[back] AIDS critics Viral fear racket
See: Duesberg, Peter H. , Ph.D. Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
Bryan Ellison is a biologist and world affairs analyst.
Slow Viruses: The Original Sin Against the Laws of Virology & Phantom viruses and big bucks By Peter H. Duesberg and Bryan J. Ellison
THE VACCINE MAFIA OR THE VACCINE CIA? How the vaccine propaganda is manipulated by Bryan J. Ellison
 IS THE AIDS VIRUS A SCIENCE FICTION? IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, NOT HIV, MAY BE THE CAUSE OF AIDS By Peter H. Duesberg & Bryan J. Ellison
 'The SMON Fiasco' by Bryan Ellison and Peter Duesberg
 INTERVIEW BRYAN ELLISON Rethinking AIDS March/April 1994
'Is The AIDS Virus a Science Fiction?' (1990)
'AIDS; Words from the Front' (1993)
'Does HIV Lurk in Your Lymph Nodes?' (1993)
'With Therapies Like This, Who Needs Disease?' (1996)
Bryan Ellison Interview
Ellison is the co-author of 'Inventing the AIDS Virus' (1996)
The very first person to describe AIDS cases—Michael Gottlieb in Los Angeles describing five homosexual men with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia—himself was already suggesting that it was caused by a herpes type virus, Cytomegalovirus. After that Epstein-Barr virus was blamed, HTLV-1, and finally you have HIV. That was the result of the virus hunters being in a dominant position in the establishment. That's the reason that AIDS wasn't blamed on a bacterium or on an environmental cause or a toxicological cause. The virus hunters controlled biomedical research and the biomedical research establishment, and had done so since the war on polio, and had done so because the NIH was an overfed bureaucratic agency that had in fact created by far the largest scientific research establishment in the history of the world—more technicians wearing lab coats, grinding out more data on a daily basis. It only gets worse every year. Bryan Ellison Interview
Blaming non-infectious diseases on infectious microbes has occurred many times before. ......For fifteen years the syndrome was mismanaged by the Japanese science establishment, where virtually all research efforts were controlled by virus hunters. Ignoring strong evidence to the contrary, researchers continued to assume the syndrome was contagious and searched for one virus after another. Year after year the epidemic grew, despite public health measures to prevent the spread of an infectious agent. And in the end, medical doctors were forced to admit that their treatment had actually caused SMON in the first place.  'The SMON Fiasco' by Bryan Ellison and Peter Duesberg
Centers for Disease Control has had three major programs through which it can
make diseases appear infectious and make everyone step in line to agree. One is
that in the early 1950s they formed a special unit, an elite, semi-secret unit,
that is now almost fully secret, called the Epidemic Intelligence Service, or
EIS. New graduates of medical schools, or biological graduate schools, or
perhaps dental schools, or a few other things, public health departments, are
recruited upon graduation to take a several-week course, and then dispatched on
two-year active assignment, paid by the CDC, in various local and state health
departments to become the eyes and ears of the CDC—an invisible intelligence
network that watches for the tiniest clusters of disease, and, when the CDC
deems appropriate, turns them into national emergencies. We saw this kind of
cynical manipulation in the 1957 Asian flu epidemic. We saw it in the 1960s with
clusters of leukemia, which they tried to make appear infectious. We saw that
with the swine flu epidemic that never materialized, in 1976, and with the
Legionnaire's epidemic that same year. And we've seen it more recently with Lyme
disease, with Hantavirus pneumonia, and just one thing after another.
Even after those two years, every member of the EIS becomes part of a permanent reserve officer corps for the CDC that could be called up in case of national emergency or time of war, to serve as officers of their respective ranks, with actual emergency powers. Today many of these people, by sitting in foundations, major companies, the new media, Surgeon General's office, and other key positions politically, act as silent advocates for the CDC, echoing the CDC's viewpoint whenever it needs support. So of course that's a very influential network, and I might add that as of about one year ago, because of too many outside requests for the membership directory of the EIS, the CDC has recently suppressed the availability of this directory. They no longer want people knowing what the membership is."----- INTERVIEW BRYAN ELLISON Rethinking AIDS March/April 1994
other program that the CDC has is called a partnership program. Basically
they give grants to private organizations—even creating private organizations in
some cases—supposedly to spread education, meaning the CDC party line. But in
effect by spreading around this money the CDC creates and buys influence with
organizations that do not appear to be connected to the CDC, at least
officially. So for example, the CDC has thrown this money around to medical
groups such as the American Red Cross, to hemophilia organizations, to gay
rights and AIDS activist groups
......There are enormous lists, and I'm only just beginning to uncover many of the organizations that are funded under this partnership program with what they call community-based organizations. See, the idea is—the CDC puts it in slightly different language. They say, well, these organizations can reach their constituencies more effectively than we can. That's code language, of course, for saying that it's more believable when it seems to come from private organizations without a conflict of interest
......I haven't yet been able to prove ACT-UP. I can document the connection with several AIDS activist groups. I don't want to name more until I can prove them.........On the AIDS activist, gay rights side of the AIDS debate, as it has been publicly constituted, they have funded the National Association for People with AIDS. It is a militantly pro-gay rights organization, but coordinates a good deal of the AIDS activist movement
........... They simultaneously fund Americans for a Sound AIDS Policy, which has advised the religious right, and was the primary advising group to William Dannemeyer, Congressman. So the CDC was financing both groups at the same time, and the fact is that while the two sides debated on red-herring issues, so to speak, they agreed on one thing, and that is that we needed stronger public health measures, and that the CDC were good guys. This is an example of the sort of thing they fund. The funds could range anywhere from, I gather, a few thousand or a few tens of thousands of dollars, all the way up to millions of dollars, as in the case of the Red Cross. It depends on what level of money is required to buy off a group. Some of these groups were created entirely by CDC funding
........For example, Americans for a Sound AIDS Policy. So the CDC, with its EIS officers, and with its partnership program, has created circles of influence far beyond its own immediate existence, where much of its influence is not recognized as coming from the CDC. Thus we have what appears to be a groundswell of support for any CDC position, which is in reality orchestrated by the Public Health Service and particularly by the CDC.
To illustrate how they use this in AIDS, quite simply the EIS network was heavily involved in identifying the first AIDS cases, which were not even a cluster. The first five AIDS cases did not know each other. They had no connection to each other. They hadn't even been connected sexually through anonymous sexual encounters or anything that we know of. But they found all five and defined it as a cluster arbitrarily. From there they went on to redefine diseases that existed in hemophiliacs, in intravenous drug users, in Haitians, in Africans, wherever they could go, for the purpose of making the AIDS epidemic appear to be infectious. The dominant view among those few scientists looking at AIDS from the very beginning was that it must be caused by drugs, particularly by poppers, which were wildly popular in the homosexual community. This was the view they were fighting, and they had to make AIDS look infectious. They did it through these kinds of cluster studies, by redefining diseases in other groups. The EIS was instrumental in that, and the partnership program, since 1984, when it began for the AIDS project, has been instrumental in creating what appears to be a spontaneous support for the public health activist viewpoint of AIDS, and for blaming it on a virus, from all sectors.
I must also say that this why the virus hunters paid attention to AIDS—because the CDC brought it to their attention and made it look infectious, and meanwhile the virus hunters, who dominated the NIH and the universities funded by the NIH, jumped on it and picked their own favorite virus, a retrovirus, on which to blame AIDS.
It is this Public Health Service, which spends many billions of our taxpayer dollars, that has in one sense or another created this HIV hypothesis, and which defends it to the last drop of blood. I think the only way we're going to ever deal with this and really to break the hold of the HIV hypothesis, and prevent future calamities like this, which will be inevitable, is to start cutting back the Public Health Service radically, perhaps abolishing some agencies."--------- INTERVIEW BRYAN ELLISON Rethinking AIDS March/April 1994
"THE FLU JAB SCAM The flu, being truly an infectious disease, often proved itself
most valuable to the CDC. Although the winter following the end of World War I was the
last time a flu epidemic caused widespread death, the CDC has pushed annual flu
vaccinations up to the present day. At times, the agency has even rung the alarm over an
impending flu crisis, hoping to use memories of the 1918 epidemic to gain emergency powers
and impose mass vaccinations. By using such tactics in 1957 over the Asian flu, the CDC
managed to wrangle extra money out of Congress to expand the EIS and crash-produce a
vaccine. But the flu season was already winding down by the time the vaccine was ready,
and the flu itself turned out to have been as mild as in any other year.
By 1976, CDC director David Sencer wanted to try again, though on a grander scale. After one soldier in Pennsylvania died of a flu-related pneumonia in January, Sencer predicted that a pig-borne human virus nicknamed the "swine flu," would soon devastate the United States.
Panicked with visions of impending doom, Congress moved to authorize the CDC's immunization plan for every man, woman, and child in the country. Unexpectedly, the legislation suddenly stalled when the insurance companies underwriting the vaccine discovered that it had seriously toxic side effects.
THE "LEGIONAIRES DISEASE" SCAM
Sencer had to do something fast. He immediately set up a "War Room" in Auditorium A at the CDC headquarters, and put the EIS network on full alert to search for any disease outbreak that might resemble the flu. Within weeks, the War Room received word of a pneumonia cluster among men just returning home from the Philadelphia convention of the American Legion. Several Philadelphia-based EIS officers and alumni had detected the outbreak, and acted as a fifth column that not only helped arrange an invitation for the CDC to come in, but also took their orders from the arriving team of CDC and EIS Officers. Even the New York Times staff writer sent to cover the story, Lawrence Altman, was himself an EIS alumnus.
The CDC team allowed media rumors to circulate that this Legionnaires' disease was the beginning of the swine flu. Within days, Congress decided to pass the vaccine bill. Only later did the CDC admit that the legionnaires had not been infected by the flu virus, too late to stop the immunization program. Some 50 million Americans received the vaccine, leading to more than a thousand cases of nerve damage and paralysis, dozens of deaths, and lawsuits awarding almost $100 million in damages. In the ultimate irony, no swine flu epidemic ever materialized; the only destruction left behind by the phantom swine flu resulted from the CDC's vaccine.
The agency later blamed Legionnaires' disease on a common soil bacterium, one that clearly fails Koch's postulates for causing the disease and is therefore actually harmless. The legionnaires' deaths are not so hard to understand, since the pneumonias struck elderly men, many of whom had undergone kidney transplant operations, and who had become particularly drunk during the Bicentennial celebration - the classic risks for pneumonia. Thus Legionnaires' disease" is not an infectious condition, but merely a new name for old pneumonias."---Bryan J. Ellison
SMON  'The SMON Fiasco' by Bryan Ellison and Peter Duesberg