On the left are bags of honeybees. I’ve touched on the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) involving honeybees a few times. But this post really isn’t about the honeybees, it’s about the technology that was used to investigate the CCD phenomenon. Let’s take a look at the testing they were able to perform on the honeybees. Please read the information below, it is of the upmost importance for each and every Morgellons sufferer to understand the abilities that exist.
Vanishing Bees May Get By with a Little Help from the Army
Since last fall, the strange phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has killed off a quarter of America’s honeybee population, and threatened 25 percent of our food supply. (A wide variety of crops rely on pollination.) This past spring, a nationwide effort by top DNA scientists determined that CCD is probably caused by a number of factors, including multiple bee-killing viruses. But identifying specific viruses with DNA sequencing is a slow, painstaking process.
That’s where Charles Wick (then the leader of the chemical and biological detection team at the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland) came in, volunteering a microwave-size invention to help the cause. Originally used to screen drinking water for pathogens, Wick’s 50-pound Integrated Virus Detection System (IVDS) hits a sample with an electric charge, then counts and sizes the particles making up the sample to identify viruses. By measuring to the nanometer, the IVDS can pin down a disease in 10 minutes.
As a trial run, CCD surveyors sent Wick samples from suffering beehives, which he liquefied in a blender, filtered using a cheesecloth, and ran through the IVDS. "They’d been working on this for six or seven months," Wick says, "so we brought in a new technology and immediately detected the pathogens they were looking for."
The surveyors were astonished: Within minutes, the IVDS had found multiple suspicious viruses, kick-starting the chase for the cause of the collapsed colonies. Wick’s invention is now part of the ongoing CCD effort, and a commercial version of the device has just been released.
So, they ground up the honeybees, liquefied them, and within minutes were on the trail of multiple pathogens. Now, sit back and consider Pamela’s testing she had done at Great Plains Libratory and how much more could be done using the IVDS mentioned above on a stool sample. This article is from 2007, we are approaching 2010 and you know the IVDS technology has probably vastly improved. I wonder if such technology can also detect different forms of bacteria which in our case I believe is very likely.
CDC, We Request But a Few Minutes of Your Time
So, I am officially asking the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for just a few minutes of their time. It appears the IVDS can identify pathogens in a matter of minutes. It would seem that this technology could certainly be put to use on both Morgellons suffers and control subjects to find out what we are carrying that the general population isn’t.
A little hypothetical thinking here.
More importantly such testing could determine if our gut flora has living residue left over from the GMO Pharming industry which could be a possibility. In this case, both groups, the sufferers and control group could both harbor the GMO residue, however, we have proven to be susceptible for some reason. Or perhaps, the GMO residue has taken hold in our gut flora whereas in most other people it is killed off.
Interestingly, the article states that a commercial version has now been released, and that was in 2007.
Can somebody at the Centers for Disease Control spare say, 10 minutes, even a week?