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What If: Will the United States Become Less Centralized? . by Alice B. Clagett *

Written and published on 6 December 2019
Prior title: What If the United States Became Less Federal and More Regional in Government? 

Dear Ones,

ECONOMIC STRESSORS THAT MAY LEAD TO DECENTRALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT          top

I have some thoughts on the state of the nation. Intuitively, I sense economic stressors that may gradually lead to our Federal government taking a lesser role in the governance of the United States, compared to regional alliances of states. I see the Federal government continuing to provide military defense, social security payments, and leadership in foreign affairs. I also see states taking more initiative in economics for their regions.

As to trade, I see future reliance on established railroad routes and water routes such as the Mississippi river. I anticipate that, should there be a gradual lessening of Federal power, then there might be more trade within an economic region, and less trade globally and nationally.

As to finance, I see potential reliance on barter, with care no to place our financial assets in overseas locations. Local-employment based credit unions may come into favor as regional savings repositories.

There may be more reliance on those economic sectors that hold strong during recessions … such as locally grown food, locally obtainable building materials, and water supplies not piped in over long distances.

As to economic stressors, I suggest the overarching stressor of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic impact of the HIV pandemic, and stress of regional aridity due to long-distance water transport costs,

A socially disruptive stressor is handheld psychosis, which may lead to chaotic events such as mass murders and actions by public utilities and military regarding perceived dangers that do not truly exist. This might precipitate social unrest in regions of the United States pinpointed by the Jade Helm exercises.

CAVEATS REGARDING POSSIBLE LOCI OF SOCIAL UNREST          top

In United States cities, the high cost of housing and the increasing phenomenon of homelessness may lead to social unrest and attempted land grabs through anarchist behavior; this is something for which, I feel, every large city mayor and every state government ought to have on hand emergency action plans. For states in arid regions, emergency anti-anarchist plans ought, I feel, to highlight security of water transport systems. Electrical grids, I feel, might also be an anarchist target.

We people in large United States cities can be of big help in creating peaceful environments for our children by offering our law enforcement departments volunteer help through neighborhood watch programs.

ON MAINTAINING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN THE FACE OF CHANGE          top

It seems unlikely to me that anything would happen in a moment; rather I feel that the United States might very slowly tend towards a model of government more akin to the state by state model of our early years as a nation. We may find, in future, that traveling from one state to the next is a refreshingly new experience. Not everyone may be watching the same thing on television every night anymore; there may be less airline flights from here to there; and so the natural flavor and local color of each region of the United States may become more striking to the casual tourist.

In addition, it may be that some regions of the United States may be more perilous for tourist travel, as was the case for travelers in the early years of our nation.

I realize the prospect of change can be unsettling. It is good to keep in mind that changes such as those spoken of above … if, indeed, change there be … would in all likelihood take place by slow stages, over the course of the next century or two. Thus I feel certain there would be plenty of time to make our plans and find our footing in the new.

POSSIBLE FUTURE UNITED STATES ECONOMIC REGIONS AND TRADE REGIONS          top

Below are some maps I have adapted to show possible United States economic regions and trade regions of centuries to come. I would be interested on your comments regarding this intriguing topic of the eventual possibility that the United States government might become less centralized, and more imbued with local flavor and with the strong spirit of our local communities.

HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 1: One Eastern Economic Region Including the Southern States and the Eastern Seaboard

Image: “HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 1: One Eastern Economic Region Including the Southern States and the Eastern Seaboard,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: To the right of the white line, One Eastern Economic Region including the Southern states and the Eastern Seaboard … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons …

Image: “HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 1: One Eastern Economic Region Including the Southern States and the Eastern Seaboard,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: To the right of the white line, One Eastern Economic Region including the Southern states and the Eastern Seaboard …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 2: An Eastern Seaboard Economic Region and a Southern Economic Region

Image: “HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 2: An Eastern Seaboard Economic Region and a Southern Economic Region,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: To the right of the white line, the earlier Eastern Economic Region divided by the yellow line into two smaller regions: an Eastern Seaboard Region and a Southern Region  … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “HIV Pandemic Economic Stressor 2: An Eastern Seaboard Economic Region and a Southern Economic Region,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: To the right of the white line, the earlier Eastern Economic Region divided by the yellow line into two smaller regions: an Eastern Seaboard Economic Region and a Southern Economic Region  …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Western Economic and Cultural Stressors: Northwest Economic Region and California Central Valley Economic Region

Image: “Western Economic and Cultural Stressors,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Along the Pacific Coast, two regions delineated by white lines. To the north is the Northwest Economic Region, including the parts of Washington state and Oregon with good rainfall. To the South is the California Central Valley Economic Region (also with good rainfall) … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Western Economic and Cultural Stressors: Northwest Economic Region and California Central Valley Economic Region,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Along the Pacific Coast, two regions delineated by white lines. To the north is the Northwest Economic Region, including the parts of Washington state and Oregon with good rainfall. To the South is the California Central Valley Economic Region (also with good rainfall)  …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Jade Helm Stressors: A Utah-Colorado Trade Region; a Texas Trade Region; a Mexican Trade Corridor; and a Florida-Caribbean Trade Corridor

Image: “Jade Helm Stressors: A Utah-Colorado Trade Region; a Texas Trade Region; a Mexican Trade Corridor; and a Florida-Caribbean Trade Corridor,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Circled in yellow are two possible regions that might secede from the Union, but with which reciprocal trade agreements might be negotiated. Topmost is a Utah-Colorado Trade Region (which might be divided into two separate areas based on dominant religion). Lower and to the right is a Texas Trade Region comprising what is now eastern, central, and northern Texas. Then there are two southern regions delineated in white These are regions that might lean favorably towards alliance with Mexico, but with which we might anticipate establishing reciprocal trade agreements. To the left is a Mexican Trade Corridor comprising California from Los Angeles and to the south; the lower halves of Arizona and New Mexico, and the southwestern part of Texas. To the right is the state of Florida, which might lean favorably toward the Caribbean countries, but with which we might anticipate establishing reciprocal trade agreements; this I term the Florida-Caribbean Trade Corridor … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Jade Helm Stressors: A Utah-Colorado Trade Region; a Texas Trade Region; a Mexican Trade Corridor; and a Florida-Caribbean Trade Corridor,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Circled in yellow are two possible regions that might secede from the Union, but with which reciprocal trade agreements might be negotiated. Topmost is a Utah-Colorado Trade Region (which might be divided into two separate areas based on dominant religion). Lower and to the right is a Texas Trade Region comprising what is now eastern, central, and northern Texas.

Then there are two southern regions delineated in white These are regions that might lean favorably towards alliance with Mexico, but with which we might anticipate establishing reciprocal trade agreements.

To the left is a Mexican Trade Corridor comprising California from Los Angeles and to the south; the lower halves of Arizona and New Mexico, and the southwestern part of Texas.

To the right is the state of Florida, which might lean favorably toward the Caribbean countries, but with which we might anticipate establishing reciprocal trade agreements; this I term the Florida-Caribbean Trade Corridor …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Southwestern Arid Region: Small Town and Native American Reservation Citadels

Image: “Southwestern Arid Region: Small Town and Native American Reservation Citadels,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Circled in white is the large Southwestern Arid Region, which might move to more local forms of small town government … as well as continuing with Native American Reservation governments … should the nation become less centralized. These include the Great Basin, the Great Rocky Mountains, and the western portion of the Great Plains … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Southwestern Arid Region: Small Town and Native American Reservation Citadels,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Circled in white is the large Southwestern Arid Region, which might move to more local forms of small town government … as well as continuing with Native American Reservation governments … should the nation become less centralized. These include the Great Basin, the Great Rocky Mountains, and the western portion of the Great Plains …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Central Breadbasket Economic Region

Image: “Central Breadbasket Economic Region,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Circled in green is a Central Breadbasket Economic Region, with plentiful rainfall and good river transportation. This includes the eastern portion of the Great Plains, as well as the area south of the Great Lakes, west of the Appalachians, and north of the Southernmost states … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Central Breadbasket Economic Region,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Circled in green is a Central Breadbasket Economic Region, with plentiful rainfall and good river transportation. This includes the eastern portion of the Great Plains, as well as the area south of the Great Lakes, west of the Appalachians, and north of the Southernmost states …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Possible Future Capital Cities of the United States

Image: “Possible Future Capital Cities of the United States,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: The current capital of the United States is Washington DC (numbered ‘0’ on the map). Because of the AIDs crisis in Washington DC, and because our nation’s capital was once Lancaster PA, I suggest eventual relocation of the Capital back to Lancaster (numbered ‘1’ on the map). Farther out in time, it may be that Saint Louis, MO (labeled ‘2’) would prove a good location for our nation’s capital … CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Possible Future Capital Cities of the United States,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 6 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: The current capital of the United States is Washington DC (numbered ‘0’ on the map). Because of the AIDs crisis in Washington DC, and because our nation’s capital was once Lancaster PA, I suggest eventual relocation of the Capital back to Lancaster (numbered ‘1’ on the map). Farther out in time, it may be that Saint Louis, MO (labeled ‘2’) would prove a good location for our nation’s capital …

CREDIT: The topographic map is “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg  … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also … Link: “Western States Pact and Possible Decentralization of the United States,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 2 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-is3 ..

MORE INFORMATION          top

Below are maps I studied while writing this blog …

ECONOMIC AND HISTORICAL STRESSORS          top

Civil War Stressor

Image: “United States map of 1861, showing affiliation of states and territories regarding secession from the Union at the start of the American Civil War,” by Júlio Reis, 23 February 2007, from English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_Secession_map_1861.svg … CC BY-SA 3.0.

Image: “United States map of 1861, showing affiliation of states and territories regarding secession from the Union at the start of the American Civil War,” by Júlio Reis, 23 February 2007, from English Wikimedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_Secession_map_1861.svg … CC BY-SA 3.0.

Dust Bowl Economic Stressor

Image: Map of states and counties affected by the Dust Bowl [1930s], sourced from US federal government dept. (NRCS SSRA-RAD).svg … “Based only on that PNG image. I made this file primarily using QGIS, and the following public domain … https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-cart-boundary.html shapefiles from census.gov] by Soil Science and Resource Assessment, Resource Assessment Division (NRCS SSRA-RAD) (Division of the U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture), 15 January 2012, from Wikimedia Commons … This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

Image: Map of states and counties affected by the Dust Bowl [1930s], sourced from US federal government dept. (NRCS SSRA-RAD).svg … “Based only on that PNG image. I made this file primarily using QGIS, and the following public domain … https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-cart-boundary.html shapefiles from census.gov] by Soil Science and Resource Assessment, Resource Assessment Division (NRCS SSRA-RAD) (Division of the U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture), 15 January 2012, from Wikimedia Commons … This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

Historical Expansion Stressor

Image: “A Map of the United States Showing Land Claims and Cessions from 1782 to 1802,” by Kmusser, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_cessions#/media/File:United_States_land_claims_and_cessions_1782-1802.png … DESCRIPTION: This is a map showing state land claims and cessions from 1782-1802 that I made. The disputed territory between New Hampshire and New York formed, in 1777, the independent country of ‘New Connecticut’ (later renamed ‘Vermont’) which eventually gained admission as the 14th state in 1791. Boundary disputes between states that were resolved before U.S. independence are not shown … CC BY-SA 2.5 Generic

Image: “A Map of the United States Showing Land Claims and Cessions from 1782 to 1802,” by Kmusser, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_cessions#/media/File:United_States_land_claims_and_cessions_1782-1802.png

DESCRIPTION: This is a map showing state land claims and cessions from 1782-1802 that I made. The disputed territory between New Hampshire and New York formed, in 1777, the independent country of ‘New Connecticut’ (later renamed ‘Vermont’) which eventually gained admission as the 14th state in 1791. Boundary disputes between states that were resolved before U.S. independence are not shown … CC BY-SA 2.5 Generic

Image: “perry-castenada: Admission of States and Territorial Acquisition U.S. Bureau of the Census (341K) http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html …” by United States Census Bureay, U.S. Government, circa 1970s … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_the_United_States#/media/File:Territorial-acquisition-uscensus-bureau.jpg … public domain … DESCRIPTION: Census Bureau map depicting territorial acquisitions and dates of statehood, probably created in the 1970s.

Image: “perry-castenada: Admission of States and Territorial Acquisition U.S. Bureau of the Census (341K) http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html …” by United States Census Bureay, U.S. Government, circa 1970s … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_the_United_States#/media/File:Territorial-acquisition-uscensus-bureau.jpg … public domain …

DESCRIPTION: Census Bureau map depicting territorial acquisitions and dates of statehood, probably created in the 1970s.

HIV-AIDS Pandemic Stressor

Image: “Map infographic displaying rates of HIV Diagnosis in the United States based on 2017 CDC data, published by the CDC in February of 2019,” United States Centers for Disease Control, 1 February 2019, Source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/images/statistics/overview/geography/hiv-us-map-2017.png … in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hiv-us-map-2017.png … public domain

Image: “Map infographic displaying rates of HIV Diagnosis in the United States based on 2017 CDC data, published by the CDC in February of 2019,” United States Centers for Disease Control, 1 February 2019, Source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/images/statistics/overview/geography/hiv-us-map-2017.png … in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hiv-us-map-2017.png … public domain

Jade Helm Economic Stressor

Image: “U.S. Army Special Operations Command map, depicting the US military plans during the Jade Helm 15 exercise,” by U.S. Army Special Operations Command, 31 March 2015, Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/03/31/why-the-new-special-operations-exercise-freaking-out-the-internet-is-no-big-deal/ … This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

Image: “U.S. Army Special Operations Command map, depicting the US military plans during the Jade Helm 15 exercise,” by U.S. Army Special Operations Command, 31 March 2015, Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/03/31/why-the-new-special-operations-exercise-freaking-out-the-internet-is-no-big-deal/ … This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

The above map leaves out Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, which were mentioned as being part of the Jade Helm 15 exercise here: “The joint exercise in realistic military training (RMT) known as Jade Helm 15 … was sponsored by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM) … and involved the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) with other U.S. Military units in multiple states, including Texas, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Utah.” –from Link: “Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theories,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_Helm_15_conspiracy_theories ..

This map of the Jade Helm exercises includes the states missing in the map above … Link: “Other information (unconfirmed) suggests that Jade Helm is geographically larger (10 states), involves larger forces and has already started,” in Citizens Journal … https://www.citizensjournal.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/jadehelmother.jpg ..

Rainfall – Aridity Economic Stressor

Image: “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “USA topo en.jpg [USA Topographical Map], from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_topo_en.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

SURVIVAL FACTORS          top

Nuclear Power Plants and Seismic (Earthquake) Safety Survival Factor

Image: “Map prepared for CRS report for Congress: Andrews, Anthony, 2011 ‘Nuclear power plant design and seismic safety considerations’ Library of Congress Congressional Research Service report R41805, May 2, 2011, Washington. p. 22, fig. 8.” Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes list of nuclear reactors with statistics. 2011. Source: https://www.loc.gov/item/2011594649/ … from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Operating_nuclear_power_plant_sites_vs._seismic_hazards_in_terms_of_percent_gravitational_acceleration_-_(United_States)_LOC_2011594649.jpg …. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

Image: “”Map prepared for CRS report for Congress: Andrews, Anthony, 2011 ‘Nuclear power plant design and seismic safety considerations’ Library of Congress Congressional Research Service report R41805, May 2, 2011, Washington. p. 22, fig. 8.” Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes list of nuclear reactors with statistics. 2011. Source: https://www.loc.gov/item/2011594649/ … from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Operating_nuclear_power_plant_sites_vs._seismic_hazards_in_terms_of_percent_gravitational_acceleration_-_(United_States)_LOC_2011594649.jpg …. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

Post-Nuclear-War Survival Factor

Link: “The effects of a theoretical nuclear war in the USA – includes fallout, power outages, relief efforts, and more,” in Reddit … https://external-preview.redd.it/xyL0-MpSdZbu794s_N3NtCzySubUaitc9MoGcv_i7b0.jpg?auto=webp&s=c4630e18ef94d0ddf0c5759d3cf5d93222fcc9e4 ..

 

TRANSPORTATION          top

Longest United States Hiking Trails

My feeling is, these hiking trails might provide alternative transportation routes if highways are blocked due to natural disasters or highway repair issues …

Image: “Long Distance Hiking Trails in U.S.,” by ZeroGram …  https://cdn.imweb.me/upload/S201905065ccffe1baee08/5c94f72b9fa12.jpg ..

Link: “Long-Distance Trails in the United States,” by English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-distance_trails_in_the_United_States ..

Native American Trade Routes

I thought these Native American trade routes must represent terrain more easily traversible on foot or ahorse …

Image: “Smithsonian Institution map of native American trade routes through a little of Mexico, some of Canada and the United States” … https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNFnMn-XUAAXDqH.jpg ..

Railroad Lines

Image: “This is a map of the Class I Railroads I made using DOT data,” by Kmusser, 9 August 2006, in Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

Image: “This is a map of the Class I Railroads I made using DOT data,” by Kmusser, 9 August 2006, in Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

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Community Health Call to Action: HIV Testing and Segregation in Health Care and Education? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 4 December 2019 and published on 5 December 2019

  • CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN SENSITIVE HEALTH CARE SECTORS
  • CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE CHILD CARE, DAY CARE AND GRADE SCHOOL CARE GIVERS, EDUCATORS, AND CHILDREN

Dear Ones,

There is, I feel, an urgent need here in the San Fernando Valley, California,for testing and segregation of HIV-positive people in sensitive health care and education sectors  as follows …

CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN SENSITIVE HEALTH CARE SECTORS

In addition, at the present moment it is of great importance to monitor the HIV status of United States physicians, especially surgeons  and others who perform invasive procedures, and the HIV status of phlebotomists (medical technicians who draw blood).

We must decide, community by community, whether those in sensitive health care positions who test positive for HIV ought to be moved to less sensitive health care sectors; or whether they might be reserved for the use of HIV positive patients.

CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE CHILD CARE, DAY CARE AND GRADE SCHOOL CARE GIVERS, EDUCATORS, AND CHILDREN

I have read that HIV can be transmitted through mucus or blood or semen contact … as through kissing or diaper changing, or through dressing open wounds, or through sexual intercourse . Thus I feel that it is of equal importance, at the present moment, to monitor the HIV status of child care and day care providers and of grade school educators and also of children starting with newborns, and on up through puberty.

As above, we must decide, community by community, whether to restrict HIV-positive early childhood care givers and grade school educators to care or education of children who are HIV positive, and whether to separate children into HIV-positive and HIV-negative groups in child care, day care, and grade schools.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also … Link: “CDC Reports: More HIV Testing, Treatment Needed: Agency Discusses Initiative to End HIV Epidemic,” by AFFP (American Academy of Family Physicians), 27 March 2019 … https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190327mmwr-hiv.html ..

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Community Health: Zero Population Growth in the United States by 2079? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 4 December 2019

  • ZERO POPULATION GROWTH IN THE UNITED STATES BY 2079?
  • ON THE NEED TO RESEARCH ECONOMIC IMPACT OF POPULATION GROWTH DOWNTREND
    • Financial Sector
    • Health Care Sector

Dear Ones,

In light of the global HIV pandemic, I researched a United States population growth rate chart, to find out if perhaps the spread of HIV in the United States (as well as other factors) might be having an effect on population growth.

ZERO POPULATION GROWTH IN THE UNITED STATES BY 2079?

Here is the chart I found …

Link: “Population Growth for the United States (1960-2018)” … https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SPPOPGROWUSA ..

As I saw a general downtrend in population growth, I took a look at a table on the topic …

Link: “Population of the United States (Current year and historical)” … https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/ ..

Here is a very rough extrapolation based on the tabular data …

In 1960, the yearly change in United States population was 1.69 %
In 1990, the yearly change in United States population was 0.95 %
In 2019, the yearly change in United States population was 0.60 %

In the ~60 years from 1960 to 2019, the decrease in the increase in the United States population was 1.69 % minus 0.60 % = 1.09 %

If this trend continues for the next 60 years, then there may be zero population growth in the United States population by 2079.

ON THE NEED TO RESEARCH ECONOMIC IMPACT OF POPULATION GROWTH DOWNTREND

In case this scenario should prove true, I feel it would be good to do workups on economic gear-downs for the various economic sectors, to do with man-hours available and necessary production.

Financial Sector

In the arena of finance, we might consider the impact of zero population growth on the stock market, on the value of a dollar, and on interest rates for the time span between now and the year 2109.

Health Care Sector

Should it be that the HIV pandemic is one of the driving factors in an ongoing decrease in population growth (as HIV couples are unlikely to have viable offspring), then the health care sector might want to consider the impact of HIV on medical care costs, on our ability to maintain necessary supplies of medications despite an aging and health-challenged population, and on the sustainability of the Obamacare program.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Call to Action: Mortification of the Flesh and Christian Charity in Times of Crisis . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 11 May 2019

  • LET THERE BE NO RETURN TO THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF OLD
  • WILL PLAGUE COMPEL US TO FLAGELLANT PARADES?
  • ON PERFECTING WORKS OF CORPOREAL MERCY
    • The Heroic Works of Charity of German Pastor Martin Rinkart During the Great Pestilence
    • Exhortation to Acts of Corporeal Mercy
  • HOW MAY WE LIVE AS CHRIST HAS ASKED, THROUGH THE COMING TIME?
    • Matthew 25:31-46
  • CONCLUSION
  • MORE INFORMATION
    • Christian Virtues
    • Plagues and Pandemics

Image: “The Flagellants,” by Pieter van Laer, ca. 1635, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_van_Laer_-_The_Flagellants_-_WGA12368.jpg … This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less; PD-US

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Dear Ones,

This is a call to action regarding the religious practice of mortification of the flesh, including self-flagellation, that some Christian denominations retain as a historical tradition. In noospheric tenor, these practices tie into the denser energy streams of sadomasochistic sexual practices and snuff sex that have, of late, ransacked the noosphere of Los Angeles, especially on the weekends.

Aside from the link-in with historic practices of fleshly mortification why is it that this relatively rare nuance of sexual behavior is such a standout in the Los Angeles noosphere of late? For more, I turned to this publication …

Link: “The Psychology of Sadomasochism: An Attempt to Explain Sadism and Masochism,” by Neil Burton, M.D., posted 17 August 2014, in Psychology Today … https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201408/the-psychology-sadomasochism ..

From that I learned that many seemingly innocuous forms of behavior, such as tickling, infantilizing, and love-biting … and perhaps, I would add, taunting and bullying, as are oft found online these days … play into the darker, denser energy streams of the relatively recherché world of sadomasochism. Thus we are all, willy-nilly, for the most part unwittingly, involved in the clearing of these dense energy strands from the Los Angeles noosphere at present.

My appeal today is to those who are consciously able to choose whether they will add to these denser noospheric energies of sadomasochism. I make this appeal because, as an intuitive person, I find these energies very difficult to bear, especially on the weekends in Los Angeles, and most particularly so during times of solar storm … even geostorms as mild as that which we experienced last night …

Image: Kp Index 11 May 2019 18:30:02 UTC, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO USA … public domain. One Level 5 bar spike indicates that a mild geostorm (lasting three hours or less) took place.

Image: Kp Index 11 May 2019 18:30:02 UTC, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO USA … public domain. One Level 5 bar spike indicates that  a mild geostorm (lasting three hours or less) took place.

In order to keep our personal Body of Light (aura, or energy field) pure and bright, I feel it is important to avoid injury to the body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit itself, in my sense of it, is injured by mortification of the flesh.

LET THERE BE NO RETURN TO THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF OLD

It is the work of a Christian to discover the Grace of God within, or so I believe. What can be farther from that goal than the undercurrents that apparently evolved, over the centuries, in organizations such as the historic Knights Templar? Having read this no-holds barred account of that evolution …

Link: “The Dark History of the Knights Templar,” from “Knights Templar’s Saga” at theunjustmedia.com … https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/templars/knights_templars01.htm

… as well as this more tempered account …

Link: “Knights Templar,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_TemplarMore tempered.

… I have some concerns about the renaissance of the Knights Templar tradition by newly formed groups here in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States.

How is it that, in ages gone by, sincere members of devout religious orders have fallen prey to emanations of self-hatred and hatred of others through organizations founded for the best of reasons?

The answer, I feel, lies in the slight affinity aroused in the body to hatred of others through the practice of self-mortification …

Link: “Flagellation: Religious Practice,” written by Geoffrey Abbott, in Encyclopaedia Britannica … https://www.britannica.com/topic/flagellation ..

Through this ‘toehold’ of hatred of the body, flows forth into the noosphere hatred in all its forms: Hatred of women, abuse of children, envy at the sexual prowess of other men; hatred of this teaching or that of one’s own church, or of those of other Christian denominations; and finally, hatred even of the Light of God within, and turning to the abomination of Satanic ritual.

WILL PLAGUE COMPEL US TO FLAGELLANT PARADES?

Image: “Processione dei battanti di Guardia Sanframondi,” uploaded by Nicpac at it.wikipedia, 3 September 2007. Transferred from it.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Fale using CommonsHelper; in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battenti_guardia1.jpg … CC-BY-2.0

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In the mid-13th Century, processions of self-flagellants took place in central Italy with intent to mitigate a devastating plague. In current times we face another such plague, the scourge of HIV / AIDS, which leaves those of our children who are so infected unable to produce viable offspring.

In our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., according to Centers for Disease Control statistics published in 2016, the lifetime risk of contracting HIV was 1 in 13 people …

Link: “2016 HIV Lifetime Risk Statistics from Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 30 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-c3f ..

Since 2016, no state-by-state statistics have been published. Yet the epidemic, I feel, is cresting in the congested urban areas of the United States, or will soon do so.

Until statistics are caught up, we cannot definitively know where we stand with regard to the HIV / AIDS pandemic. Meanwhile, shall we once more fall to the practice of publicly mistreating our bodies … whether in our streets, or on the silver screen?

ON PERFECTING WORKS OF CORPOREAL MERCY

The answer to the social stresses now testing the tensile strength of our democratic way of life lies not in hatred, not in acts of terrorism whether ultra right or ultra left, not in pogroms, not in vigilante justice, not in wanton waste of life, but in a learned and temperately discerning approach to the problems at hand.

Let us pay utmost respect to our bodies, the abiding temples of God’s loving kindness to us. It is this, the virtue of Christian charity … to ourselves as well as to others … that holds the answer to action in the world during this, the cusp of the HIV / AIDS pandemic.

In the Book of Matthew, Christ says …

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” –Matthew 6:16 (KJV, public domain)

I am put in mind of the biography of pastor Martin Rinkart, whose example I find  inspiring in these times of worldwide hardship …

The Heroic Works of Charity of German Pastor Martin Rinkart During the Great Pestilence

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Martin Rinkart (23 April 1586, Eilenburg – 8 December 1649) was a pastor who ministered to his flock in Eilenburg, a walled German town, during the Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648.

In 1637, when the town was already worn down by war, the Great Pestilence took place. At that time the town of Eilenburg had four ministers. People from the surrounding area who were suffering from epidemic and famine sought refuge in Pastor Rinkart’s town.

As the plague-ridden entered the town, the townspeople became infected. One of the town’s ministers, no doubt overcome by a sense of impending doom, fled to healthier climes. The two other ministers stood by Pastor Rinkart, who saw them buried.

In the end, Pastor Rinkart was the only pastor left in Eilenburg. He conducted services for over 4,000 people, sometimes as many as 40 or 50 a day. In May of 1637 his wife died, which must have been a grievous personal blow to him. By the end of that year, the dead were being buried in trenches, and there were no services for them.

Under the most harrowing of personal circumstances, Martin Rinkart composed this uplifting hymn of gratitude for God’s myriad acts of loving kindness, a hymn that is often sung even today …

Video: “Now Thank We All Our God,” by BestLovedHymns, 15 November 2008 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6OA6YL-EIs ..

Exhortation to Acts of Corporeal Mercy 

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The examples of the many great saints of our Christian faith are like a beacon lighting our way in these difficult times. Like them, let us maintain hope in the face of the trials that stand before us. Let the heartbreak of many in our community lift us to faith in God’s sweet intention towards our Souls. Insofar as we may, let us speak to the pure Spirit within, so that we may find the courage to face calamity with equanimity, and the fortitude steadfastly to practice the Christian corporal works of mercy.

Let us feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, ransom those held captive. and bury the dead.

Link: “Works of Mercy,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_of_mercy ..

HOW MAY WE LIVE AS CHRIST HAS ASKED, THROUGH THE COMING TIME?

Image: “Divine Mercy. Painting in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Vilnius,” by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski, 1934, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctuary_of_the_Divine_Mercy,_Vilnius#/media/File:Kazimirowski_Eugeniusz,_Divine_Mercy,_1934.jpg … This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “Divine Mercy. Painting in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Vilnius,” by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski, 1934, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctuary_of_the_Divine_Mercy,_Vilnius#/media/File:Kazimirowski_Eugeniusz,_Divine_Mercy,_1934.jpg … This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less; PD-US.

There is a passage in Matthew 25 that speaks most poignantly to this time of Ascension on Earth. This passage brilliantly limns the manner in which we may choose to address the momentous days that lie before us, through works of mercy practiced in loving remembrance of Christ …

Matthew 25:31-46 (KJV, public domain)

31 “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 “And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 “Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 “When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 “Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 “I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 “Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 “Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”

Surely none has spoken, nor likely ever will speak, more eloquently or to the point, than Christ himself has done. This passage sets us on a sure path through faith in Him, even in the face of  the most devastating hailstorm of temporal sorrow.

CONCLUSION

In these days of woe, shall we stand with Christ and act on his behalf? In truth, what we may do for the disempowered, the disadvantaged, and the disenfranchised people of Los Angeles, is what we may be privileged to do for Christ Himself in this lifetime.

It is the Body of Christ Himself to whom we minister. It is He whom we feed, whom we clothe, for whom we provide potable water, for whom we find lodging, whom we help to find a sure path after release from prison, and whom we seek to ransom from malefic entities … whether human or clothed in mists beyond our ken … who hold them prisoner.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Christian Virtues

Link: “Seven Virtues,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_virtues ..

Plagues and Pandemics

Link: “Black Death,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death ..

Link: “Spanish Flu,” the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu ..

Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019; revised on 3 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

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Compendium: Calls to Action regarding the HIV / AIDS Pandemic . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 2 March 2019; revised
Previously titled: Overview: Calls to Action regarding the HIV / AIDS Pandemic

Dear Ones,

Here is a list of Calls to Action regarding the HIV / AIDS Pandemic …

Link: “Call to Action: Request for Research on Bounceback from AIDS Status to Early HIV Status,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 September 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ac5 ..

Link: “Call to Action: Request for Research on Correlation of HIV Titer in Sexual Partners with Disease Progression,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 September 2018; revised on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ac8 ..

Link: “Call to Action for Governor Jerry Brown: Explain Social Security Number Tagging of HIV-Positive Californians,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 24 August 2018; published on 27 September 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-adO ..

Link: “Call to Action: HIV Transmission Rates and Other News Updates on HIV / AIDS,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 24 August 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-a3O ..

Link: “Call to Action: Can Viruses Be Cured with Perfect Pitch?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 3 April 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8×3 ..

Link: “Calls to Action: Is AIDS Connected to Tuberculosis? . by Soul Guidance,” referral by Alice B. Clagett, published on 20 December 2017; revised on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-85e ..

Link: “Call to Action: On Alzheimer’s, HIV / AIDS and ‘Naegleria fowleri’ Mitigation Through Diet,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 23 August 2017; published on 17 September 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7GH ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

For a complete list of my blogs and compendiums on HIV / AIDS see … Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019; revised on 3 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..
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Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 2 March 2019; revised on 3 April 2020

  • HIV / AIDS PANDEMIC . SHORT LIST OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BLOGS
  • HIV / AIDS PANDEMIC . LONG LIST OF MOST BLOGS ON THE TOPIC

Dear Ones,

Here is a compendium of my more substantive blogs on the HIV pandemic. The first list has the most important blogs and compendiums. The second list includes all the important blogs.

In each case, the most recent is at the top of the list. Those that I find most interesting are bolded …

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HIV / AIDS PANDEMIC . SHORT LIST OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BLOGS

Link: “2016 HIV Lifetime Risk Statistics from Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 30 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-c3f ..

Link: “Compendium: Calls to Action regarding the HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bQu .. 

Link: “Compendium: One-Upmanship and the Human Energy System,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 9 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7qP ..

Link: “Compendium: Surgical Risk, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 October 2016; updated on 6 July 2017 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic, and Data Suppression by the Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 10 July 2016; revised on 3 April 2020 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QE ..

Link: “The HIV / AIDS Epidemic Worldwide,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 11 March 2016; revised 14 June 2018; also revised 6 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4YV ..

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HIV / AIDS PANDEMIC . LONG LIST OF MOST BLOGS ON THE TOPIC
This list includes the above short list of important blogs.

Link: “Community Health: The Misleading Nature of CDC Reports on the HIV / AIDS Crisis in America,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 4 November 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-eSq ..

Link: “HIV / AIDS Statistics by United States Metropolitan Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 June 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cZI ..

Link: “Call to Action: Mortification of the Flesh and Christian Charity in Times of Crisis,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 11 May 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cJu ..

Link: “2016 HIV Lifetime Risk Statistics from Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 30 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-c3f ..

Link: “Compendium: Calls to Action regarding the HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bQu ..

Link: “New HIV / AIDS Statistics from Truvada,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 February 2019; updated on 25 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bOa ..

Link: “How Many Ex-Felons and Non-Ex-Felons in California Have HIV?” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 15 October 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-arq ..

Link: “Call to Action: Request for Research on Bounceback from AIDS Status to Early HIV Status,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 September 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ac5 ..

Link: “Call to Action: Request for Research on Correlation of HIV Titer in Sexual Partners with Disease Progression,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 September 2018; revised on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ac8 ..

Link: “Call to Action: HIV Transmission Rates and Other News Updates on HIV / AIDS,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 24 August 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-a3O ..

Link: “Does ‘Safe Sex’ Prevent HIV / AIDS Transmission?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 14 June 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9qP ..

Link: “HIV / AIDS ‘Blooms’ in Groups: Alpha Male Infection and Transmission,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 14 June 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9qv ..

Link: “Call to Action: Can Viruses Be Cured with Perfect Pitch?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 3 April 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8×3 ..

Link: “Wild Astral Rumors About Felon Rehabilitation,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8qvSee: THE PROSPECT OF NORMAL LIFE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN INFECTED WITH HIV

Link: “Community Health: Update on the HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 31 January 2018 https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8h8 ..

Link: “Calls to Action: Is AIDS Connected to Tuberculosis? … by Soul Guidance,” referral by Alice B. Clagett, published on 20 December 2017; revised on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-85e ..

Link: “Hepatitis and HIV / AIDS Testing, Vaccines and Treatments,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 9 October 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7Nm ..

Link: “Hepatitis and HIV / AIDS Stigma: Shaking Off Fears and Planning for Our Well-Being,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 9 October 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7Nk ..

Link: “Call to Action: On Alzheimer’s, HIV / AIDS and ‘Naegleria fowleri’ Mitigation Through Diet,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 23 August 2017; published on 17 September 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7GH ..

Link: “Compendium: One-Upmanship and the Human Energy System,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 9 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7qP ..

Link: “HIV / AIDS Pandemic: Suggestions for Stabilizing the United States Population,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 23 June 2017; revised on 6 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7oL ..

Link: “Compendium: Surgical Risk, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 October 2016; updated on 6 July 2017 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

Link: “Apollyon (Abaddon), Male Competition, and the HIV / AIDS Virus,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 10 October 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6fh ..

Link: “The HIV / AIDS Pandemic and the American Work Force,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 8 October 2016; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6dZ ..

Link: “Increased Risk of HIV Infection Among Law Enforcement and Medical Personnel and Their Families?” by Alice B. Clagett, written on 19 July 2016; published on 20 October 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-eEm ..

Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic, and Data Suppression by the Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 10 July 2016; revised on 3 April 2020 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QE ..

Link: “Whitewashing Effect of Data Smoothing for US Government 2014 HIV / AIDS Incidence ‘State View’ Map,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 6 July 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5PT ..

Link: “The HIV / AIDS Pandemic . Extrapolation on U.S. HIV Incidence for 2014 and 2015,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 5 July 2016; revised on 6 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5Mb ..

Link: “Suppression of 2014 Data on the US HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 June 2016; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5zq ..

Link: “Thoughts on Curing AIDS, and on Modern Medical Healing,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 31 March 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-50W ..

Link: “The HIV / AIDS Epidemic Worldwide,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 11 March 2016; revised 14 June 2018; also revised 6 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4YV ..

Link: “Hepatitis, HIV / AIDS, and Hard Drugs,” referrals by Alice B. Clagett, published on 1 December 2015; revised 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4md ..

Link: “Surgical Glove Perforation, HIV / AIDS, and Hepatitis,” by Alice B. Clagett, Published on 7 October 2015; revised on 6 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-471 ..

Link: “Sex Workers, HIV / AIDS, and Hepatitis,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 7 October 2015; revised on 6 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-46V ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Does ‘Safe Sex’ Prevent HIV / AIDS Transmission? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 14 June 2018

  • SAFE SURGERY: RISK OF GLOVE PERFORATION DURING SURGERY
    • Self-Assessment and Segregation of HIV-Infected Surgeons to HIV-Infected Patient Groups
  • SAFE INCARCERATION: MITIGATING HIV / AIDS ‘BLOOMS’ IN PENAL INSTITUTIONS
  • COMPARISON OF SURGICAL GLOVE PERFORATION STATISTICS TO STATISTICS ON CONDOM BREAKAGE
  • RISK MITIGATION THROUGH DOUBLE BAGGING
    • Glove Perforation Risk Mitigation by Double Bagging During Surgery
    • Risk Mitigation by Double Bagging Condoms During Sexual Intercourse
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF SLOWING DOWN THE COURSE OF A PANDEMIC
    • Uninfected Children Can Help Strengthen the Workforce of the Next Five Decades
    • Are HIV-Positive Newborns Who Are Resistant to HIV Being Born Worldwide?
    • Insurance Availability of Voluntary Annual HIV Testing in the United States
    • Nurturing HIV-Positive Newborns Who Are Resistant to HIV Will Strengthen Our Gene Pool
  •  ATTENUATION: THE NORMAL COURSE OF A PANDEMIC
    • Mortality Rate During the 1918 Flu Pandemic, Compared to the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic
    • Pandemics: A More Benign Infecting Agent Over Time? Or a Stronger Human Gene Pool?
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

SAFE SURGERY: RISK OF GLOVE PERFORATION DURING SURGERY

A while ago I did a blog on the effectiveness of surgical gloving in preventing blood taint during surgeries …

Link: “Compendium: Surgical Risk, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 October 2016; updated on 6 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

Here is the paper that was reviewed in the blog …

Link: “Occult Glove Perforation during Ophthalmic Surgery,” by Leonard Apt, MD, and (by invitation) Kevin M. Miller, MD, Tr. Am. Ophth. Soc., Vol. LXXXX, 1992 … http://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcrender.fcgi?accid=PMC1298427&blobtype=pdf ..

In the paper, if I understand it correctly, Drs. Apt and Miller found a 15.0% incidence of surgically induced glove perforations over seven months.

In other words, if there is a 15% chance that a doctor’s surgical gloves might be perforated in 7 months, then there is a 15% chance of blood tainting during a medical procedure that involves exposure to a patient’s blood while it is in his or her body. According to the laws of probability, as I understand it, that would be a 15% chance of virus transmission with each surgery.

Self-Assessment and Segregation of HIV-Infected Surgeons to HIV-Infected Patient Groups

From this I deduced the possible danger to doctors of their being infected with HIV or hepatitis while they were wearing surgical gloves while doing operations. This then, might be a source point for HIV / AIDS ‘blooms’ as the pandemic progresses, unless the medical self-assesses and limits surgeries by infected surgeons to infected patient groups.

SAFE INCARCERATION: MITIGATING HIV / AIDS ‘BLOOMS’ IN PENAL INSTITUTIONS

As an aside, I feel that the incidence of HIV / AIDS ‘blooms’ in penal institutions … correctional facilities or prison … might be mitigated in a similar manner; that is, if correctional institutions self-assess and limit policing by infected correctional officers to infected groups of prisoners. The possibility of a correctional facility HIV / AIDS ‘bloom’ has to do with the practice of rape in these facilities, whether among prisoners, or by correctional facility officers. Prison rape is a practice just now beginning to be brought to light and figured into the pandemic equation.

COMPARISON OF SURGICAL GLOVE PERFORATION STATISTICS TO STATISTICS ON CONDOM BREAKAGE

To return to the article by Drs. Apt and Miller: That article got me thinking about how that finding might apply to the wearing of condoms during sexual intercourse. I think that there’s some congruence there.

Other factors being equal, might it be that wearing a condom during the act of sex might incur a 15% chance of HIV, hepatitis, or other virus transmission with every act of sexual intercourse? I’ve read an article by Planned Parenthood that supports this …

Link: “What are the chances of getting pregnant with a condom?,” by Emily@Planned Parenthood, 18 December 2017 … https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/teens/ask-experts/what-are-the-chances-of-getting-pregnant-with-a-condom ..

According to the article, among heterosexual couples where the man uses a condom during sexual intercourse, 18 in 100 of the women will become pregnant each year.

Among heterosexual couples where the woman uses a female condom, 21 in 100 women yearly will become pregnant.

Thus there is an 18% or 21% ‘ineffectiveness’ rate through condom use amongst heterosexual couples yearly. This figure is reasonably close to the 15% ‘ineffectiveness’ factor found by Drs. Apt and Miller for surgical glove protection.

Thus, we might extrapolate that a 15% to 21% annual effectiveness rate for prevention of STD virus transmission might be attained by using condoms, whether M2F, M2M, or F2F.

In other words, 15% to 21% of people using condoms for ‘safe sex’ might be anticipated to contract HIV or hepatitis annually, if their partner is infected.

RISK MITIGATION THROUGH DOUBLE BAGGING

Glove Perforation Risk Mitigation by Double Bagging During Surgery

The study by Drs. Apt and Miller discussed at some length the advantages of wearing two pairs of surgical gloves during surgery … of ‘double gloving’. Their retroactive findings were interesting, but inconclusive. One of the factors that needed to be looked at in future studies was correlation of location of punctures in inner and outer gloves worn during surgery. Were these to correlate … in other words, in cases of perforation of both gloves at one location … then, most likely, the risk of viral transmission, in cases where either the surgeon or the patient is infected, would be greater.

Then, in surgical cases, much might depend on the type of surgery being performed. For instance, hip arthroplasties … that is, total hip replacement surgeries … there is rough work involved. These surgeries must be done by physically strong surgeons. Manipulation of the joints may, I feel, result in greater likelihood of glove puncture. That is just my thought on it, without my doing any research on it. So it seemed to me that studies ought to be planned regarding correlation of location of punctures in inner and outer gloves worn during these types of surgery.

Risk Mitigation by Double Bagging Condoms During Sexual Intercourse

Wikipedia states that ‘double bagging’ … using two condoms instead of one … offers greater protection …

“‘Double bagging’, using two condoms at once, is often believed to cause a higher rate of failure due to the friction of rubber on rubber. This claim is not supported by research. The limited studies that have been done found that the simultaneous use of multiple condoms decreases the risk of condom breakage.” –from Link: “Condom,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condom … CC BY-SA 3.0

Planned Parenthood has more to say on this …

Link: “Fact Sheet: The Truth about Condoms,” by Planned Parenthood, July 2011 …  https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/9313/9611/6384/truth_about_condoms.pdf ..

Under the subheading “Double Bagging,” they mention that three studies indicate double bagging … wearing two condoms … is effective in decreasing the risk of condoms breaking. One of the studies stated that double bagging decreased the risk of HIV transmission from 1.8% to only 0.2%. The study in question was …

Citation: “Multiple Condom Use and Decreased Condom Breakage and Shippage in Thailand,” by Rugpao, Sugwal, et al., February 1997, in Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
and Human Retrovirology,14(2), 169–173.

That would mean that single bagging results in a 98.2% effectiveness (that is 100% less 1.8%), and that double bagging results in 99.8% effectiveness (that is, 100% less 0.2%), as to the risks of condom breakage during sexual intercourse.

What do these percentages mean, in terms of the probability of HIV transmission? If the risk of condom breakage decreases from 1.8% to 0.2% with double bagging, then the risk, with double bagging, is only 10% as great as with single bagging.

Planned Parenthood translates 98% effectiveness as meaning, in a practical context, that 18% of heterosexual women using condoms will become pregnant each year. Were this risk to be 10% as great, then, presumably, only 2 women in 100 would become pregnant annually.

This pregnancy rate presumably correlates to condom breakage or slippage; thus the statistics might also apply to transmission of HIV and hepatitis. What we have then, is a potentially very significant mitigation of the rate of transmission of HIV and hepatitis through double bagging during sexual intercourse.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLOWING DOWN THE COURSE OF A PANDEMIC

Slowing down the course of the HIV pandemic is important, both in terms of mitigation of human suffering, and also in terms of stabilization of the work force, and of available manpower, so as to keep our economy as strong and healthy as that of other nations, all of which are being impacted by the HIV / AIDS pandemic.

Uninfected Children Can Help Strengthen the Workforce of the Next Five Decades

The more we are able to slow down the course of the pandemic, worldwide, the greater will be the numbers of uninfected children born to the upcoming generation. These children, along with people now adults and uninfected, will strengthen our workforce during the next five decades.

Are HIV-Positive Newborns Who Are Resistant to HIV Being Born Worldwide?

Slowing down the course of the pandemic will also allow the human gene pool a ‘leg up’ in the natural course of selecting for a population that is resistant to HIV. More and more babies are being born already infected with HIV. The scant literature on mortality rates leans toward these babies not surviving to adulthood; but the truth is, data on this topic are woefully inadequate, as yet.

For instance, it is possible that babies are being born in the world today, who have the HIV infection. But because they appear to be perfectly normal, no one knows that they carry HIV. This might be the case, for instance, in Africa, where health care resources are less available.

Insurance Availability of Voluntary Annual HIV Testing in the United States

It might also be the case here in the United States, where annual HIV testing … though paid for by Medicare and other government programs … is seldom taken advantage of. This is most likely due, I feel, to backwardness of physician guidelines regarding the HIV pandemic. That would be easy to fix, though, by updating physicians on the advisability of annual HIV testing, and of testing newborns for HIV.

Nurturing HIV-Positive Newborns Who Are Resistant to HIV Will Strengthen Our Gene Pool

Thus it is possible that children are being born, here in the United States, and also worldwide, who are resistant to the HIV virus; who are able to lead healthy lives, and to bear healthy children. On this very likely possibility, it would be wholly inadvisable to react to the birth of HIV-positive children in our hospitals, with a policy of euthanasia. This type of policy would place our nation at a disadvantage, as regards other nations, in birthing a generation of children who have HIV, but are naturally resistant to the virus.

Putting the breaks on the rate of the pandemic … through double bagging, through voluntary annual testing and voluntary testing of newborns, and also through education on the risks and rewards of various sexual lifestyle choices … will allow the United States time and resources to nurture HIV-positive newborns, rather than making the short-sighted choice to euthanize them as a cost-saving measure.

These will be children who will be able to bear viable children, despite the infection, in years to come. Thus, slowing down the course of the pandemic will allow our human gene pool a ‘leg up’ in the natural course of selecting for a population that is resistant to HIV.

ATTENUATION: THE NORMAL COURSE OF A PANDEMIC

Mortality Rate During the 1918 Flu Pandemic, Compared to the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic

We can expect that the HIV of future generations will be much different from the HIV of today. Such was the case with the influenza epidemic of the early 1900s … In the 1900s, the flu was very deadly, striking down one in every 10 to 20 people …

“The global mortality rate from the 1918/1919 pandemic is not known, but an estimated 10% to 20% of those who were infected died. With about a third of the world population infected, this case-fatality ratio means 3% to 6% of the entire global population died.” –from Link: “1918 Flu Pandemic,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic … CC BY 3.0

Yet today, many people successfully survive infection with influenza. For instance, in the 2009-2010 Swine flu … H1N1 … pandemic, 1 in 5 people were infected, but the mortality rate was only 0.2% …

Link: “Swine flu infected 1 in 5, death rate low, study shows,” by Kate Kelland, 25 January 2013 … https://www.reuters.com/article/us-flu-h1n1-pandemic/swine-flu-infected-1-in-5-death-rate-low-study-shows-idUSBRE90O0T720130125 ..

Pandemics: A More Benign Infecting Agent Over Time? Or a Stronger Human Gene Pool?

As I understand it, this is the normal progress of a pandemic: Those who are genetically most susceptible to the infecting agent are likely to pass on, in either the first or the second generation of the pandemic. Others, with genes more capable of withstanding the impact of the infecting agent, survive. The result, over time, is a gene pool more capable of resisting the impact of the infecting agent.

From our human standpoint, over time, it appears that the infecting agent has become more benign. But in fact, it is our human gene pool that has become more viable.

This is the normal course of pandemics in human populations. Were we to look at the course of pandemics in domestic animal populations, we would most likely find correlation.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Link: “Compendium: Surgical Risk, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 October 2016; updated on 6 July 2017 …  https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

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HIV / AIDS ‘Blooms’ in Groups: Alpha Male Infection and Transmission . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 14 June 2018

  • WHAT ARE THE TRUE STATISTICS OF HIV INFECTION IN THE UNITED STATES?
  • HIV BLOOMS IN POLYAMOROUS GROUPS WHOSE ALPHA MALE IS INFECTED
  • HIV BLOOMS AMONG YOUTH OF TODAY

Dear Ones,

I have added a new section on HIV / AIDS ‘blooms’ in groups  to this article …

Link: “The HIV / AIDS Epidemic Worldwide,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 11 March 2016; revised 14 June 2018; also revised 6 July 2017 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-4YV ..

For your convenience, I have reproduced the new text below …

WHAT ARE THE TRUE STATISTICS OF HIV INFECTION IN THE UNITED STATES?

The original article mentions clair perception that as many as 50% of our sexually active young people have HIV, and that as much as 80% of MSM (men having sex with men) and IDUs (intravenous drug users) in the United States may now be infected.

Even taking into consideration the possibility of a whitewashing factor, these percentages are startlingly high, compared to the government statistics on the progress of the pandemic in the United States.

I now feel the 50% and 80% mentioned in the above paragraph had to do with two telepathically detected ‘blooms’ of the epidemic that happened in 2015, in diverse parts of the United States. Thus these are percentages after a ‘bloom’ takes place.

HIV BLOOMS IN POLYAMOROUS GROUPS WHOSE ALPHA MALE IS INFECTED

I feel that ‘blooms’ occur where the leader of a group … the alpha male … has a polyamorous lifestyle, and becomes infected with the HIV / AIDS virus. Apparently the feral drives of an alpha male … characteristics of ‘alpha-ness’, as it were … involve having sex with the beta members of the group, either male, or female, or both, depending on the group.

I consider this a ritual act of sex expressing the alpha male’s dominance over the group, like the perfunctory, perhaps nonejaculatory, to my understanding ‘ritual’ sex acts of the hamadryas baboon, for instance, which can be observed at the zoo in the early morning, just after the zoo has opened, and before crowds of people arrive.

Thus, for groups of people likely to experience an HIV / AIDS ‘bloom’, ritual acts of sex by the alpha male upon the members … whether male members, female members, or both … may have been taking place for years. The group, accustomed to the behavior of the alpha male, is ‘going on rote’, and the ‘bloom’ comes upon them, all unawares, and all of a sudden, in the course of a few months.

HIV BLOOMS AMONG YOUTH OF TODAY

A bloom, I feel, is also likely to occur in primary and secondary school groups accustomed to the polyamorous lifestyle promoted through the mass media, and where one young person is infected, possibly through a sex-for-drugs agreement with an infected adult. Then because of sexual practices termed ‘friendship’ in school restrooms, exchange of bodily fluids may result in HIV transmission, and a ‘bloom’ of the virus in a school class.

My suggestion regarding this is to talk about it with groups, so that the danger becomes clear, before the ‘bloom’ occurs. Each group will know where the danger lies, whether in the group restroom, or in the office of the alpha male, a drug dealer’s car parked near a school, or elsewhere. Knowing the danger involved, each group can take its own steps to mitigate the risk of a ‘bloom’, before the fact.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

For a complete list of my blogs and compendiums on HIV / AIDS see … Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

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The HIV / AIDS Epidemic Worldwide . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 11 March 2016; revised 14 June 2018; also revised 6 July 2017

  • WHAT ARE THE TRUE HIV / AIDS STATISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES?
  • HIV / AIDS ‘BLOOMS’ IN GROUPS: ALPHA MALE INFECTION AND TRANSMISSION
    • What Are the True Statistics of HIV Infection in the United States?
    • HIV Blooms in Polyamorous Groups Whose Alpha Male Is Infected
    • HIV Blooms Among Youth of Today
  • THE COURSE OF EPIDEMICS
  • COMMON SOURCE OUTBREAKS
  • PROPAGATED OUTBREAKS
  • HIV / AIDS EPIDEMIC: THE FIRST WAVE
  • HIV / AIDS EPIDEMIC: THE SECOND WAVE
  • ECONOMIC IMPACT
  • INFLUENCE OF THE CULTURES OF COUNTRIES
  • THE CURE TO THE ‘AIDS HATRED SYNDROME’
  • VIOLENCE BY THE UNINFECTED
  • SEX WORK AND HIV / AIDS
  • THE OUTLOOK FOR THE WORLD
    • Revelation 9:13-19
  • BRINGING BALANCE TO GAIA
  • THE CULLING PROCESS AND OUR NEW BEGINNING
  • ATTAINING CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS IN THESE TIMES
    • Luke 10:8-9
  • THE HIV / AIDS PANDEMIC, AND DATA SUPPRESSION BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL
  • TOOLS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF HIV / AIDS
  • ALTERNATIVE HEALING TECHNIQUES FOR HIV / AIDS
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age: “Christ Preaching (The Hundred Guilder Print),” an adumbration by Rembrandt, circa 1646-1650, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Guilder_Print#/media/File:Rembrandt_The_Hundred_Guilder_Print.jpg … public domain

Image: “Christ Preaching (The Hundred Guilder Print),” an adumbration by Rembrandt, circa 1646-1650, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Guilder_Print#/media/File:Rembrandt_The_Hundred_Guilder_Print.jpg … public domain

Dear Ones,

Intuitively speaking, I have some thoughts on the HIV / AIDS epidemic worldwide.

WHAT ARE THE TRUE HIV / AIDS STATISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES?

The last figures available for the United States are from 2013, and I feel there is a reason for this. The United States may in fact be whitewashing the facts in the arena of health, as in the economic arena, I feel.

The mass media are not effectively addressing the health issues, as well as many other problems now at hand. What we, as concerned citizens, need to do, I feel, is to go out and talk with other people about how things are for them and their family and friends. That way we can get a true picture of what is going on in America.

My own analysis is from the clair plane. Here is what I feel about the HIV / AIDS epidemic: During 2015, I feel, there was a ‘bloom’ in this epidemic in America. At this point, in early 2016, it may be that as many as 50% of our sexually active young people have HIV / AIDS. Further, as much as 80% of MSM (men having sex with men) and IDUs (intravenous drug users) in the United States may now be infected. This, however, is only my clair perception; it will be up to my friends and neighbors to talk honestly with each other and try to discover the truth of the situation.

HIV / AIDS ‘BLOOMS’ IN GROUPS: ALPHA MALE INFECTION AND TRANSMISSION

What Are the True Statistics of HIV Infection in the United States?

14 June 2018: The original article mentions clair perception that as many as 50% of our sexually active young people have HIV / AIDS, and that as much as 80% of MSM (men having sex with men) and IDUs (intravenous drug users) in the United States may now be infected.

Even taking into consideration the possibility of a whitewashing factor, these percentages are startlingly high, compared to the government statistics on the progress of the pandemic in the United States.

I now feel the 50% and 80% mentioned in the above paragraph had to do with two telepathically detected ‘blooms’ of the epidemic that happened in 2015, in diverse parts of the United States. Thus these clair perceptions may pertain to percentages after a ‘bloom’ takes place.

HIV Blooms in Polyamorous Groups Whose Alpha Male Is Infected

I feel that ‘blooms’ occur where the leader of a group … the alpha male … has a polyamorous lifestyle, and becomes infected with the HIV / AIDS virus. Apparently the feral drives of an alpha male … characteristics of ‘alpha-ness’, as it were … involve having sex with the beta members of the group, either male, or female, or both, depending on the group.

I consider this a ritual act of sex expressing the alpha male’s dominance over the group, like the perfunctory, perhaps nonejaculatory, to my understanding ‘ritual’ sex acts of the hamadryas baboon, for instance, which can be observed at the zoo in the early morning, just after the zoo has opened, and before crowds of people arrive.

Thus, for groups of people likely to experience an HIV / AIDS ‘bloom’, ritual acts of sex by the alpha male upon the members … whether male members, female members, or both … may have been taking place for years. The group, accustomed to the behavior of the alpha male, is ‘going on rote’, and the ‘bloom’ comes upon them, all unawares, and all of a sudden, in the course of a few months.

HIV Blooms Among Youth of Today

A bloom, I feel, is also likely to occur in primary and secondary school groups accustomed to the polyamorous lifestyle promoted through the mass media, and where one young person is infected, possibly through a sex-for-drugs agreement with an infected adult. Then because of sexual practices termed ‘friendship’ in school restrooms, exchange of bodily fluids may result in HIV / AIDS transmission, and a ‘bloom’ of the virus in a school class.

My suggestion regarding this is to talk about it with groups, so that the danger becomes clear, before the ‘bloom’ occurs. Each group will know where the danger lies, whether in the group restroom, or in the office of the alpha male, a drug dealer’s car parked near a school, or elsewhere. Knowing the danger involved, each group can take its own steps to mitigate the risk of a ‘bloom’, before the fact.

THE COURSE OF EPIDEMICS

By analyzing the history of other epidemics that have taken place in the world, such as the deadly flu epidemic of the early 1900s, and the Black Plague of the 1300s, we can come to some conclusions about the course of epidemics.

As there are few well documented epidemics in human history, I found it useful also to research information on horse and cattle epidemics, which is plentiful because of the economic interests involved. From this research, I saw that epidemics may occur as ‘common source outbreaks ‘ or ‘propagated outbreaks’ and I found very useful the graphs of common source outbreaks and propagated outbreaks available in epidemic research to do with animal husbandry …

Link: “Epidemiology Concepts for Disease in Animal Groups,” initial draft 8/98 Initial HTML draft 5/99 Last updated April 13, 2015 … http://people.vetmed.wsu.edu/jmgay/courses/EpiMod2.htm ..

Link: “Data Analysis: Types of Epidemic Curves” …  http://epiville.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/sars_outbreak_study_2/data_analysis.html ..

COMMON SOURCE OUTBREAKS

Common source outbreaks occur when everyone in a group is suddenly exposed to a common infecting agent … as was the case in the 2015 Salmonella outbreak in California, which was linked to raw tuna imported from Indonesia. Just about everyone who ate the tuna got Salmonella, and all the people who were infected got the disease at about the same time. This is because there was one common source of infection; everyone ate the tuna and got the Salmonella pretty much simultaneously. For more in this, see …

Link: “Raw Fish Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in California,” by Veronica Rocha, Contact Reporter, 20 April 2015 … http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-raw-fish-sushi-linked-to-salmonella-outbreak-in-california-20150420-story.html ..

In the case of common source or ‘point of source’ outbreaks, the epidemic curve looks like a simple bell curve. For example, see …

Graph: Point of Source Epidemic … Cholera, number of cases plotted against dates of exposure (a steep bell curve) … http://epiville.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/assets/images/cholera.gif ..

See how the curve goes along for a while with barely an increase, and then suddenly it jumps up into a ‘spike’ or ‘bloom’? That is how a bell curve looks, more or less.

A sudden, steep rise, like the first half of a bell curve graph, may also be seen just after the ‘incubation period’ of the price of stocks, which is sometimes followed by a sudden, meteoric rise. For instance, below is a chart of the S&P 500 over time. See the long incubation period followed by the large upward spike? Then there are succeeding waves reminiscent of a propagating epidemic outbreak …

S_and_P_500_chart_1950_to_2016_with_averages

Graph: “S&P 500 Closing Values (1950-16) along with 1, 2 and 3 Year Moving Averages, 20 February 2016,” from Wikimedia Commons …  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:S_and_P_500_chart_1950_to_2016_with_averages.png#mw-jump-to-license … CC BY-SA 4.0 International.

Graph: “S&P 500 Closing Values (1950-16) along with 1, 2 and 3 Year Moving Averages, 20 February 2016,” from Wikimedia Commons …  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:S_and_P_500_chart_1950_to_2016_with_averages.png#mw-jump-to-license … CC BY-SA 4.0 International.

PROPAGATED OUTBREAKS

The historic deadly flu epidemic, the black plague, and the HIV epidemic are examples of propagated outbreaks. These are outbreaks in which the disease spreads from one person to the next. In this case, the graph showing the numbers of infected people looks like ever higher waves (or ‘spikes’ or ‘blooms’) of infection. See, for example, this graph …

Graph: “Person-to-Person Transmission (Propagated Epidemic),” number of cases plotted against time (days) … http://epiville.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/assets/images/ptp.gif from this webpage …

Link: “SARS Outbreak Study 2: Print Module” … http://epiville.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/sars_outbreak_study_2/print/print.html ..

HIV EPIDEMIC: THE FIRST WAVE

The global HIV epidemic has been very slow moving. It started out in 1959, and as with typical bell curve motion, had hardly any impact worldwide till the 1990s. At that point a first-wave propagating outbreak ‘bloom’ began. As can be see the graphs here …

Link: “HIV / AIDS,” by Max Roser and Hannah Ritchie, at Our World in Data … https://ourworldindata.org/hiv-aids ..

and this animated gif …

Animated gif: “Share of the [Global] Population Infected with HIV [1990-2017],” in Our World in Data …  https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/share-of-the-population-infected-with-hiv ..

The first propagating wave peaked in 1996. At this point in time, you will find, in Centers for Disease Control data …

Link: “Basic Statistics: HIV / AIDS,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …  http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/statistics.html ..

… and in many other blogs, the notion that HIV has been ‘handled’ or ‘controlled’ or ‘conquered’. This is because we have been, between 1996 and 2013, in a trough between the first and the second propagating wave.

HIV EPIDEMIC: THE SECOND WAVE

I am only speaking from the clair plane; the statistics are just not out there online. But intuition very clearly tells me that the slow-motion second wave of the HIV epidemic has hit our children, as well as straight women who date bisexual men, older people who are at risk, including those who are M2M or IDU, and sex workers (both male and female. See, for example …

Link: “Why Do Surveys Show That Female Sex Workers Have 14 Times the Risk of Having HIV as Other Women,” by Roger Pebody, 31 July 2012 … http://www.aidsmap.com/Female-sex-workers-have-14-times-the-risk-of-having-HIV-as-other-women/page/2457223/ ..

I posit we are in the midst of a sudden, meteoric rise or ‘bloom’ here in the United States, that this bloom may be known to Urgent Care Centers and larger medical centers across the nation, and that the figures have not found their way to the mass media.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

In Russia, I feel, HIV reporting may be more truthful. See, for example this article …

Link: “Russia’s HIV Epidemic Compounded by Economic Crisis,” by Alina Yablokova , 27 February 2016 … http://globalriskinsights.com/2016/02/russian-hiv-epidemic-compounded-by-economic-crisis/ ..

Wikipedia, I feel, gives a realistic estimate of the effect of the HIV epidemic on the world economy; see …

Link: “Economic Impact of HIV / AIDS” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_impact_of_HIV/AIDS ..

INFLUENCE OF THE CULTURES OF COUNTRIES

Here in the United States, there is nearly no mass media support for a chaste, family oriented lifestyle. Quite the opposite: For many of our young people, because of the effect of mass media and because of peer pressure, promiscuity starting in early childhood is the norm. Consequently the HIV epidemic is likely to progress more quickly though our country than through more morally conservative countries.

I feel there may be other nations that cherish the ideals of chastity and family life, and whose peoples are less influenced by the mass media. Such countries would be more likely to progress more slowly through the curves of the epidemic. Slowing the spread will not end the epidemic, but it might give these countries more time to plan for changing health care needs and changing economics because of population and workforce stagnation due to AIDS infertility.

THE CURE TO THE ‘AIDS HATRED SYNDROME’

There is something that needs to be said about AIDS in relationship to the emotion of hatred. From the standpoint of the unconscious thought cloud of the world, the word ‘AIDS’ is very ill-conceived. Nothing causes more misery to a person than the diagnosis of ‘AIDS’. How could anyone think that such a diagnosis ‘aids’ a person? On the contrary, I have heard on the clair plane that such a diagnosis makes a person feel partitioned out from the mainstream of society, almost like the diagnosis of leprosy did in Christ’s day.

HIV / AIDS causes an emotional condition I term “AIDS Hatred Syndrome” … sometimes it is also termed “AIDS Rage,” All over the world, people with HIV / AIDS need help, cry out for help, and find themselves shunned by people who are not infected and fear that they may one day be infected.

The AIDS Hatred Syndrome causes those with HIV / AIDS to become callous to the notion of spreading the disease. So what? … they may feel. Do these uninfected people care about me? What should I care whether I infect them or not? And so, feeling embittered, they may being to practice unprotected sex.

The possibility of becoming attuned to AIDS Hatred is very real for longtime HIV survivors. They may begin to feel hatred of all humankind. Because they are the recipient of many violent thought forms from uninfected people, and from people they may have infected, they may develop violent ideation … nightmares and daydreams of treating their tormentors with like violence and inhumanity.

By my intuitive perception, the feeling of hatred is the one thing that will hasten the demise of those suffering from the disease. And so I hold out this hope:

If you have the virus, feel only love. Practice Christ consciousness. This is your test in these times: To feel love, even though love is not returned to you. This is your personal key to the Ascension process.

VIOLENCE BY THE UNINFECTED

There has been some news reporting that intimates China may be using HIV / AIDS infection by prostitutes from its cities as a means of genocide for the Uyghur, a non-oriental ethic group in northwestern China. See …

Link: “HIV / AIDS Spreads Among Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang,” 11 August 2015, in Radio Free Asia … https://www.refworld.org/docid/55e59cac2b.html ..

In Africa, some time ago, I heard of incidents where older men were raping young girls, with the notion that they were free of the HIV virus. Back then, this was resulting in the very young getting HIV. At that time, I heard, there were villages where all the adults had passed on of the epidemic, and the young teens were doing their best to keep their younger siblings alive. I am hopeful that charities have by now stepped in to ameliorate these dire situations.

Some semblance of these unhappy scenarios may be about to take place in the United States, as awareness of the second wave may be less evident to some segments of the older population.

SEX WORK AND HIV / AIDS

In some countries, decriminalization of prostitution seems to be slowing the spread of HIV / AIDS, possibly because sex workers can more easily seek HIV / AIDS treatment, and treatment lowers the incidence of transmission.

In the United States, where sex work is considered criminal but not hard-line prosecuted in many communities, I have heard on the clair plane that sex workers with HIV / AIDS sometimes find compassionate doctors who will issue them a certificate of clear health, so that they can continue working. If this is so, then it is clear that people here who frequent sex workers will be more likely to contract HIV, even though the sex workers they frequent appear to have a clean bill of health.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THE WORLD

What can we expect ongoing, as wave after wave of the HIV pandemic hits our world? As with past epidemics, we may expect a lowering of the world population, and a slowdown in the world economy. Human pain, grief, and communities’ sense of loss will be intense; thus, the impact in terms of human suffering needs to be taken into consideration.

For those who rely on the Bible, and have an understanding that humankind is now poised on the brink sometimes termed the ‘End Times’ … and called by us Ascensioneers the ‘Time of New Beginning’ … there is a relevant biblical passage …

Revelation 9:13-19 (KJV, public domain)

13 “And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 “Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15 “And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16 “And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
17 “And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 “By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19 “For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.”

If we take the above Biblical passage literally, then a possible interpretation is that the HIV pandemic will ‘slay the third part of men’. At any rate, the pandemic is bound to cause great Tribulation in the coming times.

During these times, the power of prayer, positive visualization, and affirmations of personal empowerment and love, and the understanding that each of us can help co-create a New Reality, will be of inestimable help to all humankind.

BRINGING BALANCE TO GAIA

In the long run, there is a good effect. The worldwide decrease in the human population will mitigate the harmful impact that human activity has had on Gaia in recent centuries. Decades from now, when the epidemic has run its course, the human population will be more in balance with the plant, animal, and mineral life, the earth and sky and waters of this beautiful planet. And that is a good thing for the generations that will follow ours.

THE CULLING PROCESS AND OUR NEW BEGINNING

In the deadly flu epidemic and the black plague, there was an immediate, radical ‘culling’ of the human population. Those who were resistant, lived. Those who were not, died.

The result of this culling process is very clear. It offers a new beginning with a stronger and more resistant genetic population. For instance, in the case of the flu, catching this disease today is a mundane event for most people who are otherwise in good health. The greatest danger in catching the flu is to the very young, the very old, and those with serious illnesses; these constitute only a small segment of the population.

And so it will be with HIV. Since this current epidemic is very slow-moving, the culling process will be slower than is the case with most epidemics. However, even now, there is evidence of some people with natural immunity to the disease. See for example …

Link: “Staying Alive: The Women Who Are Immune to AIDS,” by Stephanie Nolan, 27 May 2007, in The Guardian … http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/may/27/aids.features ..

Further, there are those who contracted HIV decades ago, but have survived against all odds. See …

Link: “‘Last Men Standing’: The Forgotten Survivor of the AIDS Epidemic,” by Christopher Rudolph, http://www.newnownext.com/last-men-standing-the-forgotten-survivor-of-the-aids-epidemic/03/2016/ ..

ATTAINING CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS IN THESE TIMES

I have heard, on the clair plane, of instances of hospitals euthanizing HIV / AIDS babies because no one wants to adopt them. I have also clairly heard of people in the general population about instances of hunting down and murdering men and women with HIV / AIDS. I consider this to be both shortsighted and wrong-headed. These practices only prolong the misery that is to come, because inevitably, those who murder will come down with the infection, and they themselves must then fight for their own survival. As Christ said …

Luke 10:8-9 (KJV, public domain)

8 “And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
9 “And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.”

In these times of the Ascension, the HIV epidemic offers all humankind an opportunity to practice Christ consciousness, to live to the very highest inspiration that is in us. In all humility, let us recognize our common plight; let us nourish, heal and offer our prayers for those who are in need of our help. Let us not call any person a ‘leper’ or an unworthy person.

This is our supreme test of the End Times: To walk with an unfailing heart through the fields of suffering humankind. To offer love, and hope and faith at a time when many are angry and hopeless and forgetful of the power of God’s healing grace.

Remember: Among those children being born with HIV / AIDS will be those who can carry humanity forward. There will be HIV / AIDS babies who are naturally able to resist this virus, and they will be the future of humanity.

Further, though the weight of succeeding waves of the epidemic may cause a lapse in traditional healthcare, we can look to alternative remedies such as herbs, homeopathic remedies (such as Hyland’s … https://hylands.com/ ), tinctures, essential oils, vegetable juice or water fasts, colonics, and last but far from least, the new technologies of Light and Sound.

And there is more good news, from an Ascension perspective: We Ascensioneers feel that, during the coming Age of Light, our human DNA will be transformed from 2-strand to 12-strand. As this happens, we feel that the answer to all disease, the key to optimum health of humankind, will be Remembered by humanity.

Dear Ones, take heart. Act with Christ Consciousness towards your friends and neighbors, whether they are rich or poor, ‘guilty’ or innocent, healthy or ill, young or old. Let us be One loving, world community.

And more than that, for now this world community is one cherished portion of the All. We have many Star Brethren, and all the Angel Realm, to guide and comfort us.

Dear Ones, know that you are not alone, and that all is well. All that transpires in the coming years will be unfolding as the result of a careful, time-wise, and loving plan … aided by those who have seen humankind and other fledgling beings through many such shining Ascensions … This Divine Plan is in place to help all with that yearning to attain true Christ Consciousness through the grace of the Incoming Light.

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

For a complete list of my blogs and compendiums on HIV / AIDS see … Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

THE HIV / AIDS PANDEMIC, AND DATA SUPPRESSION BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

My overview on the HIV Pandemic, and on data suppression by the Centers for Disease Control, is here …

Link: “Community Health: Overview of the HIV Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 10 July 2016; revised … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QE ..

TOOLS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF HIV / AIDS

The article “Charlize Theron’s 8 Quotable Moments about HIV at AIDS 2016” suggests these tools for preventing AIDS from spreading: condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis, post-exposure prophylaxis, antiretroviral therapy, awareness, and education. See …

Link: “Charlize Theron’s 8 Quotable Moments about HIV at AIDS 2016,” by Warren Tong, from TheBodyPRO.com, 19 July 2016 … http://hesp-news.org/2016/07/20/charlize-therons-8-quotable-moments-about-hiv-at-aids-2016/ ..

ALTERNATIVE HEALING TECHNIQUES FOR HIV / AIDS

Alternative healing techniques include affirmations, essential oils, and the languages of light and healing sound. Here is one of many new Sound Healing techniques …

Link: “AIDS / HIV Frequency Healing Therapy with Affirmations/Subliminals/Energy Transmission,” by Elke Neher, 6 January 2016 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFB6uHTbsBE ..

I am hoping that one day soon, research will let us know whether or not these proposed alternative healing techniques are useful as adjuncts to traditional Western medical treatments for HIV / AIDS.

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