Speaking of flu, it still kills ten 911's worth of Americans every season and none at all needs to die. Flu actually appears to be curable and people have been brought back from the dead with powerful native american medicine. That we put through a gas chromatograph and found ascorbate.
Here's how it happened.
In 1931 pauling publishes his thesis on the hydrogen bond and by 33 lemania had not only merged with omega but ascorbate was identified as the killer of Jacques Cartier's (Cousteau? Not the scuba one the other guy I always get those confused, nice man, avid fisherman) crew, or rather the lack of it and we had a cure for scurvy now. 500 years this had dogged so it was tried on everything and worked on so many things doctors in the day, as Klenner wrote, would tell their nurse to inject ascorbate then begin diagnosis after a man with an insect sting allergy nearly died because he didn't get an injection fast enough - put the electrons back quick enough and anaphylactic shock abates)
Fifteen years prior, Klenner's family had been spared from the 1914 Spanish influenza when everybody around was dying by the herb boneset. He wrote in 1974 near his death:
"Ancient History and Homespun Vitamin C Therapies
Folklore of past civilizations report that for every disease afflicting man there is an herb or its equivalent that will effect a cure. In Puerto Rico the story has long been told "that to have the health tree Acerola in one's back yard would keep colds out of the front door." 1 The ascorbic acid content of this cherry-like fruit is thirty times that found in oranges. In Pennsylvania, U.S.A., it was, and for many still is, Boneset, scientifically called Eupatorium perfoliatum 2. Although it is now rarely prescribed by physicians, Boneset was the most commonly used medicinal plant of eastern United States. Most farmsteads had a bundle of dried Boneset in the attic or woodshed from which a most bitter tea would he meted out to the unfortunate victim of a cold or fever. Having lived in that section of the country we qualified many times for this particular drink. The Flu of 1918 stands out very forcefully in that the Klenners survived when scores about us were dying. Although bitter it was curative and most of the time the cure was overnight. Several years ago my curiosity led me to assay this "herbal medicine" and to my surprise and delight I found that we had been taking from ten to thirty grams of natural vitamin C at one time. Even then it was given by body weight. Children one cupful; adults two to three cupfuls. Cups those days held eight ounces. Twentieth century man seemingly forgets that his ancestors made crude drugs from various plants and roots, and that these decoctions, infusions, juices, powders, pills and ointments served his purpose. Elegant pharmacy has only made the forms and shapes more acceptable.
Early specifications, action and dosages for administrations.
To understand the chemical behavior of ascorbic acid in human pathology, one must go beyond its present academic status either as a factor essential for life or as a substance necessary to prevent scurvy. This knowledge is elementary. Listen to what appeared in Food and Life Yearbook 1939, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 3. In fact even when there is not a single outward symptom of trouble, a person may be in a state of vitamin C deficiency more dangerous than scurvy itself. " http://scarc.library.oregonsta...
(Paling in a 1953 painting. Those molecules spell out "Hello Sweetie" in old Gallifreyan. Good trick BBC.)
"Klenner's paper (Klenner FR. The treatment of poliomyelitis and other virus diseases with vitamin C. J. South. Med. and Surg., 111:210-214, 1949.) on curing 60 cases of polio in the epidemic of 1948 should have changed the way infectious diseases were treated but it did not." - Robert Cathcart
"should have changed the way infectious diseases were treated but it did not." - keep thinking about that.
Beginning in the 1930s we began using IV ascorbate to relieve oxidative stress, particularly bad from flu, and this came to a head a few years back when 60 minutes reported on a case where an infusion of ascorbate pulled a man out of a coma that doctors had given up on and were going to pull the plug when an attorney that happened to know enough molecular biology to save the mans life intervened - he's walking around today.
New Zealand legalized this and the man who did that Peter Levy MD LLB postulated Australia would be next. But perhaps Britain will be now.
The lives saved from flu alone will make an impressive demonstration I think, that's a few thousand or ten thousand lives saved. Not a bad start for Corbyn if he can do that before he's elected eh? The tories can't because this will reduce certain corporations (like Cheney's) to turn into a smoldering pile of rubble. Doctors will be receptive to this because Cheney's company lied about Tamiflu and doctors are furious about it, the world was told to buy it, they did and it doesn't do anything. It doesn't work as well as taking some gas station vitamin C thing. The timing couldn't be better.
Dr Goldacre explains at the end:
Observations On the Dose and Administration of Ascorbic Acid When Employed Beyond the Range of A Vitamin In Human Pathology
Frederick R. Klenner, M.D., F.C.C.P.
60 Minutes NZ case:
Peter Levy explains how it became a registered drug in New Zealand. Introduced by the man whose life he saved.
The above is one of the most brilliant technical talks I've ever seen. An hour long, he hands out references in Medline in a form you can look up easily while he's talking to look at the 75 years of evidence in support of this.
While you're there you might want to watch this, it's the latest biochemical weapon we have against cancer and again it's molecules we isolated fro a traditional native american cure for cancer. The talk is given by the professor emeritus of pharmaceutical metabolism and London Doctors college to a bunch of health food freaks in BC. It's \a bit pythonesque but he does a brilliant job of explaining how and why we can now cure 4/5 of all cancer and also explains why cancer is so prevalent now that it's the #2 cause of death in the United States.
The medical system itself is #3 so that's why Corbyn is looking elsewhere in case we've missed something. We have. A lot of things actually. By my back o the envelope calculation we can probably save 5 million lives in the first year. Probably on the order of 20 million people a year die of preventable disease where the barrier is political and not scientific.
Greg Laskin (gryphon.uucp) and Jon Postel (IANA) both died of a disease we know how to prevent and had known for three decades. Never mentioned, levels never checked and the brightest and best of us die from diseases we know how to prevent but the incentive for unpatentable treatments is zero. To say I'm beyond furious is an understatement, these people were my friends, and my wife died of this and none needed to.
Short pharma. They're on borrowed time. None of that stuff actually works as advertised and it's the reason the medical system is the #3 killer. It would appear they are now on the extinction track and about time.
First, do no harm.
Oh, one final thing? Anonymous: power down vitamin C this season. When none of us die of flu this year it will also make an effective demonstration. Eat that shit like candy if you're sick, until the symptoms stop. Brazil nuts help too as do b3, d and b1. I'm running out of space and time so I won't post the 30 citations here, you can find it: "flu duration severity".
So, rather long winded and sorry about that, but "ignore labels and examine evidence" is all I can say. Well actually Peter says it, I just stole it. Good isn't it? Now go examine this evidence, you've got a lot of work to do I think.
(Burke, 60 mins)