Tag Archives: BioWarfare

Extreme Genetic Engineering: An Introduction to Synthetic Biology

ETC Group Releases Report on Synthetic Biology
Submitted on 16 January 2007

“Genetic engineering is passé,” said Pat Mooney, Executive Director of ETC Group. “Today, scientists aren’t just mapping genomes and manipulating genes, they’re building life from scratch – and they’re doing it in the absence of societal debate and regulatory oversight,” said Mooney.

Synbio – dubbed “genetic engineering on steroids” – is inspired by the convergence of nano-scale biology, computing and engineering. Using a laptop computer, published gene sequence information and mail-order synthetic DNA, just about anyone has the potential to construct genes or entire genomes from scratch (including those of lethal pathogens). Scientists predict that within 2-5 years it will be possible to synthesise any virus; the first de novo bacterium will make its debut in 2007; in 5-10 years simple bacterial genomes will be synthesised routinely and it will become no big deal to cobble together a designer genome, insert it into an empty bacterial cell and – voilà – give birth to a living, self-replicating organism. Other synthetic biologists hope to reconfigure the genetic pathways of existing organisms to perform new functions – such as manufacturing high-value drugs or chemicals.

WHO – Ebola Situation Report – 22 July 2015


There were 26 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported in the week to 19 July: 22 in Guinea and 4 in Sierra Leone. Liberia reported no new cases
Ebola Situation Report - 22 July 2015

Country Case definition Cumulative cases Cases in past 21 days Cumulative deaths
Guinea Confirmed 3322 53 2062
Probable 450 * 450
Suspected 11 *
Total 3783 53 2512
Liberia§ Confirmed 3151
Probable 1879
Suspected 5636
Total 10 666 4806
Liberia** Confirmed 6 6 2
Probable 0 *
Suspected *
Total 6 6 2
Sierra Leone Confirmed 8692 27 3583
Probable 287 * 208
Suspected 4271 * 158
Total 13 250 27 3949
Total Confirmed 15 171 86
Probable 2616 *
Suspected 9918 *
Total 27 705 86 11 269

Note: Data published by WHO. Its veracity or omissions reside with them and their partner organisations.

WHO – Ebola Situation Report – 29 April 2015


  • 33 confirmed cases of Ebola (EVD) were reported in the week to 26 Apr

Ebola-total confirmed cases 2015-04-29

Ebola-confirmed cases worldwide - 2015-04-29

Confirmed, probable, and suspected EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

Country Case definition Cumulative cases Cases in past 21 days Cumulative deaths
Guinea Confirmed 3158 69 1962
Probable 415 * 415
Suspected 11 *
Total 3584 69 2377 (66%)
Liberia** Confirmed 3151 0
Probable 1879 *
Suspected 5292 *
Total 10 322 0 4608 (44.6%)
Sierra Leone Confirmed 8586 32 3533
Probable 287 * 208
Suspected 3498 * 158
Total 12 371 32 3899 (31.5%)
Total Confirmed 14 895 101
Probable 2581 *
Suspected 8801 *
Total 26 277 101 10 884 (41.4%)

Note: Figures in brackets () are mortality rates based on W.H.O. data which is not above questioning!

How Anti-Vaxxers Sound to Normal People

Note: Amusing video but not as amusing as Monsanto’s PR man Patrick Moore refusing a drink of Glyphosate

Rima E. Laibow: “Vaccines Are A Complete Fraud. Don’t Poison Your Child!”

Note: Rima, after posting that cultural analysis, I had “cowpox” myself with a booster shot of your factual critique of vaccines.

Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World–Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It


Anthrax. Smallpox. Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of Russian bioweaponeers began to till a new killing field: a bleak tract sown with powerful seeds of mass destruction—by doctors who had committed themselves to creating a biological Armageddon. Biohazard is the never-before-told story of Russia’s darkest, deadliest, and most closely guarded Cold War secret.

No one knows more about Russia’s astounding experiments with biowarfare than Ken Alibek. Now the mastermind behind Russia’s germ warfare effort reveals two decades of shocking breakthroughs . . . how Moscow’s leading scientists actually reengineered hazardous microbes to make them even more virulent . . . the secrets behind the discovery of an invisible, untraceable new class of biological agents just right for use in political assassinations . . . the startling story behind Russia’s attempt to turn a sample of the AIDS virus into the ultimate bioweapon. And in a chilling work of real-world intrigue, Biohazard offers us all a rare glimpse into a shadowy scientific underworld where doctors manufacture mass destruction, where witnesses to errors are silenced forever, and where ground zero is closer than we ever dared believe.