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WHERE HAVE WE HEARD THIS BEFORE?

GWU

Same bullshit behavior from the progressive communist democrat Mayor and Police Department that allowed January 6 agitators to create a riot…

District of Columbia Police Reject George Washington University Request to Clear Pro-Hamas Encampment

D.C. police rejected pleas from George Washington University officials to clear pro-Palestinian demonstrators out of an on-campus encampment early Friday morning, saying they worried about the optics of moving against a small number of peaceful protesters, according to two officials familiar with the talks.

Officers had assembled around 3 a.m. Friday and were prepared to enter the encampment, but senior leaders in the police chief’s and mayor’s office ordered them to stand down, the officials said. The demonstrators were small in number and largely peaceful, and the city officials told their university counterparts they wanted to avoid images of violent altercations between police and protesters flashing on TV screens across the country. The George Washington campus in downtown Washington, five blocks from the White House. <Source>

Bottom line…

This is like ignoring the “broken windows” theory of policing, where you catch the perps early before they engage in more serious crimes.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


IS THERE ANOTHER FAUCI 2.0 IN THE U.S. SCIENCE BUREAUCRACY?

Bio-hazard-democrats

Here we go again…

  • Popular Science: Bird flu virus traces detected in 1 in 5 pasteurized cow milk samples.
  • New York Times: Fragments of Bird Flu Virus Discovered in Milk.
  • NBC News: 1 in 5 samples of pasteurized milk had bird flu virus fragments, FDA says.

The “official” word…

FDA-HDR

Updates on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is a disease that is highly contagious and often deadly in poultry, caused by highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5) and A (H7) viruses; it is also known as bird or avian flu. HPAI viruses can be transmitted by wild birds to domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. Although bird flu viruses do not normally infect humans, sporadic human infections have occurred. It is important to note that “highly pathogenic” refers to severe impact in birds, not necessarily in humans.

What’s New -- April 26, 2024 

The FDA has received additional results from an initial limited set of geographically targeted samples as part of its national commercial milk sampling study underway in coordination with USDA. The FDA continues to analyze this information; however, preliminary results of egg inoculation tests on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)-positive retail milk samples show that pasteurization is effective in inactivating HPAI.

This additional testing did not detect any live, infectious virus. These results reaffirm our assessment that the commercial milk supply is safe. 

In addition, several samples of retail powdered infant formula were tested, as well as powdered milk products marketed as toddler formula. All qPCR results of formula testing were negative, indicating no detection of viral fragments or virus in powdered formula products.

The FDA is further assessing retail samples from its study of 297 samples of retail dairy products from 38 states. All samples with a PCR positive result are going through egg inoculation tests, a gold-standard for determining if infectious virus is present. These important efforts are ongoing, and we are committed to sharing additional testing results as soon as possible. Subsequent results will help us to further review our assessment that pasteurization is effective against this virus and the commercial milk supply is safe.

[OCS: Hardly a statistically relevant sample across a large population of animals.]

Epidemiological signals from our CDC partners continue to show no uptick of human cases of flu and no cases of H5N1, specifically, beyond the one known case related to direct contact with infected cattle.

Review of Available Data

Given that the detection of H5N1 in dairy cows is a novel and evolving situation, no studies on the effects of pasteurization on HPAI viruses (such as H5N1) in bovine milk have previously been completed although considerable scientific literature is available that has informed our current understanding.

[OCS: Translation – we don’t know what we don’t know.]

The established pasteurization process set forth in the PMO provides specific times and temperature requirements for effective pasteurization of known pathogens in the milk supply. Data from previous studies that serve as the underpinnings of the FDA’s current milk supply safety assessment show that pasteurization is very likely to effectively inactivate heat-sensitive viruses, like H5N1, in milk from cows and other species. Additionally, data shows thermal inactivation of HPAI (H5N1) has been successful during the pasteurization process for eggs, which occurs at lower temperatures than what is used for milk. <Source>

Spreading the word…

USDA Publishes H5N1 Influenza A Virus Genetic Sequences on publicly available site

The APHIS [Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service] National Veterinary Services Laboratories made available 239 genetic sequences from the U.S. H5N1 clade 2.3.4.4b influenza virus recently found in samples associated with the ongoing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in poultry and wild birds, and the recent H5N1 event in dairy cattle. APHIS routinely publishes influenza genetic sequence data on GISAID (the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data); however, in the interest of public transparency and ensuring the scientific community has access to this information as quickly as possible to encourage disease research and development to benefit the U.S. dairy industry, APHIS is also rapidly sharing raw sequence data to the National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information. Sequences posted are from cattle, cats, chickens, skunk, racoon, grackle, blackbird, and goose.   APHIS will continue making additional raw genetic sequences available on a rolling basis at Home - SRA - NCBI (nih.gov); use the search term “WGS of H5N1”. <Source>

With today’s technology, courtesy of Anthony Fauci, Peter Daszak, and the Communist Chinese in Wuhan, the tools to create modified viruses that are increasingly virulent and lethal to humans are now well-known and available to researchers with a graduate student skill level.

The Risks of Unvetted Virus Sample Sharing: A Cautionary Tale for the United States

One of the primary concerns surrounding the funding of bioresearch and the sharing of virus data and samples is the potential for them to be obtained by unvetted researchers or sketchy laboratories, or created from “blueprint” data descriptions.

In an era of heightened biosecurity concerns and the proliferation of bioweapons, the possibility of malicious actors gaining access to dangerous pathogens is a serious threat to global health security.

The case of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought these concerns into sharp focus.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology lacked the necessary expertise or facilities to handle dangerous pathogens safely, which led to the accidental release of a pathogen that killed millions and disrupted worldwide activities.

It appears that those funding the research had little concern for the malign motives of the individuals or the level of operational expertise in the organizations receiving the funding, even knowing the heightened possibility of misuse or exploitation for nefarious purposes. The consequences were catastrophic.

To address these concerns, the United States needs to adopt a more rigorous approach to sharing virus samples and data. This could include stricter vetting procedures for sample recipients, enhanced oversight of research activities involving dangerous pathogens, and greater transparency in the sharing process. By ensuring that samples and data are only shared with reputable researchers and laboratories with the necessary expertise and infrastructure, the United States can help mitigate the risks of catastrophic consequences.

Bottom line…

The United States must take steps to address the risks associated with sharing virus information and samples with unvetted researchers or sketchy laboratories. Data sharing must be done responsibly, ensuring biosecurity and safeguarding against misuse or exploitation.

The problem is that you cannot trust the progressive communist democrats with the safety and security of the United States.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS