COVID19 PCR Tests are Scientifically Meaningless

Politicians and “experts” scream and shout about testing and isolation being the way to halt the COVID 19 pandemic to a halt, but everything else they hsve told us about the disease has been absolute bollocks, why should this be any different?

Well surprise, surprise, it isn’t any different. The idear that testing everybody ten times a day (OK I might be exaggerating for effect,) will do any good is just another diversionary tactic designed to distract us from the sure and certain knowledge that the establishment, i.e. is the politicians, the academic community and the medical professions haven’t a clue how to deal with this disease. However in saying that we are allowing that COVID 19 coronavirus actually exists though that is nor proven. For a pathogen to be recognised as the cause of a disease it must meet all of a set of croteria known as The Koch Postulates. Covid 19 or The Wuhan Virus actually meets none.

And to top that of the tests being used to identify who is infected have been shown by independent (i.e. not funded by governments, Big Pharma corporations or The United Nations,) to be not fit for purpose.

At the media briefing on COVID-19 on March 16, 2020, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said:

“We have a simple message for all countries: test, test, test.”

The message was spread through headlines around the world, for instance by CNN,  Reuters and the BBC’s news channel Germany’s  heute journal — one of the most important news magazines on German television— was still repeating the mantra of the corona dogma on to its audience with the admonishing words:

Test, test, test—that is the credo at the moment, and it is the only way to really understand how much the coronavirus is spreading.”

This indicates that belief in the validity of the PCR tests is so strong that it equals a religious dogma that tolerates virtually no contradiction. But religions are about faith and not demonstrable facts. Were we still under the rile of The Holy Roman Empire, heretics who questioned this narrative would be tortured and burned.

It is certainly significant that Kary Mullis, inventor of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology was one of the vioces dissenting from that dogma before his recent death (which was not connected to COVID – 19 we understand.) His invention got him the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1993.

But while the WHO and other health bureaucracies are hailing PCR as the saviour of humankind, the eminent biochemist himself regarded his invention the PCR as an inappropriate tool for detecting a viral infection. The intended use of the PCR was, and still is, to apply it as a manufacturing technique, being able to replicate DNA sequences millions and billions of times, and not as a diagnostic tool to detect viruses.

Gina Kolata in a 2007 New York Times article Faith in Quick Test Leads to Epidemic That Wasn’t describes declaring pandemics on the basis of PCR tests as bad science.

It is also worth mentioning that PCR tests used to identify so-called COVID-19 patients presumably infected by what is called SARS-CoV-2 are unreliable because the results show the infection does not meet any of the Koch postulates (sic).

This is a fundamental point. Tests need to be evaluated to determine their preciseness — strictly speaking their “sensitivity”[1] and “specificity” — by comparison with an established benchmark meaning the most accurate method available.

Australian infectious diseases specialist Sanjaya Senanayake, for example, stated in an ABC TV interview in an answer to the question “How accurate is the [COVID-19] testing?”:

If we had a new test for picking up [the bacterium] golden staph in blood, we’ve already got blood cultures, that’s our gold standard we’ve been using for decades, and we could match this new test against that. But for COVID-19 we don’t have a gold standard test.”

Jessica C. Watson of Bristol University UK confirms this in her paper “Interpreting a COVID-19 test result”, published recently in The British Medical Journal.  Dr Watson writes that there is a “lack of a clear-cut ‘gold-standard’ for COVID-19 testing.”

But instead of classifying the tests as unsuitable for SARS-CoV-2 detection and COVID-19 diagnosis, or instead of pointing out that only a virus, proven through isolation and purification, can be a solid gold standard, Watson claims in all seriousness that, “pragmatically” COVID-19 diagnosis itself “may be the best available ‘gold standard’.” But this is not scientifically sound.

Apart from the absurdity of taking the test itself as part of the benchmark for evaluating the PCR test, there are no distinctive specific symptoms for COVID-19, as even people such as Thomas Löscher, former head of the Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine at the University of Munich has acknowledged. Recently I have read that COVID 19 is a respiratory disease that is far worse than pneumonia, that is is a disease of the blood vessels, that it causes brain damage, affects liver, kidneys and other vital organs, and that it damages the digestive tract. Maybe the obvious confusuion among medical professionals arises because people with a range of pre – existing conditions that take in all these symptoms are particularly vulnerable to COVID 19

And if there are no distinctive specific symptoms for COVID-19, COVID-19 diagnosis cannot be suitable for serving as a valid gold standard.

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This blog has been eager to point out the inconsistencies of government responses to the COVID – 19 coronavirus from the beginning of the whole fear – and panic project. We called out the Chinese government for hushing up the outbreak in Wuhan for two months, suppressing news and silencing (!) doctors who tried to warn the rest of the world, we have consistently reported how the outbreak has been sensationalised by western media and exploited by Deep State elements to further political agendas and by dishonest scientists to further their careers.

In fact we actually warned at the beginning of the UK lockdown three weeks ago, when older people, along with those that had long term health problems were placed under house arrest, that COVID – 19 was being turned into an excuse for the biggest assault on individual freedom since World War 2

And after us being called conspiracy theorists and all the usual crap,  it is turning out that we were right, about the Chinese duplicity, the media exaggeration and the use of fear and panic, generated by hysterical media coverage, to enforce compliance. It has happened here, all over Europe and in the USA. But gradually people are starting to speak out, In Italy, Spain and Britain families have said though their loved ones did not die of coronavirus, the death certificate recorded that they did, doctors have said they have been pressured to diagnose coronavirus when it was not the cause of illness or death, and others, scientists and statisticians have highlighted the fundamental flaws in the methodology of the mathematical models used to produce the “evidence” on which government policy was based.

Here’s a YouTube video recorded by an outraged doctor in St. Louis, USA, a ten minute rant in which he describes all the various malpractices being used to manipulate figures and thus whip up more fear and panic about this virus, which in reality poses no great threat for the majority of us.

Northern Ireland Facist Cops Launch Lockdown Violations Reporting Site

from Breitbart Europe
Another British police force has launched a website for people to inform on their fellow citizens who, they believe, have broken the coronavirus lockdown measures.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) urged the public to report any instances of citizens allegedly not abiding by the social distancing rules introduced by the government, such as public gatherings of more than two people, travelling for non-essential reasons or continuing to operate businesses that have not been exempt from the lockdown rules.

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said they had launched the website to free up the emergency phone line, which has been jammed with complaints from people attempting to inform on their fellow citizens. Since the lockdown was introduced on March 28 in Northern Ireland — part of the United Kingdom located in the northernmost area of the island of Ireland — some 906 complaints have been filed with the police … Continue reading

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Recent findings regarding the origin of COVID-19 continue to support our January reporting that the disease may have originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology – which was experimenting with bat coronavirus found to be 96% genetically identical to COVID-19.

On Saturday, the Daily Mail added an important piece to the puzzle; the institute was experimenting on mammals captured over 1,000 miles away in Yunnan which is particularly notable because genetic analysis of COVID-19’s genome has traced it to horseshoe bats found in Yunnan’s caves.

 

Horseshoe Bat

Also disturbing is that the lab had been operating in part on a $3.7 million grant from the US government… Continue reading

Why are some respected alt-media embracing a police state?

Catte Black for Off Guardian, Apr 12, 2020

Why are some respected alt-media embracing a police state?

Catte Black

It should be obvious by now to anyone that the covid19 pandemic, whatever its origins, is being used to fast forward a “new normal” world of unparalleled government power, surveillance and curtailment of individual liberty.

We are looking already at:

  • Compulsory DNRs for some elderly.
  • Biometric chips or bracelets to monitor whether or not you have permission to be outside your home or engage in work
  • Drone surveillance as normal.
  • Apps on your phone that can detect any breach of the self-isolation policy.
  • Huge new police powers of arrest and detention for anyone suspected of carrying the virus.
  • Suspension of elections for indefinite periods at government discretion

And this is only the starter course. We can be pretty sure they are currently just easing us in. The real stuff will be rolling along in the next months or maybe years (depending on how quickly they feel able to get this on) … Continue reading >>>

 

The State To Be Public Guardian Over Organ Rights

Government to introduce Organ Donation opt out scheme to be regulated by The Office of the Public Guardian

‘The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is an independent statutory office established to protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of adults with impaired decision-making capacity, and children and young people in the child protection system.’
Hmmmm…. sounds like state intervention to me.
Your organs are being targeted. When you are lying on your deathbed, doctors will gather around you like vultures, ready to pounce the moment you expire and strip your cadaver of any bits that might still be useful. We should have seen this coming when medical professionals started talking about “harvesting organs” from the newly dead. I notice they have dropped that now, the PR people must have had a word.

While many nations in the EU already have laws which decree tht the government owns your dead body and has the right to “harvest organs” from it for transplant surgery, in Britain, where we value personal liberty more that statistics, organ donation has always been an opt in issue. If you are prepared to give organs you must carry a card stating your willingness (just in case you get run over by a bus or chance to meet a surgeon who needs a liver, kidney or set of lungs to avoid his monthly performance stats falling short.)

This week however, the Prime Minister has announced the intention to launch a public consultation on increasing rates of organ donation. The proposals will include a new opt-out system for organ donation for England. The consultation will be launched by the end of the year. This means you will have to carry a card saying “When I’m dead, you cannot burcher the corpse as if I’m some clapped out old car in a scrapyard.”

In 2016 to 2018 there were 1,169 deceased organ donors and 3,293 transplants in England. While this was the highest ever rate of organ donation, there are still more people waiting for transplants than there are organs available. It means some people die before a suitable organ becomes available. On the other hand about 550,000 people die per year. Some very big warehouses will be needed to keep all those dead bits in.

Mts May’s consultation will outline ways to increase rates of organ donation and propose a new approach where every person would be deemed to have given consent unless they choose to opt out. It will run for 12 weeks.

The Department of Health will seek views on:

how government can increase rates of organ donation, particularly from BAME communities
how the issue of consent should be managed within the NHS
what role technology could play in helping people to discuss their preferences with family
how opt-out could work in practice, what safeguards would be necessary, and how families could be supported

There is currently a severe shortage of suitable organs, with around 6,500 people currently on transplant waiting lists. Every day up to 3 people die while waiting for an organ to become available.

I have always found the idea of organ transplants disgusting, but being of a stoical turn of mind I have always believed we should accept our destiny. When I have discussed this people usually say, “You’d soon change your tune if you needed a heart transplant. I’m sure I wouldn’t, when I faced death twenty years ago although a transplant could not have saved me because I was having a brain haemorrhage, I asked my wife to be brave enough to let me go if I was going to be a basket case.

Death is something our ancestors lived with for several million years. We must learn to live with it again. To die is not a personal failure.

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And don’t forget your cholesterol lowering pill (Source: bingabinga )

I was alerted by a friend to a discussion on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning about the cholesterol lowering drugs, statins. I can’t be arsed with Radio 4 which is entertainment for dead people so only played it within the last hour. Still I have blogged about statins, their very damaging (and often embarrassing) side effects and the enthusiasm of many doctors and scientists for making a daily does of this killer drug manadatory for people over 50 whether their cholsterol needs lowering or not, I thought journalistic integrity demanded I follow up.

The discussion was between two eminent doctors, Oxford professor of epidemiologyan, medical Witchfinder General and avid supporter of Big Pharma’s drive to make us all patients for life, Sir Rory Collins, the other was Fiona Godlee, the editor of the British Medical Journal which has been accused of publishing false information about the ineffectivess of statins for most people and the debilitating side effects for many.

Though the discussion was supposedly on the vitally important question of whether an influential journal was providing reliable information what was interesting was the partisanship of the participants, on the one hand you had Big Pharma’s man shamelessly plugging a policy of forcing drugs down the throats of people who are not ill, knowing full well that those drugs can be harmful or even fatal to those whose cholesterol levels are normal or below normal, on the other a somewhat defensive independent scientist who wants only to get the correct information about just how evil Big Pharma are to the general public.

On statins, scientists divide into one of two camps. One one side we have: “statins are wonder-drugs and should be dished out like Smarties”, (or like paracetomol until people started asking if the epidemic of liver damage ascribed to alcolhol by Big Paharma friendly scientists and senior doctors might be anything to do with the larges doses of a prescription drug known to cause liver damage that is routinely prescribed for minor aches and pains).

The other side says: “statins are powerful medicines with dangerous side-effects and it’s mad to give them to healthy people”.

Sir Rory accused the BMJ of running an article over-estimating the risks of taking statins by 20 times, then of repeating the error and not correcting it quickly enough. This is bad in itself, obviously, but, what’s worse, it also means that some patients might have been frightened off taking their life-saving statin and might have suffered “unnecessary” heart attacks or strokes as a result. As Sir Rory said, “It’s a big error”: not only are statins safe but they’re also very effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes. Now I know scientists hate anecdotal evidence but most of my friends are of an age where, if they have a doctor who is Big Pharma friendly have been pressured into taking statins. They ALL reported very bad side effects. I would rather trust anecdotal evidence from real people talking about real experience that I would the statistcal “evidence” cooked up by a bunch of lying, cheating, rent seeking whores in the pay of Big Pharma. Yes, I don’t trust scientists or anybody else who tells me they only have my best interests at heart when obviously they prioritise corporate profit over individual’s wellbeing.

Given my cynical attitude then it is natural I would do some research of a man who is so concerned for my welfare he wants the government to compel me by law to take drugs tat migh kill me. I want to know why Professor Collins is so keen on statins that he doesn’t even acknowledge the serious adverse effects manufacturers are forced by law to inform every patient about in every single packet they sell.

He’s on the editorial board of lipidsonline.org and here are his credentials and disclosures from that web site.

Rory Collins, MB
BS, is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of
Oxford, England. He is qualified both as a medical doctor
(MB BS from St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School) and as a statistician
(with degrees in statistics both from George Washington University in
Washington DC and the University of Oxford). He has coordinated the largest
trials in the world of treatments for heart disease, and has helped direct
many large epidemiological studies in heart disease and in cancer. His
particular interest is in the appropriate use of large-scale randomized
evidence to guide medical practice.

Disclosure: nonpublic support of research – AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Sanofi. – Courtesy of lipidsonline dot org

Oh, so no conflict of interest there then? Yeah rig, this shit has made a carer out of promoting statins. Funny, the website does not give any information on how many premature deaths are attributed to these dodgy drugs.

Some science enthusiasts like to hold up an ideal of scientific divinity, as if science is somehow omnipotent and infallible. To discover why they think like this we only need follow the money.

There are many ways of lowering cholesterol. You can take soluble plant fibre- psyllium husk, pectin or oat bran. You can take the B vitamin niacin and you can take plant sterols- Beta sitosterol in a complex with other plant sterols for example. All these alternatives are very cheap to make and they are not patented- so you may be sure your doctor will not be offering them as a natural alternative to the toxic products of Big Pharma. Such simple, natural remedies are not on the radar of modern, profit oriented medicine. I imagine a naturopath or other practitioner with an interest in your diet and health would probably recommend them as part of your daily diet.

There is also a school of thought that suggests high cholesterol is not a great health risk except when combined with other factors (I think according to research complex carbohydrates, white sugar, fizzy drinks, anything containing high fructose corn syrup) is the main one).

The simple argument is that it is very unlikely that human beings have spent millions of years’ evolving only to end up with metabolisms that are “unhealthy” in the majority of people.

Statins enthusiasts (or those with financial interests) will claim we don’t have “natural” diets in the modern world, but it has been shown conclusively that changing diet does little to change levels of cholesterol.

And many large-scale studies have shown that lower cholesterol is associated with higher overall levels of morbidity and mortality.

No doubt statins “work” – they do effectively reduce cholesterol levels – but whether that does any good is far from proven. And whether they do harm will take a few decades to show up. By which time Big Phrama will have pocketed the profits and moved on to even more advanced ways of killing us.

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We’ll tell you a secret – why not? Big Pharma already hate us

We’re nothing if not irreverent here on Boggart Blog, we have no time for the gods of established religion and no time for the modern gods of science and technology. They’re all synthetic and so have no power. On the other hand we do have quite a bit of time for the old gods of the Greek, Norse and Celtic pantheons, because they’re fun and have great stories and nobody ever really believed in them anyway (OK, I’m just padding here, Google don’t rate out posts unless they have more than 400 characters (and no links in the first 400 characters)

One of the modern gods is medicine. We’re all supposed to be in awe of doctors, they heal the sick, soothe the dying and hand out treatments to stop us getting ill, right?

WRONG!

“It’s supposed to be a secret, but I’ll tell you anyway. We doctors do nothing. We only help and encourage the doctor within.” Albert Schweitzer, M.D.

“He is the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines..” Benjamin Frankin

There is even a word now for illness caused by medical error, incompetence, over – prescription, wrong prescription, prescription for the benefit of corporate profit rather than patients welfare and other related deaths and illness. Oh, yes, “iatrogenic”. I’ll save you the trouble of looking it up.
In the online encyclopedia dictionary, iatrogenists is defined thus:

“iatrogenesis Literally ‘doctor-generated’, the term refers to sickness produced by medical activity. Widely recognized as a phenomenon, the debate is over its extent. The term was introduced into social science by Ivan Illich (Medical Nemesis, 1976), as part of his more general attack on industrial society and in particular its technological and bureaucratic institutions, for limiting freedom and justice and for corrupting and incapacitating individuals.”

According to Wikipedia, in the United States an estimated 225,000 deaths per year have iatrogenic causes, with only heart disease and cancer causing more deaths.

Many iatrogenic effects are clearly defined and easily recognized, such as a complication following a surgical procedure. Less obvious ones, for example continuing to prescribe drugs long after the nations no longer needed them, require significant investigation to identify, such as complex drug interactions.

Extra reading:
Radiation ‘therapy’ kills children with brain tumors who might otherwise survive just fine

So that’s our little bit of hubris for today. I’m off to watch the Grand National now. Might be back later.

The Scientists Lied Again. Butter And Lard Will Not kill You, Low Fat Spread Will

full english breakfast

For forty years health scientists and medical professionals have waxed hysterical about the evils of saturated fat, just as they have about that other dietary evil, salt. None however has been able to answer the European question; why do the French who eat much more saturated fat and salt than we do have lower rates of heart disease. The answer of course obvious to anyone except a scientist because scientists are genetically unequipped to think anything they have not been told to think by the people funding their research. Or so it would seem.

Over the decades there have been a few mavericks such as Dr. Robert Atkins, who have challenged this saturated fat “science is settled” dogma. Also a few specialist health journalists in mainstream newspapers, such as the Daily Telegraph’s James Le Fanu, have repeatedly exposed the flawed logic of the saturated fat / cholesterol theory of cardio vascular disease. Dr Le Fanu has always maintained that (most) people should stick to the boiled eggs and buttered soldiers for breakfast and avoided margarine as if their lives depended on it. But the mainstream view for 40 years, as dished out to the public in health campaigns and via the NHS, mainstream media and government propaganda has been “avoid saturated fat like the plague, don’t even look at butter, cream or lard. Use only oil-based low fat spreads or you will surely die an early and horrible death (of boredom?).

But this view is changing, the dishonest science lobby forgets there are intelligent people out in the real world, people capable of understanding chemical notation and therefore sussing out that the much hyped “low fat spread” (hydrogenated vegetable fat) was in fact as close as the food processing could possibly get to manufacturing arterial plaque, the stuff that bungs up arteries and causes heart disease, most strokes and blood clots. If you doubt it, if you are one of those fools who is thinking, why should I believe this blogger chappie rather than a load of medical experts, well just remember this blogger is not paid by big Pharma. Then consider that we have a leading young cardiologist, Aseem Malhotra, writing in the British Medical Journal today, saying quite plainly: “If you have a choice between butter and margarine, have the butter every time.”

The evidence is pretty persuasive. The essence of it is: recent studies have failed to support any significant association between saturated fat intake and cardiovascular risk. Indeed, saturated fat has actually been found to be protective – though it should come from natural sources, not processed food where it’s mixed with harmful chemical additives. That is to say, steak is all right, but an Ulster Fry – sausage slice, black pudding, bacon etc – should be for special occasions only. Basically what the science has done (as always) is to bury the logic and common sense again.

“Ohh look,” they say, “people who eat a lot of saturated fat get very fat a lot of heart attacks therefore saturated fats causes heart attacks and we must stop people from eating any.” Such a failure of logic must be at least partly deliberate, a more realistic conclusion is, “People who eat a lot of everything eat more saturated fat than others because they eat more of everything. Therefore we must look at other dietary factors associated with weight gain such as highly processed sugars and starches, chemical additives and trans – fats,” (the kind of fats that could never be produced in nature).

News report: BBC News

What has happened over the past forty years is that public health propaganda campaigns have relentlessly plugged the”natural fat equals bad fat, scientifically fucked about with fat is good and healthy” message. The general public has responded, egged on by the food companies flogging “low-fat” processed snacks and meals. The trouble is, fat makes substances palatable to eat, and if you take it out the food will taste bland.

So what did the food processors do? They replaced all that natural fat with highly refined sugar (high fructose corn syrup – which you will find in almost all American food brands) to provide a substitute taste hit.

And did obesity decline in this period? No it did not, it expanded faster than a junk food addicts waistline. Over the past 30 years in the US, as the proportion of energy derived from fat in the diet fell from 40 per cent to 30 per cent, obesity rocketed. And there is plenty of evidence that refined sugar is an independent risk factor for the metabolic syndrome.

Dr. Malhotra is not the only one questioning the dishonest and dangerous orthodoxy imposed by the establishment. Only a couple of weeks ago The Daily Stirrer reported this:

Heart Disease: A Heart Specialist Finally Admits ‘The Science Is Wrong.’

For years alternative health practitioners, i.e. a mix of seriously competent and committed medically qualified professionals and a few seriously flaky mavericks with rather dubious qualifactions, have been telling us the advice on heart disease pumped out by the government / big pharma propaganda machine is wrong. highly processed foods like margarine are not healthy and in fact are worse for us that much maligned natural fats like butter and lard. Well it is no surprise to learn government and corporate ‘experts’ lied, that’s what they are employed to do. Everything they said is bad for you is good for you.

They have also told us time and again that the main culprit in the pandemic of heart disease is not cholesterol, a compounds manufactured naturally in the body, but processed foods.

Foods like white sugar, white flour and table salt are so highly processed they are stripped of almost everything that balances them to our body’s natural processes. Thus we have not been engineered by evolution to cope with these unnatural substances. Read all this article:

Now more on that BMJ article by Aseem Malhotra

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Dr. Offit, mandatory vaccine and conflicts of interest

Last week we blogged Come Offit Doctor when the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation gave airtime to an American “immunity expert” who wanted to help the government persuade us vaccines should be made compulsory by law.

The BBC is required by the terms of its charter to give a balanced and objective view of all news.

There was no vaccine sceptic in the studio to provide an opposing view. Still Doctor Offit is a scientist and so could be trusted to give a balanced and objective view couldn’t he?

Could he? Make up your own minds:

From CBS News:

Paul Offit and the Vaccine Industry

By Sharyl Attkisson

For years some parents and scientists have raised concerns about vaccine safety, including a possible link to autism and ADD. Many independent experts have sided with government officials and other scientists who say there’s no possible connection. But how “independent” are they CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson shares here’s what she found.

They’re some of the most trusted voices in the defense of vaccine safety: The American Academy of Pediatrics, Every Child By Two, and pediatrician Dr. Paul Offit.

But CBS News has found these three have something more in common – strong financial ties to the industry whose products they promote and defend.

The vaccine industry gives millions to the American Academy of Pediatrics for conferences, grants, medical education classes and even helped build their headquarters [ … ] guess who’s listed as the group’s treasurers Officials from Wyeth and a paid adviser to big pharmaceutical clients.

Then there’s Paul Offit, perhaps the most widely-quoted defender of vaccine safety. He’s gone so far as to say babies can tolerate “10,000 vaccines at once.” This is how Offit described himself in a previous interview: “I’m the chief of infectious disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of pediatrics at Penn’s medical school,” he said.

Offit was not willing to be interviewed on this subject but like others in this CBS News investigation, he has strong industry ties. In fact, he’s a vaccine industry insider. Offit holds in a $1.5 million dollar research chair at Children’s Hospital, funded by Merck (makers of the MMR vaccine – Boggart Blog).

He holds the patent on an anti-diarrhea vaccine he developed with Merck, Rotateq, which has prevented thousands of hospitalizations [so it is claimed]. And future royalties for the vaccine were just sold for $182 million cash. Dr. Offit’s share of vaccine profits? Unknown.’

Dr. Paul Offit, Multi millionaire vaccine inventor
READ THE FULL CBS NEWS ARTICLE
This is a must read for anyone who has ever been sceptical about vaccines and an even muster read for those who think Big Pharma and their running dogs in the medical professions are benign, altruistic and only want to squirt poison into us for our own good.

The BBC didn’t mention any of the above information about Offit before giving him the mic. nor did it require him to declare a conflict of interest. Is there a vaccine to immunise against memory loss? Or one to prevent attacks of incompetence, laziness and shoddy research?

Or is there perhaps on being developed to prevent awkward bastards asking difficult questions, a disease that if it goes pandemic threatens the entire global totalitarian project.

Believe nobody, trust nothing except your own instinct and common sense.

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Doctor prescribes prayer on the NHS

Not being a religious type I have little sympathy for Dr. Richard Scott, the Christian GP recently bollocked by the General Medical Council after he told a patient that praying for recovery might help him get better. OK, OK, I know prayer was the first therapeutic intervention allowed by Christian doctrine and the Christian church has been at the honourable forefront of healing ever since rioting Christians burned down the great library of Alexandria and destroyed the knowledge gathered by the Greeks, Egyptians, Persians and Assyrians. Many treatments right up to the 20th century involved getting the patient to pray for their own recovery.

But for a Doctor, and especially one paid by us impoverished taxpayers, starts prescribing prayer, he is well out of order.

Now I don’t know about you but although I respect peoples’ right to follow their preferred religion when I go to the Doctor I want drugs, powrerful ones that will sell for £15 a tablet on any streetcorner in Accrington. If my doctor advised me to pray for recoverey it would be he who needed divine intervention – to extract his sphagmanometer from his rectum.

Doctor prescribes prayer on the NHS

Not being a religious type I have little sympathy for Dr. Richard Scott, the Christian GP recently bollocked by the General Medical Council after he told a patient that praying for recovery might help him get better. OK, OK, I know prayer was the first therapeutic intervention allowed by Christian doctrine and the Christian church has been at the honourable forefront of healing ever since rioting Christians burned down the great library of Alexandria and destroyed the knowledge gathered by the Greeks, Egyptians, Persians and Assyrians. Many treatments right up to the 20th century involved getting the patient to pray for their own recovery.

But for a Doctor, and especially one paid by us impoverished taxpayers, starts prescribing prayer, he is well out of order.

Now I don’t know about you but although I respect peoples’ right to follow their preferred religion when I go to the Doctor I want drugs, powrerful ones that will sell for £15 a tablet on any streetcorner in Accrington. If my doctor advised me to pray for recoverey it would be he who needed divine intervention – to extract his sphagmanometer from his rectum.