Friday, February 17, 2023

Marburg - Big Pharma and the Next Global Pandemic?

Here's the latest scary health and existentially threatening news from the World Health Organization:



For my readers that aren't familiar with Marburg, here is a brief description of the disease from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


Here are the signs and symptoms of Marburg noting the frightening case-fatality rate:


"After an incubation period of 2-21 days, symptom onset is sudden and marked by fever, chills, headache, and myalgia. Around the fifth day after the onset of symptoms, a maculopapular rash, most prominent on the trunk (chest, back, stomach), may occur. Nausea, vomiting, chest pain, a sore throat, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may appear. Symptoms become increasingly severe and can include jaundice, inflammation of the pancreas, severe weight loss, delirium, shock, liver failure, massive hemorrhaging, and multi-organ dysfunction.


Clinical diagnosis of Marburg virus disease (MVD) can be difficult. Many of the signs and symptoms of MVD are similar to other infectious diseases (such as malaria or typhoid fever) or viral hemorrhagic fevers that may be endemic in the area (such as Lassa fever or Ebola). This is especially true if only a single case is involved.


The case-fatality rate for MVD is between 23-90%."


Here is the current treatment protocol:


"There is no specific treatment for Marburg virus disease. Supportive hospital therapy should be utilized, which includes balancing the patient’s fluids and electrolytes, maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure, replacing lost blood and clotting factors, and treatment for any complicating infections.


Experimental treatments are validated in non-human primate models but have never been tried in humans."


And, lastly, here is a complete listing of the known cases and outbreaks since the disease was first discovered in August 1967:


Please observe how few laboratory cases and disease-related deaths have been confirmed over the past nearly six decades.


Now, since the ruling class seems to be prescient when it comes to what lies down the road, let's see what Bill Gates and GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance, had to say about Marburg back in April 2021:





Here's a quote from the article with my bolds:


"Since Marburg virus can spread between people, extremely stringent infection control measures are needed to avoid people being in any contact with each other, to ensure any laboratory samples are disposed of carefully, and to ensure safe burial procedures. Avoiding handling or eating bush meat is also critical to avoid any potential infection that could spread from animals. International travel is a major risk factor for the spread of Marburg virus beyond Africa and rapid diagnostics to ensure that cases are picked up before people carry the virus to other countries will be important."


Frightened yet?


Even the World Economic Forum has weighed in on Marburg during the 2021 outbreak in Guinea:



As you have read in this posting, there are no current vaccines for Marburg, however, there was a patent for this notable exception:


Notice that this now expired vaccine patent was held by the United States Department of the Army.


For completeness sake, here is the latest news on the development of a Marburg vaccine from Anthony Fauci's former employer, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:


...and from Nature:


...with this quote:


"The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, convened an urgent meeting yesterday (February 14, 2023) to discuss the feasibility of testing Marburg vaccines that are in various stages of development. But the odds are against a successful trial, they say, because other control measures such as quarantine could end the outbreak before a single vaccine dose can be administered....


If a vaccine trial in Equatorial Guinea were to go ahead, an independent group of experts that advises the WHO would make decisions about which vaccines to test, says Ana Maria Henao-Restrapo, who co-leads the WHO’s R&D Blueprint effort to lay the groundwork for such studies during outbreaks. Any trial would also require the permission and involvement of Equatorial Guinea’s government.


Even if a trial can get off the ground, it’s unlikely that enough cases will develop before the current outbreak comes under control for researchers to determine conclusively whether any vaccine is effective or not, Edmunds says. “It’s a double-edged sword, isn’t it? It’s good news for public health and the people of Equatorial Guinea, but perhaps bad news for science."


Isn't it a pity that non-pharmaceutical measures might actually save lives but could interfere with clinical trials for a potential Marburg vaccine.  Where is the profit in that?


Here's an additional quote from the article in Nature:


"I cannot emphasize enough the need for speed,” said John Edmunds, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, at the WHO meeting....


The Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington DC has a candidate vaccine that uses a modified chimpanzee adenovirus to deliver instructions for cells to make a Marburg virus protein, whereas a candidate made by Janssen in Beerse, Belgium, uses the human adenovirus on which the company’s successful COVID-19 vaccine was based (Janssen is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson)."


Remember that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 adenovirus vaccine was cause for concern as shown here:


It's looking like there is a good chance that the fear porn industry will be using Marburg as its next candidate and that, like the COVID-19 vaccines, Big Pharma will be rushing potential vaccines to market to battle a virus that has only killed a confirmed total of 379 people since it was first discovered in August 1967.  The upside for Big Pharma are the tens of millions of Africans who may be willing to "roll up their sleeves" to accept a vaccine for a rather rare virus that has never reached pandemic levels of penetration.


The speed of science comes to the rescue yet again.  Let the vaccines roll.

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