Some logical advice about dealing with measles comes from Dr Jayne Donegan,
Measles is very rarely a killer in developed countries like the UK.
However, the vaccinatory authorities appear to be blaming this latest epidemic on Andrew Wakefield, which is illogical to say the least.
The GMC spent about £8m of doctors subscriptions on persecuting the Royal Free Three (Wakefield, Walker-Smith & Murch) over nearly three years. Only Professor John Walker-Smith was financially supported to appeal and he was completely exonerated nearly two years after being struck from the register. This was a much bigger scandal.
Oh dear, the drug cartels have a terrible grip on the medical profession.
Dr McCartney appears to believe that better public health depends on more laws. However, her beliefs clash with those of 'The Director' at the Department of Vaccines who does not believe in coercion, legal or otherwise:
This clash of ideology could be called the 'McCartney-Salisbury Paradox', one of medicine's more ambiguous and enigmatic laws.
Will new laws really improve public health? Was legislation necessary to improve the NHS?
Nicholas Timmins at the Kings Fund certainly doesn't think so.
Of course, Dr McCartney is absolutely right ... again! The law is needed to protect the public from themselves, Andrew Wakefield ... and the mumps. If the law had forced the MMR on all those Welsh kids, then they wouldn't now be dropping like flies ... from the measles.
Why is everyone so beastly to Jeremy Hunt? I think Dr McCartney's views are rather extreme.
I've just read this article,
Copperfield is right: stop being nice, we need a revolution and nothing soft or velvet.
In June 2009, Laurence 'big bucks' Buckman (GPC Chair) gloated over his achievements:
"The ‘quality framework’ that earns us a lot of money, I negotiated that. There happen to be fewer dead people as a result of that contract. About 8,500 people are not dead, where you would have expected them to die.”
The culture is poisonous: professionalism is dying. And who has poisoned the well?
Dr Brunet said,
"If I am to have a bureaucrat metaphorically sitting in my consulting room, instructing me to sell statins to patients who don’t want or need them in order to hit a Government target I don’t believe in" ...
Goodness, wake up and smell the coffee! GPs have been flogging useless cholesterol tests and statins for years - all at the bidding of drug cartels and the pharma-political mafia. It's all about money and profit - nothing else - certainly not patients.
Professor Anonymouse said "Balint is wrong ..." Who are you to say that the guy was wrong?
Amongst the 'good, the bad and the ugly' at 'EvidenceLive13' will be Ben Goldacre of 'Bad Pharma' fame. Dr Ben was yesterday prattling to The Daily Mail about the imminent "chaotic redisorganisation" of the NHS and the conflicts of GPs.
"We all assume that doctors choose treatments based on what’s best for us, as patients. But would you feel nervous if you knew that your doctor stood to make money from the treatments they recommend?"
Ben Goldacre makes me nervous.
PS. Conflicts? You bet! In his critique of the ways of Bad Pharma, Goldacre mentions not the sins of the vaccine-industrial-complex. Strange that!
The great and the good of medicine - and some very notable hypocrites - are gathering in Oxford today, for the Conference of Evidence Manufacturers,
"A BMJ conference aims to inspire a new generation of evidence creators and consumers"
Keynote speaker (K13) is journalist Brian Deer.
I can only laugh out loud at the breathtaking hypocrisy of the organisers!
The government and its pharma buddies show trialled the Royal Free Three (Wakefield, Walker-Smith & Murch) with utterly malign intent. Of course, doctors stood by and did nothing, zilch, nada ... providing the private corporations with yet another green light for their destructive assault on the NHS. Shame on the medical profession!
I hope Martin Brunet has read this BMJ article ...
... because it cogently illustrates the problem he has ... and we all will have ... in the dystopian future.
The video is here,
AoMRC = Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. A dude called Terence Stephenson (Professor) runs the show and chaired the big investigation into British fatness.
Back in 2009, 'Our Beloved Leader' (pictured) made the following statement to the press:
“The ‘quality framework’ that earns us a lot of money, I negotiated that. There happen to be fewer dead people as a result of that contract. About 8,500 people are not dead, where you would have expected them to die.”
I wonder where Dr Buckman got his figures for the lives saved by QOF?
That Lucy Reynolds is right ...
... is truly terrifying
This youtube video is absolutely essential viewing for all GPs ...
... who have any interest in the future of the NHS.
As 'amjed munir' so rightly said, "Sad times Sad Times".