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Thursday, March 08, 2018

Former Kobe University H5N1 Weaponizer Yoshihiro Kawaoka Surfaces At University Of Wisconsin

Former Kobe University Satanic virologist, H5N1/H7N9 weaponizer Kawaoka surfaces under the protection of the University of Wisconsin after his Kobe university lab was shut down for stealing H5N1 from Indonesia

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
03/08/2018

Lab experiments on a new strain of the H7N9 bird flu circulating in China suggest the virus can transmit easily among animals and can cause lethal disease, raising alarms the virus has the potential for triggering a global human pandemic, researchers reported on Thursday.


Satan's virologist: Yoshihiro Kawaoka, now being
protected and sheltered by the University of 
Wisconsin
The H7N9 virus has been circulating in China since 2013, causing severe disease in people exposed to infected poultry. Last year, however, human cases spiked, and the virus split into two distinct strains that are so different they no longer succumb to existing vaccines. One of these has also become highly pathogenic, meaning it has gained the ability to kill infected birds, posing a threat to agriculture markets. US and Japanese researchers studied a sample of this new highly pathogenic strain to see how well it spread among mammals, including ferrets, which are considered the best animal model for testing the transmissibility of influenza in humans.


In the study published in Cell Host&Microbe, flu expert Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin and colleagues tested a version of the new H7N9 strain taken from a person who died from their infection last spring.

They found that the virus replicated efficiently in mice, ferrets and non-human primates, and that it caused even more severe disease in mice and ferrets than a low pathogenic version of the same virus that does not cause illness in birds.


Kobe University illegal lab virologists Kawaoka at center, Terida Ernala-Ginting at his left, Akiko Makino at far right: all were responsible for the theft and weaponisation of H5N1 from Indonesia

To test transmissibility, the team placed healthy ferrets next to infected animals and found the virus spread easily from cage to cage, suggesting the virus can be transmitted by respiratory droplets such as those produced by coughing and sneezing.

Two out of three healthy ferrets infected in this way died, which Kawaoka said is “extremely unusual,” suggesting that even a small amount of virus can cause severe disease.


H7N9

“The work is very concerning in terms of the implications for what H7N9 might do in the days ahead in terms of human infection,” said Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert from the University of Minnesota.

Since 2013, the H7N9 bird flu virus has already sickened at least 1,562 people in China and killed at least 612. Some 40 per cent of people hospitalised with the virus die.




In the first four epidemics, the virus showed few changes. But last flu season, there were some 764 cases – nearly half of the 1,562 total. “The whole world is worried about it,” Osterholm said.




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5th Estate Exclusive : Kobe University Lab Creates "Novel" H5N1 In "Secret" Lab: E-mails From Kobe Virologist, "Novel" H5N1-H1N1 Virus Creator Teridah Ernala Ginting

This is the next report in The 5th Estate series on weaponised H5N1 created at Kobe and Tokyo universities by Yoshihiro Kawaoka and his PhD student Teridah Ernala Ginting 

THE 5TH ESTATE
By Robert S. Finnegan
02/14/2012 

During the years of our association, Teridah Ernala seemed - in her own words - to vascilate between being a young, idealistic Indonesian nationalist, and a PhD student who had serious misgivings about her H5N1-H1N1 weaponization work at Kobe University under a crew of individuals that were engauged in criminal activity to include "novel" virus creation and actual espionage for smuggling Indonesian H5N1 samples out of the country.


Nutcase virologists Kawaoka and Teridah Ernala
This confused Indonesian "scientist" through the years of our contact revealed to this reporter the inner-workings of her "secret" lab at Kobe University and a new BSL-3 in Tokyo that was working on H5N1 and H1N1 viruses, among others. Kobe University does NOT officially have a BSL-3 lab, and yet this microbiologist was assigned by her professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka to work on recombinant H5N1 and H1N1 in a "secret" (her words) lab at Kobe University. 


RECAP

Ernala verifies she is working on H1N1 "novel:"

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1. Novel H1N1 is a man-made.

Yes.

In general influenza A virus consists of 8 genes. Influenza virus evolves to be able to adapt to new host. The evolution can happen in several way: by exchanging one or more complete genes (for example avian virus switching gene with human virus), called as reassortment; or only changing partial gene(s), called as recombination.

In the case of novel H1N1, this virus consists 8 genes mixed of avian, swine and human type influenza A virus. So, this is a reassortant virus.

I'll talk about other questions later.

Ida

Here, Ernala outlines her superior Akiko Makino's theft of H5N1 from Indonesia on orders from Kawaoka:

They have samples actually, but no recent human samples since MOH banned the material transfer to other countries. That's why this is very illegal.

I told everything I know to the head of avian influenza lab in TDC Airlangga University, dr Nidom.

After this incident, the relationship between my professor [Kawaoka] and dr Nidom went bad. When got caught, the carrier [Akino Makino] mentioned that the samples were belonging of Airlangga University, but actually no one knew about that.

Now, Indonesia govt blames dr Nidom as the sample 'dealer', condition is not really good for him now. Inn Japan, my professor's telling everyone that dr Nidom tried to trap them at the airport.

I heard lot of things in Japan contrary to what I heard from dr Nidom. Because of this we're exchanging information through mail. My professor doesn't know that we're mailing to each other, we're keeping things this way.

After the incident, my professor became very nice at me. Of course, because they know that I know what's going on exactly. Few days later, they asked me to sign a document, mentioning that I'm a researcher belonging to my supervisor, and every matters between my supervisor and I should be kept confidential. I didn't have any reason not to sign it.

If you want to, I will forward the conversation between Dr Nidom and I. It's in Bahasa Indonesia, but that's the actual story. It's a very long mail, maybe it's pretty difficult for you to understand the whole story but just keep it for your reference.

Ida

PS: you better read the mail from the bottom. You will see how they're desperately want samples.

For your information:

Yoshi sensei - Yoshihiro Kawaoka, my professor. The authority. Everything done by these following two names are for his sake.

Shinya - Kyoko Shinya, my associate professor also my boss in this project. She's always using me and telling lot of lies.

Makino - Akiko Makino, new assistant professor from Tokyo Univ. She carried the illegal samples from Indonesia.

Yamaoka - Masaoki Yamaoka, a Japanese researcher assigned in Indonesia.

Dr Hatta - Shinya got the human samples from dr Hatta, but claimed it as dr Nidom's samples at Surabaya airport.

The below from Ernala confirms espionage by Kawaoka, Ernala and Makino in an e-mail from Dr. Nidom to Kawaoka:

1. The material you handed to Dr Masaoki Yamaoka on August 5th 2009, and then kept in ITD, should have been reported previously to us (at least to the head of ITD). In particular, if the material preceded using ITD’s material and equipment.

2. The materials been brought by Ms. Makino without any supporting document from you, so that Ms Makino and materials could not depart to Japan. Because Ms Makino declared that the materials derived from Airlangga University, she was not arrested and allowed to embark. However the materials are still kept in Juanda airport.

3. We regret the statement of Ms Makino mentioned that the materials came from Airlangga University, and described as zoonotic material. In fact, written statement from Dr Shinya and you mentioned that they were human samples.

4. Regarding to the points above, we require you to come to Surabaya as soon as possible to solve this problem. This is a serious illegal practice related to MTA.

Here, Ernala has her first attack of conscience:

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 20:35
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Robert,

Do you mind to give me a clue about "a person" that you talked about?

Because, it's a shame for me, but I'm doing reverse genetic technology also in my research. Currently, I'm creating an H1N1 human virus and manipulating the genes to study its transmission capability. For my self, I'm doing this purely for purpose of study. My professor is Yoshihiro Kawaoka, he and Neumann established this technology in 1997. The same technique which Taunberger used to ressurrect 1918 virus.

This whole story made me think about what I am right now.

Ida

I'm working in BSL-2 laboratory, that's the requirement from the government because the original virus was only common H1N1. For H5N1 virus, I'm working in BSL-3 laboratory.

My experiment is confidential (please keep this only for you), no one except my professor and I know this (even we keep it secret from other lab members). Especially after the H1N1 emerged, my work will cause lot of trouble. We will go to the public after everything is set up.

Ida

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The emails continue:

Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 01:26
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Hi Robert,

After graduation, IPB developed a collaboration with Japan company to produce H5N1 vaccine based on reverse genetic system. The university offered me the job.

In 2005, Japan part took me to their main factory in Japan. They taught me everything about vaccine production. And then I returned to Indonesia to develop Indonesia factory.

The company didn't work well, we never sell any product because we couldn't get license (complicated story).

In 2007, Japan government granted me scholarship for PhD course. I went to Tottori University to study influenza virus.

In 2008, Kobe University-Airlangga University Avian Influenza Project was established. I was then transferred to Kobe university for the purpose of this project. The project leader is Yoshihiro Kawaoka (professor of Univ Wisconsin-Madison, also Tokyo University and Kobe University).

And here I am.

You see I have very strong background of H5N1, I'm here without no reason. I believe that I will solve the problem in my country. Reading the news from here, always making me want to finish school as soon as possible, to return home, to dedicate my life at home. You know, my family name is Ginting. I'm a Karonese. The family name of Indonesia H5N1 cluster 2006.

Analyse this. How many Indonesian experiencing H5N1 from the first it emerged in Indonesia until now? How many Indonesian studying this virus abroad, under a top flu professor? How about making vaccine, how many Indonesian knows very well how to do that? How many Karonese in Indonesia, and how many Ginting among them?

I don't know if you believe in a Creator. But I do. I believe I have purpose in my life that the Creator's leading me to. That's simply me. If you suspected someone that I know, I better know it. So I know where I'm standing at.

I'm studying the current circulating oseltamivir human H1N1 virus. About 80% human H1N1 is oseltamivir resistant, and increasing by years. This virus transmitted rapidly, without any history of drug use. I used the recent oseltamivir resistant strain and return its genetic characteristic of two genes, HA and NA, into previous virus before it was highly transmissible. I constructed several strains with different mutation and check which mutation in which gene is responsible for this rapid transmission. So far, I haven't tested the virus, only to cell culture. In future I will use human trachea cell line, and animal experiment. This experiment has taken one year up to now, started long before mexico flu emerged. Instead of this experiment, I have some others, and also the works of Indonesia H5N1 in Surabaya lab.

Ida

I tried to find clues of H5N1 prior to 1997. I searched the sequences published at GenBank. There are some birds H5N1 submitted prior 1997, but sometimes H5N1 in birds doesn't cause illness. The the first documented case human report was 1997. I found other reference about 1918 flu, written By Barry http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11150&page=68. I tried to find clues of H5N1 prior to 1997. I searched the sequences published at GenBank. There are some birds H5N1 submitted prior 1997, but sometimes H5N1 in birds doesn't cause illness. The the first documented case human report was 1997. I found other reference about 1918 flu, written By Barry http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11150&page=68. Interestingly, the author named 1918 virus as "1918 virus", he never mentioned it as H1N1. Meanwhile he clearly stated H5N1 or H7N7 when talking about those strains. Interestingly, the author named 1918 virus as "1918 virus", he never mentioned it as H1N1. Meanwhile he clearly stated H5N1 or H7N7 when talking about those strains......

This are some reference of first human H5N1 in Hongkong. It seems the case happened around the December 1997. Some fatal and some recovered........

Currently, I'm creating an H1N1 human virus and manipulating the genes to study its transmission capability. My professor is Yoshihiro Kawaoka, he and Neumann established this technology in 1997. The same technique which Taunberger used to ressurrect 1918 virus.....

You talked about H5N1 right????? I'm answering you about H5N1, Scotland's bird and Guangdong's goose. If you talked about human H5N1, it was started 1997. EVERYONE knows it.

Ida 


Numerous requests for comment from The 5th Estate to officials at Kobe and Tokyo Universities have gone unanswered. 



Robert S. Finnegan is a retired investigative reporter residing permanently in Jakarta, Indonesia. He may be reached at rsfinnegan@gmail.com.

H5N1 "Novel" Virus Created At Kobe University By Yoshihiro Kawaoka And PhD Student Teridah Ernala Ginting : E-mails

Creator of H5N1/H1N1 "novel" virus relates story of subterfuge, illegal activity, coercion, extortion and threats at Kobe University under Yoshihiro Kawaoka in e-mails to The 5th Estate

THE 5TH ESTATE
By Robert S. Finnegan
01/03/2012

Editor's Note: This young Indonesian "scientist" through the years of our contact revealed to me the inner-workings of her "secret" lab at Kobe University and a new BSL-4 in Tokyo that was working on H5N1 and H1N1 viruses, among others. Kobe University does NOT officially have a BSL-4 lab, and yet this microbiologist was assigned by her professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka to work on recombinant H5N1 and H1N1 in a "secret" (her words) lab at their facility. How and why was this allowed to transpire? I have kept our association secret for years, however now that this individual has gone over to the "dark side," and I have decided to reveal everything we discussed in the hope it may stop this ghastly, man-made weaponized virus that is capable of killing millions of innocent people across the world.



PhD student Teridah Ernala, second from left and Kawaoka
The Japanese "professors" and "directors" of these nefarious 
projects preyed upon a young, incredibly naive and 
inexperienced Indonesian virologists to do their dirty-work
Something very wrong has taken place at Kobe University virology laboratories with 
the illegal weaponisation of H1N1 and H5N1 - among others. Below are e-mails from one of Yoshihiro's young Phd virologist Terida Ernala, who corresponded with the author over several years on her work there and her deep misgivings about it.

The e-mails will not be corrected for spelling, punctuation or format - and are republished in the original.


The graphs and charts accompanied Ernala's e-mails. 

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 12:23
From:
To:
seanews1@yahoo.com
Message contains attachments

Robert,

I tried to find clues of H5N1 prior to 1997. I searched the sequences published at GenBank. There are some birds H5N1 submitted prior 1997, but sometimes H5N1 in birds doesn't cause illness. The the first documented case human report was 1997.

I found other reference about 1918 flu, written By Barry 


Interestingly, the author named 1918 virus as "1918 virus", he never mentioned it as H1N1. Meanwhile he clearly stated H5N1 or H7N7 when talking about those strains.

Yesterday I made a rough phylogenic tree of recent mexico flu, 1918 flu, some avian, swine and human strains H1N1 - based on HA gene. You can see the location of 1918 flu among other strains. I should make tree based on other gene, not HA, to see the relation to H5N1.

Again the tree is rough, any virologist who see that probably will blaming me :)

I would like to see you and your wife, Robert. But currently I'm studying in Japan. I'm returning to Indonesia pretty often, usually to bird flu lab in Surabaya (Dr Nidom's laboratory), to do some works.

Next time I return to Indonesia, I'll try to visit Jakarta and have lunch with you.

About Garut, what do you know about this? How's the people there? Is there any human victims? Can you help me if you hear anything about human infection?

As I mentioned before, I worked also in a bird flu project of Indonesia. You know Mrs Supari the Health Minister refused to report any cases to WHO. I made the blog to uncover Indonesia situation to the world, to let people help us. But what I can do is telling story based on newspaper, I wish I could investigate by my self.

Tamiflu or Relenza is still the best drug for bird flu. Indonesia isolate has no resistancy to Tamiflu. Is it difficult to find tamiflu there? I think Ministry of Health has stocked lot of Tamiflu everywhere. But if necessary I will try to find a way to get the drugs here.

I found some news saying that Indonesia was hit by pandemic flu 1918. Some reported in Makassar and Bali. If we can get the sample of Indonesia 1918 pandemic, or maybe collecting serum from survived people (probably they're already 90-100year-old), we can get evidence about the cause of the disease. How can we do that? I'm still thinking..

I don't know Hermawan Sulistyo or Raymond Touran. Who are they? If they're working for government, I can ask information to Dr Nidom and team.

Ida

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 13:59

From:

"Ida - Teridah Ernala" <ida_lutu@yahoo.com>
To: seanews1@yahoo.com

This are some reference of first human H5N1 in Hongkong. It seems the case happened around the December 1997. Some fatal and some recovered:


About the Garut cases, I have some reference also based on newspaper. If you check the BFIC blog, I found several suspect case waiting for result confirmation. But the government didn't release the result.

For example 2009 case in Bogor, brother and sister possibly died of bird flu. noone believe me without good source. 

And recent case in Riau April:


No result released until now. Litbangkes RI is doing all the test, and keeping all samples. It's because they don't trust any other country to do the test. I wish they could trust me (as only Indonesian studying bird flu abroad), but I don't have any power and position to ask for it.

I'm trying to update the blog everyday, to get clue of Indonesia situation. You can check it anytime.

After the mexico H1N1, Indonesia newspapers seem to busy covering it. And forgetting the already circulating H5N1 in Indonesia. Indonesia Ministry of Health reallocated budget and research of bird flu to pig flu. I'm worrying this. People in Indonesia should realize the threat of H5N1 and put priority in this first. That's why if you can find any source or information who can provide the test result and situation in Indonesia, it will be great.

For the phylogenic tree, it may need further check. Because I made it roughly (but relies on the published sequences at the genbank), with my standard PC. Some other virologist with sophisticated software and highly advanced hardware may have the better one. About my work for outbreak, I don't know if it's good enough to be published :)) Hey I'm only reading the news and summarizing into english.

Also Robert, if you have chance to check some survivors of Indonesia 1918 flu, it will be great. Maybe it's impossible for you to get their blood samples. But if we can only get the data of persons who experienced the pandemic, that will be cool. At least next time we'll find the way to get their blood samples.

Ida
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 20:02
From:
To:
seanews1@yahoo.com

Robert,

Thank's for the article. It's very interesting.

Regarding to the Mexican flu, I have feeling that we cannot blame the pigs. There's impossible a new strain suddenly pop-up into the world. It take hundred of years to complete the evolution. I assumed there was something wrong with the vaccination they used in Mexico, or some lab strain 'escaped'. 

This article gives me confidence about vaccine theory.

Ida

Now, Teridah Ernala has what appears to be the first signs of doubt or guilt about her work for Kawaoka and the University of Kobe:

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 20:35
From:
To:
seanews1@yahoo.co

Robert,

Do you mind to give me a clue about "a person" that you talked about? 

Because, it's a shame for me, but I'm doing reverse genetic technology also in my research. Currently, I'm creating an H1N1 human virus and manipulating the genes to study its transmission capability. For my self, I'm doing this purely for purpose of study. My professor is Yoshihiro Kawaoka, he and Neumann established this technology in 1997. The same technique which Taunberger used to ressurrect 1918 virus.

This whole story made me think about what I am right now (our emphasis).

Ida


E-mail attachment from Teridah Ernala

Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 01:26
From:
To:
seanews1@yahoo.com

I think I should introduce my background a little bit.

I'm a veterinarian, graduated from Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) 2004 as the top student of the year. At the end of my DVM course, the first H5N1 hit Indonesia chickens (which we were free from the disease before). I led my class to South SUlawesi to do surveillance at that moment.

After graduation, IPB developed a collaboration with Japan company to produce H5N1 vaccine based on reverse genetic system. The university offered me the job.

In 2005, Japan part took me to their main factory in Japan. They taught me everything about vaccine production. And then I returned to Indonesia to develop Indonesia factory.

The company didn't work well, we never sell any product because we couldn't get license (complicated story). 

In 2007, Japan government granted me scholarship for PhD course. I went to Tottori University to study influenza virus.

In 2008, Kobe University-Airlangga University Avian Influenza Project was established. I was then transferred to Kobe university for the purpose of this project. The project leader is Yoshihiro Kawaoka (professor of Univ Wisconsin-Madison, also Tokyo University and Kobe University).

And here I am.

You see I have very strong background of H5N1, I'm here without no reason. I believe that I will solve the problem in my country. Reading the news from here, always making me want to finish school as soon as possible, to return home, to dedicate my life at home. You know, my family name is Ginting. I'm a Karonese. The family name of Indonesia H5N1 cluster 2006. 

Analyse this. How many Indonesian experiencing H5N1 from the first it emerged in Indonesia until now? How many Indonesian studying this virus abroad, under a top flu professor? How about making vaccine, how many Indonesian knows very well how to do that? How many Karonese in Indonesia, and how many Ginting among them?

I don't know if you believe in a Creator. But I do. I believe I have purpose in my life that the Creator's leading me to. That's simply me. If you suspected someone that I know, I better know it. So I know where I'm standing at.

I'm studying the current circulating oseltamivir human H1N1 virus. About 80% human H1N1 is oseltamivir resistant, and increasing by years. This virus transmitted rapidly, without any history of drug use. I used the recent oseltamivir resistant strain and return its genetic characteristic of two genes, HA and NA, into previous virus before it was highly transmissible. I constructed several strains with different mutation and check which mutation in which gene is responsible for this rapid transmission. So far, I haven't tested the virus, only to cell culture. In future I will use human trachea cell line, and animal experiment. This experiment has taken one year up to now, started long before mexico flu emerged. Instead of this experiment, I have some others, and also the works of Indonesia H5N1 in Surabaya lab.

I'm sure my viruses have no relation with current Mexico virus. I'm sure I'm doing good laboratory practice and the strain is completely different. 

It's up to you if you believe me or not. If I'm hiding something, I don't have to ask you anything from beginning.

Ida
 

Re: Tanah karo cluster

Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 11:55
From:
To:
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Thank you Robert,

After hanging around with non-indonesian, sometimes I hate to hear what people are saying about Indonesia. The image of low educated, poor and corruption are the most things I heard. I want to prove everyone who Indonesians really are.

About the person we're speaking, I dont know. I was just wondering who. Because my professor, Kawaoka, has close relation with other scientists such as Taunberger, so I asked you. But let's forget it :)

I will tell you everything I know about my work and my self. I will talk about that later. Also you an ask me anything, I'll try to answer if I can. Remember that I'm only a rookie among the greats, my knowledge is nothing compare to them. I haven't had any publication of my own work, because everything is still ongoing.

About writing book of me, it's too far to go. You better write about someone else :). Even though I'm running as fast as I can. I don't know if I can contribute something for the world, but I'm trying hard. Mostly, I'm spending 7 days a week, 12 hours/day in the lab and remaining 12 hours in front of computer and sleeping. I have no social life, no private life and friends here. After the blog became the world's source for Indonesia H5N1 news, then I met some people. Like you.

I'll come back to you later, Robert.

Ida
Re: Tanah karo cluster
Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 23:08
From:
To:
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Robert,

I am now (in order of priority):

1. A PhD student in Microbiology and Infection Department, Division of Zoonosis, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University.

Our lab, even though named as Zoonosis Division, is an influenza lab. The head of the lab is Dr Yoshihiro Kawaoka, the associate professor is Dr Kyoko Shinya. Dr Kawaoka is never staying in our lab cos he's also the professor of Biomedical Science Tokyo University and Department of Virology Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, also professor in St Jude Children Research Hospital. Dr Kawaoka always too busy, either in US or Tokyo. Mostly he's in US. He has close relation with other influenza researchers as Webster, Taunberger, Neumann, etc.

Our lab is new, just established on October 2007 (at that moment I was still in Tottori University). Dr Shinya is the main person in charge there, helped by assitant professor, Dr Akiko Makino (an ebola virus researcher). Our lab is also somehow special, only two students there, one is Japanese and me.

2. A researcher for CRC-ERID (I don't remember what it stands for ), but it's an institute for emerging and re-emerging disease research. It's funded by the RIKEN (a huge research development center). The CRC-ERID has joint collaboration with several countries to study several diseases. One of the country is Indonesia. For Indonesia it has works on dengue, malaria, typhoid fever, TB, etc and also avian influenza and other influenza. So I'm among the Indonesia project of influenza. For this purpose we work with Avian Influenza Laboratory, Tropical Disease Center, AIrlangga University Surabaya. The lab that I'm visiting when I'm going to Indonesia. The head of the lab is Dr Chairul Anwar Nidom, he's famous for avian influenza research. If you want to, I can introduce you to him.

My personal research themes are: the study of circulating oseltamivir resistant H1N1 virus (I mentioned before); the internalization of highly pathogenic H5N1 virus into cells; the study of PA gene of Indonesia human H5N1 virus in relation to its virulency; neuraminidase protein characteristic of horse influenza H3N8 which jumped and transferred its whole genome into dogs; and the pathogenicity of avian H5N1 virus to several local chicken breeds.

Too many subjects for a student, actually. Other students only have one subject, it's enough for graduation. Some may have two if one is not good enough. That's why I almost have no time for my self.

The project works where I'm involving at: surveillance and identification of recent circulating H5N1 in Indonesia; and serosurveillance of H5N1 antibody in poultry workers. Other research of Kawaoka and Nidom is study of H5N1 virus detected in 52 Indonesia pigs. Those themes have been presented in Asian Research Forum (a closed meeting) in Hokkaido December 2008 and Vietnam October 2008.

That's in general. You can ask me anything. :))

Ida

And one of the smoking guns:

Re: About Alaska 1997 H5N1

Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 05:52
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To:
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I made several mutation in HA gene and one mutation in NA gene. Then made several virus combinations of those two genes.

From all combinations, they are growing effectively in MDCK (Madin Darby Canine Kidney) cell culture. I failed to grow one virus, I have tried three times but still failing. I assume this one may not able to grow in nature. To know if it's transmitted to human, I will use human trachea cell line later and ferret (usually used for studying influenza transmission in human). So I don't know if it's transmissible to human yet.

I'm working in BSL-2 laboratory, that's the requirement from the government because the original virus was only common H1N1. For H5N1 virus, I'm working in BSL-3 laboratory.

My experiment is confidential (please keep this only for you), noone except my professor and I know this (even we keep it secret from other lab members). Especially after the H1N1 emerged, my work will cause lot of trouble. We will go to the public after everything is set up.

Ida
    
The University of Kobe has not returned repeated requests for comment and has been offered access to all documentation should they wish to perform an internal investigation.  To be continued.



Robert S. Finnegan is a retired investigative reporter, journalism professor and U.S. Marine Corps NCO based in Jakarta, Indonesia.  He has been working this case since 1997 and may be reached at rsfinnegan@gmail.com.
 

How MSM Fake News Liars Build On Prior Lies In U.S. "News"

CNN fake news leads the pack of bogus, bullshit, dying corporate MSM fantasyland outlets  

STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION
By Eric Zuesse
03/06/2018

The means by which the vast majority of Americans are deceived to believe fake ‘news’ that’s based on fake ‘history’, will be described here, so as to enable America to be understood correctly, as a fake ‘democracy’, the perpetual-war-for-perpetual-peace nation that the entire world considers to be by far the most dangerous nation, the biggest threat to world peace, anywhere on this planet. 


The system of mass-deceit in America, will be the subject, and examples will be cited here as embodiments displaying this system of mass-deceit — the mass-deceit that enables the U.S. Government to be the world’s most aggressive, most destructive, not only in Iraq, and in Yemen, but shamelessly, and repeatedly, destroying worldwide, with no respect for international laws that this Government blatantly violates, and is never held accountable for having violated. 



How is this mass-deceit, and total impunity, to be understood correctly, truthfully? That’s the question addressed here.

TIME magazine’s cover-story, “VOICES FROM THE RUBBLE: Syrians on living in the line of fire”, issue-date 12 March 2018, was co-authored by Wendy Pearlman, who recently published a book of narratives from many Syrian-war victims who blame Bashar al-Assad (whom the U.S. Government wants to overthrow) for the miseries they’ve suffered since the “Arab Spring” started in 2011. Her co-authored article in TIME reads like a brief version of her sole-authored book. To read either the book or the article is to receive the impression that Assad must be a monster, and that he certainly is an extremely unpopular person in Syria. 

However, both impressions are demonstrably false. This isn’t necessarily to assert that Pearlman doesn’t believe what she writes, but only that there’s a great willingness on the part of U.S.-and-allied ‘news’-media to spread (i.e., to hire and publish propagandists who write such) extremely one-sided accounts that support the U.S. Government’s regime-change story-line (in today’s Syria, just the same as it was in 2003 Iraq — but then it was against Saddam Hussein), so that America’s ‘news’media might as well be controlled by the very same people who control America’s invasion-craving international corporations, like Lockheed Martin and ExxonMobil. 




Accounts from the other side of this war — the side that will here be documented to be the truth, namely that Bashar al-Assad is overwhelmingly popular amongst the Syrian people — have been published online-only, by terrific investigative journalists such as Vanessa Beeley, and Eva Bartlett, among others; but, none of those high-quality journalists have been accepted for publication by mainstream members of the U.S. and allied ‘news’-media. That side regarding this war, the “inconvenient” truth about it, is instead blacked-out, by the mainstream ‘news’ media — the U.S. regime’s PR mouthpieces.

Perhaps what’s even worse is that ‘alternative-news’ media in the U.S. and its allies, have, likewise, almost universally, given voice only (or, in other cases, mainly) to the anti-Assad side of this war. Are they, too, controlled by the U.S. aristcracy? 

The below report exposes one faux-‘progressive’ war-monger and propagandist for U.S. invasions of countries that never invaded nor even threatened the U.S.: Amy Goodman, and her “Democracy Now!” ‘alternative’ ’news’ media for Democratic Party billionaires’ international operations (such as for regime-change in Syria). 

These propaganda-operations (just like the acknowlegedly mainstream ones, such as TIME) promote using U.S. taxpayers’ money (the U.S. military, which is the most respected institution amongst Americans and thus receives “the benefit of the doubt” regarding any atrocities it may perpetrate — such as its having poisoned Iraq with depleted uranium, for example) — using taxpayers’ money for so-called ‘humanitarian’ reasons that are actually just sales-angles for American billionaires’ bloody conquests of resistant foreign countries (in this case, Syria). This propaganda is aimed at fooling liberals, or even “peaceniks,” into supporting what are actually hidden financial benefits for these behind-the-scenes billionaires.




Exposed here will be the depths that hypocrisy and psychopathy (both of which are pervasive at the very top of society, amongst the aristocrats and their retainers) plunge down to, in American ‘news’. This type of operation can be done only by taking advantage, especially, of well-intentioned Democrats, in order for billionaires to become enabled to use taxpayers’ money, to boost actually the private wealth not only of Democratic Party billionaires, but even of Republican Party billionaires — even of ‘the political opposition.’ 

The example that will be presented in detail here, typifies a depraved scheme for the warfare-state (not the welfare-state, which instead becomes proportionately reduced as the warfare-state becomes increased), a scheme (support of the military-industrial complex, or “MIC,” and its permanent-war-for-permanent-peace economy) which largely controls America, in order to build and maintain the public’s support for obscenely high ‘defense’ spending and billionaires’ ‘defense’ profits, which government-spending produces catastrophes for the victim-nations, such as Iraq 2003, Libya 2011, and Syria 2012-, all of which invasions are especially profitable for the owners of America’s ‘defense’ contractors such as General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin, which depend upon war in order to funnel money from the domestic masses, to the domestic classes, via taxes. 

And, of course, American resource-extraction corporations, such as oil-and-gas giants, also benefit handsomely from it, by grabbing foreign resources. Megabanks benefit, too. After all: it’s the U.S. aristocracy that’s behind this, the ultimate paymasters for these propaganda-operations (and some details of this fact of aristocratic sponsorship will be documented here).

Goodman opened her February 23rd youtube:


Goodman opened her February 23rd youtube, 

As Death Toll Rises in Eastern Ghouta, Has International Community Abandoned the Syrian People?

Democracy Now! 
23 February 2018

“A ‘monstrous campaign of annihilation’ — that’s how the United Nations is describing the Syrian Government’s recent barrage of air strikes and artillery fire against the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta.”

And she introduced there what were actually her carefully vetted neoconservative-neoliberal three guests, to discuss why Syria’s Government is (supposedly) the enemy of the Syrian people, and thereby, also supposedly, America’s enemy (though it’s actually neither — but it is instead the enemy of American, Saudi, and Qatari, billionaires): 

”On Thursday [February 22nd], we hosted an extended web-only conversation with Rawya Rageh of Amnesty International, Syrian-American journalist Alia Malek and Wendy Pearlman, author of 'We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria'.”

The first thing that was hidden from her viewers was that all three guests are propagandists whose careers are heavily dependent upon their having won approval from U.S. billionaires and centi-millionaires, and from those individuals’ foreign colleagues.


The Wikipedia article about Raya Rageh lists the numerous employers and sponsors of her career, such as Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Al Jazeera — the broadcast network controlled by the royal Thani family, who own gas-rich Qatar (and who want a gax-pipeline to be built through Syria into the European Union), and whose media-strategy (since they're allies of U.S. billionaires) is to broadcast pro-jihadist propaganda inside the country that they own (Qatar), in its Arabic language, which few Westerners can understand, but to broadcast anti-jihadist propaganda in Western languages in Western and anti-jihadist countries.



Malek was a senior writer for the Thanis’ Al Jazeera America, and has also been published in New Yorker, New York Times, and The Nation. Her popularly selling 2017 book blaming Bashar al-Assad for the war in Syria, The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria, describes the “oppression that exists in a dictatorship,” and makes no mention, at all, of the 2014 elections in Syria, which were internationally monitored since there was a war going on, and in which, Syrians, not only inside Syria but who had escaped the war and lived abroad, voted, and in which the sitting President, Assad, won 89% of the total votes cast. 


A year later, Orb polled again, and found (“Table 3”) that 47% of Syrians said that Assad had a “positive” effect on the country (this question hadn’t been asked in the year-earlier, 2014, poll); 37% said “Arab Gulf Countries” (the U.S. Government’s allies) did; 36% said “Free Syrian Army” (America’s proxies or boots-on-the-ground fighting against Assad) did; 25% said “Nusra Front” (Al Qaeda in Syria, which trained and led the Free Syrian Army) did; and 21% said “Islamic State” (ISIS or ISIL) did. 76% said ISIL had a “negative effect” on Syria, and a full 82% of Syrians said (Table 26) “ISIL is produced by the United States.”

So, Amy Goodman’s propaganda in “Democracy Now!” regarding Syria, was actually against any democracy at all, in Syria; because, clearly, democracy would retain the existing Syrian President in office. Her position was thus identical to former U.S. President Barack Obama’s position, against democracy in Syria, and for Al Qaeda in Syria. U.S. President Donald Trump continues that policy.

Here is what Goodman’s guest Wendy Pearlman had written in Huffington Post, on 23 April 2014, under the headline “The Argument Against U.S. Intervention in Syria... And Why It’s Wrong”:

Jihadist groups became powerful in Syria because blood flowed for months while the opposition’s cries for assistance went ignored. Had the international community acted earlier, these extremists might never have emerged on the scene. Most Syrians view al-Qaeda as another form of tyranny. Many have risked their lives to protest agianst [against] it. It is a cruel irony that the United States, which championed the “war on terror,” now leaves besieged civilians to fight al-Qaeda on their own.

In Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. imposed regime change from the outside. In Syria, an anti-regime struggle emerged from the grassroots. 


The reality is also that U.S. President Barack Obama entered office in 2009 hoping to do this, and that the entire “Arab Spring” movement was aimed at achieving the Thanis’ will throughout the region: The Thanis are the main financial supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (which briefly took over in Egypt after the “Arab Spring”), but they also back Al Qaeda when America’s White House does (such as in Syria). 




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