'NASA Admits To Dosing Americans With Lithium Antipsychotic Drug Through Spraying In The Upper Atmosphere,' Chemtrail Conspiracy Theorists Claim

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A conspiracy theory that emerged online recently and has gone viral on social media claims that a recorded phone conversation between a woman and a NASA scientist first uploaded online in July 2013 proves the conspiracy theory allegation that NASA has been secretly dosing Americans with lithium, a powerful anti-psychotic drug, presumably to make Americans docile, tractable, and amenable to government propaganda and control.

An article by Christina Sarich published on the website AnonHQ on April 19, 2016, titled "NASA Confesses to Dosing Americans with Air-borne Lithium & Other Chemicals," alleges that NASA has been secretly medicating Americans by spraying lithium in the upper atmosphere. The article also claims it is possible that most NASA employees involved in the decades-old program were not aware of the true nature and purpose of the alleged secret program.

The recorded phone conversation uploaded to YouTube in July 2013 (below) purportedly reveals a NASA scientist admitting that the agency has been involved in a program designed to dose Americans with lithium, which is used to treat people with mania and bipolar disorder, through "chemtrails" sprayed secretly in the upper atmosphere.

While the latest allegations have gone viral as "proof" that the government has been secretly spraying a cocktail of chemicals and biological agents over an unsuspecting populace, skeptics have dismissed the latest claimed "proof," arguing that it is clear from the transcript of the phone conversation that "Sue" and the NASA scientist were having a parallel conversation.

The conspiracy theorist cites a random selection of studies on aerosol vaccination of humans with the aim of suggesting that academic studies about the methods of aerosol vaccination of large human populations provide circumstantial evidence that NASA may have been dosing Americans with lithium sprayed in the atmosphere without their knowledge and consent.

The conspiracy theorist cites a study published in March 2003 on PubMed.gov titled "Feasibility of Aerosol Vaccinations in Humans," which investigates "the feasibility of using aerosol vaccines to achieve mass and rapid immunization, especially in developing countries and disaster areas."

But critics note that nothing in the abstract suggests that the South American and Russian aerosol vaccination programs were secret or clandestine programs conducted by mass spraying from airplanes without the knowledge or approval of the target population.

The AnonHQ article also cites a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), titled "A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Aerosolized Vaccines Against Measles," that reports on tests of aerosol vaccines on children in India. But skeptics note that as in the previous case, there is nothing to suggest that the tests were conducted secretly by mass spraying from airplanes on unsuspecting populations.

As part of efforts to substantiate her allegations, the conspiracy theorist notes that WHO has been researching aerosol vaccines for years. She then subtly links WHO's research with the work of "philanthropic agencies which have clear aims to sterilize the population." She also links to a WHO document that discusses trials of aerosolized measles vaccines in multiple countries. But skeptics note that she provides no clear evidence to support her allegation that governments have been conducting "forced vaccination, and the dumping of any number of attenuated viruses, chemical concoctions and other 'chemtrails' on our heads with dogged frequency."

According to Snopes, NASA's use of lithium for studying atmospheric phenomenon in the upper atmosphere was never a secret as the conspiracy theorist suggests. On the contrary, since the 1950s, the agency has published studies and reports anyone can access that give details about the agency's work using lithium vapor trails in the upper atmosphere, at the edge of space, to study conditions in the upper atmosphere.

And the agency has stated consistently that the studies pose no threat to the public. Experts point out that while commercial aircraft fly at about six miles altitude, the lithium studies have been conducted in the upper atmosphere and ionosphere between 50 and 248 miles altitude. Astronomers generally consider that space starts at an altitude of about 50 to 62 miles (the most widely accepted standard is 62 miles), thus, the studies have been conducted mostly in space and on the "edge of space."

But the conspiracy theorist insists that NASA has been dissimulating, pretending to be studying atmospheric phenomenon in the upper atmosphere while medicating the populace with an anti-psychotic drug.

Skeptics responded to the grave allegation, saying that the suggestion that NASA is medicating the masses on lithium while pretending to study the upper atmosphere smacks of paranoia.

Conspiracy theorists are firmly convinced that government is dosing Americans on lithium to make them docile, gullible, susceptible to propaganda, and amenable to government control. This is a non-falsifiable hypothesis and could only remain a conspiracy theory. It would be difficult or even impossible to convince anyone naturally suspicious of the government that the honest intention of NASA is to study upper atmospheric wind that drives electric current and not to medicate the populace with the anti-psychotic drug lithium.

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