I believe that one of the major contributors to the strife in everyday living is the misinformation and lack of awareness the general public has with regards to what they are up against.

Most people really do not have a clue as to what is happening around them because there is simply a famine of information and resources available for the average person to make rational informed decisions.

In the United States, people are highly-entertained. They are fed information that deals with sports and entertainments and mostly political theater which really does not give them much in the way of information that can help their households and their families.

Independent resources and research can be found on the internet, and there are also independent journalists who research and work hard to bring information beyond the mainstream feeds; however, due to political pressures information is being silenced on technical platforms.

Altered perception by powerful technocrats and algorithms are silencing a lot of information and some of it has no political currency whatsoever. Information is now being seized by the state.

We are seeing the overhype of the wrong things and what is left has to be reported by the independent few that have the courage to continue until they go broke, or until they no longer have the resources to do so.

I have a lot on my mind today – the reasons are obvious. My wife concluded her surgery and so far is doing well. She has 10 weeks to heal and then she may have to go through her surgical process all over again.

However, it is her resilience and her inspiration that is keeping me sane at the moment and before she went into the hospital she tipped me on a story that she said I should revisit and it couldn’t have been at a better time.

Before I left for “Contact in the Desert,” she helped contribute to my presentation about Clade X. Back in May, there was a tabletop exercise called Clade X that was held at the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Health Security.

Clade X was named after the hypothetical alien Clade infective agent. The simulation was about a hypothetical pandemic that resulted in 900 million simulated deaths.

The “Clade X” virus in the Johns Hopkins simulation was a flu-like respiratory virus, which would spread far more easily from person to person through coughing and sneezing.

It was called parainfluenza, one that created horrible side effects including brain swelling and hemorrhaging.

It was the perfect disease, with an unknown Clade or biological organism that was apparently spread from Frankfurt, Germany to Caracas, Venezuela. Even though it wasn’t clear how the virus moved from one place to the other it would be assumed that it was spread on an airline that left from point “A” to point “B” with passengers unknowingly becoming patient zero.

An Emirates plane was quarantined at John F. Kennedy International Airport today as medical officials spent hours evaluating passengers and crew after several people on board reported feeling getting violently ill.

Flight 203 from Dubai landed safely at the airport around 9:11 a.m. after declaring a medical emergency, prompting a huge response from police and paramedics.

Rapper Vanilla Ice, who was one of the passengers on the flight, tweeted video after landing at Kennedy Airport showing ambulances, fire trucks, and other emergency vehicles on the tarmac.

Members from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention then screened the approximately 521 people on board the plane for symptoms, taking their temperatures on the tarmac.

The CDC said approximately 100 passengers and crew complained of flu-like symptoms, including a cough and fever. A total of 19 people were sick – 10 were taken to Jamaica Hospital and nine refused medical attention.

The United States does little to prepare for any contagion because it is overly confident in its ability to handle any threat. Although Special Forces teams are used to contain initial outbreaks, a widespread effort never starts as the nation is sapped of political will by several conflicts that crop up and the only answer given by the technocrats is either to wait it out or to line up for vaccines they are ineffective.

There is also a presumed sinister reason why these unknown diseases are released and that is for population control.

There is a term for intentionally allowing a disease to spread and that is called a “Gain of Function” exercise.

There have been secret Gain of Function exercises carried out in the past which include exposing people to chemical and biological infecting people with deadly or debilitating diseases, injecting of people with toxic and radioactive chemicals, surgical experiments, interrogation and torture experiments, tests involving mind-altering substances, and a wide variety of others. Many of these tests were performed on children, the sick and mentally disabled individuals, often under the guise of “medical treatment.” In many of the studies, a large portion of the subjects were poor, racial minorities, or prisoners.

Gain of Function experiments or GOF experiments are bio-security experiments that are routinely done in labs all over the world. In reality one of the biggest testing labs could be an aircraft.

More than 1 billion people travel by air each year and there is always the potential for a biological threat to exist with a patient zero being put on a plane and spreading a biological contagion to another country.

The importance of air travel for the spread of seasonal influenza was actually demonstrated by empirical data showing that the spread of influenza was delayed by the decrease in air travel after the attacks of September 11th, 2001.

Believe it or not, our understanding of the spread of respiratory infections on aircraft is very limited. Key questions include how often transmission can occur by contaminated surfaces, large droplet spread, and airborne spread of small-particle aerosols, as well as the risk for specific organisms. The scientific uncertainty limits the ability to design preventive measures.

During the severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS outbreak, investigations were conducted among passengers who traveled on 40 flights with patients on board who had symptomatic SARS. Transmission is thought to have occurred on board 5 of 40 flights. On 4 flights, a small number of suspected infections occurred among persons seated within a few rows of the index patient, consistent with spread by large droplets. However, on 1 flight from Hong Kong to Beijing, 22 of 120 passengers and crew were thought to have become infected, which suggests airborne spread over a considerable distance.

Many commercial aircraft use vertical airflow and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that should limit exposure to small airborne particles. However, there are no regulations requiring HEPA filters or for testing of the function of filters.

It is obvious that we need additional careful epidemiological investigations to understand the frequency and relative importance of different modes of transmission on board aircraft for specific pathogens.

As a frequent air traveler, it is more of a concern about getting a disease onboard a plane than it is worrying about a crash.

There is tremendous potential for mathematical biology and network theory to model and understand better the role of air travel and the impact of interventions on the spread of specific diseases such as pandemic influenza or even the plague which was once spread on an aircraft traveling to Madagascar in 2017.

The TSA can search a passenger for weapons but as of yet there are no tests for a passenger that may have an infectious disease and that could be a potential biological terrorist.

New and emerging diseases seem to generate some underlying panic brought on by political and economic design. The plagues, pandemics and even the proposed mass inoculations are connected to money generating operations in the Pharmaceutical industry. These plagues and diseases seem to be self-induced. They are reported for the fear factor and resolved by the government creating more laws and more provisions that will take away your freedoms.

In order to find antidotes or to monitor movements in real time, Gain of Function tests are necessary to evaluate response time, quarantine response, and the ability to contain the pathogen before it spreads.

The “Countermeasures Research Act of 2003,” gave incentives to private industry in the USA to conduct research into bio-weapons, allegedly to fill gaps in the US bio-defense procurement programs.” The bill literally paved the way for incentives for companies to detect and weaponize viruses and also find “diagnostics” against viruses.

The only way to find the diagnostics was to secretly test strains on animal or human subjects; it has been done before on an involuntary basis. Now, there are paid studies to do these weird experiments and what cannot be totaled in focus groups can be analyzed with simulants that can be aerosolized and sprayed over heavily populated areas.

We are also quite capable of testing virulent influenza and other force multiplied diseases without consequence in places like hotels, shopping malls, and commercial aircraft.

In the summer of 1984, a newly-modified strain of Brucellosis was tested in various places across the country.

It was tested at Tahoe-Truckee High School in California. The teachers’ lounge was the target area. Seven of the eight teachers assigned to the room became very ill within months. There were other undisclosed locations where the pathogen was tested using an airborne aerosolized delivery system and contaminated mosquitoes.

These clandestine tests were conducted by the CIA and were closely monitored by the National Institute of Health and the CDC. Encouraged by what was seen, the U.S. government passed the newly modified Brucellosis strain to Saddam Hussein to use against Iran. In 1986, with the approval of Vice-President George Bush, Saddam received shipments of both Brucella Abortus, Biotypes 3 and 9, and Brucella Melitensis, Biotypes 1 and 3.

After Saddam Hussein became our enemy during the Gulf War of 1991, he used this pathogen on American troops resulting in the illness referred to as Gulf War Syndrome.

The multi-organizational megalith perpetrating these biochemical projects against humanity includes the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and its research arm DARPA, plus the Department of Energy (DOE) with its huge network of national labs and universities. Private defense contractors and pharmaceutical companies are heavily involved. Cooperating governments of other nations and probably some United Nations agencies are complicit since the aerosol projects are global in scope.

They have also been known to synthesize certain biological contaminants and diseases for use in war. Our scientists have been known to force multiply new strains of flu, rabies and even HIV.

As for the ghastly things you can catch on a flight and the possibility of airborne spread of contagion, I guess it is a risk you take although airlines say that any disease spread on an aircraft is rare.

The quality of aircraft cabin air is carefully controlled. Ventilation rates provide a total change of air 20–30 times per hour. Most modern aircraft have recirculation systems, which recycle up to 50% of cabin air. The re-circulated air is usually passed through HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters, of the type used in hospital operating theatres and intensive care units, which trap dust particles, bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Transmission of infection may occur between passengers who are seated in the same area of an aircraft, usually as a result of the infected individual coughing or sneezing or by touch (direct contact or contact with the same parts of the aircraft cabin and furnishings that other passengers touch). This is no different from any other situation in which people are close to each other, such as on a train or bus or in a theatre.

However, flight attendants and passengers have experienced (and often documented) all kinds of affronts to personal health and hygiene in the tight quarters of an airline cabin, from blood on the tray table latch to dirty diapers in the seat back pocket to a barefoot woman who picks her feet and toes.

Now, imagine the complex choreography involved in cleaning an airplane like a Boeing 737 with more than 160 seats in just a few minutes between the plane’s arrival at the gate and its departure. It’s a grueling task and a thankless job.

Current and former cabin cleaners interviewed by The New York Times describe a work environment where pay is at or near the minimum wage, morale is low and turnover is high.

That is the frightening part of it all – this may be a concern or even a possible vulnerability that may need to be looked at as a possible risk in containing any and all biological threats from other countries.