Experts Warn Long Dormant Pathogens Now ‘Awakening’
Experts Warn Long Dormant Pathogens Now ‘Awakening’ by Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline
Deadly Pathogens Found In Arctic Part Of Growing Theme Of A Biowarfare Apocalyptic Scenario
In the new story over at Inhabitat that Steve Quayle recently linked to on his website they report scientists are very concerned that thawing soil all around the Arctic region could suddenly unleash deadly pathogens unseen in centuries. Warning in their story that 2016 saw a case of an illness trapped inside ice being released to harm people, they report a 12-year-old boy died and close to 20 people were hospitalized after anthrax escaped the ice in the Siberian tundra.
As Quayle noted in an SQnote he left on that story, we’re now witnessing a deadly brew being concocted: THIS IS A GROWING MEME, OR THEME, THAT IS HEADLINING ON AN ACCELERATED BASIS – ADD IN RADIOACTIVITY AND YOU’VE GOT THE WORST CASE SCENARIO.
As Mac Slavo over at SHTFPlan reported back on May 5th, some scientists actually believe deadly ancient pathogens melting out of long-frozen ice in the Arctic could wipe out the human population. Not an apocalyptic movie scenario but a very real, worst case scenario in the minds of some, Slavo points out its not just a coincidence that Russia exploded upon the Arctic region, deploying bio-warfare teams to the Arctic in no time at all. And as we learn below, Russia has since ‘owned’ the Arctic at a time when global tensions are still rising. First, from Inhabitat:
Researchers think the anthrax came from a reindeer that died more than 75 years ago and was trapped under permafrost, but when that permafrost thawed in a 2016 heat wave, the anthrax was released. And researchers fear this may not be the last time such an event occurs.
Jean-Michel Claverie, an evolutionary biologist at France’s Aix-Marseille University, told the BBC, “Permafrost is a very good preserver of microbes and viruses, because it is cold, there is no oxygen, and it is dark. Pathogenic viruses that can infect humans or animals might be preserved in old permafrost layers, including some that have caused global epidemics in the past.”
Over a million reindeer perished due to anthrax in the early 20th century. Most of their carcasses rest near the surface in 7,000 burial grounds in Russia. But even more than the anthrax, researchers fear other diseases that might be lurking in the permafrost. Scientists found pieces of RNA from the Spanish flu in bodies buried in the Alaskan tundra in mass graves. They think the bubonic plague and smallpox could hide in Siberian permafrost.
Claverie says there’s a non-zero probability dormant microbes could come back to life and harm us. He told the BBC, “How likely that is is not known, but it’s a possibility. It could be bacteria that are curable with antibiotics, or resistant bacteria, or a virus. If the pathogen hasn’t been in contact with humans for a long time, then our immune system would not be prepared.”
Back on April 20th, Fox News reported Russia had recently unveiled a virtual tour of their new military base in the Arctic while asking if a new ‘cold war’ was beginning. Courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry, you can see that virtual tour in the 1st video below from Sputnik while the 2nd video from Tomo News gives us another look at the base as well as looking at more new Russian military equipment and activities in the Arctic region.
And while Fox and others ask if a new cold war is building where the ice is melting and uncovering who knows what kind of bio-terror from a time long ago, even US Defense Secretary Mattis warns that Russia may be close to dominating the region while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says there is no need for any conflict in the Arctic region.
Yet, as Slavo over at SHTFPlan reports in this July 29th of 2016 story, soon after the outbreak in Northern Siberia, Russia specialists were sent in. The Sun reported this as well.: