By Paul Van Tubergen
It all seemed to happen too fast for some of us to take it in. The American public is genuinely concerned about things that are affecting them, but are less taken up with what is happening to people in countries far away.
Our nation wasn’t all that healthy before the coronavirus began to worry many. America considers itself to be the most prosperous modern nation in the world. In this way, America in this age is compared to the Roman Empire in its age in terms of power and domination of the other nations on our planet. But today, Americans seem to be caught in the grip of fear, with many feeling helpless because some invisible villain lurks in the air that at any time could throw anyone and everyone into a rattle of seizures and death.
I have no doubt a certain disease process is at work in America and various other places throughout the world. We all tend to fear any mass disease onset that could kill us.
Louis Pasteur brought to light that living things so small that you need a microscope to see them are all around us. Bacteria, aka, germs, were thus recognized, and various strains, types and subtypes have been identified. There are also fungi. Some bacteria and fungi are extremely harmful and dangerous. Others are beneficial and have long been instrumental in food production or processing, enriching our sensation of taste, as with the brewing of beer and wine, making bread and yogurt. With the help of Jamie Lee Curtis, a large segment of the population now knows that some bacteria is good and can play a positive role in human health and nutrition. There is good and bad bacteria. There is good and bad fungi. Fungi play a role in the formation of antibiotics, which have saved millions upon millions of lives.
There is a simple way of looking at these things and a more subtle, sophisticated approach. These things can be easily misunderstood and misinterpreted.
Bacteria can lead to disease and so can viruses. But viruses are very different from bacteria. For a start, viruses are smaller than bacteria, at least two-and-a-half times smaller and in some cases 50 times smaller. Whereas bacteria can be seen under a primitive microscope, to accurately examine a virus usually requires a much more powerful electron microscope. Even within the scientific community there is a lack of agreement and certainty about what viruses are. In this debate, some reputable scientists consider viruses to be the smallest and simplest life form. Other equally reputable scientists theorize that viruses are not metabolic substances at all but are rather infectious agents that do not live in the common sense but which exist within the living cells of an organism and replicate in that environment. Thus, they need and exist upon living things, but are not living themselves.
If you ever saw the 1971 movie The Andromeda Strain, you might recall the depiction of a huge screen in the disease center. In that fictitious drama, the alleged virus was supposedly a local phenomenon confined in a small town which had killed virtually all of its inhabitants – the lone exceptions being the town drunk, a hopelessly besotted alcoholic, and a perpetually crying baby. Those two, alone among many, many others, did not fall prey to the virus. Only they were spared. That nail-biter movie ends on a good note, because the airborne virus dissipated. There were of course some non-sequiturs in the plot, and if we were really up against a virus that plunged to the earth from way beyond, the intense heat of outer space would have very likely rendered that virus non-lethal, that is, of course, if a virus is, in fact, a living thing.
If you look at a map of the outbreak of the coronavirus worldwide, you should be able to note certain things. Right off the bat, you see it seems to be proliferating in the more temperate climates. You see some other things, as well. It is for that reason that I am having trouble accepting that the scourge of death we are seeing is entirely caused by the virus. I believe there are other factors. I believe one of those other factors, perhaps the controlling factor, is metal poisoning.
Look at the history of serious flu-like outbreaks.
In 1918 and 1919, the Great War, what we now call World War I, had just concluded. With that came the Spanish Flu, which killed millions, worldwide. In Europe, after the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the former combatants set about dealing with the remnants of war, which meant bombs and bullets. Bullets are made of lead. Lead was being reclaimed, melted, smelted and reprocessed. Millions in the general population of Europe were coming into close contact with lead, and breathing lead fumes. Lead severely impacts the immune system. You thus had a population within which whole pools of people had severely compromised immune systems. That population incubated the Spanish Flu – which ultimately in many cases manifested in the secondary condition of pneumonia – and it spread across the globe. The world population at that time stood at 1.5 billion people give or take. An estimated two percent of those – 30 million people – perished in the Spanish Flu crisis. Following World War II, the world was again dealing with all the lead that had been slung and flung around. More immune systems were compromised and diseases like polio and amiotrophic lateral sclerosis increased.
For as long as I can remember, China has been a literal fountain of flu. In 1968 it was the Hong Kong Flu. In 1997, it was the avian flu. There have been others, but I’ve lost track.
China is a place brimming with pollution. For decades, perhaps even centuries, the Chinese have been giving their children toys to play with that have alarming levels of lead in them. They produce consumer products – window blinds, and eating trays, and cooking utensils and drinking cups and apparel – that contain unbelievable amounts of lead. They market domestically and worldwide food such as fish caught in Chinese territorial waters that register lead content that is off the charts.
Look at the map. Where has the coronavirus taken root? Where have the largest number of known human deaths involving the coronavirus taken place? In China, in Italy and in Iran. What do we know about Italy? It was the center of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire ruled the world, or what was then the known world. Then the empire fell. Why? One theory is that because the Romans utilized eating and drinking vessels composed of lead. Northern Italy stands at the foot of Southern Alps, which are rich in dolomite and limestone. Accompanying dolomite are heavy levels of lead. The water supply in Northern Italy is lead-rich. Historically and geographically, Italy is plagued with lead.
I am challenged when it comes to Iran. Question: Does lead proliferate in Iran?
The reality is this: You have more flu coming out of China than you can shake a stick at.
People in northern Italy are dropping like flies from the coronavirus.
The problem isn’t overseas alone. There are pockets within our own country where there are persistent problems with contamination and pollution, elements of our population who suffer from lead poisoning and exposure to other immune system-destroying substances.
I’m not a government bureaucrat and I’m not a doctor. With that caveat, here’s the two things I think the government regulators and the epidemiologists should do, forthwith.
1) End the importation of all food from China. I don’t care how good it might taste or how hungry people are.
2) Those people running the laboratories should get an investigation under way to determine if the high rates of disease and the high rates of death we are seeing throughout the world are not a sole product of this virus going around but rather numerous agents working in combination with one another causing this disease to reach critical levels in its victims.
You, my readers, have this option: You can, in any way that is open to you, call upon the competent medical and scientific professionals to look at the non-viral factors in the alarming spike in deaths besetting us.
By Paul Van Tubergen