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Re: Oliphant advances a theory

From: fergus@ukraine.corp.mot.com [George Fergus]
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 18:58:35 -0600 (CST)
Fwd Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 22:38:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Oliphant advances a theory

> Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 22:20:35 -0700
> From: jared@valuserve.com (Andromeda.net- Anderson, Jared)
> To: Updates <updates@globalserve.net>, CNInews1@aol.com
> Subject: Oliphant advances a theory

> The following was originally posted to UFC by respected cattle
> mutilation researcher Ted Oliphant

> Current projections for the year 2010, suggest that 200,000
> people will die each year from Mad Cow Disease, and it's
> pre-cursor, Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease. This is in Great Britain
> alone.

Projections based on what?  There are still less than 30 cases of
new variant CJD in the UK.  Robert A. LaBudde, PhD, has analyzed
the first 21 confirmed cases and found that the incidence rate is
constant at 6.7 cases per year [95% confidence interval 6-3-6.9],
with no evidence that this rate is increasing.

(For a copy of his report, email Robert at ral@lcfltd.com)

> Shockingly, many cows
> that been found "mutilated", ( missing various glands, tissue and
> organs) were brought to the rendering factory and processed into
> food for their still living relatives. I was shocked, but unlike
> Great Britain which has had protections against such practices
> since 1989, there are no such guidelines here in the United
> States.

Now that the existence of a risk to humans has been established,
the FDA has banned the use of any mammalian protein (with a few
specific exceptions) in the manufacture of animal feed given to
cattle, sheep or goats.

There is also an extensive surveillance program here in the U.S.
Any potential "mad cow" (i.e. one that behaves abnormally, falls
down or whatever, when it is taken for slaughter, is first tested
for rabies, and then its brain is examined at one of 60
veterinary diagnostic laboratories around the country.  Some 3000
brains of cattle showing potential neurological signs have been
examined so far, and no evidence of BSE has been detected.

> The funding for this research is hidden in the NIH's black budget
> for the study of AIDS. Neither AIDS or BSE are viruses, rather
> they are the consequences of immune systems that have been
> thwarted. BSE and AIDS are both plaques. The research has been
> kept quiet to prevent an outbreak of panic. But the cats out of
> the bag, all of us are in the same boat. Every American who's
> ever eaten meet has been exposed to our new, common threat:
> Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies.

I think this is moving too far into the unsupportable "conspiracy
theory" area.  And AIDS is unrelated to BSE.  It is not a
"plaque".

For those interested, there are several websites.  There is also
a mailing list for BSE, which like UFO Updates is archived on the
world wide web at

http://www.uni-karlsruhe.de/~listserv/archive/BSE-L.html

-George Fergus



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