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"And so they're trying to hide the fact that there are deaths that are showing up in Jiangsu - which is consistent with reports that the hospitals in Jiangsu are full - but they're trying to put out this story that well, they did this culling of the live markets and now everything is fine. And so what's happening in China today - literally like in the last couple of days - is starting to look a whole lot like what happened in China in the SARS outbreak, where it became clear there was a problem and they said, "Don't worry about it, things are getting better, it's under control" - and it was just managing what was being reported..."
-- Dr. Henry L. Niman, Phone Interview at Rense.com, May 2, 2013
"Cases going down????? H7N9 cases are EXPLODING in China, including the second case in Fujian province and the cluster in Shandong.
You really need to look at the map and see the distribution, not the REPORTED number of confirmed cases."
-- Dr. Henry L. Niman, Rhiza Labs Flu Tracker Forum, April 28, 2013
"H7N9 is all about mammalian adaptation via SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS, especially those in and around the RECEPTOR BINDING DOMAIN.
Q226L is common in H9 in H9N2. The acquisition of the H9N2 internal genes made Q226L viable in H7, so it is in most of the poultry sequences, as well as most of the human H7N9 sequences.
L226I is the HUMAN key change, which is in SEASONAL flu. When it appeared in Hangzhou/1 (a chef who was infected in Jiangsu, where he works) it signaled HUMAN adaptation (L226I is NOT in poultry, and neither is PB2 E627K). When it appeared in Jiangsu/1 and every position in H7, N9, and MP EXACTLY matched Hangzhou/1 it signaled HUMAN TO HUMAN CLONAL EXPANSION..."
-- Dr. Henry L. Niman, Rhiza Labs Flu Tracker Forum, April 28, 2013
"Most scientists also understand the concept of clonal expansion, so when 4 of 4 H7N9 human sequences have E627K in contrast to 0 of 3 avian sequences, they understand that the E627K is transmitting H2H via clonal expansion, while the H7N9 without E627K is transmitting B2B via clonal expansion.
H7N9 vaccine production has begun and the WHO propaganda statements on H2H are for the general public, who have no clue."
-- Dr. Henry L. Niman, Rhiza Labs Flu Tracker Forum, April 16, 2013
"Most scientists know that H7N9 is going pandemic and those paying attention understand the evolution."
-- Dr. Henry L. Niman, Rhiza Labs FluTracker Forum, April 16, 2013
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Here is the most recent phone interview with Dr. Niman:
May 2, 2013 Rense.com interview with Henry Niman, Ph.D.
China Cracks Down on Internet Bird Flu Rumors (CIO.com, May 3, 2013)
Controversial bird flu research by Chinese scientists called ‘appallingly irresponsible’ (New York Daily News, May 3, 2013)
Bird flu likely to appear in Europe, other places, expert says (Fox News, May 2, 2013)
US health leader warns of human-to-human H7N9 bird flu (France 24, April 28, 2013)
China H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Keep Rising, Mainland Total Reaches 120 (Forbes, April 28, 2013)
It's Time to Worry About the New Chinese Bird Flu (US News and World Report, April 26, 2013)
H7N9 Bird Flu Spreads Beyond Mainland China As Taiwan Reports First Case (Forbes, April 24, 2013)
H7N9 Bird Flu Illnesses In China Climb By Eight To 71 Cases (Forbes, April 16, 2013)
Cause for Concern Beyond China? Laurie Garrett on the H7N9 Flu (The World, Radio Interview, April 5, 2013)
U.S. says following new bird flu closely, preparing vaccine (FOX News, April 5, 2013)
Two more H7N9 cases cited; virus may be adapting to mammals (CIDRAP News, April 3, 2013)
China's deadly new H7N9 bird flu virus may be harder to track than predecessors, scientists say (CBS News, April 3, 2013)
Is This a Pandemic Being Born? (Foreign Policy, April 1, 2013)
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China Reports Year's Second Bird Flu Death (Voice of America News, February 23, 2013)
Toddler is Cambodia's 7th bird flu death this year (Miami Herald, February 21, 2013)
Studies of H5N1 bird flu to require strict reviews (Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2013)
Bird flu found at German farm; ducks slaughtered (San Francisco Chronicle, February 16, 2013)
Mexico: Bird Flu Outbreak Hits 582,000 Chickens (ABC News, February 16, 2013)
How Did Bird Flu Kill 162 Baby Seals? (The Atlantic, August 1, 2012)
Mexico to vaccinate 10 million birds in flu outbreak (Digital Journal, July 26, 2012)
"An influenza pandemic of even moderate impact will result in the biggest single human disaster ever - far greater than AIDS, 9/11, all wars in the 20th century and the recent tsunami combined. It has the potential to redirect world history as the Black Death redirected European history in the 14th century."
-- Michael T. Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota
Source: Bird Flu Could Kill Millions, The Gazette (Montreal), Front Page, March 9, 2005
"I personally believe it will happen and make personal preparations....
Society just can't accept the idea that 50 percent of the population could die. And I think we have to face that possibility....
I'm sorry if I'm making people a little frightened, but I feel it's my role."
-- Robert G. Webster, world-renowned virologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Source: Renowned Bird Flu Expert Warns: Be Prepared, ABC News, March 14, 2006
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"A Russian virus expert warned that a human pandemic of the bird flu virus was highly likely and called on the government to stock up on medicine and prepare hospital beds.
'No quarantine measure can prevent the pandemic. It can only slow it for a few days,' Dmitry Lvov, director of the Virology Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences said at a news conference in Moscow....
The Russian expert warned there was a 90 percent likelihood that the current form of the H5N1 bird flu virus could mutate into a form easily transmissible between humans."
-- Today Online, March 8, 2006 (also see Russian News & Information Agency)
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