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PostPosted: 16 Feb 15 19:53
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Re. 'cuts' by previous government (it is the job of any government to reinstate the funding when the situation warrants it) read, for example what was written in the Courier Mail back in August 2012 and please, don't tell me we are, we have been well governed, I cannot wait for The Greens to take over this bunch of incompetent idiots:

<THE Federal Government is under pressure to reinstate funding for tuberculosis clinics in the Torres Strait islands and Papua New Guinea after warnings of an increase in medical refugees.
Doctors warn a humanitarian crisis unfolding in PNG's Western Province is spreading to Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville hospitals as more medical refugees seek treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera, AIDS and leprosy.
The Queensland and Federal Governments controversially decided to close health clinics in Queensland's northernmost islands in mid-June despite the World Health Organisation listing it as a crisis.
"They've got big problems. And no, we can't prevent the spread into Australia," said Dr Graham Simpson, a respiratory specialist in Cairns.
"Most drug-resistant TB in this state is imported. It is a slow epidemic, not like the flu season. It takes decades and has enormous momentum. Once it gets a hold, it is hard to stop."
He said there was no official notification of the future of TB services in Queensland, with a push to devolve to 17 districts.
Outraged nurses rallied in Brisbane last week in protest over plans to close the state's primary TB control centre at Princess Alexandra Hospital, which treats almost half of the average 240 TB cases reported every year.
Far North Queensland federal MP Warren Entsch has accused AusAID officials of "incompetence or corruption" in handling the humanitarian disaster of our nearest neighbour.
"We have got highly contagious patients turning up in airports in Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane," he said.
"This is bigger than drug-resistant tuberculosis. It is cholera, leprosy, infant mortality and malnutrition."
Mr Entsch plans a Private Member's Bill calling for a parliamentary inquiry into the cut-back of services and the handling by AusAID.
North Queensland-based Labor Senator Jan McLucas defended the Federal Government's cuts, saying funds were instead being directed through foreign aid.>
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PostPosted: 16 Feb 15 19:32
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(2 /the end)

“This includes ensuring we have good services in TB affected areas.’’
Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who is today flying to the epicentre of the TB outbreak on Saibai Island in the Torres Strait, said the “horse has bolted” on trying to stem the outbreak spreading from PNG to Australia.
“We have TB clusters on Saibai and Yam Islands. There are also obviously possible cases and recent deaths in Cairns,’’ Mr Entsch said.
“It’s not all about Ebola. TB and multi-drug-resistant TB is the killer on our doorstep.’’>

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PostPosted: 16 Feb 15 19:31
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wait there is more!
Ebola? What about tuberculosis at our door step? Several strains from PNG, one very, very, very resistant to anything?

Killer strain of tuberculosis a grave threat to Cairns and Far North Queensland
Anika Hume/The Cairns Post/October 15, 2014 7:59AM
BACKING: Director of the Tropical Public Health Unit Dr Richard Gair.

A DEADLY strain of tuberculosis could hit serious levels in the Far North in little more than a decade without an urgent boost to TB monitoring and treatment services.
Former director of Queensland Health’s TB services, Dr Tom Konstantinos, said based on experiences in other Western countries, it was possible the Far North could be battling an onslaught of multi-drug-resistant TB in the Torres Strait within 15 years.
“In places like the Torres Strait where you also have a high rate of chronic health problems like diabetes and chronic kidney disease, if you don’t have good control methods in place, expect it to reach serious levels in the next 10-15 years,” he said.
He said these high levels of MDR-TB would then spread “incrementally” as Torres Strait Islanders mixed with other populations in the ­region, including on the ­mainland.
The warning comes after post-mortem test results of a 32-year-old Saibai Island woman, who died in Cairns Hospital two weeks ago due to complications secondary to tuberculosis, confirmed she had MDR-TB when she died.
The Cairns TB control unit is still trying to track at least 20 people who had direct contact with the woman, who had been living in Cairns.
Five new cases out of 30 people tested so far in the contact-tracing effort have returned a positive Mantoux test result for tuberculosis.
Dr Richard Gair from Cairns’ Tropical Public Health Unit said recording a positive Mantoux test result was not an immediate cause for concern, given this meant they had “latent TB” and were therefore not infectious.
The woman had close connections to a Torres Strait Islander patient with MDR-TB who died at Cairns Hospital in April last year, making the latest case reportedly the first transmission of MDR-TB from one Australian citizen to ­another.
Dr Konstantinos said transmission could have been prevented if there had been no delay in diagnosing the latest woman.
Treatment of MDR-TB in its early stages would also prevent it from morphing into another more severe strain, “totally drug resistant” TB, which he said was incurable.
“This threat is real, but what we have is knowledge that TB evolves slowly, so we have time on our hands to put in place mechanisms to ensure people are diagnosed early and treated properly,” he said.
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PostPosted: 16 Feb 15 12:42
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I found a small jar of baby food in my pantry chock-a-block with a cocktail of red berries with on the label: "Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients" !!!
Could they, please, tell us which are the IMPORTED ingredients? And WHERE were they imported FROM? THANK YOU VERY MUCH, INDEED...
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PostPosted: 16 Feb 15 12:02
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PostPosted: 16 Feb 15 12:02
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Love the agreement our government negotiated with China, last year?
Now, if you purchase a pack of berries of the Nanna's or Creative Gourmet (!!!) brands your chances of contracting a nasty bug by the name of the Hepatitis A virus are HIGH, and when you know the source of that virus, you won't be impressed at all, find a large bucket and look for the details...
The reason for my post is that some are overlooking other products where our Chinese berries (or Chinese Forest Berries, as you will NOT read, anywhere...) are found, yoghurts being the most obvious culprit, I can think of many brands but I am, as I write this post, looking at a Woolworths so-called 'GOLD' product which I am going to have cked by Woolies...
This government's deals are as toxic as them, aren't they?...
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PostPosted: 16 Feb 15 10:31
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Answers to two questions I got after this 'tirade':
1) What is Deep Ecology?
Deep Ecology is a philosophy of nature which sees that underlying the environmental crisis is the separation between humans and the rest of the natural world.

The late Arne Naess, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy from Oslo University, Norway who coined the term "deep ecology" pointed out that our "ecological ideas are not enough to protect the Earth, we need ecological identity, ecological self".

2) Is there a simple solution/s to this enormous problem, having to eat toxic food, corrupted by the many chemicals used in their production?
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PostPosted: 16 Feb 15 10:09
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Forget Ebola, should we be 'vaccinated' for the toxic polluants in what we eat, for the slow death resulting from what we eat in Australia? :
The earths toxic legacy by Prof Marc Cohen from RMIT (read or listen to "10 toxic truths" and save your life, literally...)
1. Toxins are everywhere and every being on the planet is affected. Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are persistent, and take a long time to break down in normal situations.
2. The full extent is unknown.
Toxins are often invisible, harmful and lay dormant or latent for some time. There are over 140,ooo toxic chemicals used commercially, many are still produced in high volume. Very few are tested. Even fewer are tested in combination with others.
3. Chemical cocktails are synergistic
Generally a mix of chemicals together, has a different effect than single substances. The average westerner uses 6-12 body care products a day.
4. Tiny doses can cause a big effectThis is mostly with the toxins which effect hormone function. Rat studies have shown one hormone altering toxin to cause either obesity or underweight in offspring, dependent on dose. Traditionally, dose dictated what is toxic, but not any longer.
5. Windows of development are critical. Certain phases of the life cycle are more critical than others, particularly during development in the womb and during childhood
6. BioMagnification occurs up the food chain.POPs get stored in fatty tissue and become more concentrated as they move higher up the food chain.
7. Bioaccumulation happens over a lifespan
Fat soluble toxins are not often excreted, but accumulate during the life. They are often passed on to offspring.
8. Kids are more at risk
They have a higher intake of food, water and air per kilo than adults, they absorb more, are more exposed through hand to mouth contact and have immature detox systems.
9. Early exposure leads to latent chronic disease
Concerns about weight control can be linked with exposure to Organophosphates damaging natural weight control mechanisms. We have an epidemic of obesity, and ridiculously high rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and cancer. Creating a direct link is challenging, given the number of variables involved.
10. The effects are epigenetic and transgenerational
A pregnant woman’s exposure affects the unborn child and her grandchildren’s.
Are you still reading? Then I commend you for taking the bull by the horns.
There’s plenty of information and support out there.
Two primary texts to inform your self more are The Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson and Our Stolen Future, by Theo Colburn et al.

Dealing with the emotions that may be stirred up by this is important. Speak to people around you. Or attend a Deep Ecology workshop to shift your emotions and change your perspective of our involvement with our environment entirely.
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PostPosted: 28 Nov 14 05:39
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Today's news:

(CNN) -- The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results, U.S. scientists said, raising hopes that protection from the deadly disease may be on the horizon.
The vaccine is being developed by the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The process has been fast-tracked in light of the current catastrophic Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed more than 5,000 lives.
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PostPosted: 19 Nov 14 02:08
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Correction - ZMapp is an antiviral, not an active vaccine.
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PostPosted: 18 Nov 14 21:00
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And then we have the other lie in your earlier post. You know the one where you claim "but seeing all the Muslim countries have banned all products made in Israel they might refuse to buy it ?"

Figures released by Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics showed that trade between Israel and Malaysia in 2008–2011 fluctuated considerably. In 2008, Israeli exports to Malaysia came to $30.2 million while Israel imported goods worth $100.6 million. In 2009, Israel exported $116.8 million-worth of goods to Malaysia and imported goods worth $68.5 million. In 2010, Israel's exports to Malaysia grew to $798 million and imports grew to $85 million. 2011 saw Israel export goods to Malaysia worth $716.4 million and import goods worth $93.6 million.[8] A report compiled by the European Commission indicated that in 2010 Malaysia ranked 15th among Israel's major trade partners, accounting for 0.8% (€667.6 million) of Israel's trade in that year.

I'll give you a hint as to what the state religion of Malaysia (I... S...L....A...M)

Found anything interesting up your nose yet?
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PostPosted: 18 Nov 14 20:57
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This just proves how stupid you are.
To support your claim that "Israel has a drug that will kill the virus" you post "there is still no proven vaccine or treatment"

As the Times of Israel reports - Unfortunately, Lobel’s research has not yielded a vaccine in time to help the victims of the current Ebola epidemic. However, the doctor believes that he and his team are just three to five years away from arriving at what he calls a “cocktail” consisting of a vaccine and a therapeutic that can be deployed as soon as an outbreak is detected.

“It’s going to happen, but there is nothing around the corner yet,” he said.

So, is your claim that "Israel has a drug that will kill the virus" true? NO, NO, NO!
What a surprise. Of course it isn't true.

FYI. Lobel is working on a passive vaccine. The vaccine that you originally referred to (ZMapp) is an active vaccine. ZMapp is an American developed vaccine, not Israeli.

I suggest you stick to subjects where you have a basic working knowledge. Nose picking and generalised drooling would be about your level.
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PostPosted: 18 Nov 14 16:28
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How Israel’s Leading Ebola Expert Could Eradicate The Virus And Why The US Military Is Investing In Him

By Dyana So and Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels| August 08, 2014 13 Comments

Africa is currently facing its worst Ebola outbreak in history, with over 1,600 officially reported cases of infection, a death toll of 880 and rising, and a startling mortality rate of up to 90 percent.

One of the reasons that the Ebola virus is so deadly is that there is still no proven vaccine or treatment, and only a handful of researchers around the world are currently working on a cure. But while the World Health Organization (WHO) is busy raising $100 million for an emergency response plan, increasing numbers of people in West Africa are prone to or have already become infected with one of the most deadly and dangerous diseases.

So what’s really being done about a cure? Dr. Leslie Lobel, an Israeli researcher at Ben Gurion University and one the world’s few experts on the Ebola virus, is currently ahead of many of his international colleagues when it comes to discovering a vaccine that would make humans immune to the virus. But besides toting his own vaccine as the cure all and end all of the Ebola epidemic, Lobel has some interesting insight to impart on why this is the most serious outbreak in history.
I know Esteven will find some fault in this post as he usually does ?
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PostPosted: 17 Nov 14 19:51
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I'm not arguing. Arguing would imply doubt. There is no doubt. The village idiot just posts things that are not true and then goes all quiet when caught out. No doubt he will pop up in another thread with another lie.
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PostPosted: 11 Nov 14 18:55
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"You still haven't posted anything to support this false claim."

And look who is STILL fixated on continuing to argue......
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