- On September 24th, The Boston Globe reported that 20,000
health care workers will receive the smallpox vaccine. Michael Kranish
wrote that "Doctors, nurses, and others who receive the smallpox vaccine
might need a three week furlough because, in rare cases, the vaccination
could spread sickness, the plan says. Under the draft plan, the vaccine
would be given on a voluntary basis to health workers in emergency rooms
or ambulances and specialists in skin disease. The main risk of the vaccination
is that a small number of people who receive it could have severe side
effects or, in 1 in a million cases, die from the dosage."
- Actually, the number of health workers who suffer adverse
side effects could be far worse because the Centers for Disease Control
has yet to level with the American public about a massive epidemic of immune
dysfunction associated with a virus called Human Herpes Virus 6. This major
epidemic has been hidden behind the euphemism of "Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome." The dirty little secret that threatens the health of every
American, especially health workers, is that HHV-6 is widespread in the
population (especially nurses) and it links AIDS with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
It's a link nobody wants to talk about, especially the AIDS establishment
that has convinced most people that HIV is the key to AIDS. HHV-6 is capable
of doing everything HIV supposedly does and most people who have active
HHV-6 infections--including thousands of health workers--are unaware that
they may be living with immune systems that it has compromised. Ignorance
about HHV-6 may turn the smallpox vaccination program into a major public
health disaster. Class action litigators should take note of what could
be called "HHV-6gate."
- "HHV-6gate" is a term I use for the unfortunate
combination of mistakes, cover-ups and outright lies about the HHV-6 linked
epidemic of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I say "epidemic"
rather than "epidemics" because the evidence that they are part
of the same epidemic and linked (that is, probably caused) by the same
virus (HHV-6) is overwhelming. Before any nurse or doctor receives the
smallpox vaccine, they need to review the literature linking AIDS to Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome and HHV-6. Only then can they make an informed decision
about whether to receive the smallpox vaccine.
- While most doctors and nurses may be aware of their so-called
HIV status, not many are fully aware of their HHV-6 status--and many have
serious active infections. Thanks to the CDC's unwillingness to admit the
obvious, that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also more aptly known as "Chronic
Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome") is at best a mild form of
immune dysfunction and at worst a major part of the AIDS epidemic, many
health workers will receive an unwelcome surprise when they receive their
smallpox vaccinations. They will personally suffer the consequences of
a virtual cover-up of the HHV-6 epidemic in America. Studies (do a Google
search) have suggested health workers are among the hardest hit groups
by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which has been linked to HHV-6.
- One of the hallmarks of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and
HHV-6 infection is the loss of natural killer cell function (an important
frontline defense of the immune system) which also happens in AIDS. Health
workers should certainly check to see if their natural killer cells are
in working order as a way of telling if they have a mild form of immune
dysfunction that could effect the outcome of their smallpox vaccination.
Kranish reported that the smallpox vaccine "can cause the death of
patients with weakened immune systems." Just because a health worker
tests negative for HIV doesn't mean that they don't have an HHV-6-weakened
- The Centers for Disease Control has been playing games
with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for almost 20 years. My conclusion from studying
the politics and science of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the last fifteen
years is that they don't want to admit that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is
part of the AIDS epidemic and that both are caused by HHV-6. Health workers
who are about to be vaccinated without knowing the truth about HHV-6 had
better pray that I'm wrong. And if I'm right, they'd better call their
Congressperson and find a good class action attorney.
- Charles Ortleb was one of the first publishers to cover
the AIDS epidemic. His most recent book, "The Closing Argument,"
is a novella about the politics of HHV-6, AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The book can be found at http://www.theclosingargument.com.