A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (NAS) committee finds that “directed” microwave radiation in Cuba and China is the probable source of illnesses among American diplomats.
The report commissioned by the State Department and published Saturday is the latest effort to find a source for the mystery diseases among US workers in Havana that began to appear in late 2016.
The research found that “directed, pulsed radio frequency energy appears to be the most plausible,” describing symptoms including heavy head pain, dizziness, and cognitive disorders. This hypothesis was found to be more plausible than other factors previously considered, such as tropical disorders or psychiatric difficulties. The report did not name an energy source and did not suggest it came as a result of an attack, although it acknowledged that previous analysis was done in the former Soviet Union on this sort of injury.
The 19-member committee noted in its report that it encountered major obstacles in seeking to get to the bottom of the medical mystery. Among them, not everyone reported the same symptoms and not all prior disease trials, some of which are categorised, were open to NAS science.
“According to committee chairman David Relman, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, directed “The committee finds these cases very disturbing, in part because of the possible function of guided, pulsed radio frequency energy as a tool, but also because of the substantial distress and impairment that has resulted in some of these persons. “As a nation, with a concerted, coordinated and comprehensive approach, we need to address these specific cases as well as the possibility of future cases.”
“Significant US government resources,” US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said earlier in October, were committed to cracking the mystery, but there was also no full study, only hypotheses, about how the events came to pass.
“We have done a lot of work to try and identify how this all took place, and we continue to try to determine the cause of this precisely, while doing our best to ensure that we take care of these people’s health and safety,” Pompeo said directed.
Around two dozen Americans associated with the US Embassy in Cuba as well as Canadian diplomats and staff at the US Consulate in Guanghzhou suffered health consequences in early 2017.
Any Americans have been critical of the reaction of the US government to their health concerns, and at least one has brought a case against the State Department.
In Havana, several US and Canadian diplomats complained of health complications from an unexplained source between late 2016 and May 2018. The number of American personnel impacted was set at 26 by one US government list.
When at home or living in hotels, some reported hearing high-pitched sounds similar to crickets, leading to an early hypothesis of a sonic attack.