Medicine Rediscovers Sunshine as Treatment for Tuberculosis

They knew about this over 100 years ago.   Sunshine used to be the standard treatment for TB.   But everyone has to wear toxic sunscreen now.   Doctors’ orders.

Vitamin D helps treat lethal drug-resistant TB

Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment, led by Queen Mary University of London.

Lead researcher Professor Adrian Martineau from Queen Mary University of London said: “Multi-drug resistant TB is on the rise globally. It’s notoriously difficult to treat, and it carries a much worse prognosis than standard TB.

“Our study raises the possibility that vitamin D – which is very safe and inexpensive – could benefit this hard-to-treat group of patients by taking a novel approach to their treatment. By adding vitamin D to antibiotic treatment, we can boost the immune system to help the body to clear TB bugs, rather than relying on antibiotics on their own to kill the bacteria directly.

“This is a novel approach, as it contrasts with the conventional tactic of developing new antibiotics in an attempt to ‘keep up’ with the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria – an arms race that is proving hard for us to win.”

The World Health Organisation estimates that 10.0 million people developed active tuberculosis in 2017, and that 1.6 million people died of this disease. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB is caused by bacteria that are resistant to treatment with at least two of the most powerful first-line anti-TB drugs, causing around 500,000 cases and 150,000 deaths per year worldwide. Existing antibiotic treatments for MDR TB are lengthy, costly and often toxic due to their serious side effects.

Vitamin D has shown potential in boosting the immune system, but randomised controlled trials of vitamin D in TB treatment have yielded conflicting results. [my emphasis]

In the new study, published in European Respiratory Journal, the research team pooled data from 1,850 TB patients who took part in clinical trials of vitamin D in eight countries (the UK, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Republic of Georgia and Guinea Bissau). They then ran an analysis to see whether there were particular groups of patients who responded better to vitamin D than others.

When added to antibiotic treatment, vitamin D was found to accelerate TB clearance specifically in patients with MDR TB, even though no acceleration of TB clearance was seen when looking at the entire study population as a whole….

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/qmuo-vdh020619.php

The last paragraph seems obvious, given that antibiotics work against non-resistant strains with or without D.   That’s why they’re called non-resistant.   But it does illustrate how easily this study could have been designed to conceal the importance of D, just by testing all types of TB instead of focusing on MDR TB.   If the MDR fraction of the population is sufficiently small, the difference in cure rates between the AB and the AB+D groups would not reach statistical significance.

For another example,  they used to commonly make a distinction between early vs late-onset autism, which made the connections with premature cord clamping (early onset autism) and vaccines (late onset autism) hard to miss.   Now they no longer routinely distinguish the two types and the statistics aren’t nearly as clear.   See:
http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/MGM/www.cordclamp.com/
http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/MGM/ICCInjury.txt
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6949700.stm

Getting back to the TB study, they haven’t released the actual paper yet but it would be interesting to know what dosage they used.   If history is any guide, it was no more than 2000 IU, which is about 5 minutes in the sun per day for a shirtless caucasian.    My guess is they could ditch the antibiotics entirely if they used a normal or reasonably higher than normal dose of D.  This seems to be a common technique for suppressing cures while still getting brownie points on your curriculum vita: use therapeutically near-meaningless doses for the experimental group.   That way you can generate suggestive statistics and published papers without actually spilling the beans and eliminating an avenue for endless future research.   Here’s an example: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1809944

Seriously, it’s 2019 and they still claim to be unsure about the therapeutic “potential” of normal doses of vitamin D?   And we’re supposed to believe this?

As antibiotic resistant infections become more prevalent and our heroic medical establishment invents ever-more toxic concoctions in their endlessly profitable arms-race with devilish microbes (I think my dog DIED from ciprofloxacin antibiotic treatment) at some point the choice will be between medicine and survival.

BTW: inhaled nanosilver (colloidal silver) mist is another broad-spectrum antibacterial and antiviral treatment which, like vitamin D, doesn’t suffer from the antibiotic resistance issue, since its mechanism of action is entirely different.   It also has much lower toxicity than antibiotics, in terms of the effective vs toxic dose.   And it also works against MDR TB, even when it’s encased in a pointless layer of bovine albumin, apparently added to make the treatment patentable:  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/47385607_Nature-inspired_Novel_Drug_Design_Paradigm_Using_Nanosilver_Efficacy_on_Multi-Drug-Resistant_Clinical_Isolates_of_Tuberculosis

It also works against MRSA, which is supposed to be nearly untreatable under conventional medicine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740956/

It may even work against ebola, which is probably why the WHO prevented shipments of CS to africa during an outbreak a few years ago.  http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2017/11/ebola-the-source-and-the-solution/

The biggest problem with CS is that it’s not patentable.  In fact you can make it very cheaply at home with electrolysis equipment, although you apparently need specialized equipment to get the optimal particle size of 10 nm.

The existence of these practically zero-cost miracle cures for common respiratory-vectored infections kinda blows the lid off a lot  of the vaccine and antibiotic scams.

Research Coverup of Vitamin D Scandal Continues

How Much Money Do Pediatricians Really Make From Vaccines?

If you want to be sure your pediatrician has your child’s best interest, this is mandatory reading. Pediatricians around the country have begun refusing to accept families who opt out of some or all vaccines. Thanks to a tip sent to Wellness & Equality by a reader, now we know why.

When my friend’s child suffered a life-threatening reaction to a vaccine a week after her first birthday, my friend assumed her pediatrician would write her a medical exemption from future vaccines. Shortly after receiving a routine set of vaccines, the happy, vibrant one-year-old spiked a 106 degree fever, began having seizures, and was hospitalized. When the unexplained “illness” passed after a week in the hospital, the little girl had lost her ability to walk. My friend describes how her daughter, who had learned to walk several months earlier at 9 months, suddenly “stumbled around like a drunk person” for weeks following the vaccines. My friend met with a team of pediatricians, neurologists, and naturopathic doctors, and they agreed: Her daughter had suffered a brain injury caused by a reaction to one of the vaccines. Hoping the injury would be temporary and that she might recover and ease her brain inflammation if they could help her small body quickly eliminate the vaccine additives that caused the reaction, my friend’s daughter underwent an intensive detoxification program overseen by a nutritionalist. Slowly, her daughter relearned to walk.

My friend is a practicing attorney who graduated from a Top 10 college. The evidence was overwhelming that her daughter’s reaction had been caused by vaccines, she told me.

But a few months later, when she took her daughter back into the pediatrician for a visit, he wanted to vaccinate her daughter again. She was baffled. Why?

After a reader sent us a link to a PDF file of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Physician Incentive Program available online, Wellness & Equality learned that insurance companies pay pediatricians massive bonuses based on the percentage of children who are fully vaccinated by age 2. 

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So how much money do doctors really make from vaccines? The average American pediatrician has 1546 patients, though some pediatricians see many more. The vast majority of those patients are very young, perhaps because children transition to a family physician or stop visiting the doctor at all as they grow up. As they table above explains, Blue Cross Blue Shield pays pediatricians $400 per fully vaccinated child. If your pediatrician has just 100 fully-vaccinated patients turning 2 this year, that’s $40,000. Yes, Blue Cross Blue Shield pays your doctor a $40,000 bonus for fully vaccinating 100 patients under the age of 2. If your doctor manages to fully vaccinate 200 patients, that bonus jumps to $80,000. 

But here’s the catch: Under Blue Cross Blue Shield’s rules, pediatricians lose the whole bonus unless at least 63% of patients are fully vaccinated, and that includes the flu vaccine. So it’s not just $400 on your child’s head–it could be the whole bonus. To your doctor, your decision to vaccinate your child might be worth $40,000, or much more, depending on the size of his or her practice.

If your pediatrician recommends that your child under the age of 2 receive the flu vaccine–even though the flu vaccine has never been studied in very young children and evidence suggests that the flu vaccine actually weakens a person’s immune system over the long term–ask yourself:  Is my doctor more concerned with selling me vaccines to keep my child healthy or to send his child to private school?

Sources:

The Physician Alliance Blue Cross Blue Shield Incentive Program [Please read our update below to find out how you can access the pamphlet.] 

Update 4/30/2017: After Wellness & Equality published this article, Blue Cross Blue Shield locked online access to their incentive program and then removed the page altogether. Clearly this incentive program was never intended to be public knowledge and created a bit of PR issue for them. Fortunately, another website managed to save the entire BCBS incentive program booklet and has published it in entirety online… You can read it here:  Blue Cross Blue Shield Physician Incentive Program

https://wellnessandequality.com/2016/06/20/how-much-money-do-pediatricians-really-make-from-vaccines/

BC/BS’s behavior after this discovery belies an indifference to parental and childrens’ rights and a possibly malevolent social engineering motivation.

Arizona Bill Proposes Full Disclosure of Vaccine Ingredients and Side Effects

Arizona State Senator Paul Boyer has introduced Senate Bill 1115 in the Arizona State Senate requiring health care professionals to provide a full list of vaccine ingredients and side effects to adults and parents of minor children prior to administration of any vaccine.1 2

Sen. Boyer, who says he does not oppose vaccinations, believes that doctors and others who give vaccines should provide the same benefit and risk details about them as they would for other medical interventions such as surgery. He maintains this is the only way to ensure patients can give proper “informed consent” to the medical procedure.1 2

“Everybody who goes for an operation, procedure or anything, they’re informed,” says Boyer. “They’re told of all the risks that could happen with whatever procedure it is. They’re not given the surgery and then, after the fact, ‘Oh, by the way, here are the known adverse effects.’”1

Will Humble, who is executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association, is concerned that Senate Bill 1115 will require doctors to provide people with too much information that they might find confusing or even scary, thus forcing physicians to take time from “what’s important during pediatric visits” to explain the benefits and risks associated with a vaccine in a manner that can be understood.1 2

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/arizona-bill-proposes-full-disclosure-vaccine-ingredients-and-side-effects

The most important aspect of a “well baby” visit is that the parent is conditioned to reflexively delegate their parental responsibilities to financially conflicted strangers with varying degrees of knowledge and psychopathy.

The safest thing to do with a healthy child is to keep as far away from doctors as possible.    And of course learn about the importance of nutrition and all the other things they don’t teach in medical school.

Social engineering: research finds shrinking population in more than a third of rural counties

DURHAM, N.H.–Nearly 35 percent of rural counties in the United States are experiencing protracted and significant population loss, according to new research released by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Those counties are now home to 6.2 million residents, a third fewer than lived there in 1950.

In all, the researchers found that 746 counties representing 24 percent of all U.S. counties are depopulating and 91 percent of them are rural. In contrast, just nine percent of urban counties are depopulating.

“Population loss from outmigration is the most important factor in the initial stages of depopulation,” the researchers said. “These depopulating rural counties had an average migration loss of 43 percent of their 20-to-24-year-olds in each decade from 1950 to 2010, and that chronic young adult outmigration means there were far fewer women of child-bearing age and, as a result, many fewer births. In addition, 60 percent of these counties had more deaths than births. This combination of young adult outmigration, fewer births and more deaths produced a downward spiral of population loss that will be difficult to break.”…

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/uonh-urf020619.php

This is a demographic reflection of the ongoing monopolization of the economy by wall street and the non-federal non-reserve, and their puppets in government.   The impact on families and children’s lives is predictable, as is the increasing dependence on centralized food production and distribution which will be the first things to vanish when the collapse becomes impossible to ignore.

At some point the adage that “it takes money to make money” will become “you can’t eat money”.

Milton Friedman on the Origins of the Great Ripoff

The Saker: US aggression against Venezuela as a diagnostic tool

The Neocons never cease to amaze me and their latest stunt with Venezuela falls into this bizarre category of events which are both absolutely unthinkable and simultaneously absolutely predictable. This apparent logical contradiction is the direct result of a worldview and mindset which is, I believe, unique to the Neocons: a mix of imperial hubris and infinite arrogance, a complete lack of decency, a total contempt for the rest of mankind, crass ignorance, a narcissist/sociopath’s inability to have any kind of empathy or imagine another guy’s reaction and, finally, last but most certainly not least, crass stupidity. There is so much which can be said about the latest US aggression on Venezuela that entire books could be (and will be) written about this, but I want to begin by look at a few specific but nonetheless very symptomatic aspects:

“In your face” stupidity or bootcamp-like deliberate public humiliation?

Remember the almost universal reaction of horror when Bolton was appointed as National Security Advisor? Well, apparently, either the Neocons completely missed that, which I doubt, or they did what they always do and decided to double-down by retrieving Elliott Abrams from storage and appointing him US Special Envoy to Venezuela. I mean, yes, of course, the Neocons are stupid and sociopathic enough not to ever care about others, but in this case I think that we are dealing with a “Skripal tactic”: do something so ridiculously stupid and offensive that it places all your vassals before a stark choice: either submit and pretend like you did not notice or, alternatively, dare to say something and face with wrath of Uncle Shmuel (the Neocon’s version of Uncle Sam). And it worked, in the name of “solidarity” or whatever else, the most faithful lackeys of the Empire immediate fell in line behind the latest US aggression against a sovereign nation in spite of the self-evident fact that this aggression violates every letter of the most sacred principles of international law. This is exactly the same tactic as when they make you clean toilets with a toothbrush or do push-ups in the mud during basic training: not only to condition you to total obedience, but to make you publicly give up any semblance of dignity.

MAGA? really?

This is not just a case of history repeating itself like a farce, however. It is hard to overstate how totally offensive a character like Elliott Abrams is for every Latin American who remembers the bloody US debacle in Nicaragua. US vassals now have to give up any type of pretend-dignity in front of their own people and act as if Abrams was a respectable and sane human being.

I believe that this kind of “obedience conditioning by means of humiliation” is not just a case of the Neocons being idiots, but a deliberate tactic which will, of course, backfire and end up hurting US puppets worldwide (just like the pro-US Russian “liberal” opposition was eviscerated as a result of being associated by the Russian public opinion with the US policies against Russia, especially in the Ukraine).

http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-us-aggression-against-venezuela-as-a-diagnostic-tool/

The Mainstream Media’s Smearing of Tulsi Gabbard

Last week, as a polar vortex engulfed broad swaths of the upper Midwest, Rachel Maddow offered a chilling hypothetical. “What would happen if Russia killed the power in Fargo today?” she asked her viewers. “I mean, what would you do if you lost heat indefinitely as the act of a foreign power, on the same day the temperature in your front yard matched the temperature in Antarctica?”

Since Robert Mueller began his collusion investigation nearly two years ago, Maddow has emerged as one of the nation’s leading “Russiagate”conspiracists, but she is hardly alone. Days after the MSNBC host speculated that Russian President Vladimir Putin might try to freeze unsuspecting North Dakotans to death, NBC News published an article with the headline, “Russia’s propaganda machine discovers 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard.”And like Maddow’s on-air musings, the report has proved no less irresponsible.

“The whole story was a sham,” The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald writes. “The only ‘expert’ cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm New Knowledge, which just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.”

New Knowledge CEO Jonathon Morgan was able to perpetrate his fraud, at least in part, through “Hamilton 68”—a dashboard that “highlights the activity of … 600 accounts that researchers believe are either tied to the Russian government or repeat the themes of its propaganda,” according to The New York Times. (In Greenwald’s telling, the tool “has so been abused that even some of its designers urged the media to stop exaggerating its meaning.”) Since the scam was exposed, Facebook has closed the accounts of several of those responsible—including Morgan—while Alabama Sen. Doug Jones has called for a federal investigation.

So why might New Knowledge identify Tulsi Gabbard as a possible Kremlin favorite? And more significantly, why is a major news network willing to carry water for such a scandal-plagued organization? Perhaps only Morgan and NBC News executive editor Catherine Kim can answer those questions definitively, but the answer is almost certainly Gabbard’s politics and platform, both of which fall to the left of the Democratic establishment.

Since announcing her run for president in January, the Hawaiian congresswoman has pledged to take on entrenched wealth and a runaway military-industrial complex. “We’re being torn apart by powerful, self-serving politicians and greedy corporations,” she said during her campaign kickoff speech in Oahu. “People fomenting hatred, bigotry and fear; inciting conflict between us because of the color of our skin, the way that we worship, or the political party that we might belong to.”…

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/02/06/mainstream-media-smearing-of-tulsi-gabbard.html