Ironic, My Prediction Has Gone ViralSubmitted by TheBrushfire on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 06:29
A few days ago I posted about the strange coincidence regarding the name of the young girl who was killed and found in a hotel water tank: Elisa Lam.
To refresh, 6 reports around the world have been made public about deaths due to this "SARS-like" respiratory illness. It's been plaguing South Africa for some time, and they've also been testing the hybrid effects of HIV and this rare TB outbreak.
Why is this relevant?
LAM ELISA / ELISA LAM is a type of drug test they have been using. (Likewise, China and the UK have used this method to test for and combat this string of non-treatable, drug-resistant tuberculosis.) More basically, ELISA LAM tests are designed to test liquid, historically aquaculture: to test water for disease, mycobacteria.
Let's revisit the narrative surrounding Hotel Cecil. It was not of sex offenders, drug use, traveling alone, Skid Row or even the young girl's career ambitions (or whatever other speculations might emerge.) Nope. The media focused on the quality of water, and emphasized the grotesque circumstance of the hotel's occupants drinking the tainted water.
Naturally, that's where I started. And then....
[Taken from the Centre for Tuberculosis Research, University of British Columbia (sound familiar?), Vancouver: on Mycobacterium tuberculosis]
"However, on July 23, 2012, The Lancet published encouraging new data about a drug combination called PaMZ whcih eliminated more than 99 percent of the bacteria within two weeks in a 85-person study. The research was executed at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town and funded by The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, a New York-based non-profit organization supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since PaMZ doesn’t contain isoniazid or rifampicin, the two main medicines used against TB, researchers hope that it may also provide a much-needed weapon against the MDR-TB strains (Business Week, 23 July 2012)"
RE-wind. Bill Gates? What's he doing in this story? Weapon--what an interesting word choice.
Go ahead, try typing Elisa Lam into the search engine. By page 20, have you seen mention of ELISA LAM being a critical drug test for tuberculosis? Or, anything about a potential TB outbreak? (Certainly last week when I performed the search, I really had to dig.)
But today, look what I found:
How many results do you see about the girl who mysteriously TRAVELED alone to SKID ROW, was found in a WATER tank, and she was a student at UBC, CANADA who happened to be named Elisa Lam? Ding ding ding.
Your fabled news tale with all of the key "SEO" terms needed to completely clog and saturate any search results that could potentially draw attention to it.
Ironic, no? A real outbreak is overshadowed by what's going viral on the internet.
(I've read that it's a "Beijing" strand, too...)
And, as I stated in my prediction post, I'm still trying to understand how Oscar Pistorious from SOUTH AFRICA will nestle into the SEO value.)
Anyways friends, be advised. Stay clean, stay healthy and stay away from large media-hungry public gatherings.