Ebola for Beginners, by Jeff R.

CentOre’s February 7, 2012 article “Signs of the Times: What are the SHTF Tipping Points?” briefly touched on one point that I would like to expand on: Ebola and Marburg viruses.  I am not a physician–I’m not even in the medical field, but I have had the occasion to learn a little more about these viral hemorrhagic fevers (or VHFs) from a research project while pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management. The information available on this subject is constantly changing and involves advanced knowledge in a number of scientific disciplines, so what I can provide is just sort of …




Long Term Situational Awareness Can Give You The Edge, by Todd S.

I’ve been fortunate to live in the same general area for my entire adult life, the Rocky Mountains of Utah. I am very familiar with the area made more so by various employments, a variety of interests all centered around the outdoors and twenty years of being a Scout Master. Being familiar with my surroundings for a long period of time increases my knowledge base of useful things to know, information unique to my immediate surroundings.      I have always been curious and a great observer, of both people and things.  Some years ago my brother mentioned something to me …




Influenza Pandemic Update:

Spike In Severe H1N1 in Memphis, Tennessee Children “…the traditional flu season is beginning, which will likely lead to emergence of a new swine H1N1 strain.” H1N1 Fatality Rate in Memphis Children Raises Concern “The flu season in the US traditionally peaks in February or March, so the increases seen in Memphis may represent the start of a dramatic rise in severe and fatal cases. Seasonal H1N1 and H3N2 have virtually disappeared in much of the northern hemisphere including the United States, so pandemic H1N1 variants will likely emerge in the next few weeks.” H1N1 School Closings in Donetsk, Ukraine …




Letter Re: An Upcoming BBC Documentary on Pandemic Flu

Jim; The BBC is doing another pandemic flu documentary, this one centered on Los Angeles. I did some video stuff for them last fall. I got a call just before Christmas from the Times of London wanting to interview me about the documentary. The BBC reporter said I was apparently the most depressing man in the world, but I told her she should talk to you! Regards, – Michael Bane, Producer, DownRange.TV
















Influenza Pandemic Update:

Ukraine: 445 Dead From Unknown Flu Since Beginning of Epidemic. 1.94 Million Sick, 445 Deaths, 116,982 Hospitalized, 94,000 Released (this means almost 23,000 are still hospitalized); Last 24 hours just under 44,000 have been infected. Swine Flu Hits North Korea Border Area China Death Toll From Swine Flu Triples in Two Weeks World Sees Dramatic Surge in Swine Flu Deaths Swine Flu Vaccine Patented Six Months Before First Cases Appeared WHO Probing Reports of Mutating Swine Flu Virus Some Little Known Facts About the Swine Flu CDC: Swine Flu is Widespread in Only 25 States Midwives Who Refuse to Give …




Influenza Pandemic Update:

Andre in the EU sent this from Radio Nederland: H1N1 Pandemic Continues. Maryland Reports First Drug Resistant H1N1 Cases Mutated Swine Flu In Baltimore, Maryland. The drug-resistant type… 442 Dead In Ukraine, Nearly Two Million Infected Tamiflu Resistance in Spain and US Georgia H1N1 Tamiflu-Resistance Crosses Tipping Point Transmission of Fit Tamiflu Resistant H1N1 in Maryland CDC: Swine Flu Continues to Decline in US. Worried about second wave after the first of the year.




Influenza Pandemic Update:

Andre in the EU sent this from Radio Nederland: H1N1 Pandemic Continues. Maryland Reports First Drug Resistant H1N1 Cases Mutated Swine Flu In Baltimore, Maryland. The drug-resistant type… 442 Dead In Ukraine, Nearly Two Million Infected Tamiflu Resistance in Spain and US Georgia H1N1 Tamiflu-Resistance Crosses Tipping Point Transmission of Fit Tamiflu Resistant H1N1 in Maryland CDC: Swine Flu Continues to Decline in US. Worried about second wave after the first of the year.







Influenza Pandemic Update:

China Disease Expert Warns of H1N1 Mutation. (Link courtesy of Jack E.) WHO reports mutations of Mexican flu. (Thanks to Andre for the link.) The rest of today’s flu news items are all courtesy of Cheryl (aka The Economatrix): Ukraine Death Toll Reaches 388 Fatal H1N1 Cluster in Texas Raises Pandemic Concern Swine Flu Cases Fall in US But May Rise with Holiday Travel D225G Ukraine Norway Link and China Spread H1N1 Re-Infections Raise Pandemic Concerns Ukraine Dead Approach 400, D225G Spreads H1N1 Changes in D225G and D225E in Norway One Million Iranians Confirmed With Swine Flu. At least 140 …







Influenza Pandemic Update:

WHO Confirms D225G In Norway And Ukraine Sharp Rise In England’s Swine Flu Deaths 1918 RBD D225G In Lung Cases In Ukraine and Norway UK: Surge In Pediatric Swine Flu Cases May Cause Bed Shortage All Fatal Ukraine Cases Have RBD D225G RBD Change D225G in Ukraine Lungs Raises Concerns Swine Flu Kills Six Adults In New Jersey Radical Measures Can’t Stop Swine Flu D225G Lung Tropism Driving H1N1 False Negatives?