Scientists sound alarm over bird flu mutations
The virus has spilled over to mammals across the world and could potentially transfer to humans, researchers claim

Health officials from Europe and the US are calling for international action to tackle the spread of avian influenza as fears grow that the virus could mutate and spread among humans. A number of mammals have been found to be carrying a mutated version of the pathogen amid the largest ever outbreak of bird flu.

The H5N1 virus has already killed some 208 million birds around the world. But the latest figures show there have also been at least 200 recorded cases of mammals contracting the disease.

In the UK, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) reportedly found nine otters and foxes that tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus. In the US, the disease was found in skunks, bears, a raccoon and a red fox. In France, the virus had spread to a cat and also caused an outbreak on a Spanish mink farm. The bird flu has also been detected in seals and dolphins.

Researchers believe these animals contracted the virus by feeding on dead or sick birds that had been infected with the disease. It’s noted that the virus found in these animals showed signs of a mutation that allowed it to infect mammals more easily. However, scientists say they have not yet seen any evidence to suggest the virus is capable of jumping between mammals.

Nevertheless, public health officials are now warning that the virus could continue mutating and gain that ability, and even learn to jump to humans. They have noted, however, that the risk to the public is “very low.”

Speaking to the BBC, Professor Ian Brown, head of APHA’s scientific services, stated that “the virus is absolutely on the march” and called for greater international action to tackle its spread. He admitted that the current outbreak carries the risk of potentially turning into a pandemic like Covid-19.

“This global spread is a concern. We do need globally to look at new strategies, those international partnerships, to get on top of this disease. If we don’t solve the problem across the globe, we’re going to continue to have that risk,” he said.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been some 830 cases of human infection with the avian influenza H5N1 virus in the past 20 years, 457 of which were fatal. The last five cases were confirmed during this latest outbreak, which is believed to have begun in October 2021.

UK health officials have urged the public not to touch any dead or sick birds. People are also asked to report any dead birds of prey, three or more dead wild waterfowl or gulls, or five or more dead birds of any species that they find to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.





しかしながら、公衆衛生当局は、ウイルスが変異を続けてその能力を獲得し、さらには人間へのジャンプを学習する可能性があると警告している。しかし、彼らは一般市民に対するリスクは "非常に低い "と指摘している。




posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:15| Comment(0) | 健康・病気


US must get over its ‘impunity syndrome’ – Moscow
Washington has lost its ability to use force on the global stage without facing serious pushback, a senior diplomat said

Washington shouldn't expect the world to forget that it fabricated its justification for the 2003 Iraq invasion, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told RIA Novosti on Saturday.

The Russian diplomat made the remark on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the now-infamous speech by then-US Secretary of State Colin Powell at the United Nations Security Council, during which he presented alleged evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, including biological ones.

To support his case, Powell exhibited a tiny vial of white powder, which was supposed to represent anthrax, and told the council that the US had no other choice but to go to war. However, no weapons of mass destruction were ever found in Iraq.

Powell’s UN stunt “has long become the epitome of hypocrisy and the conviction of the US ruling elite in its own impunity and its unchallenged right to arrogantly teach the rest of the world,” Ryabkov stated. He added that it was also emblematic of Washington’s willingness to “use force against an obviously weaker opponent in order to preserve its own global hegemony.”

However, the diplomat suggested that – unlike in the 2000s and during the 1999 NATO bombing campaign of Yugoslavia – Washington could not get away with “international banditry” under current conditions.

“In the rapidly changing geopolitical landscape, the US is now objectively unable to resort to a use-of-force scenario every time it feels like it, without facing serious consequences,” he noted, pointing to the “humiliating flight” of US troops from Afghanistan in 2021.

However, as Washington’s “meddling” in the Ukraine conflict has shown, this setback has not stopped the US from embracing its old ways, the diplomat continued.

“The Americans will have to adjust to the new rails and get rid of the impunity syndrome that so clearly manifested itself during the [anthrax] vial scandal. The same applies to taking into account Russia and China, as well as other major international players that are shaping a more just multilateral world order,” Ryabkov said.

The US should not cherish any hope that “the memories of what happened 20 years ago would be buried in the shifting sands of modern history,” he concluded.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:55| Comment(0) | 国際・政治


スウェーデンで何が起きているか見てみましょう。1/24/22の週は284,000人の患者がいた。2/14/22の週の死亡者数は358人。CFRは0.13%。22年12月29日の週は12,972例。1/23の週は415人死亡。CFR 3.2%。これは24倍の増加である

また、もしこれが誤表示であるとお考えなら、過剰死亡を調べてみてください。 COVIDによる死亡者数よりかなり多いのです。 従って、年に数回、免疫力の低下に伴うCOVID感染/死亡の連続的な波が発生することが予想されます。
したがって、米国のような国では、過去9ヶ月間に基づいて、我々は予見可能な将来のために毎年年間20〜30万人の過剰死亡の合計と年間10〜20万直接COVID死亡を期待することができます。 きれいな空気は?




posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:48| Comment(1) | Covid19

東京・多摩地域の井戸水から有害物質 追加情報

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posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:18| Comment(0) | コロナワクチン

ファイザーの Covid 用の 2 価ワクチン

ファイザーの Covid 用の 2 価ワクチンは、65 歳以上の人々の脳卒中との潜在的な関連性を示しています。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:03| Comment(0) | コロナワクチン


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posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:33| Comment(1) | コロナワクチン

管理人のコロナその後 2











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