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This man Dr. Irish posted this on one of my e-mail list's today. He also says he has homeopathic doses available for smallpox. Here is the post, I'll include more at the bottom.



As long-time readers can attest, I'm no doom and gloomer.

The world is getting better all the time thanks to freedom, new technologies and the expansion of literacy around the globe. Even the poorest people in America live better lives than the richest Americans 100 years ago. World Wars not withstanding, the last 100 years saw the largest creation of wealth ever in the history of mankind. This process overcame communism, religious fundamentalism, the concentration of political power and even the withholding of income tax.

What I'm about to tell you - while scary - won't reverse the trend toward greater wealth and freedom. But, the government doesn't want you to know about the real bioterror threat to the United States because they are afraid that you will panic and that the panic will disrupt our way of life and the social order. They also don't want you to know how badly they are provisioning the armed forces for the threat.

I'd rather you panic a little than die. And I don't think the government is ever going to tell you how much danger you are in. The problem isn't anthrax. Anthrax is a child's toy compared to smallpox. Here's what you need to know right now.


"I don't think there is any higher biological threat to this nation than smallpox." - Peter Jahrling, principle scientific advisor to the United States Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)


Let me tell you a little bit about smallpox.

Smallpox is a complex virus that was thought to be eradicated from humans in 1979. Despite its eradication, smallpox remains the largest historical threat to mankind - by far. In the 20th century alone, smallpox killed over 300 million people. It is explosively contagious - about as contagious as the measles - and it travels through the air.

If you're infected, you'll get smallpox by breathing it in or absorbing it through the mucosal tissue of your eyes. You'll feel totally normal for about ten days, during which time you'll infect people you speak with or even breathe near. After about ten days you'll suddenly come down with a high fever, a backache and tiny red spots will appear all over your body. The spots will turn into blisters and they'll get bigger, filling with pressurized, opalescent pus. This will cause your skin to separate horizontally, something called the "splitting of the dermis." It's extremely painful. You'll lose the ability to speak and your eyes will be swollen shut. But you'll remain alert. Death comes through shock, heart attack, by your own immune system's reaction...or worse. In extreme cases, the virus will destroy the linings of your throat, your stomach, your intestines and your rectum, as well as your skin. In these cases patients die of massive hemorrhaging.

The last major outbreak of Variola Major - the name of the virus that causes smallpox - occurred in 1972. A schoolteacher in Djakovica, Yugoslavia named Ljatif came down with a fever on March 3rd. He developed classic symptoms, like the kind I described above. He was transferred by bus to Belgrade, to the hospital. On March 9th doctors showed Ljatif to students, believing that he was having an allergic reaction to penicillin. On March 10th Ljatif suffered a catastrophic hemorrhage of his intestines. He bled out and died hours later.

Ljatif infected eight people at the local hospital. He infected 11 people on the way to Belgrade and 27 people at the hospital in Belgrade. By the end of March 1972, more than 150 cases had been confirmed. Each person infected with smallpox infects an average of ten to twenty people.

The outbreak in Yugoslavia wasn't a lot worse because the country was still very rural and because many people in Yugoslavia had been vaccinated against smallpox. (A vaccine for smallpox has been around for over 200 years. Edward Jenner discovered immunology in the late 1700s by vaccinating people with cowpox. Jenner discovered that milkmaids that had been infected by cowpox never came down with smallpox).

Researchers have discovered that smallpox requires a dense human population base to grow. Smallpox needs 200,000 people living within a 14-day travel window. Otherwise the virus will die out because it is so contagious and fatal. Today our entire country, and in fact the world, is reachable through air travel in far fewer than 14 days. And, for the last 25 years, there have been no routine vaccinations against smallpox. Worst of all, even if you were immunized against smallpox (and if you were, there's a telltale scar about the size of a nickel on your upper shoulder) the vaccine wears off in about ten years. In other words, smallpox could spread through the United States - and around the world - in an epidemic unlike anything the world has ever seen before because of our population density, the lack of immunized people and a very efficient global transportation network.

The 1972 outbreak of smallpox in Yugoslavia required 18 million doses of vaccine to be controlled. The entire country was put under quarantine. And this outbreak was naturally occurring, starting with just one man. A biological attack would spread far faster because there would be multiple points of origin.

Is there a real possibility of a biological attack on the United States using smallpox, a scourge thought to have been eradicated from the world? Absolutely.

Officially smallpox only lives in two places - in the United States in a freezer at the CDC in Atlanta and in a freezer at the Russian virology institute, which is located in Novosibirsk, Siberia. But Ken Alibek, who used to build anthrax for the Soviet Union before he defected, claims in his 1992 book "Biohazard" that the Russians kept 20 tons of smallpox ready for loading on missiles aimed at the United States.

Smallpox is large, as viruses go. Much larger than the common cold virus. But you could still fit 3 million can't imagine why you'd produce 20 million tons of the most the Russians did. Alibeck's claims have been verified by several sources, including other defectors, such as Vladimir Pasechnik, and international weapons inspectors, such as Frank Malinonski, M.D., Ph.D. Today Peter Jahrling, who is the principle scientific advisor to the United States Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), says, "There were tons of small pox virus made in the Soviet Union. We know that. The Russians have admitted that to us."

And now? The Russians say that they can't account for every ampule of virus. The United States government keeps a list of countries known to be trying to buy or steal smallpox samples. According to Richard Preston, whose article "Demon in the Freezer" was my primary source for this article, the list includes: Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Cuba, Serbia, North Korea and Israel.

Here's the real problem: the United States national stockpile of smallpox vaccine lies in four cardboard boxes inside a walk-in freezer in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania at a facility owned by Wyeth-Ayerst, a division of American Home Products. At most there's perhaps seven million doses contained in the boxes, which have been ruined by moisture contamination. And, this vaccine is the same type that Jenner built 200 years ago. It's essentially cowpox pus. Says a virologist who looked at it under a microscope: "It looks like nose snot. It's all hair and wads of crap."

Modern technology can do a lot better. In 1991 Craig Venter and Joe Esposito sequenced the entire genome of Variola Major. They found 186,000 base pairs of DNA and 187 genes, making the genome extremely complex for a virus. (HIV, for example, has just ten genes). Venter noticed that Variola shares a gene that's used by mice to make their placenta, hinting at the origin of the virus. This genome could allow for a modern and safe vaccine to be created. But that's not what is happening.

The Defense Department has contracted with a private firm in Reston Virginia, Dynaport. The small firm has a contract to provide 300,000 doses of a smallpox vaccine for an incredible $22.4 million - $75 a dose - by 2006! Pentagon sources have been quoted as saying the smallpox vaccine acquisition program is "...a fucking disaster." "Three hundred thousand doses is not enough vaccine to protect anyone, not even our troops. It totally ignores the fact that smallpox is contagious. These guys ought to be buying tank treads and belt buckles. They know nothing about vaccines."

So...let me summarize what we know about the threat of smallpox.

First, we know that there is a large supply of smallpox available in the world, more than enough to be used as a weapon.

Second, we know that someone has acquired anthrax and is willing to use it against Americans. The most likely source of the anthrax is the same Russian labs that are known to have made smallpox.

Third, we know that if someone were to begin spreading smallpox in a public place, it would spread rapidly throughout the United States - and possibly the world - for ten days before it would be discovered.

Fourth, we know that there is no readily available vaccine. The entire stock of vaccine currently available in the United States is less than 7 million doses. Until 1990 the World Heath Organization kept a stockpile of 10 million doses in Switzerland, but this was destroyed as a cost cutting measure.

The people who work with me questioned whether or not I should send this email to you. They don't want me to scare you. So, let me reiterate that I don't know that any terrorist group has smallpox. Or that anyone would decide to release it in the United States.

But on the other hand, it seems plausible to me that a terrorist group might have access to smallpox and might decide to use it. Hey, after I saw those idiots fly two planes into the World Trade Center, I'm not going to doubt what lunacy they might be capable of...

Everyday when I drive to work, I don't think that I'll get in a car wreck. But I fasten my seatbelt every time I drive. I feel the same way about the threat of smallpox. I don't think it's going to happen. But if it does, I want to be prepared.

I think you should have a plan of action that you're ready to take in the event that someone contracts smallpox. If there's a single case, it won't be an accident. There haven't been any cases - anywhere - since 1979, when the last outbreak was contained with vaccine on a small island off Bangladesh. If you hear about a confirmed case of smallpox anywhere in the world, there has definitely been a bioterror event. And if there's one case, there will be thousands more. Remember: smallpox is spread through the air, it is highly contagious and there's a ten-day incubation period.

If I hear about a single case of smallpox, I'll immediately get in my car and drive to my family's remote mountain retreat. There's plenty of food and water there and very few other human beings nearby. I'll treat every other person I meet along the way as if they are infected, because they might be. I'll wear a surgical mask and goggles if I must go out in public and I'll make anyone who joins me at the mountain house wear the same for a ten-day period.

If I were you, I would buy a surgical mask and keep it nearby. I'd keep a large supply of fresh water and plenty of canned food on hand. If there's an outbreak of smallpox, it will mostly likely be a global catastrophe. It will spread beyond the U.S. And it will take several months for vaccines to become available, if not much longer. It's impossible to estimate how many people could die. And, because there isn't nearly enough vaccine available anywhere in the world, there's only one way for you to protect yourself: make sure that you don't breathe any of the virus into your mouth and make sure that none gets in your eyes.

One final note: please don't take this warning as my prediction. I don't know if smallpox will ever appear on the earth again. I certainly hope it doesn't. But I think you are better off understanding the real risk of bioterror than not.

With my best regards,

Porter Stansberry

Dr. Alva Irish is a Board Certified Naturopath (by the ANMA) and a Homeopath, CEO and Research Scientist for the Center For Mankind Foundation (CFOM) You are cordially invited to Visit her Websites! - On line Holistic Health Service - Center For Mankind Foundation - Irish Cornish Rex Cats & Kittens - Animal Hair Mineral Analysis site - A book on Therapeutic Gentle Touch for Humans and Animals

Hi Lyn, ONE multi dose will vaccinate a whole family, a city block or a church full of people (which you should share). ONE pellet will be in the box with instructions on how to make a Vaccination solution to stretch it out to Vaccinate everyone. I prefer you to pay thru Paypal. If you need to MAIL me payment, it has to be a US Postal Money Order. If you do it that way, send two money orders, one for $3.50 made out to US Post Office and one for $25 made out to Dr. Alva Irish. I don't have but 2 drams of doses for now, so first come first serve. Hopefully, I will get more. I will let you all know when I run out of doses. My mailing address is: 261 Conway Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 It would go out immediately if you paid thru Paypal. There are no side effects except the doses will excite your immune system and create the same antibodies as a vaccination would. Alva :)

----- Original Message ----- From: Lyn and Sheri Akers To: Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 7:28 PM Subject: smallpox vaccine

Dr. Irish, I have some questions about the homeopathic small pox vaccine. How many people will the $28 shipment vaccinate? We are a family of eight. Dad, Mom, son19, daughter 18, boys 10 and 8, daughter 4 and son 2. Would you do everyone? I have not given the last three children any vaccinations, the boy 10 yrs. had one shot as an infant, then I got smart! Will this cause any side effects? How effective is it? Has it been tested on alot of people. I know that homeopathy works, our midwife is a naturopath and is about to get her Dr. of homeopathy. I am not questioning the practice! I firmly believe in it. I just haven't seen any research on how effective homeopathic vaccines are. Could you fill us in on the details? If this is what I think it will be I will send you a check tomorrow for enough to do our whole family. Thank you, Sheri Akers, Oregon

Dr. Alva Irish is a Board Certified Naturopath (by the ANMA) and a Homeopath, CEO and Research Scientist for the Center For Mankind Foundation (CFOM)

Here is a link to info about Garlic. My advice is keep a big supply of Concentrated Garlic Handy. Garlic is antiviral and can help combat smallpox.

The dose I take for virus fighting is three tablets three times daily of triple concentrated Garlic from Walmart. This has kept me from getting numerous colds and flu. It must be started at the onset of any symptoms whatsoever.

Homesteading is also a great help if you are far from major population centers. Smallpox tends to break out in the summertime. My father spent many years at a family cabin in the summer to protect him from both smallpox and polio.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (, October 18, 2001


You can also milk a cow. This is from this website: isease_control.htm

In the past, milkmaids were known for their smooth skin. They maintained a clear complexion because they were rarely afflicted with smallpox, a disease causing lesions of the skin that often left horrible scars. It was not until 1798 that Edward Jennings discovered why. It turns out that cows can carry a similar disease, known as cowpox, and that the milkmaids would be exposed to this disease through the milk of the cows, which would enter through small cuts on their hands. Thus, the milkmaids would gain immunity to smallpox. Using this logic, Jennings was able to develop a vaccine for smallpox. Now, smallpox has been all but eliminated in most industrialized countries. The development of a smallpox vaccine led to the development of vaccines for many other diseases. Pasteur was the first to employ weakened microorganisms for vaccines. By 1935, methods of isolating and growing viruses allowed development of vaccines for polio, measles, rubella and influenza. Vaccines have nearly eliminated certain diseases in the United States. Smallpox has not been seen since 1949, polio occurrence has decreased by 84%, and diphtheria is rarely seen (Crandall in Ellis 169). There are certainly a number of diseases that will never be eliminated, but can be controlled. Some diseases, like influenza, mutate so quickly that vaccines are soon ineffective for new strains. However, a vaccine for the prevalent strains of a year can be made and administered, promoting immunity not only for those who have taken the vaccine, but also for others in the population: those who were immunized do not become carriers. Other diseases such as meningitis have disease-causing agents that are poorly immunogenic, creating low level or short lasting immunities. However, with frequent boosters they can still offer protection. Simply decreasing the incidence of the disease has great benefit. There are still a number of diseases whose immunogenicity is so low or whose variability is so high that we cannot develop vaccines for them. Unfortunately, this includes some particularly unpleasant and even deadly diseases, like HIV.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (, October 18, 2001.

I also found this at this website which I thought was interesting.

It is sometimes externally applied in ointments and lotions, and as an antiseptic, to disperse hard swellings, also pounded and employed as a poultice for scrofulous sores. It is said to prevent anthrax in cattle, being largely used for the purpose.

In olden days, Garlic was employed as a specific for leprosy. It was also believed that it had most beneficial results in cases of smallpox, if cut small and applied to the soles of the feet in a linen cloth, renewed daily.

-- Little bit Farm (, October 18, 2001.

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