West Nile Virus Epidemics
The Epidemiology of Air Pollution

See Nicholas Regush (ABCNEWS) Investigative Commentary


Preferred Definition of Ground Level Ozone: Ozone is a reaction product to industrial pollution, and therefore an indicator of location and extent of industrial air pollution.  The EPA, however, characterizes ozone as very hazardous and provides the public with much consistent data for ozone yet relatively little data for industrial pollutants.  See www.epa.gov/airnow

Science professionals note:   The article wnvDBcty.htm approaches a formal style.  Much of the work on this site  surpasses much published peer reviewed work in terms of diligence, range of views, objectivity, and interest conflicts.  Most often the method is a simple juxtaposition of official data.  Like many published peer reviewed articles which include anecdotal contextual evidence, such is provided.  The word "autopsy" is used synonymously here for "necropsy" with regard to animals, because that is how The New York Times uses these words, and apparently the NYSDEC uses the word autopsy with regard to animal necropsies, because NYTimes is referring to interviews with NYSDEC officials.

Introduction

This site provides critical reviews of data related to the phenomena called "The West Nile Virus Epidemics", and provides an environmental base for understanding. When you are finished looking at this site, you may very well conclude that the West Nile Virus is harmless, and the official propaganda regarding it is not only false, but quite harmful.

The official West Nile virus paradigm actually does make political sense. After all, you can't expect Mayor Giuliani to say, "Thousands of birds are falling from the sky because of petrochemical emissions in Jersey, illegal emissions, major airport take-off lanes over residential zones, congested automobile traffic, and gasoline with 15% MTBE, which is a neurological poison. Air pollution has triggered the deaths of birds already burdened with pesticides, mercury, and lead residues. If you're a visiting tourist, chances are you'll be OK, and NYC loves your money. So, let's all pretend it's a deadly virus and endure rituals of mind-numbing fear, dramatized by occasional unscheduled pesticide sprayings by helicopters over crowded streets and parks."

While protecting the city from massive lawsuits, Giuliani has frequently broadcasted that "Malathion is harmless" and "Pesticides are safe" although he has been warned by the EPA and the NYS Attorney General Eliot Spitzer regarding the legal improprieties of making such statements. The Mayor also stated that he had been sprayed five times and that he was nevertheless an example of good health (Newsday, 3/10/00). Not long after that statement, Giuliani admitted that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and cancelled his bid for the senate. It would be difficult to prove that the malathion spray program specifically caused Giuliani's cancer, though malathion exposure has been correlated with increased incidence of prostrate cancer (Fleming LE, et al, "Mortality in a cohort of licensed  pesticide applicators in Florida", Occup Environ Med 1999 Jan;56(1):14-21).

For official WNV information and status quo, see websites: NYSDOH and NYCDOH

For information against mass pesticide spraying, see No Spray Coalition NYC


Table of Contents
Main Articles   Ozone/Smog (1999)
Toxicology And Encephalitis Epidemiology   Timeline (1999) / AirNow Ozone Maps (240K)
Geography Of The NYC WNV Epidemic (1999)   College Point: Daily Ozone Readings
Mosquitoes And WNV   College Point: Hourly Ozone Readings
Middlesex Hospital: Encephalitis And Air Toxics   Comparison of EPA AirNow Download Versions
New York State DEC   Miscellaneous Statistics
NYS DEC West Nile Virus Database   LGA Weather, August 1999
Dead Birds, Human Disease / MTBE   Aerial Pesticide Spray Program / Mortality In NYC
WNV-Positive Wildlife And MTBE   The New York Times: Word/Article Frequencies
Year 2000   Year 2000
Timeline (2000) And WNV Forecasts   Maps: Road Density, MTBE, and Bird Death
Diary, Staten Island   Various Maps (400KB)
WNV-Positves: A Fraction Of Avian Death   Forecasting WNV Activity (Method)
Building Ozone/WNV Graphs   Staten Island Wildlife Refuge
    New Jersey WNV Map (2000)
Year 2001   Year 2001
AirNow Maps (New Jersey) (needs WNV update)   Air Monitor Station (Staten Island) (needs WNV update)
AirNow Maps (New York City) (needs WNV update)   New Jersey WNV County Map
Ozone/WNV Graphs (Staten Island)   Oil Refineries and Arbovirus Epidemics (Essential !)
Footnotes
Epidemiology, Clinical Observations, And Miscellaneous
Air Toxicology
Viruses And Toxicology
Articles By Other Authors
Industrial Air Pollution (Dr. Steenis)    
     
Links
NoSpray Coalition, NYC
Red Flags Weekly
SickOfDoctors
Virus Myth

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