft, one of the Lyme crooks files second round of OspA vaccine patent that they plan to put on the market for a second time, even though it was pulled from the market for causing injuries resulting in numerous lawsuits when it was first put out in 1998. What they plan to be different this time around is unclear, and you can expect this will be round II of crippling more unwitting victims, and will probably be pulled from the market once the injuries start manifesting and enough people get hurt. These people are dangerous and they have no concern for public safety. It is absolutely unbelievable that this is being allowed to be put back on the market.
2016 – A group of Anonymous scientists calling themselves the CDC Spider (CDC Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research), write a formal letter to Chief of Staff of the CDC Carmen S. Villar, stating the current state of the CDC, taken over by corporate, rogue interests and a disregard for safety- which is no-less than shameful and a danger to this country, which is evident in just the first paragraph alone:
“We are a group of scientists at CDC that are very concerned about the current state of ethics at our agency. It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests. It seems that our mission and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception. Some senior management officials at CDC are clearly aware and even condone these behaviors. Others see it and turn the other way. Some staff are intimidated and pressed to do things they know are not right. We have representatives from across the agency that witness this unacceptable behavior. It occurs at all levels and in all of our respective units. These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health. We would like to see high ethical standards and thoughtful, responsible management restored at CDC. We are asking that you do your part to help clean up this house!”
2016 – Allen Steere and Gary Wormser, the same specialists who proclaimed Borrelia burgdorferi as an easy to treat, hard to catch disease, publish Lyme borreliosis now swaying back to their pre-1990’s position that Borrelia burgdorferi can cause immunosuppression, and persistent problems after antibiotic treatment, even reverting back to their original name for the disease- Lyme borreliosis. It is this type of ‘gaslighting’ us that has gone on since they filed patents for the LYMErix vaccine. He talks about the TLR 2/1 agonism and immune dusfunction, but then goes on to say a vaccine made from these proteins would be effective, even though clearly it had to be pulled off the market after injuries and class action lawsuits, while right before its release Alan Barbour and Wolfram Zuckert are writing articles saying they have no idea what the vaccine component ospA does.
2016 – Department of Defense starts a Tick-Borne Disease Research Project under CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs) with a handful of staff from the medical and academic fields basically stepping in to say that Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases are exploding and causing serious chronic problems, the treatments are ineffective, contradicting the information presented from Steere and the Lyme Guidelines and Treatments. Ultimately, this looks a lot like the DoD stepping in to take control of what is very likely to be their own program: research & development on experimental infections as biological agents. Call it Tuskegee 2.0 and I wonder if there are any interesting characters in this saving-grace, ad hoc military panel on tick-borne diseases…
In fact, one of the members, John J. Halperin happens to be one of the very people that helped perpetuate the Dearborne fraud and ultimately LYMErix coverup as an expert witness forGlaxoSmithKline (who also contracts with the military) This is the Big Pharma/insurance company “go-to-guy” for malpractice/injury lawsuits. Halperin was also used previously in another panel – The Ad Hoc International Committee on Lyme Disease with a handful of corporate/academic con-artists from the ALDF like Allen Steere, Gary Wormser, Barbara Johnson, and several other CDC-NIH-GlaxoSmithKline-Yale vaccine patent holders. It was this committee that Halperin helped push more propaganda pieces to cover up and diffuse the blowback from all the fraud they committed: a paper denouncing the existence of chronic Lyme disease in “A Critical Appraisal of “Chronic Lyme Disease”written in 2007. And here we have him as part of this new ad hoc group- this time run by the DoD, of all groups. And in this military group they are ‘stepping in’ to help combat this “hard to catch, easily curable disease” that the CDC tells us statistically is very rare and insignificant. But we need the Department of Defense to help us out here? Hmmm…
Jorge Benach from Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University. This an old partner of Allen Steere and Willy Burgdorfer. Benach is also a bioweapons specialist. He worked for NIAID, and helped develop an unreliable ELISA test for Lyme disease with Burgdorfer.
And here is another suspicious individual making his way onto the DoD ‘Lyme Unit’ – Wolfram Zuckert. A man that has strong connections to a very suspicious research partner that we should all remember- Allen Barbour. Barbour is Director at Pacific-Southwest Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases with an interest in relapsing fevers. Zuckert wrote several published articles with with Allen Barbour. One of them- Genome sequencing: New tricks of tick-borne pathogen is a very telling article- an article where they show their keen interest in miningvirulance determinants (working as a biodefense specialist- think weapons grade) and at the same time they clearly admit that the LYMErix vaccine is an experimental vaccine at the general public’s expense:
“…those who were expecting to find in B. burgdorferi a rich vein of gold in which to mine virulence determinants have to be disappointed. The sequence is as notable for what it does not contain as for what it does. Instead of finding many orthologues of toxin and invasion genes, global regulatory systems, two-component signal-transduction pathways and bacteriophages of other pathogenic bacteria, the authors found an almost bewildering array of duplicated lipoprotein genes, unique to Borrelia spp. and of unknown function. These genes are located on extrachromosomal stretches of DNA called plasmids. One of the lipoproteins, OspA, has already been crystallized and structurally characterized, and it is undergoing human field trials as a vaccine against Lyme disease, although no one yet knows what it does.”
No one yet knows what it does, but you will be injecting it into the public in no less than a year as a vaccine for Lyme disease, and already having done so on the human trial runs- which were innocent Czech children who would be injured along with the general public. Hence the reason it was pulled from the market in 2002. This is looking more and more like another testing program resembling Tuskegee and the Texas prison testing on Mycoplasma, which was also carried out by the DoD with various public health agencies and academic institutions. Its a classic Hegelien dialect (problem-reaction-solution) where they start the research on the weaponization and test on the unwitting public- causing the problem. Studying the reaction of disease on the population using buffer zones with health studies through public health agencies, allow GlaxoSmithKline to create the vaccine that fails becoming a weapon to study in itself, and then finally, when all hell has broken loose and we have total medical incompetence and insanity- The DoD comes in to play the ‘savior’ to clean things up, and at the same time wrap up the operation amassing the data. Classic.
There are several other biodefense/bioweapons specialists in the group
Dr. Donald H. Bouyer, Ph.D. – From the University of Texas, worked in vaccine development, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, along with several biosafety level 3 laboratories.
Dr. Marshall Bloom M.D. – NIH Rocky Mountain Labs in Biosafety level 4
2017 – Study finds Lyme spirochetes can survive antibiotic treatment months after infection.
2017 – Department of Health & Human Services puts together a ‘Lyme Working Group‘. This is another ad hoc group like the DoD put together the previous year. That being said, it doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone on it is bad, and that also goes for the DoD group, even though we know some of them are definitely part of the criminal network. Some people may not even know the true agenda and some may actually want to lobby for better treatment options. But there are a a few bad guys and there are numerous bioweapons specialists on the committee, just like the DoD committee, which may connect to covert bioweapons programs. Even though some of the biodefense specialist may actually just be trying to help. I don’t know enough about any of them yet to say whether they have any connection to these other criminals or secret programs, but I urge further investigation and I will be looking into it.
This group appears to be getting funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well asFacebook. This is not a good sign. Both groups have serious interest in population ‘management’, and Bill Gates himself said openly in a lecture that we could use vaccines to get the population numbers down. They don’t even hide it anymore
It looks like this group originally had Gary Wormser listed at first but several days later he was not listed. It appears he either declined the offer or was removed.
The fact both that the DoD and HHS have assembled Lyme/tick-borne disease working groups is just more validation that Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are exploding and the medical community isn’t able to adequately handle the problem on its own. This shows you that the proposed treatment and guidelines are not effective. So you have other federal agencies getting involved, along with the Department of Defense.
Ask yourself- why does the Department of Defense need to step in to handle something the CDC calls rare, insignificant, and easy to treat? What does the Department of Defense do? They are a federal military branch of the executive government that coordinates with the Pentagon and the military to protect ‘National Security’ and go hand-in-hand with coordinating military activities. Why do you think they need to get involved in Lyme disease and tick-borne disease research? Because they are serious diseases and the medical facilities are incompetant to deal with the problem
Not only are they serious diseases overwhelming our health and infrastructure, they are valuable bioweapons, and so are the vectors like ticks and mosquitoes used to spread the disease. Dr. Traub certainly understood this back in World War II and the fact that he specialized in using ticks as vectors for bioweapons deployment when he was with Nazi Germany proves tick-borne diseases were already in use for previous bioweapons programs.
The conditions caused by Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlicia, arboviruses and flavaviruses likePowassan are much more devastating than many of the biological agents listed in open literature. They list agents like chlamydia, brucellosis, tularemia, etc. The tick-borne pathogens are much more destructive and complicated than many of those agents. People think that because it does not immediately kill that it’s not a valuable biological agent. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the most valuable bioweapons are agents that have a long incubation period, cause non-specific symptoms that make it hard to diagnose, thus making it almost impossible to contain and at the same time it is covert and unable to pin down as to who is responsible. Agents that act immediately and kill are easy to contain because they are so apparent and easy to spot and trace back where they began and who might be responsible. And the use of ticks makes the weapon look like a natural occurrence and thus gives plausible deniability to the ones deploying the bioweapons. This also applies to weaponizing vaccines- another highly useful tool to dismantle other countries and specific groups.
With all that in mind, as well as the fact that the DoD was involved in numerous other testing programs like Mycoplasma and fungal diseases in Texas prisons and in the Gulf War, denying they were ill, lied on several occasions, and having literally the same thing going on with Lyme disease and the LYMErix vaccine simultaneously makes it clear that this is very likely to be a large-scale, covert testing program to observe the effects of each disease, in the immediate and long-term sense.
It allows them an opportunity to get a more in-depth look at the effects of multiple infections occurring simultaneously and the synergy produced to overwhelm the body. and much of the ‘weapon’ is indirect through the many by-products of the multiple diseases, chemical pollutants in food, water, medicine, and in the environment creating other conditions and problems in the body, reactivating latent viruses like Epstein Barr, getting candida to overrun the body, and things of that nature, and may have many other aspects and mechanisms involved. This allows a weapon to to be used with total plausible deniability.
While these groups may possibly have some well-meaning folks in the group, I think it’s a scam. I don’t think the ones facilitating it have any intention of clearing up this mess. And I can guarantee you the answer they come up with is going to be more vaccines that don’t work and
2017 – The U.S. Army starts an intitiative Army tick experts promote prevention tactics on tickborne diseases, with Army tick specialists in a Tick-borne Disease Research Laboratory. This is an obvious admission of the threat that Lyme disease and the many other infections contracted by ticks pose. So we now have the DoD, HHS, and the U.S. ARMY involved in the tick-borne disease epidemic that is exploding in America and around the world. But the CDC tells us this is a rare disease that is easy to cure with some antibiotics. But yet the military and the defense department have to step in to control the problem.
2018 – The NIH lifts a restriction put in place to limit research on super pathogens and carelessly paves the way for bioterrorism attacks and accidents that could lead to devastating pandemics. (See Dangerous Research to Resume: Federal Funding Ban on “Super Pathogen” Experiments has Been Lifted, Opening Door to Bioterror Attacks or Pandemic Accidents).
As we have seen previously, there is no shortage of laboratory accidents, safety violations, containment beaches, and exposures while hundreds of facilities across the United Sates operate and research with deadly infectious disease microbes. Nothing to worry about folks, what’s the worst that could happen?
2017 – Research conducted through the Biomedical Research Center in Slovakia yields Tick-Borne Transmission of Murine Gammaherpesvirus 68 revealing that a virus quite similar to Epstein-Barr Virus (a known cancer-causing virus), known as MHV-68 or Murine GammaHerpes Virus 68 (also a cancer-causing virus) is now widespread in tick populations. They do not test for MHV-68 so if you acquire it via tickbite, consider yourself out of luck.
“[Murine Gammaherpesvirus 68], in the genus Rhadinovirus, establish latent infections in lymphocytes or lymphoid tissue. Persistent human Gammaherpesvirus infection is associated with the development of malignancies such as Burkett’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and Kaposi’s sarcoma.”
“Little is known of the natural history of Gammaherpesvirus”
Probably because it’s not natural but bioengineered and released either purposefully or accidentally. After all, they had every intention of creating such cancer-causing viral organisms, as evidenced in the Special Cancer Virus Program from the 1960’s.
2017 – Alarming findings in recent toxicology research Nanoparticle Exposure Reactivates Latent Herpesvirus and Restores a Signature of Acute Infection detailing out that the rise of nanotechnology and subsequent daily exposure reactivates latent viruses like herpesvirus and specifically in the report MHV 68 (Murine GammaHerpes Virus 68) is the focus of the report and shows that this relatively unknown herpes virus activates and comes online. MHV 68 is a serious cancer causing disease.
I will point out that nanoparticles are the result of geoengineering programs, also called climate engineering, and some refer to this as chemtrails. This is either additives in the jet fuel and possibly sprayed by installed spraying technologies built into the plane itself. For those that doubt the existence of this, you must be living under a rock because you can find hundreds of patents, lectures at universities, white papers, Defense Department transcripts where this is discussed openly.
Here is one source of official geoengineering research: www.srmgi.org
Right here we see a definitive link between the Geoengineering programs interfacing with the same aims as the Special Cancer Virus Programs. I would bet to say that there are numerous other aspects of the geoengineering programs that contribute to a number of other human and ecological health problems, and has really no benefit to the climate or environment.
2018 – No significant changes in Lyme disease guidelines and treatment. Disease is now exploding in the United States especially in the already endemic areas like New England, as well as other countries. Testing in endemic areas is not usually done unless specifically asked for, but still, the tests will only catch 15% of those infected. A few small articles proving the antibiotics are not as effective as they originally thought, but still no change in the way it is viewed and treated, with 85% still being labelled as mental patients. Although many doctors are starting to catch on to the fraud & lies being promulgated in our communities, people are suffering and the medical response is nothing short of shameful and pathetic.
Timeline put together and authored by:
Adam F. for Operation Openscript
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Memorandum “German Specialist, Dr. Erich Traub: Request for services of,” from Chief of Naval Operations to Director, Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency, 2 February 1949.
Memorandum “Professional Status of Former Paperclip Specialists Following Their Immigration,” H. E. Michelet, Lt. Colonel, GSC, Acting Chief, Administrative and Liaison Group, 6 March 1950.
Memorandum from Charles M. McPherson, EUCOM Special Projects Team, Office of the Land Commissioner for Hesse, to Major Barrick, Intelligence Division, EUCOM, Project paperclip, 27 March 1951; 27 November 1951.
Memorandum for the Governing Committee Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency, “Procurement of paperclip Scientists,” 4 February 1949. File A-7183623 Re: Eric Traub, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 23 February 1951.
Memorandum “Repatriation of paperclip Scientist, Eric Traub, and Dependents,” from Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency to Major Lewis W. Saxby, Chief, Collection and Dissemination Division, Intelligence, Department of the Army, circa 1951.
“African Swine Fever,” Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory Project Abstract, 22 February 1978.
“Ticks of Veterinary Importance,” Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA, Agriculture Handbook No. 485, circa 1980.
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“Nazis Planned to Use Virus Against Britain,” The Times, 12 March 2001. “Biological Warfare Operations,” Research and Development Annual Technical Progress Report, Department of the Army, 1951.
Memorandum “Repatriation of paperclip Scientists, Eric Traub and ependents,” from Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Research Institute to Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency, 31 October 1952.
Press Release “Laboratory Is World’s Safest for Virus Research,” USDA, 21 October 1971.
Press Release “Laboratory Prepared to Diagnose Foreign Animal Disease,” USDA, 21 October 1971.
“Out of ‘Andromeda Strain’ Right Here on Long Island,” Long Island Press, 22 October 1971.
“Press Visited Plum Island for First Time,” Long Island Traveler- Watchman, 28 October 1971.
Correspondence from Downey to Honorable Earl L. Butz, Secretary of Agriculture, 12 November 1975.
Confidential notes, Downey Investigation Interview of “Bruce Becker” and “Charlie,” 30 July 1976.
Letter, Information in Response to Inquiry of the Honorable Thomas J. Downey, U.S. Congressman, Regarding Research at Plum Island, New York, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, August 1976
.Correspondence from W. F. Davids to Honorable Thomas J. Downey, circa August 1976.
Memorandum “Infectious Animal Disease,” from Janet E. Lemke, Science Analyst, Congressional Research Service, to Downey, circa August 1976.
Correspondence from Downey to Dr. Jerry Callis, Director, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, 10 August 1976.
Correspondence from John L. Naler, Chief, Investigations and Legislative Division, Department of the Army, to Downey, 19 December 1975; 22 July 1976; 17 August 1976.
Downey Investigation Interviews of J. Pugsley, 17 August 1976; Steve Lucas, 16 July 1976; John Cummings, 16 July 1976; Paul Rose, 10, 18 August 1976; Louis Grilli, 10 August 1976; Edward Kramer, 18, 23 August 1976.
Leibovitz, Louis and Jen Hwang. “Duck Plague on the American Continent,” Duck Research Laboratory, Cornell University, 7 August 1967.
“Fatal Virus Found in Wild Ducks on L.I.,” New York Times, 24 December 1967.
“Wood, Field and Stream: Biologists Winning War in So. Dakota Against Ravages of ‘Dutch Duck Plague,’ ” New York Times, 1 April 1973.
Correspondence from E.G.D. Murray, Department of Bacteriology and Immunity, National Research Council, Canada, to Edwin B. Fred, 26 January 1942.
Hagan, William A. “Report of the W.B.C. Committee, February 17, 1942: Foot and Mouth Disease,” National Academy of Sciences.
War Bureau of Consultants Committee. Report of the W.B.C. Committee.Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 19 February 1942.
Correspondence from Frank B. Jewett to Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War, 27 February 1942.
Correspondence from Edwin B. Fred, Chairman, W.B.C. Committee, to Dr. Eugene C. Auchter, Chief of Bureau of Plant Industry, USDA, 26 May 1942.
Memorandum “The Next Attack on Oahu—Bullets—or Bacteria!” from (illegible) Honolulu doctor to Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War, 12 June 1942.
Excerpt from W.B.C. Committee Report of June 18, 1942, “Grosse Ile Project.”
Memorandum “Grosse Ile Project,” from W. D. Styer, Brigadier General, G.S.C., Chief of Staff to Chief, Chemical Warfare Service, 29 July 1942.
Correspondence from Herbert S. Gasser, Director, The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, to Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War, 25 August 1942.
Memorandum “E. B. Fred’s visit with George W. Merck in New York City on Monday, August 31, 1942,” Edwin B. Fred, 1 September 1942.
Correspondence from Claude R. Wickard, Secretary of Agriculture, to Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War, 18 September 1942.
Expense report “War Research Service Project No. 1: Anthrax (Code “N”),” National Academy of Sciences, January 1, 1943, through June 30, 1944.
Memorandum “Digest of Information Regarding Axis Activities in the Field of Bacteriological Warfare,” War Research Service, National Academy of Sciences, 8 January 1943.
Memorandum “Concerning Fowl Plague and Newcastle Disease,” Edwin B. Fred, 9 January 1943.
Memorandum “Concerning Fowl Plague and New Castle Diseases,” HarryW. Schoening, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 11 January 1943.
Schoening, Harry W. “Report on W.R.S. Project 6: Foot and Mouth Disease,” National Academy of Sciences, 10 April 1943.
Correspondence from Claude R. Wickard, Secretary of Agriculture, to George W. Merck, Director, War Research Service, National Academy of Sciences, 24 April 1943.
Expense report, “War Research Service Project No. 13 (a): Anthrax Immunization (Code ‘MN’),” National Academy of Sciences, March 1, 1943, through June 30, 1944.
Expense report “War Research Service Project No. 12: Fowl Plague & Newcastle Disease (Code ‘OE’),” National Academy of Sciences, March 8, 1943, through August 31, 1944
“Certificate of Decontamination,” Leander H. Anske, Capt., Post Engineer, Headquarters, Harbor Defense of Long Island Sound, 2 November 1948. “
For Sale: Plum Island—Ideal for Resort Development,” advertisement submitted to the New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal, General Services Admini-stration, 1949.
Correspondence from F. W. Salfingere, Major, Corps of Engineers, Executive Officer, to A. J. Intermont, Chief, Property Management Division, War Assets Administration Region II, 9 May 1949
Correspondence from Carl P. Malmstrom, Deputy Regional Director, Office of Real Property Disposal, to Milton T. Smith re: Fort Terry, Plum Island, 17 May 1949.
“Final Certificate of Decontamination,” Nicholas J. Culhane, Post Engineer,War Department, 16 June 1949.
Correspondence from A. J. Intermont, Chief, Property Management Division, to Commander of the Third Coast Guard District re: Fort Terry, Plum Island, Long Island Sound, New York, 4 November 1949.
Correspondence from H. S. Berdine, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Operations Division, to A. J. Intermont, Chief, Property Management Division, General Services Administration, War Assets, 17 November 1949.
Memorandum “Fort Terry, Plum Island, Long Island Sound, New York WD-1300 W-NY-141,” from W. A. Boyd, Chief, Rehabilitation and Maintenance Branch, War Assets, to A. J. Intermont, Chief, Property Management Division, General Services Administration, War Assets, 25 November 1949.
Correspondence from Edgar F. Hazleton, County Attorney, Suffolk County, to Mr. Sirillo, Liquidation Service, General Services Administration re: sale of Plum Island, 19 June 1950.
Correspondence from H. L. Mathews, Captain, U.S.N., Chief, Office of Construction, Munitions Board, to Mr. Peyton, 14 November 1950. “
Fort Terry Historical Report,” 1 January 1951–30 June 1952; 1 July–30 September 1952; 1 October–31 December 1952; 1 January–31 March 1953; 1 April–30 June 1953; 1 July–30 September 1953; 1 October–31 December 1953; 1 January–30 June 1954, U.S. Army Chemical Corps, 1951–1954.
Correspondence from Fred Munder, County Attorney, Suffolk County, to Walter F. Downey, Regional Director, General Services Administration, re: Fort Terry, Plum Island, New York, 11 January 1952.
Memorandum “Acquisition of Plum Island (Fort Terry), Long Island Sound, New York,” from H. O’Neill, Acting Chief, Management and Disposal Division Real Estate to Assistant Chief of Staff, Department of the Army, 18 January 1952.
Correspondence between Richard E. Shope, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, and Maurice S. Shahan, 26 June 1952; 3 July 1952; 1 August 1952; 13 August 1952.
W.S.E.G. Report No. 8, “An Evaluation of Offensive Biological Warfare Weapons Systems Employing Manned Aircraft,” Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 15 July 1952.
Memorandum “Activation of Work on Technical Projects at Fort Terry,” From Headquarters Fort Terry through Camp Detrick to Commanding General, Army Chemical Center, 19 November 1952.
Memorandum, “Contract DA-30-075-Eng-5509,” from William C. Barnholt, Vitro Corporation of America, to C. K. Panish, Authorized Representative, Corps of Engineers, New York District Office, 26 December 1952.
Correspondence from F. C. Morris, Architect, Plum Island Animal Disease Research Institute, to Charles K. Panish, District Engineer, Corps of Engineers, New York District Office, 29 December 1952.
Correspondence from William B. Hinshaw, Chief, VM Division, Chemical Corps Biological Laboratories, Camp Detrick, to Dr. Stewart H. Madin, Department of Bacteriology, Naval Biological Laboratory, 5 February 1953.
Correspondence between Maurice S. Shahan and Stewart H. Madin, 4 February 1953; 10 February 1953.
Memorandum “Proposed Agreement—Department of Agriculture—Re: Fort Terry, N.Y.,” from Deputy Commander, Colonel W. R. Currie to Commanding Officer, Chemical Corps Procurement Agency, Army Chemical Center, Md., 20 February 1953.
Correspondence from Maurice S. Shahan to Joseph L. Melnick, Section of Preventative Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 13 March 1953.
Correspondence between Jerry J. Callis, Acting Official in Charge, Bureau of Animal Industry, and Maurice S. Shahan, 5 February 1953; 11 March 1953; 16 March 1953.
Memorandum for the Record “Report of Conference on Agent Transportation,” Headquarters Fort Terry, 17 March 1953.
Correspondence from Maurice S. Shahan to Lt. Col. Don L. Mace, Commanding Officer, Fort Terry, Plum Island, 19 March 1953.
Correspondence from Maurice S. Shahan to Dr. Howard L. Bachrach, Virus Laboratory, University of California, 21 January 1953; 5 May 1953; 17 June 1953.
Memorandum “Biological Warfare: Support of Research and Development in Anti-Animal and Anti-Crop Agents,” from Ralph O. Moore, Secretary, Armed Forces Policy, Department of Defense, to Deputy Secretary of Defense, Secretary to the Army, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Research and Dev.), 11 August 1953.
“Report by the Joint Strategic Plans Committee to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Chemical (Toxic) and Biological Warfare Readiness,” 13 August 1953.
“Inventory of Animal Viruses and Antisera Procured by the Cooperation Between the Chemical Corps and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Stored on Plum Island,” U.S. Army Chemical Corps, 1954.
“Notes of Telephone Conversation with Dr. Schoening,” Maurice S. Shahan, 14 July 1954.
“Notes of Telephone Conversation with Mr. McPhee,” Maurice S. Shahan, 14 July 1954.
“Research Begins on Plum Island,” Agricultural Research Service, USDA, August 1954.
Fellowes, O. N., G. T. Dimopoullos, and J. J. Callis, “Isolation of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus from the Blood of an Infected Worker,” Biological Proceedings, 1955.
Press release, “USDA Reports First Results of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research in U.S.,” USDA, 10 October 1955.
Correspondence between William B. Hinshaw, Chief, Virus and Rickettsial Division, Chemical Corps Research and Development Command, U.S. Biological Warfare Laboratories, Fort Detrick, and Maurice S. Shahan, 5 May 1952; 18 June 1952; 28 August 1956.
“Interim Report of the PIADL Committee on Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccination,” Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory, August 1960.
“Lab for Hoof-and-Mouth,” The News, 23 July 1952.
“Report on ‘Plague Island,’ ” Saturday Evening Post, 1959.
“Dr. William A. Hagan, 1893–1963,” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 February 1963, 142: 423.
“Dr. W. A. Hagan, 1893–1969,” Veterinary News, March–April 1963, 27 (3): 16–18.
Bernstein, Barton J. “The Birth of the US Biological-Warfare Program,” Scientific American, June 1987, 256: 116–121.
Piller, Charles. “Lethal Lies about Fatal Diseases,” The Nation, 3 October 1988.
Memorandum “Material on Arrests,” from Harry H. Ramm, Chief, Procurement Branch, ARS, to Lyle B. Shanks, Asst. Director for Management, Plum Island Animal Disease Laboratory, 24 November 1954.
Memorandum “Safety Regulations,” from R. A. Carlson, Administrative Officer, ADP Branch, ARS, to Maurice S. Shahan, 15 December 1954. Memorandum “Sensitive Clearance for Isaac Gaston,” from Lyle B. Shanks to C. E. Schoenhals, Agency Security Officer, 22 December 1954.
Correspondence from Maurice S. Shahan to E. G. Moore, Director, Information Division, ARS, USDA, 20 October 1955.
Correspondence from Robert R. Hurt, Assistant Chief, Reports, Training and Orientation Division, Chemical Corps Research and Development Command, Biological Warfare Laboratories, Fort Detrick, to Maurice S. Shahan, 26 July 1956.
Correspondence from Herald R. Cox, Director, Viral and Rickettsial Research, Lederle Laboratories Division, American Cyanamid Company, to Maurice S. Shahan, 1 August 1956; 31 August 1956; 5 September 1956.
Press Release “Laboratory Is World’s Safest for Virus Research,” USDA, 21
Press Release “Laboratory Prepared to Diagnose Foreign Animal Disease,”
USDA, 21 October 1971.
“Out of ‘Andromeda Strain’ Right Here on Long Island,” Long Island
Press, 22 October 1971.
“Press Visited Plum Island for First Time,” Long Island Traveler-
Watchman, 28 October 1971.
Correspondence from Downey to Honorable Earl L. Butz, Secretary of Agriculture, 12 November 1975.
Confidential notes, Downey Investigation Interview of “Bruce Becker” and “Charlie,” 30 July 1976.
Letter, Information in Response to Inquiry of the Honorable Thomas J. Downey, U.S. Congressman, Regarding Research at Plum Island, New York, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, August 1976.
Correspondence from W. F. Davids to Honorable Thomas J. Downey, circa August 1976.
Memorandum “Infectious Animal Disease,” from Janet E. Lemke, Science Analyst, “Experts Probe Animal Disease,” Newsday, 20 September 1978.
“Hoof-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak on Plum Island,” Long Island Traveler-Watchman, 21 September 1979.
“Hoof-and-Mouth Stays on Plum Island,” Long Island Traveler-Watchman, 28 September 1978.
“Outbreak Still Probed,” Suffolk Times, 5 October 1978.
“P.I. Investigation,” Suffolk Times, 12 October 1978.
“Animal Research Contract Probed,” Newsday, 18 February 1979.
“The Plum Island Probe,” Suffolk Times, 22 February 1979.
“Plum Is. Kickback Counts Probed,” Suffolk Times, 22 February 1979.
“Plum Island Aide Reinstated in Job,” Newsday, March 1979.
“USDA Still Silent on Inquiry at Plum Island,” Suffolk Times, 1 March 1979.
“2 Plum I. Officials Deny Blame in Bacteria Leak,” Newsday, 3 March 1979.
“US Halts Plum Is. Lab Construction Job,” Suffolk Times, 8 March 1979.
“Builder Loses Plum Island Job,” Newsday, 10 March 1979.
“Plum Island Breaks off with Contractor,” Suffolk Times, 22 March 1979.
“Plum Island Mismanagement Charged,” Suffolk Times, 31 May 1979.
“Plum Is. Project is Restarting,” Suffolk Times, 28 June 1979.
“P.I. Construction Postponed Again,” Suffolk Times, 12 July 1979.
“Worker Says Plum Island Flaws Ignored,” Newsday, 14 August 1979.
“More Plum Island Changes,” Long-Island Traveler Watchman, 16 August 1979.
“P.I. Official Charges Slander, Lax Security,” Suffolk Times, 16 August 1979.
“Merlon Wiggin Calls It Quits at Plum Island,” Suffolk Times, 30 August1979.
“P.I. Construction Is Revived,” Suffolk Times, 11 October 1979.
“Plum I. Project Called ‘Horror’,” Newsday, 21 February 1980.
“Plum Island Contractor Comes Under Fire,” Suffolk Times, 13 March1980.
“Charges in Plum Island Project,” Newsday, 16 August 1980.
“Contracting-out at USDA Found ‘Shoddy’ by Congress,” The Government Standard, February 1981.
“P.I. Aims for Construction Project,” Suffolk Times, 26 February 1981.
“US Sues Over Plum Island Construction,” Newsday, 2 March 1982.
“US Sues Over Work at Plum Island Lab,” Long Island Traveler- Watchman, 4 March 1982.
“US Gets $10.6M Check from Jury Award,” Newsday, 23 October 1987.
Grand Jury Indictment. United States of America v. Joseph Morton Company, Inc., Joseph Battaglia, and Samuel Semble, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (T. 18, U.S.C. §§371, 1001, 1503, 3237 and 2).
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