Bare with me as I digress. In a particular area of Arizona there is a microbe in the soil that causes a condition known as “Valley Fever”, if you stay in that area for any length of time you contract it. It is even known to affect animals. The reactions for most people are insignificant cold/flu – like symptoms which pass quickly. However some people and animals suffer severe adverse effects which manifest themselves in several different ways. In very rare cases even leading to death(usually from underlying conditions).
In my own research I began to think of NRS in the same way. People contract it casually in some manner – from the soil, in the water, contaminated food sources, etc. However a healthy living person’s immune system is able to suppress it. My testing had gone so far as to draw blood samples from supposedly infection-free live specimens. I would say roughly 60% of the specimens showed some level of NRS infection. It appeared that most of the specimens were able to force the infection into dormancy. Those specimens with a compromised immune system had the highest number of parts per million of the virus.
At this point Steve turned off the recording and mentioned that while it is possible that Dr. Jager, and those scientists still working with him, were well intentioned he was personally warning anyone that was asked to donate blood or tissue for sampling. There are flyers out throughout the Quarantine Zones asking for anyone that has been bitten but who as not turned to report to the nearest military or NRSC facility. To me that sounds like an E Ticket ride straight to hell.