How the Plague of Corruption Is Killing Mankind

Reprinted from Joseph Mercola.  Includes interview with the incomparable Dr Judy Mikovitz.

See unmodified article at Mercola.com 

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…. We won’t be able to end these plagues of scientific and academic corruption unless or until scholars and scientists honor their professional obligations and responsibilities.

“That’s the point of the book, and we wouldn’t have this mess if people like Tony [Anthony] Fauci and Bob [Robert] Gallo didn’t get away with this thin playbook for things like Ebola, Zika and the autism epidemic, all the way back to HIV/AIDS,” Mikovits says.

Selling Out Public Health for Profit

“Plague” and “Plague of Corruption” detail the scientific discoveries made by Mikovits and Ruscetti, which include the scandalous findings that the blood supply and vaccines are tainted with disease-causing retroviruses, and the U.S. government has been hiding it for decades. The books read like fast-paced thrillers and offer a view into the halls of scientific inquiry, to which few people ever are privy.

Book No. 3, “Ending Plague,” is primarily Ruscetti’s story. By 1983, when Ruscetti hired Mikovits as a lab tech at Fort Detrick, he’d recently discovered T cell growth factor, later renamed interleukin 2. He’d also discovered the first disease-causing human retrovirus, called human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV-11) or human T cell leukemia virus, back in 1980. The book starts with Ruscetti’s story and perspective.

“The motivation for writing the book is not something new,” Ruscetti says, “and unless we change the fortunes of every man, it’s just going to get worse. [During] the AIDS epidemic, we were at an impasse. What most people don’t realize is that it shouldn’t have been at an impasse then, because if you look at the rest of the world, the No. 1 cause of death among women of child bearing age is HIV.2

That’s a rather extraordinary statement. The leading cause of death among child-bearing women in the world is HIV/AIDS, but do you ever hear anything about that?3 If not, why do you think that is? In short, health agencies have done a terrible job over the last several decades, selling out public health for profit. As noted by Heckenlively:

“Public health has not been serving us well for the past 40 or 50 years. What I think is really extraordinary about Frank’s story is he really details how science has gone wrong. We like to think of science as this democracy of experts: top people in their field discussing how the science should move forward. But public health is not like that.

Starting in the 1970s with Nixon’s war on cancer, which accelerated under Reagan, these ‘czars’ of science were created. Tony Fauci is one of them. And then they demoted the other scientists to be like serfs. We don’t really have that many ‘government scientists.’ We have a lot of scientists under contract with the federal government, and this has really set up a system where people like Tony Fauci essentially control public health.

I think if people understood that the system itself is set up so that relatively few people are in charge, then all of this makes more sense. So, when they talk about in the media ‘science is deciding this,’ ‘science is deciding that,’ it’s really not.

It’s just a relatively small handful of people, almost like a holy bureau of science, and that’s what we’re attacking. What we’re trying to do is, we’re trying to move science back to its original roots in which everybody who is qualified has a voice and can contribute to the discussion.”

Too Much Power in Too Few Hands

Fauci has been the head of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984. In the 37 years since, he’s been responsible for doling out research funding that amounts to nearly $1 trillion. Who has received those taxpayer dollars? Primarily those who are aligned with the drug industry. It’s become an incestuous relationship that revolves around the creation of profit, while the public receives virtually no benefit.

In fact, in many cases, public health has suffered tremendously, and people have no concept of what has happened, or how their ill health is the outgrowth of corrupted policies and conflicts of interest. Heckenlively says:

“The comparison I make is that Fauci has been head of National Institute for Allergy and infectious Diseases longer than J. Edgar Hoover was head of the FBI. [Editor’s note: Actually, Hoover was head of the FBI for 48 years, from 1924 to 19724Whether you’re right, left or middle, nobody believes that anybody should hold that kind of power for that long.

In fact, having that kind of power in and of itself is a really bad idea. I think [Fauci] really is a terrible person because not only has he been in charge of this system, he helped design this system. We need to get rid of Fauci and keep the next Fauci from taking power.”

Importantly, Fauci and Big Pharma not only control the funding of research, they also control what gets published and what’s buried. Fauci is the reason you’ve not heard about HIV/AIDS being a leading cause of death among women of childbearing age, worldwide. This statistic is censored, just like facts about COVID-19 treatment and COVID shots are censored.

As explained by Mikovits, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which primarily affects women, is basically AIDS without the HIV. It’s an immune dysfunction, and it can be traced back to contaminated vaccines, biologics and blood supply that have been used for decades.

As detailed in “Plague,” Fauci was a key figure in covering up the true cause of AIDS, which was incorrectly blamed on homosexuals and drug addicts. By fraudulently changing the definition of the disease and denying the presence of exogenous viruses, so-called xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related viruses or XMRVs, they prevented women from getting correct care. Mikovits explains:

“The definition was ‘Only HIV can cause AIDS,’ and we’re looking at the same thing right now. There never was a SARS-CoV-2 monkey virus in hundreds of millions of people. They’re being transmitted through the [COVID] vaccine, and through recombinants it can happen in only two weeks.”

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… viruses are not like other living organisms. They’re very promiscuous in their swapping of genetic codes. In April or May of 2020, [people said] ‘This bat virus seems to have some HIV spike proteins and sequence.’ How is it that you got monkey sequences in a bat virus?

Our contention is that this common practice of growing viruses in different animal cultures, including human cultures, is creating these Frankenstein viruses which will have genetic sequences from the mediums in which they’re grown …

The belief in the ‘80s was that the HIV virus is hiding out in the T cells, which made absolutely no sense. It is true that as the disease progresses, the T cells would absolutely be taken out. That was an indicator of the infection, but what Judy and Frank were saying is that the HIV virus can’t be hiding out in the T cells, especially because you got the development of AIDS dementia, and the T cells, are not [found] in the brain.

Judy’s seminal work with Frank was finding the actual reservoir in which the HIV virus lived, which was the mono site macrophages. If I understand Andy Kaufman’s claims, I think he’s throwing out the baby with the bath water. Judy is showing how the virus cause damage and how the establishment is wrong, and how some of these alternative people are missing part of the argument as well.”

SARS-CoV-2 Was Spread by Injection

Mikovits makes a number of shocking assertions in this interview. Among them, that SARS-CoV-2 was spread through the regular use of vaccines that had been contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus because of manufacturing practices.

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What Is the Hidden Agenda?

In summary, Mikovits and Ruscetti’s work demonstrates an important principle, which is that viruses do not travel alone. They travel in groups, and while one may affect one part of the immune system, another type will produce other immune responses. The end result is what we diagnose as the acquired immune dysfunction or deficiency.

For example, HIV alone does not cause AIDS. To develop AIDS, you need multiple environmental toxins like glyphosate, aluminum or a coinfection of HIV and XMRVs. Again, XMRVs are found in vaccines that have been grown in animal tissue.

The XMRVs cripple your innate immune system, including your natural killer (NK) cells. This then allows the HIV to take out your adaptive immune system, the T and B cells, resulting in disease progression and if left untreated, death. In CFS, the primary coinfection is that of XMRVs and herpes viruses.

Mikovits is convinced that what is now being called “long-haul COVID” is the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein activating and recombining with XMRVs — introduced via vaccinations — and the HIV virus. She also believes those who are most susceptible to dying from the COVID shots are those who are already coinfected with XMRV, HIV, Borrelia, Babesia and other pathogens commonly acquired from contaminated vaccines.

What this all means, then, is that in order to protect yourself against the disease, you cannot focus on protecting yourself against a single virus. The answer is to make sure your immune system is strong enough to take on whatever it encounters. Absolutely never get another inoculation of any vaccines until all of the appropriate testing is done and the contaminants removed, as they should have been decades ago.

That’s why the pandemic measures have been so detrimental. Mask wearing, sheltering indoors and staying in a state of perpetual fear all dampen your immune function. The question is, why did those in charge make sure they did everything to lower our immune defenses?

“For me personally, it is the best evidence that this was not simply a series of mistakes by those in charge,” Heckenlively says. “There had to be some other agenda. I’m trained as an attorney. I have people lie to me all the time. I’m always questioning people and I look at what’s done. Can I prove it? No, but it seems like an amazing pattern of mistakes to just be the result of stupidity or politics.”

Ending Plague

“Ending Plague” goes deep into the history of all this and provides a framework for understanding how something so devastating and disruptive could happen now, in 2021. The basis of this has a lot to do with the actions of Fauci and Robert Gallo, Ph.D. Fauci, for example, was responsible for discrediting all AIDS treatments other than AZT — the drug that he sponsored.

He kept insisting that more randomized controlled trials were needed, yet he held the purse strings and refused to fund the very studies he claimed were required to prove these other treatments. AZT meanwhile, cost $5 to make and was sold for $10,000 per dose. AZT wound up killing some 330,000 people due to its toxicity.

The very same pattern is playing out today with COVID-19, and Fauci is again playing a lead role. Is that really a coincidence? He’s been warning against the use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, and he’s downplayed the importance of vitamin D sufficiency and any number of other things. According to Fauci, the COVID “vaccine” is the only way forward, and now we’re seeing thousands of people around the world dying within weeks of their injections.

Copyright © Dr. Joseph Mercola

 

Patents Prove We’ve Been Duped: Covid Is a Manufactured Virus

This mind-blowing article appears on Dr. Mercola's site today.  I've abbreviated it here.

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Story at-a-glance

  • Hundreds of patents show SARS-CoV-2 is a man made virus that has been tinkered with for decades. Much of the research was funded by the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under the direction of Dr. Anthony Fauci, and may have been an outgrowth of attempts to develop an HIV vaccine
  • In 1999, Fauci funded research at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to create “an infectious replication-defective coronavirus” specifically targeted for human lung epithelium. This appears to be the virus that became known as SARS-CoV
  • U.S. Patent 7279327 shows we knew the ACE receptor, the ACE2 binding domain, the S-1 spike protein, and other elements of SARS-CoV-2 were engineered and could be synthetically modified using gene sequencing technologies
  • The CDC holds patents to a SARS coronavirus that is 89% to 99% identical to the sequence identified as SARS-CoV-2, as well as the PCR test to diagnose it
  • 120 patents detail supposed “unique” features of SARS-CoV-2: the polybasic cleavage site, the spike protein and the ACE2 binding, proving it’s not a novel virus at all.

In a January 2021 lecture, Jonathan Latham, Ph.D., introduced the term “the pandemic virus industrial complex,” to describe the academic, military and commercial complexes that are driving the pandemic agenda and obscuring facts that indicate SARS-CoV-2 is a manmade virus.

In the video above (see Dr. Mercola’s site), David E. Martin, Ph.D., introduces shocking evidence that SARS-CoV-2 is indeed a manmade bioweapon, and has been in the works for decades. Much of this research was funded by none other than the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under the direction of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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And what we found … are over 120 patented pieces of evidence, to suggest that the declaration of a ‘novel coronavirus’ was actually entirely a fallacy. There was no novel coronavirus … it’s not been novel for over two decades. ~ David Martin, Ph.D.

CDC Holds (and defends holding) Patents on SARS Coronavirus ….

The Pandemic Virus Industrial Complex Is Swimming in Profit ….

It now seems clearer than ever that everything we’re experiencing was planned and executed with a profit motive in mind. Armed with this new knowledge, I urge you once again to reclaim your life, your freedom and independence, and resist this manufactured notion of a “new normal.” A new normal will surely be established if we persist, but it will be the converse of what the pandemic virus industrial complex is hoping for.

Extending Your Life Expectancy: DIY (Do It Yourself)

By Cameron Salisbury

The old man was asked to what he attributed his long life. His answer? “I stayed away from doctors.”

As life expectancy falls in the U.S., that is something to consider.

Professional medicine can be life-saving in emergencies, but is questionable, useless, or lethal for an astonishing array of non-emergency diseases, disorders and conditions. A major reason for the catastrophe of modern medicine is the pharmaceutical industry, with its ubiquitous advertising and outrageous consumer prices. Those prices underwrite their generous donations to medical schools and then to underwrite dinners, seminars in attractive locales, speaking fees and other gifts to practicing physicians who have been carefully taught that drugs are the solution for every problem their patients’ present.

In order to keep the largess flowing, medical schools and participating doctors reciprocate by turning into pill-pushers for Big Pharma. It’s an unwritten part of the bargain.

Since the pharmaceutical industry also contributes heavily to the tax-payer owned FDA, almost any new drug can get approval, no matter how dangerous it is. If the FDA was working in the public interest, toxic drugs would be refused approval. Instead, the FDA designates lethal pharmaceuticals by slapping a ‘BLACK BOX’ warning on the packaging. Consumers are never warned when they are being prescribed a deadly drug, and if the medical staff hasn’t been paying attention, they don’t know it either.

And life expectancy falls.

We don’t have to be victims. For those of us who dare to think for ourselves, the alternative is clear and effective: well documented natural remedies.

For example:

1. Do you get migraines? If you take a FEVERFEW capsule every day, they will become a thing of the past. Feverfew is a plant (botanical) that is a cousin of the daisy family. You will think you’ve found magic; and you have.

2. Do you get muscle cramps? That’s because you need more VITAMIN E in your diet.

3. Much breast cancer therapy is a tragedy of misdiagnosis. A type of breast cancer known as ‘IN SITU’ is only found by mammogram, as has been known for years. It’s a tiny spec of cancer that usually goes nowhere, according to the AMA. Years ago it was recognized as a cancer that could be successfully handled by simply monitoring it. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation not required unless it progressed, which almost never happened and was not expected.

The saddest part of this story is the frequency with which medical guidelines for ‘IN SITU BREAST CANCER’ are ignored. Since the advent of these guidelines, thousands of women have been operated on and endured chemotherapy needlessly. What’s good for the surgeons’ and the hospitals’ bottom line comes at great cost to women, and unnecessary cost to the health care system.

4. BONIVA, PROLIA, and similar drugs promise stronger bones for older women. Their major side effect is barely mentioned in the ad’s litany of warnings: These drugs destroy the jaw bone and require massive surgery to restore the jaw and teeth. This problem has been known by the drug companies, the FDA, and doctors for years. The drug has continued to be prescribed by millions of doctors for millions of women. The women who end up requiring jaw reconstruction are not notified by their complicit prescribing physicians or their complicit surgeons that their problem was the result of a prescribed drug. In their ignorance they go on taking it, and even wish they’d taken more of it.

These drugs are advertised as being required ‘only every six months’. Remember that any drug’s side effects last as long as the drug does.

5. Do you bruise easily? Catch colds or the flu often? That’s because you need more VITAMIN C, which will also protect you from colds, the flu and who knows what else. Just like Linus Pauling, MD, said, and for which the medical establishment roundly denounced him, vitamin C, taken in large enough doses, is a safe miracle drug. An overdose of vitamin C, meaning more than our body can handle, will give a case of diarrhea. That’s all. It’s never life threatening.

Vitamin C works its magic by protecting the cells of the body from infiltration by bad actors. Anyone can likely take a minimum of 1 gram (1000 mg) a day with nothing but good effect.

High dose Vitamin C, with Vitamin D, is finally acknowledged as a successful treatment for Covid.

6. GARLIC is a suburb antibiotic, blood thinner and more .  Now that penicillin and other routine antibiotics have lost their effectiveness due to over use, garlic never fails. And doctors never prescribe it, maybe because they don’t know.

7. GINGER is one of several herbs that is not only known to combat inflammation but is also an antispasmodic, recognized in ancient and nontraditional healing but never by modern mainstream doctors. It can cure the hiccups and other spastic conditions. Its been known to eliminate all symptoms of asthma.

8. Women are typically prescribed estrogen for symptoms of menopause, despite the fact that artificial estrogen is known as a cause of breast cancer. There is a natural ingredient that will eliminate those symptoms without the threat of death or any other side effects: BLACK COHOSH, taken in capsule form daily, will solve all problems connected with menopause.

9. Many chronic, unsolvable , conditions are the result of unrecognized ALLERGIES. Since doctors, including allergists, are unlikely to be able to help sort it out, we are on our own. But we can do it, as many others have. See other articles on this site.

10. A great many horrendous chronic conditions are the result of food sensitivities, which no doctor will suspect. We are on our own here also. For help, see other articles on this site.

11. Many deaths are being attributed now to ‘complications of Covid’. In other words, the hospital wants to hide the fact that the person did not die from Covid. It means the hospital used drugs or methods, like ventilators, that killed. When we are told that a person died of ‘complications’ it virtually always means that modern medicine killed him.

12. Many people have been diagnosed with HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. Recently the ideal blood pressure in the U.S. was downgraded to 120/80, from 140.90. That had the effect of opening up a vast new market for drugs. Although there is constant scare talk about the dangers of HBP, have you ever seen statistics documenting that? European doctors rejected the new CDC guidelines. They consider a blood pressure of 150/90 perfectly acceptable. And the blood pressure drugs have life-altering side effects. It’s no wonder that so many people refuse to take them.

I’ve only scratched the surface of highly effective natural remedies. What we should know is that we are not at the mercy of Big Pharma and other actors in the Deep State.  Dr.Mercola.com is a valuable reference.

We do not have to contribute to the falling life expectancy.

To extend our lives, we need to stop expecting Big Medicine to solve our problems. We can do it ourselves, and live healthy lives longer.

As the old man said, “I stayed away from doctors.”

Vaccines: Unneeded and Unsafe

by Cameron Salisbury

I was looking for a house in a new city in the company of a 50-ish realtor who was a very nice total stranger. Out of nowhere he began telling me about an unbelievable wide-awake nightmare that he had survived. One day, his lower legs and feet suddenly stopped working. He had lost all control and couldn’t depend on being able to stand on his feet while showing houses. He fell several times in front of clients before giving up the effort. As he turned into an invalid, he was devastated, as you can imagine. He saw one doctor after another. Eventually he found one who hit on a way to treat the condition. He’ll be able to walk but on medication for the rest of his life.

Why had it happened? There was only one possibility: the flu shot he had recently received.

My realtor’s near tragedy is only one of the millions of catastrophes that have occurred among U.S. citizens as the vaccine industry stays in high gear to sell it’s lucrative, liability free, poisons including it’s brand new profit center, Covid. Manufacturers are free of all responsibility for their products because of the agreement it insisted on with our spineless government: Big Pharma will only manufacture vaccines if it gets to keep all the profits while the government pays for all the calamities it causes. It’s a risk free proposition for Big Pharma and it eliminates any incentive to create a safe product.

Vaccines are very big business for Big Pharma, Bill Gates, the media and the government, including CDC. Everyone gets richer when you are scared into getting vaccinated yourself or getting your kids vaccinated against an ever-increasing list of rare and remote maladies. Most vaccines are for conditions like Covid and the flu, diseases that the human immune system easily handles. Others, like polio and the childhood diseases, are virtually extinct among the native population. There are many insgnificant diseases which are not serious although they get serious advertising hype.

What is serious are the life destroying side effects of vaccines and the government and media’s inexcuseable cover up.

Take autism, for example. Autism is a tragedy for every child and every family afflicted. Parents have been indicting vaccines as a cause of autism for years. What they get is the opposite of the attention they deserve. The number of vaccines that infants and toddlers are subjected to has increased annually beyond all reason.

It’s beyond imagining to think that new babies and young children need dozens, or any, vaccines. It shows the utter lack of respect that Big Pharma, Big Medicine and the government have for the God-given miracle of the human body. And it shows the unbelieveable arrogance and indifference of health care providers to babies and to the anguish of mothers and fathers.

But not all medical professionals dismiss the sometimes horrific affects of vaccines.

The scientists who accurately understand and try to communicate the impact that vaccines can have are driven out of science; their livelihoods and their research turned to dust, by forces that have great interest in their own power but no interest in public health – people like Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates.

Dr. Judy Mikovits is a brilliant researcher you have never heard of for that reason. When she was proving that vaccines resulted in Sudden Infant Death in babies, autism in toddlers, and laid the groundwork for a sad array of late stage problems, like alzheimers and pancreatic cancer, the government-funded powers in charge of her research caught on to the damage her conclusions would do to Big Pharma and government liability. She was dismissed from her job, arrested, jailed, and silenced. She found the government, the courts, the media and politicians – all of the Deep State – opposed to the dissemination of her findings. Other scientists were co-opted with threats to stay away from her. Through it all, she refused to compromise the unfolding life or death truth she was uncovering.

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The Mystery of Declining Life Expectancy

by Cameron Salisbury

In 1989-1990 the USSR’s Berlin wall came crashing down. As Western observers gloated and took credit, no one noticed that civilian life in the Soviet Union was a casualty of the upheaval. The disintegration of their government was deadly for the population.  Over the next several years, life expectancy in the former Soviet Union declined by years, so much that observers thought the numbers must be a mistake. In one year alone, between 1992 and1993, life expectancy fell by 3 years.

Declining life expectancy can signal a catastrophe. It means that something is deeply amiss in the underlying society.

Life expectancy in the U.S. has been declining slowly for several years, and now seems to be speeding up.  For the first 6 months of 2020, government data shows that a person in the U.S. can expect to live 77.6 years, a decline of an entire year from the 78.6 years of 2019.

The CDC, and it’s unquestioning mouthpiece, the U.S. mass media, has blamed the decrease in life expectancy on opioid abuse and suicide. In other words, the dead were responsible for their own demise. This year they include covid-19 deaths, although for the first half of 2020, covid-19 was just getting started, and deaths were nearly always among the elderly.  The U.S. has nearly 3 million deaths a year and a few thousand extra suicides, opioid deaths, or artificially inflated numbers of deaths among the elderly, will not move the needle. The massive decline in life expectancy has to be due to something else. Something that affects all of society. But, if the drugged, suicidal, and elderly are not responsible for declining life expectancy and something else is, things could get very messy, couldn’t they?

The more likely reason that life expectancy in the U.S. is falling is that something toxic and ongoing is happening in the culture, something buried deliberately out of site in the mortality statistics. Something like an indifferent and deadly hospital culture, as well as death dispensed with wild abandon by Big Pharma and their heavily advertised and fatal pills. Something like inattentive physicians, sometimes well meaning and sometimes not, who have trouble keeping up with FDA announcements and Big Pharma sales tactics..

The only hint of the involvement of the medical culture is the category for septicemia, or sepsis, that consistently, year after year, tallies about 40,000 deaths and shows up as the 10th or 11th cause of death.

Sepsis (blood poisoning) is a deadly blood stream infection.  The types of infection, which include MRSA and C Diff, are introduced in clinics, nursing homes, and doctor’s offices but usually in hospitals. It occurs when dirty equipment is used to give injections, vaccinate, open veins, operate, or do any other invasive procedure. There are no invasive procedures that do not expose the blood stream to potentially lethal contamination. (Despite what they want you to believe, people do not enter the hospital with sepsis they acquired at home.)

There is an astounding disconnect between deaths due to sepsis from death certificates and independent investigations that are published in medical journals.

Over and over research into hospital records shows the number of sepsis deaths many times higher than the official count from death certificates. CDC’s own investigation indicated sepsis as a cause of death of up to 380,000 annually, which would make it the third leading cause of death in the U.S. That figure doesn’t include the 15% of sepsis deaths that occur outside of hospitals, such as those in nursing homes.

Big killers contributing to the decline in life expectancy are dirty hospitals, dirty equipment and indifferent staff. When you have a chance, ask your doctor how s/he feels about controlling hospital infections. Hand washing and using sterilized equipment is entirely in the hands of the staff but the commitment comes from those in charge. Unless your doctor is adamant, find someone else. When you find yourself in a medical setting, stay on guard. Make sure no one and nothing touches you without being sterilized. Your life may depend on it.

If you need surgery, (a ‘procedure’, as they say) try to find a good doctor who uses an outpatient clinic. A privately owned outpatient surgical center gives a doctor much better control over what happens while you are sedated. The people involved in your surgery are also much more accountable. In hospitals, where a constantly fluctuating staff are constantly in and out, no one is accountable.  Which they know well.

If the same health standards applied to restaurants were applied to hospitals, few would stay open.

Death certificate data has a number of catch-all categories. Heart disease is a go-to whenever someone dies for an unknown reason, or for a reason the hospital prefers not to admit. Hypertension is another one. There are naturally occurring blood pressure increases with age. It doesn’t kill as often as they’d like you to think.

On the other hand, there are significant and tragic causes of mortality with no separate category. Such as doctor and hospital errors, pharmacy errors, and pharmaceuticals that kill when taken as prescribed.

The big one is the last: legal drugs, courtesy of the FDA, massive advertising by wealthy corporations and medical staff who remain clueless. Although illegal drugs are sometimes killers, and legal drugs may be taken illegally, prescription drugs taken as prescribed are major sources of death and destruction. While cocaine and heroin kill up to 20,000 people every year, prescription drugs kill over 100,000 annually and have life altering side effects for millions of survivors. If counted accurately, they would be the fourth leading cause of death.

Some expensive pills have no use whatever, like Vioxx before it was withdrawn, or drugs that interfere with normal physical processes and should never be prescribed, like statins.

The federal pharmaceutical guardian that we pay for with our taxes, the FDA, is well aware that some drugs are too dangerous to be prescribed. You’d think they owed it to us to withdraw them from the market and occasionally they do (Vioxx) but most of the time they simply issue a ‘black box’ warning designed to alert users that the drug is deadly, to be carried on the packaging. That means no hospitalized patient and most doctors and nurses never see it. But then, few medical staff have ever heard of a black box warning. And the drug remains on the market to be prescribed, so what difference does a warning make?

We consumers, the pharmaceutical industry’s patsies, need a working and effective FDA that is not allowed to receive cash from Big Pharma or its representatives. The legal drug culture has been called ‘a war against Americans.’

Pharmaceuticals are a major, unacknowledged, killer, and Big Pharma wants drugs to stay that way. ‘Our’ FDA just goes along. Remember that long list of side effects aired as part of every ad? They are designed to be minimized and you may think they apply to someone else .Well, they don’t. The control groups that drugs are tested on are small enough so that you can assume that every single Big Pharma guinea pig had an adverse effect to the drug in question.

The reason isn’t complicated. All drugs are poison to the human body and each body will reject the drug in it’s own way. This applies even to apparently benign over-the-counter drugs, like aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), and ibuprofen, (Advil) which, according to one study, would rank as leading causes of death if tabulated separately. Tylenol is responsible for most liver failure in the U.S.

Pharmaceuticals are not allowed to advertise in Europe and the life expectancy there, unlike the U.S., continues to increase.

But like medical errors and hospital infections, prescription drug deaths are not categorized separately, even in the unlikely event that nurses, doctors or hospitals acknowledge them.

There are excellent natural sources of healing explained throughout the internet. Only in rare circumstances do the sick have to rely on modern U.S. medicine.

The last category of possible death-dealing comes from the U.S. agriculture industry and it’s reliance on Monsanto and Dow Chemical for genetically modified and Round-Up Ready crops. No one knows the impact of blatant tampering with nature, partly because evidence shows that those companies hide the results of studies that might hurt their sales.

Some U.S. jurisdictions, and Europe, have tried to control the planting of genetically modified crops only to find themselves in an expensive legal battle with the giant, wealthy companies who are determined to thwart popular will.

Once you get into the grocery store you are presented with a smorgasbord of untested chemicals and genetically modified organisms, in nearly everything you buy. There are dyes, texturizers, preservatives, emulsifiers, and the residues of farm chemicals. Much of the fresh food has been irradiated so that you won’t get sick when food processors sell you food that isn’t clean, and ground meat is usually gassed to preserve its fresh appearance. A horrified friend recently discovered that her blood had a high level of Round-Up’s glyphosate.  What is her prognosis? Maybe Monsanto knows, but they aren’t saying.

Try always to buy organic food which by definition is unadulterated, or buy food from European processors.  In Europe, tampering with the food supply is frowned upon.

Some people might suspect that a large part of declining life expectancy is the result of America’s anything-goes capitalism.