November 24, 2009
As promised, here’s an expanded report from our Ukraine update yesterday.
We’ve not communicated directly with our source, who relayed this report via an intermediary who spoke to her in depth on the phone two days ago. The source is a doctor and qualified nutritionist in Kyiv [Kiev] with recent hands-on experience of treating patients who are seriously ill with what the Russians are calling “Mutant Black Lung” — apparently an apt name for a horrific and often fatal set of symptoms.
The problem (corroborated by Dr Henry L Niman and others) is that the H1N1 virus has mutated and the new strain goes straight to the bottom of the lungs where it causes massive bleeding triggered by a cytokine storm. It’s the patient’s own immune over-reaction that kills them. This is what happened in the second wave in the fall of 1918 (click here and here for historical archives and photos). It’s not pneumonia, and it’s not pneumonic plague (which is a bacterium, not a virus — but more on that below in the final paragraph of this report). However, it’s extremely nasty and can be a very fast killer of anyone affected.
Our source said that she had kept some one seriously ill patient alive with intramuscular injections of Vitamin D: up to 30,000 IU, twice a day. This was a surgeon who had suddenly collapsed in the operating theater 40 minutes after waking up one morning. The surgeon’s colleague was not so lucky: he collapsed two hours later, and was dead the next day.
She personally witnessed aircraft spraying something that was slimy and smelly over Lviv. These were NOT chemtrails — it was more like crop-dusting. The altitude was about 1500 feet [500 meters]. They were large aircraft: the windows in her 4-story building shook when one of the planes passed. This was three days before the outbreak there. That report is matched by information she learned in Kyiv, where the same planes were reported and again the outbreak occurred three days later.
There are restrictions in travel: the source’s husband had to bribe his way to cross one national border. In many villages one cannot leave. In larger towns, however, it’s easier to find a way out. Taxi drivers are not permitted to leave a city without a military licence. The source reported on one occasion seeing several pick-up trucks traveling together between cities which had on them a sign to the effect that one should keep clear as there were bodies on board.
About 10% of patients are recovering quickly and discharging after a few days. The rest are still in hospital and if not dead are not recovering after even three weeks. She noted that they might still die, so it’s impossible to establish the true CFR [Case Fatality Rate]. In the Kyiv hospital where she works 40% of the staff are ill and the 600 bed hospital — usually 2/3 full — now has 1200 patients and they have even had to move bodies out of the morgue to make room for beds. Many who did not fall ill are not reporting to work. The healthcare system is breaking down. There is nothing in the pharmacies except for Aspirin — if one is lucky. Locals are falling back on traditional remedies and some groups (for instance) were going into the forest to hunt for medicinal mushrooms because they had nothing else to use.
No-one in Ukraine has accurate statistics. But the WHO are ‘everywhere’. Her colleagues are baffled because they look to the western media for reports and they see nothing. They cannot understand this. But this is now being well reported in Russia. The disease is now reported in Poland, Turkey, Russia and the Czech Republic.
The source had encountered cases of bubonic and pneumonic plague professionally and was familiar with the symptoms. In this new epidemic, the symptoms of severe lung damage were so similar to pneumonic plague that she said, “it was as if someone had taken the bacterial component of the plague and shoved it into a virus”. Please note that we are not medically qualified and cannot comment on this remark. We do understand that bacteria and viruses are very different, affect the body differently, and need to be treated differently. Also please note the comments of the Ukrainian Coroner here (must read report) — which is very likely to be accurate. We await further information.