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Drs. Allison McGeer & Theresa Tam: RESIGN, you have HUGE conflicts of interest!

Rose Webster
Milton, Canada

Mar 12, 2018 — When I read this heartbreaking CBC post, Days after giving birth to a baby boy, mom dies of strep A in hospital:

I was baffled by what Dr. Allison McGeer had to say:

"And, you know, these serious Group A strep infections after delivery are a common and really tragic problem. But they're most frequently not infections that can be prevented ... These are outbreaks that happen sometimes despite everything that you're doing."

The CBC article states: "From the discussions she's had with Markham Stouffville Hospital so far, McGeer said there's nothing about the situation that suggests the outbreak resulted from inadequate practices."

And I vehemently disagree based on my experience in healthcare and on my Zika-Wolbachia related research.

Here are the facts. My thoughts are in square brackets:

1) This young mother had a fever for three days which was ignored by hospital staff.

2) First Riaz had pain in her tailbone, then stiffness in her stomach. [Strep A is more apt to cause pain at the site of incision or where skin has been broken, usually from an injury. Wolbachia infections would most likely affect cells of the brain, spinal cord, nerves (including the nerves to the stomach and intestines), muscles, gonads, lungs, kidneys, heart, liver, eyes, ears, and/or pancreas.].

3) The next morning she told nurses the room was getting too hot. [My first year of nursing taught me to take vitals: temperature, pulse, and respiration if a patient ever complained of being hot or a room was too hot]. Instead, she was reassured that "she would be OK, with a nurse suggesting she try taking a walk and do breathing exercises".

4) Over the next two days, Saleem said, Riaz had trouble breathing and developed a fever. "I laid down next to her, and she was burning hot," he said. "No one is taking me seriously," he remembers Riaz telling him.

5) Feb. 10, 2018: Saleem said, a doctor came in after her heart rate had increased, saying something was wrong. Soon after, Riaz was moved to the intensive care unit, and the doctor said they were treating the case as Group A strep.

6) Around 4 p.m., Saleem said, the doctor said she feared Riaz might go into septic shock, saying she wanted to insert a tube to help her breathe. [Key septic shock symptoms: abnormally high temperature (fever) or low temperature (hypothermia) plus one or more of the following: rapid heart rate, rapid breathing rate, abnormally high or low number of WBC, and then organ malfunction. In someone only 24 years old, in good health, I find it highly unusual her heart and lungs failed within such a tight time frame due to a Strep A infection alone].

7) Saleem said he held Riaz's hand as they began putting her on life-support. Minutes after he went out of the room to inform her family, Saleem said, a nurse came running out telling him to come back in. Inside, he said, staff were performing CPR on her, and he jumped in to try when their attempts failed.

8) Her death was ruled to be the result of septic shock, Saleem said.

In fact, this young woman's symptoms mimic Guillain–Barré Syndrome (GBS) more (in my mind). And it was in French Polynesia — where Wolbachia-infected Aedes were first (knowingly) released by the U.S. gov't — that Zika took an ugly turn and GBS increased 20-fold compared with the previous four years. My reference-based article (with citations) explains more:

According to the Mayo Clinic:

"The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome isn't known. The disorder usually appears days or weeks after a respiratory or digestive tract infection. Rarely, recent surgery or immunization can trigger Guillain-Barre syndrome. Recently, there have been a few cases reported following infection with the Zika virus."

"Guillain-Barre syndrome affects your nerves. Because nerves control your movements and body functions, people with Guillain-Barre may experience: breathing difficulties. The weakness or paralysis can spread to the muscles that control your breathing, a potentially fatal complication. Up to 30 percent of people with Guillain-Barre syndrome need temporary help from a machine to breathe when they're hospitalized for treatment." Source:

Study Quotes Worthy of Note . . .

2011: "Notably, there does not appear to be an increase in GAS [Group A Strep] antibiotic resistance, so other factors must underlie the re-emergence of GAS postpartum infections." Source: The 2011 paper, Postpartum Group A Streptococcus Sepsis and Maternal Immunology, by Katie L. Mason and David M. Aronoff:

2014: "To dig deeper, we attempted a phylogenetic analysis with ARB-software and the SSU Ref NR 111 dataset. The result showed that the IOLA (Infectious Organism Lurking in Airways) genes were located in the “mitochondria” cluster composed of mitochondrial 16S rRNA genes from Eukaryota, and was classified in Rickettsiales (order) of Alphaproteobacteria (class) on the phylogenetic tree." Source: The 2014 paper, An Unclassified Microorganism: Novel Pathogen Candidate Lurking in Human Airways, by Kazumasa Fukuda, Kazuhiro Yatera, Midori Ogawa, Toshinori Kawanami, Kei Yamasaki, Shingo Noguchi, Robert S. Murphy, Hiroshi Mukae, and Hatsumi Taniguchi:

2015: "Wolbachia 16S rRNA and fbpA genes were twice detected over 5 days in the blood of a patient with high fever ... Horizontal transmission in insects and among helminths occurs via cell–cell invasion, predation and cannibalism, among other possibilities, establishing the potential for horizontal transfer to animals and humans as well. Hence, Wolbachia spp. should be further evaluated as causes of human infection, especially as Wolbachia infection of mosquitoes is increasingly considered to be a tool for interfering with mosquito-borne transmission of human pathogens ..." Source:

Wolbachia = α-proteobacteria of the order Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae.

However, the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) completely IGNORED evidence (published Feb. 2015) that Wolbachia can infect humans and endorsed the use of Wolbachia-infected Aedes. The NIH even "awarded MosquitoMate Inc., a $1.3 Million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop the Wolbachia biopesticide method against invasive Tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus)". Source:

Let's not forget the 2003 study, Culture and Phenotypic Characterization of a Wolbachia pipientis Isolate, by Fenollar F, La Scola B, Inokuma H, Dumler JS, Taylor MJ, and Raoult D that clearly stated:

"Bacterial growth could be obtained in C6/36, another A. albopictus cell line, at 28°C and in a human embryonic lung fibroblast monolayer at 28 and 37°C, confirming that its host cell range is broader than was initially thought."


Since 2003, it's been known that Wolbachia pipientis can grow in human lung cells at normal body temperature.

Wolbachia pipientis is the type that MosquitoMate Inc. is using in their Wolbachia-infected Aedes mosquitoes and they are applying for nationwide release. Source:

Bottom Line: Any "experts" with past (or present) ties the World Health Organization (WHO) and / or the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) would have huge conflicts of interest and not be able to fulfill their duties if employed to protect human health (in any capacity). This would include many scientists and experts, including Drs. Allison McGeer and Theresa Tam.

According to Dr. Amir Attaran (and others), the WHO enforces strict "gag" clauses. Here's the proof:

Professor Attaran was asked by WHO director-general Margaret Chan to attend a meeting on Zika, but he said the INVITATION WAS REVOKED when he refused to sign a clause that would prevent him from discussing the deliberations.

An email chain that accidentally copied in Professor Attaran indicated WHO officials were thrown when he crossed out of the confidentiality agreement a clause that specified the undersigned agreed "not to discuss the deliberations and decisions of the advisory process to third parties except as agreed to by WHO".

He added the words: "Not applicable to inconsistency with academic freedom". Source:

Please, we need this pathogen (which may be the cause of many sudden acute fatal infections) to be tested for in humans. I am fairly certain that Zika is the phage that interacts with Wolbachia's surface proteins to cause it to infect vertebrates with ease (including North Atlantic right whales).

The tests we need to demand:

1) A broad range PCR screen for infection by Rickettsiales (Wolbachia genes in blood and tissues). NB: Not skin snips (that ONLY detects adult worms which do NOT need to be present).

2) ZIKV test (using any two of these): the Lanciotti E-, the Pyke E- and NS1-, the Bonn E- and the Bonn NS1-based assays. They are the most reliable. Other tests are up to 80 percent inaccurate.

If I was denied these tests, I would promptly contact a lawyer.

I'll be in touch,


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