I never know what to think about news stories on big pharmacy and big medicine. On the one hand, I’m open to believing that there is a global Malthusian conspiracy aimed at destroying our health, or that, at least, corporations in our day generally care more about money than they do about ethical uprightness.
But on the other hand, I hear stories about big pharmacy and big agriculture all the time, and it is impossible to determine how many of them are actually true. Obviously, the mainstream media doesn’t report on corporate corruption very much (unless it’s politically or financially expedient). And many of the smaller sites are organized to generate clickthroughs, views, shares, and traffic. Which means they aren’t always vetting their stories very carefully (or writing them very well for that matter).
All that said, I read a story recently that I thought I would share because I think it is worth checking into:
Natural News reports that former employees for Merck (a big drug company that makes vaccines among other things) admitted to falsifying mumps vaccine tests for their employer. Apparently, employees knowingly put animal anti-bodies in blood samples to achieve more favorable test results. Merck, of course, denies everything.
This part of the story I firmly believe. Outbreaks of disease are commonly blamed on ignorant, anti-science, anti-vaccine parents, when it may just be the case that vaccines are not as effective as people claim or think they are. Vaccines have a success rate for sure, but that percentage is far below the touted 95% range. That range is drawn from test results that were probably falsified. Further, it would make sense for vaccine companies to blame disease outbreaks on people not being vaccinated. What better way to get new customers?
Don’t get me wrong. I understand herd immunity and all of that. But that theory relies squarely on the assumption that all vaccines work 95 or more percent of the time. Some of them don’t, obviously. In the olden days, inoculations were carefully prepared from live disease cultures. This was more costly and more difficult. Big pharmacy figured out a way to mass-produce vaccines by suspending the live culture in toxic heavy metal preservatives. The problem is that, for one, the culture may not have the same effectiveness as a fresh live culture. And secondly, toxic heavy metals are bad for you, especially when taken in such high doses. And further, they give a battery of these high dose vaccines to little children (who aren’t even allowed to take regular-strength Tylenol) for pretty much any and every disease under the sun—by default.
Anyway, I love the idea of vaccination and inoculation. It is firmly rooted in the homeopathic practice of hormesis. I don’t like how vaccines are being manufactured or administered today, however. There is too much room for corruption, and not enough concern for the health and well-being of individuals. I encourage you to read the article on Natural News and tell me what you think.