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NHS Tests And Drugs Do More Harm Than Good

May 13, 2015

What have I been telling you for the last ten years? For too long the NHS has been more about plundering our pockets on behalf of the Big Pharma Corporations that looking after our health.

NHS patients are being given drugs and tests they may not need because, as this blog has frequently reported over the years, GPs and hospitals are ‘incentivized’ to prescribe certain drugs, i.e. paid for the quantity not quality of their treatment, senior doctors have revealed in a new report.

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said patients should be encouraged to ask if their medical procedures were really necessary, in a bid to halt over-diagnosis and needless treatment of swathes of the population.

In an unprecedented intervention, the medics – who represent all 21 medical royal colleges in the UK – said too many patients were being forced to endure tests and treatments which could do more harm than good.

They said the payments system in the NHS, which means hospitals are paid according to the number of procedures they perform, and GP pay linked to diagnosis and treatment, could act against patients’ interests.

The report said it was time to “wind back the harms of too much medicine” and replace a culture of “more is better” with balanced decision making.

Patients should be encouraged to ask questions such as, ‘Do I really need this test or procedure? What are the risks? Are there simpler safer options? What happens if I do nothing,’ the doctors say.

This news comes as a leading scientist said millions of people should stop taking antidepressants, because their long-term risks outweighed the benefits.

Why Don’t Euronazis Understand "No".

November 28, 2013

The limited vocabulary of those who run the European Union is something I noticed many years ago. Now I may be a more diligent guardian against Euronaziism than most bloggers but I think everybody became aware after the debacle of the Irish referendum on the transfer of sovereign powers from the elected parliament to the unelected paper shufflers and bean counters of Brussels, that when they EU gives us a choice and we choose the wrong option, they just ask us to choose again … and again … and again. (Europe says F U to democracy)

Now the Naziism in Brussels has trickled down from sovereign powers to more mundane matters, for example, who should be making the laws that govern us, or elected Parliaments or American based global corporations of the Big Pharma, Big Ag, Big Food, Big Media or Big War cartels. yes, government by lobbying has arrived.

My, haven’t those pharma lobbyists been busy!

I learn from the excellent Dick Puddlecote blog that the Eurotwats in Brussels are trying to sidestep October’s decision by the EU parliament and bring in medicalisation of e-ciggies anyway. Now e – ciggies are a harmless substitute for smokers who recognise the health hazards of nicotine but like the warm secure feeling a ciggy gives, almost as if they are still at their mother’s tit. But enough of my sarcasm, people should be free to make their own choices no matter what a bunch of smooth faced limpdicks in the EU think.

A document has been leaked which lays out dozens of clauses which the Big Pharma have sold to the EU to be inserted into the tobacco products directive.

Smokers rights campaigner Bates describes the trust of the document like this:

Basically, the Commission has tried to smuggle in as much medicine-style regulation as possible, and then added the most restrictive commercial aspects of tobacco regulation on top – thus imposing the worst of both worlds for this most promising product. There are one or two acceptable things in the new draft, of course, but the very bad things listed hugely outweigh them all.

Bearing in mind that a PhD in incompetence is the essential qualification for reaching the upper echelons of any bureaucracy we predict this will backfire. Conservative estimates already reckon one in four cigarettes sold in the UK are brought in illegally (realistic estimates put the figure as high as one in two) and with the latest attack on smokers’ rights, which had focused on plain packaging (because as the ‘science’ clearly does not show though the bansturbators insist it does, people only smoke because the packets are such pretty colours) has now opened a second front against substitute ciggies that carry no health risk.

It is obviously not the health of smokers that concerns the bansturbators of the authoritarian left, but the fact that people are enjoying something. There can be not other reason why the unelected bureaucrats have not sent away Big Pharma lobbyists, telling them “No, we are not doing this, the elected body voted against making nicotine substitute a prescription only drug that your bosses can profit from.”

Winter Deaths: Annual Fear And Panic campaign begins

November 26, 2013

Official government scaremongers and Big Pharma vaccine pushers yesterday began the annual campaign to convince us all that if we stop thinking and do what the government and the medical whores working in Big Pharma tell us we will be immortal. The opening shot of the campaign was the release of official figures revealing ‘winter deaths’ rose 29 per cent to 31,000 last year – the highest level since 2009.

The Office for National Statistics said cold weather (Global Warming shills NB, last year was the coldest since 1962)and the flu were responsible for most of these and said the majority of the winter deaths over the 2012-2013 winter involved over 75 year-olds.

So pretty soon I will be getting my annual bombardment of letters and phone calls reminding me I am due for my annual ‘refresher’ flu jab.

Refresher my arse. I’ve never had a flu jab. I have never had flu and that’s how I want it to stay so why would I let Big Pharma squirt flu bugs into me?

For global warming freaks again, if you want to see a genuine hockey stick graph, just take a look at how the death rate from all causes shoots up once people pass age 75.

Britain’s biggest pensioner organisation, the National Pensioners Convention, described the figures as a “national scandal”. Dot Gibson, NPC national secretary said: “Making sure older people have got a well insulated warm home and the income to pay the fuel bills isn’t green crap. It’s what a decent society should do.

Hmm, yes, but my Dear Old Mum and all her friends seem to manage quite nicely and not all of them have three kids who say, “Never mind the expense Mum, if you are cold turn up the heating and send me the bill.”

“How can colder Scandinavian countries avoid this annual toll while we simply wring our hands? The Government needs to roll out a more effective programme to insulate homes, build more sustainable properties for older people, raise the winter fuel allowance and tackle the excessive profits of the big six energy companies.”

Ed Matthew, of the Energy Bill Revolution, said the Government should be “ashamed” and stepped up calls for Ministers to use the billions of pounds of tax collected from household energy bills each year to insulate homes of vulnerable people.

And in that final comment above we see, in all its glory, the cuntiness of do gooders who work in the charity sector. The government is responsible for individuals, the government must find unlimited funds to support this amorphous group, ‘vulnerable people’.

The thing is old people sometimes have strange obsessions, like they feel they have to subsidise their alcoholic kids or feed and care for ninety seven cats or dogs. They have enough money to care for themselves but choose to spend it in other ways.

What should we do?

If old people were given human sized hamster wheels to run round they would not die from hypothermia and could generate electricity to light the lights and boil the kettle (to make cup – a – soups) to keep them warm. Simples.

Apart from that, after two decades of being brainwashed daily with the global warming propaganda crap pumped out by the Climate Science Cunts Club, people have come to believe that we are living in an era of sub tropical temperatures as far north as the Arctic Circle (repeat the lie often enough etc.) and have forgotten how to react to cold weather.

If your house is not well insulated (and can there me any house in Britain that is not on the verge of collapse under the weight of extra insulation installed as a result of government initiatives over the past twenty years,) we need to remember as we enter an era of global cooling to dress appropriately for winter conditions. There are parts of England where people have forgotten what an overcoat is, and I’m not talking about Newcastle where people are so hard they just don’t care. Look at news coverage from a commuter station in the south east in winter, you will not see one person wearing a heavy coat, with scarf and gloves.

Lay the blame totally on the pointless Green Crap agenda supported by the LibLabCon trick, a massive exercise in shovelling money into the pockets of their greedy corporate donors.

Tax revenue that could have gone to dealing with the real problems of real people has been pissed into wind by these idiots and the corporate whores we are obliged to call climate scientists. Research grants and subsidies have been doled out to con artists in “The Green Economy” and used to create ‘green jobs’ for tax avoidance specialists in the financial sector.

Now after a mutual masturbation session in Warsaw, we learn we are to flush a further £1,500,000,000 down the green toilet on top of the existing £3,000,000,000 in “Climate Aid”, we already get stung for. ALL of this money is spent on jollies for politicians, bureaucrats and ‘scientists’. Just think how much good four and a half billion could do at home, providing care for the needy and infirm, alleviating the need for benefit cuts, helping councils keep business rates down so local shops could survive, and building the kind of sheltered accommodation older people need when eventually they cannot care for themselves properly.

Vote for anyone except the LibLabCon Corporate Alliance. They work for the bastards who want to steal your money.

The elite just do not care about ordinary people!

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Health Authorities Now Admit Severe Side Effects Of Vaccines

May 22, 2012

Many times in the past I have taken a lot of stick for questioning the safety of vaccines and the obession of politiians and medical authorities for throwing huge amounts of taxpayers money at manufacturers for these often ineffective and occasionally highly dangerous providers of alleged immunity. As always, the time eventually comes to say I told you so. Here, released into the public domain is an report from a medical journal revealing the risks of the so – called swine flu vaccine that a few years ago our government and GPs on behalf of Big Pharma were trying to bully is into accepting. You will never see this information published in mainstream media of course. As already mentioned, the occasions on which serious harm results from a vaccine are rare. But if you are permantently harmed (and there is no way to predict who is susceptible) it’s too late. Here’s the essay.

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Health Authorities Now Admit Severe Side Effects of Vaccination Swine Flu, Pandemrix and Narcolepsy by Karin Munsterhjelm-Ahumada, M.D. (OMNS, March 20, 2012) The swine flu pandemic of 2009 was caused by a type A influenza (H1N1) virus. This virus was originally referred to as “swine flu” because many of the genes of this new virus were very similar to influenza viruses that normally occur in pigs in North America. The H1N1 virus is genetically similar to the 1918 pandemic virus, as determined from victimes of the latter who were buried, and later disinterred, in Svalbard.

It was responsible for most of the outbreaks up until 1956 and then disappeared. However, this new virus was actually quite different from the typical swine flu viruses. This virus first caused illness in Mexico and the United States in March and April, 2009. This novel H1N1 flu spread from person to person, unlike typical swine flu. In 2009 vaccines were being developed for the prevention of swine flu in humans. http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=99584

On 11 June 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the swine flu had developed into a full scale world epidemic – a pandemic alert to Phase 6. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of WHO, commented on the situation in a somewhat ambiguous way. While stressing that the swine flu had reached a serious pandemic level, she declared later in the same statement that the illness seemed to be mild and that most of the patients would recover without medical intervention. (my emphasis) http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2009/h1n1_pandemic_phase6_20090611/en/index.html

The world chose to listen to the first part of her message. Two pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis had, under considerable time pressure, developed a vaccine against the swine flu. Since the cultivation of an adequate amount of virus to generate the vaccine requires time, GSK and Novartis decided to formulate a weaker vaccine but strenghten it with an adjuvant that contains squalene. Immunologic adjuvants are substances, administered in conjunction with a vaccine, that stimulate the immune system and increase the response to the vaccine http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/topics/adjuvants/squalene/questions_and_answers/en/. Although squalene is a natural substance found in methabolic pathways of the body, its inclusion in a vaccine is controversial and it is not in use in the USA. On 25 September 2009, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) approved Pandemrix, the swine flu vaccine produced by GSK and Focetria produced by Novartis. http://justthevax.blogspot.com/2009/09/eu-approves-gsk-pandemrix-and-novartis.html

The vaccine would be ready for use that October. In Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland, the authorities explicitly set the goal of vaccinating the entire population http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/massvaccinering-raddade-sex-liv_6851143.svd.

In this respect, it is of interest that the governments of these countries, already before the outbreak of the swine flu, had concluded an agreement with GSK, according to which they were assured the delivery of pandemic vaccines, if needed. In addition, the contract stipulated that, in a situation characterized as a pandemic by the WHO, the same Nordic countries would have ten days to decide whether or not to accept delivery of the vaccine in question. Hence, the purpose of the agreement was to assure that the entire populations of these countries would receive vaccinations.

Finally, the contract protected GSK from any claim for financial compensation in case the delivered vaccine would have any side effects. When WHO declared the swine flu to be a Phase 6 pandemic, the agreement referred to above was automatically activated. Mass vaccination started in Finland and Sweden in October 2009. In order to cover the largest possible percentage of the population, the authorities initiated an enormous public relations campaign, which could be described in terms of a “moral persuasion.” Solidarity became the slogan: “Be vaccinated to protect your fellow citizens.”

Those who questioned the vaccination program (small groups of vaccine opponents or just people who were hesitant) were looked upon with disapproval. In contrast to these vaccine – enthusiastic countries, the politics of vaccination within the rest of the European Union varied immensely among its member states. Poland, for example, decided not to buy vaccines at all due to the strict agreement conditions required by the pharmaceutical companies. Denmark’s order covered only “risk groups”. http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/svd-granskar-sveriges-vaccinering-mot-svininfluensan_6843475.svd

The expected second wave of the influenza never appeared. The epidemic gradually declined during the first half of 2010. The same year, on 10 August, WHO officially declared the end of the epidemic. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) stated that the swine flu was less dangerous and had a lower mortality rate than the seasonal influenza. Thus, apparently the swine flu would not have been a dangerous epidemic even without the mass vaccination. Interestingly, also that same year, vitamin D was shown to prevent influenza in children. (1)

In Sweden, 60% of the population had been vaccinated, while in Finland 50% was covered. In contrast, the figures in Germany and Poland were only 8 and 0% respectively. In the history of Swedish health care this pandemic campaign amounted to one of the most expensive ever. Enormous amounts of taxpayer money were at stake. http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/svd-granskar-sveriges-vaccinering-mot-svininfluensan_6843475.svd

Meanwhile, the media had become silent on this issue ; there was no further discussion about the swine flu anymore. Then the blow came: “The absolutely worst thing that could happen,” commented Richard Bergström, the Director – General of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, EFPIA. “The worst nightmare of both the industry and the health authorities is an illness that turns out to be mild, while the vaccine that was supposed to prevent a dangerous epidemic causes a severe side effect that was previously unknown.” http://www.kostdemokrati.se/nyheter/files/2012/02/SvD-sid-14-19.pdf

In August 2010, Finland reported an increased occurrence of narcolepsy in children and youngsters vaccinated with Pandemrix. On 1 September 2010, Finland stopped all Pandemrix vaccinations. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/10/swine-flu-vaccine-may-have-caused-narcolepsy.aspx

Narcolepsy is a severe chronic neurologic disease that not only results in a disabling fatigue, which typically results in the patient falling asleep anywhere and at any time. It might also lead to panic attacks and a state of exhaustion. For many, the worst consequences are the symptoms of cataplexy. This condition causes the narcolepsy patient, when expressing strong feelings such as laughter or crying, to suddenly lose muscular control. The legs give way, speech gets slurred, the gaze goes unfocused and the person gives the impression of being drunk.

In some patients, frightening hallucinations appear when falling asleep or waking up. On 1 September 2011, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) admitted, that for Finnish children and youngsters age 4-19, there was a new and obvious connection between Pandemrix and narcolepsy. As stated in THL’s press release, “The increased risk associated with vaccination amounted to six cases of narcolepsy per 100,000 persons vaccinated in the 4-19 age group during the eight months following vaccination. This was 12.7 times the risk of a person in the same age group who had not been vaccinated. http://www.thl.fi/en_US/web/en/pressrelease?id=26352

This statement was made almost exactly two years after the THL’s earlier statement made in the midst of the swine flu hysteria that everyone should be vaccinated with Pandemrix and that it would be safe. In that original statement, the director of the THL emphasized that the squalene adjuvant could increase the side effects of the vaccine to some extent. However, he stated, these side effects would not be dangerous. http://www.tohtori.fi/?page=5833192&id=0169960

In Sweden, at least 150 children are now suffering from narcolepsy caused by Pandemrix vaccine. In Finland, the number is approximately 100. In both countries the number is probably growing. Narcolepsy is a disease with lifetime consequences, and the risk that Pandremix may have caused other neurological illnesses has not yet been excluded. Many have already began to compare this tragedy with the thalidomide catastrophe. http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/medicinsk-tragedi-med-ett-absurt-slut_6861775.svd

No European countries had a particularly high rate of deaths due to the swine flue. Germany had the same death rate as Sweden, which was 0.31/100 000, although Sweden vaccinated 60% and Germany only 8%. This implies that the vaccine did little to prevent deaths. The responsible authorities have not yet commented on this matter of fact. “>http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/massvaccinering-raddade-sex-liv_6851143.svd

Last year the Finnish government promised full compensation for those who have developed narcolepsy as a consequence of the vaccination. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-05/finnish-government-to-compensate-pandemrix-narcolepsy-victims.html.

While Sweden did, indeed, follow the Finnish THL in admitting the connection between the vaccine and the disease, the Swedish authorities have not yet decided whether and how to provide appropriate compensation. In February 2012, Svenska Dagbladet, a widely read newspaper in Sweden, presented an informative and accurate series of articles on this theme. They describe some of the affected children narrating how difficult it is to live with narcolepsy
http://www.svd.se/nyheter/multimedia/artikel_6840743.svd”>http://www.svd.se/nyheter/multimedia/artikel_6840743.svd

According to the authorities, much research is still underway concerning the details of the vaccine injury. Taking the pressure from the public and the affected families into account, it will be difficult for them to avoid carrying out a thorough investigation. Let’s hope so.

References: 1. Urashima M, Segawa T, Okazaki M, Kurihara M, Wada Y, Ida H. Randomized trial of vitamin D supplementation to prevent seasonal influenza A in schoolchildren. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May;91
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