- A Japanese news reporter just happened by my message
board by mistake and was interested in learning about the Amantadine-resistant
strains of bird flu.
- Well, his background is in reporting on Chinese issues
for a Japanese newspaper.
- I answered his questions and then asked hin for information
on the outbreak of H5N1 in Qinghai, China. It looks as though the Chinese
news service Boxun is right on target.
- In one translation, he describes how his Chinese news
contacts regarding the 121 flu deaths have just disappeared...vanished.
- From other reports and now his input, it seems entirely
possible/probable that the Chinese government and PLA may be killing and
burying genuine and suspected flu victims in Qinghai and adjacent areas.
It also seems quite likely there are large scale internment/concentration
camps for those who are suspected victims. (There is no doubt our satellites
are watching all of this very, very closely - jr)
- Here are the Japanese news reporter's emails for you
to read. It does appear Dr. Niman was right on target...
- From: Hyogo E Kenn
Subject: Washington Post article dated June 18th on Bird Flu and China's
use of Amantidine
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005
- Dear Patricia,
- Hi, this is Kenn Hyogo writing from Tokyo, Japan.
- I visited your website by accident, and saw the Washington
Post artile together with your short comment.
- I'm not a specialist in health issues, so the article
looked very nice to me. Could you be kind enough to give me some clue why
you don't like the article too much. Is it because the article provides
good explanation on the process of use of Amantidine in China, but does
not provide much "scientific" explanation on what the "outcome"
was, how it influenced the livestocks' health?
- I write articles on Chinese social issues, for a Japanese
online newspaper called Nikkan Berita, but I do not have much knowledge
on health issues. Please accept my apology if I am asking "silly"
- Best regards,
- "Patricia Doyle, PhD" wrote:
- Respectfully, Kenn: It is a pleasure to hear from you.
I thank you for taking your time to write and ask the question.
- Influenza viruses are able to become antiviral resistant
- An influenza virus has an 8 seqmented genome which enables
it to recombine easily and also to develope new strains easily. H5N1 bird
flu has become amantadine resistant already.
- We saw ALL of the current Viet Nam strains have the mutation
for amantadine resistance. When using Amantadine as a prophylactic to try
to prevent influenza it actually *caused* the virus to mutate. It also
does not work at preventing infecton.
- I appreciate your visiting clickitnews/emerging disease
site even by accident.
- BTW, have you heard any news from Qinghai, China about
military quarantines? There have been rumors from Boxun news that the military
is in the area and soldiers are going from house to house seeking people
with flu-like symptoms and removing anyone suspected of being sick at gun
point...and taking them away.
- I do not read Chinese and have to depend upon other translations
of the website. Boxun newswas the first to describe the scene at Bird Island
and the thousands of dead bar headed geese and other birds.
- Then they broke a story about 121 people who died of
flu. The Chinese government then forbade all news reports on the issue,
and also prohibited any news reporters from doing research of the bird
- In March, Boxun reported suspected Ebola in China and
now report Ebola/Influenza outbreak. I cannot verify the stories and would
appreciate it if you can find any information or tanslate Boxun reports.
- Thank you again for writing.
- Patricia Doyle
- From: Hyogo E Kenn
To: Patricia Doyle
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005
- Dear Patricia,
- Thank you very much for your reply.
- The 'Epoch Times' Japanese version handles the issue,
but most of the news are from other sources, including Boxun. The following
article carries some pictures of inspecters conducting quarantine at the
suspected village. It says the lake town, normally a tourist place was
closed for more than 10 days, and tourists are not allowed to enter. No
other special news.
- The following article dated May 27th reports death of
121 human being, but I believe this is based on news from Boxun. It says
all the family member of the dead have disappeared, and cannot be found.
It says quarantine is going on. It is interesting that the article says
"various" livestocks have died from the flu. Is it possible for
cows, sheeps and pigs to catch the flue?
- The following article says 8 young people (Boxun News
reporters - ed) were arrested, for disclosing information on the flu, and
since June 5th, no further information is available. http://www.epochtimes.jp/jp/2005/06/html/d48211.html
- The following article is about closed meetings in major
cities e.g. Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. It says officials are on
the highest alert status in China's history and suggests that the number
of human victims might be big.
- The meetings mainly handled two kinds of deseases. One
was Ebola fever. Officials were instructed, all patiants or victims will
be sent to military hospital. The other one was bird flue. The Media is
prohibited to handle ANY news on these deseases. http://www.epochtimes.jp/jp/2005/07/html/d56250.html
- The following article, you might have seen before. http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-6-2/29240.html
- Not much information is available, due to the reasons
stated above. I cannot verify the information on soldiers visiting houses,
but I can imagine it's very likely to be happening. Farmers wouldn't leave
their lands so easily. I will try and ask some friends, but I think it's
difficult to acheive new information.
- Thank you again for your reply and explanation.
- Best regards, Kenn
- Patricia A. Doyle, PhD Please visit my "Emerging
Diseases" message board at: http://www.clickitnews.com/ubbthreads/postlist.php?
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