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February 23, 2014
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Hypoxia Symptoms in Passengers Triggered by on-board Doppler Radars and Fog?

I guess it is pretty obvious I have developed a severe aversion to pulsed Doppler microwave radars during the course of my research. I realize they are used to “protect” humans from “weather” and used in aviation and to protect us from bad guys (ourselves?) in the military and such, but is the price we are paying for this our health?  It appears to me they have parked those Doppler radars right over the passengers on those cruise ships, overlapping multiple radars hidden inside those round radomes.  That radiation is bending and reflecting off “weather phenomena” and other ships.  So what happens when a ship goes into a “fog bank” which is very common over the ocean when there is an “inversion” (see my previous posts on those what causes those)?  Does all of that microwave radiation get attenuated locally and right back into the ship and those passengers hanging out and swimming in the pool right below the radars? And what if that radiation triggers a similar hypoxic condition in bloodstreams of those passengers like I am seeing in Florida in the Indian River Lagoon around those local 7 or 8 microwave radars?  Here is the latest high seas high jinks:

2nd Cruise Ship Outbreak: Fog, Not Illness to Blame for Ship’s Return to Port

A Princess cruise ship cited fog – not an outbreak of stomach virus – as the official reason for returning to a Houston-area port on Friday. More than 180 of the 3,104 passengers aboard the Caribbean Princess suffered from a gastrointestinal illness, apparently with highly contagious norovirus, USA reports, but officials insisted that a dense fog advisory was what promoted the ship’s early return.On Tuesday, the crew announced the ship, which originally planned a last stop in Belize, would turn back due to a sea fog advisory that could close the ship’s port through the weekend. The National Weather Service says it issued a warning about sea fog from Friday through Sunday and The Port of Houston says pilots halt all docking activity if fog is too dense.

But passengers on the Caribbean Princess question officials’ version of the events. “The sentiment on the ship became more that it wasn’t because of the possible fog,” Doris Hajewski, 66, of Waukesha, Wis. told the Associate Press.  Hajewski said that the crew announced on the second day of the cruise, a seven-day jaunt that would have taken passengers to Belize, that people had come down with the norovirus and that precautions were taken to make sure it didn’t spread. According to the Houston Chronicle, while the ship was  still en route, ship employees implemented recommendations for preventing further infections and increased cleaning and disinfection. The ship, which set sail Jan. 25,  is the second cruise in a week to return to it’s home port in the wake of an outbreak of the disease more commonly known as the stomach flu, which causes diarrhea and vomiting. On Wednesday, Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas returned to port in Bayonne, N.J. after more than 20% of its passengers fell ill.

They are blaming it again on Norovirus, I will let you compare symptoms with Hypoxia, hell maybe the atmosphere is ionizing the passengers and creating the single celled virus in conjunction with the hypoxic conditions in bloodstreams.

Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines or both. This is called acute gastroenteritis.The most common symptoms—

  • Vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • throwing up
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • fever
  • headache
  • body aches

Hypoxia Symptoms

Hypoxia refers to a low concentrations of oxygen in the body or body part. The condition arises from a mismatch between the amount of oxygen demanded by the body and the amount of oxygenated blood that is supplied.The symptoms of hypoxia depend on the severity of the condition and the rate at which it becomes a more severe hypoxia or anoxia (no oxygen present).

  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Breathlessness or shortness of breath
  • Palpitations may be seen in the initial phases of hypoxia. As hypoxia progresses, the heart rate may quickly fall by a significant degree. In severe cases, abnormal heart rhythms or arrhythmias may develop.
  • Raised blood pressure in initial phases of hypoxia is followed by lowered blood pressure as the condition progresses.
  • Light headedness
  • Skin and nail beds may turn bluish, a condition called cyanosis. Cyanosis is one of the most common signs of hypoxia. The tips of the fingers, toes, ears and nose may become cold and bluish in colour. Cyanosis arises because blood that is low in oxygen is a dark bluish-red colour that can change the appearance of the skin from a pinky red to a bluish colour.
  • Euphoria or sensation of dissociation from self
  • Confusion, memory loss and cognitive problems
  • Disorientation and uncoordinated movement
  • Severe hypoxia can lead to loss of consciousness, seizures or convulsions, coma and even death. Breathing may become slow and shallow and the pupils of the eyes may not be responsive when light is shone on them.

So here is a link to a lady that went on a cruise with her family and has suffered permanent illness:

“I walked down the gangplank and collapsed – completely blacked out. I got the flight back home and I was staggering all over the shop.“I was slurring my speech – on one occasion I blacked out while chopping vegetables,” she recalls.The holiday ended in January 2008 but Michele-Marie still feels as if she is on that cruise ship. She’s been seasick for five years.”It’s like the disorientating feeling you get after coming off a waltzer at the fair – all the time. It’s horrendous.”

Sounds like severe hypoxia to me and possible brain damage. I think it is the Doppler Radars, but you already knew that.

From → Biology, Geophysics

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