The World Health Organization issued a global alert on Monday after a Qatari man was hospitalized with a previously unknown SARS-like virus after traveling to Saudi Arabia. The same virus supposedly infected and killed another man who had visited the area.
The Qatari man is in critical condition after experiencing symptoms of acute respiratory infection. He was flown to an unnamed hospital in London, in treatment for the infection and kidney failure.
“This new virus…is different from any that have previously been identified in humans,” the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in Britain says. Although the HPA is advising doctors and nurses to treat the Qatari patient with respirators and other protective attire and tools, it is not at this time advising travelers or the public.
Less Like SARS, more Like an Infection
The virus in question is a coronavirus, from the same family as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that surfaced in China in 2002, infecting 8,000 people worldwide and killing 800.
University of London Virology professor John Oxford, however, says, “SARS was very quick off the mark infecting hospital staff.” Rather than behaving like SARS, this virus is “more likely to join numerous other members of the coronavirus family and behave like a nasty infection.”
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other bodies continue to sound the alarm. “This is now an international issue,” warns WHO spokesperson Gregory Hartl.
Dangers of Vaccines go Ignored
We must remember, however, that the emergence or resurgence of a disease does not come without a vaccine push (and a price tag). Although the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) don’t like to admit it, many vaccines come with a slew of side effects and dangers not really worth paying for.
In example, the H1N1 vaccine is linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome among other harmful side effects, and the CDC has been accused by the National Autism Association (NAA) of whitewashing the toxicity of vaccines. An advisory panel late last year also urged the CDC to push Gardasil on young boys, despite 49 deaths and several hospitalizations associated with the vaccine.
Distracting the Public from Real Issues
So, why the fuss? Vaccines cost the public money, and that money lines the pockets of Big Pharma. Meanwhile, real, tangible issues—like GMOs and antibiotics in our food—go ignored. GMO corn continues to contribute to Americans’ ever-expanding waistlines while the FDA not only ignores but actively disrupts the campaign to label GMO food. Even more recently, and more disturbingly is the study showing how, as a result of the mass tumors, liver and kidney damage, it was concluded that around 50% of the males and 70% of the females died prematurely from eating only Roundup tolerant seed or drinking water with Roundup.
Truly, where money goes, policy follows.