With each passing day, the medical leadership in the United States look more like bumbling circus clowns. The key point is that our medical leaders are failing us so spectacularly in the Gulf of Mexico that they could hardly do a worse job. As we head into the depths of the most challenging medical and environmental disaster of modern times the folks driving the bus have proven their worth to be less than zero so they might as well be defrocked and have their licences to practice medicine taken away.
Almost three months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the health impact of the disaster continues to spread across coastal communities and beyond. Even if they have been able to staunch the flow of oil permanently, based on the experience of Alaskan communities after the Exxon Valdez disaster, the health devastation is sure to be felt for decades. Many of the chemicals in crude oil and the dispersants target the same organs in the human body, and this increases the risk – and may increase the severity – of harm. In addition, the dispersants currently used can increase the uptake (dose) of crude oil chemicals and movement of chemicals into critical organs.
Our world is in the hands of psychopaths, not the axe murder type, but people who function incognito in high-powered professions. In medicine as well we have cold hearted cruel men and women sitting in comfortable chairs with stethoscopes making decisions, like the recent one mandating all Americans starting at age of six months receive their annual mercury-containing flu shot. Contempt for people is the religion of elites but the expression of this contempt in the field of medicine is directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Not only will you see seawater samples explode in this video but also children playing on the beach where oil contamination is present. No thought is being given by public health officials in terms of exposure dangers.
Today in the Gulf we have an abhorrent demonstration of medicine exposing a form and practice that shakes the soul. The type of medicine that is being practiced for toxic exposure victims reminds me of the stories of Nazi doctors and nurses going after the weak and vulnerable in a massacre of peoples that deeply stained allopathic history. In the case of oil toxicity syndrome the lack of treatment (mostly first aid) and the lack of warning to get out of harm’s way does great harm to the local populations. In the Gulf of Mexico little to nothing is being done to help the people and their children and that is totally unacceptable.
To discover and disclose the truth in health science and restore objectivity and accuracy of reporting on matters critical to medicine is at the heart of Medical Veritas, both the journal and the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) that grew from the same seed. It’s an interesting path, the one of medical truth, and it takes its followers into some interesting places. Today the IMVA is in the Gulf and we are frightened with what we see and are hearing about the public health situation.
Teaching the Medical Leadership
It really is hard to teach terrorists to channel their actions in more positive directions and the same goes for teaching the medical leadership at the CDC or the FDA. We might have to tar and feather them in frustration instead of tolerating the continued abuse they are causing everyone with their medical pronouncements. But no one really challenges medical officials so they continue to literally get away with murder. In the case of the Gulf, medical and other governmental officials are playing deaf and dumb. Certainly they are blind to the toxic threat of oil mixed with Corexit.
The Surgeon General certainly has no meaningful words of wisdom for people to use to protect themselves from the dangers of the toxicity we are now facing, though she is concerned about the emotional upheaval and its effects on the people of the Gulf States.
The nation’s best health experts, speaking at a recent Institutes of Health panel in New Orleans, weren’t willing to go out on a limb to predict the long-term physical health effects of this disaster, much less cancer risks (apart from the propensity of mental health problems) any time soon.
Does anyone think that this man’s health problems are going to end with the capping of the well? Gulf cleanup workers in close contact with crude oil, smoke fumes and dispersants have reported feeling ill, according to the author of a new report by the Center for American Progress. The Gulf oil spill is already leading to significant public health problems, according to a new report released this week.
I live in the Tampa area and tonight I went out into the garden to pick some parsley for supper. The parsley leaves were all splotchy and whitish, not looking healthy at all. I cut it off and threw it away. It should have been nice and green and fresh like it was the other day, but it was raining today and I couldn’t help but wonder if this was from toxic rain.
– Claudia French
In the Gulf the damage to public health will be telling and each month this goes on will see more people sick from regions further and further from ground zero. It is amazing that only the IMVA is offering reasonable instructions on what local healthcare professionals in the Gulf should be doing and what people can do for themselves. How is it possible that a blog can provide more service then the entire U.S. government?
Hello Dr. Sircus, I just want to thank you for your wonderful blog. It may have saved my sister’s life. She (age 55) lives in Jacksonville, FL (about 150 miles east of the Gulf) and she called me last week saying she couldn’t breathe. She had to go into the local hospital for six days with no diagnosis. They don’t appear to know how to treat this. I went up to Jacksonville and brought her back with me to Costa Rica where I live (retired 63-year-old). We use your protocol now and she is getting better. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. You are one of the few people on planet Earth that seems to know how serious this problem is and what to do about it. We look forward to reading your blogs every day you publish. Keep up the great work. Millions are going to get sick in Florida alone in my opinion. Thanks again!
– Charles Kelly
Several readers have written me thanking me for making it very clear and understandable what we are facing in the Gulf. Some people think very highly of me and what our organization does. But medical officials will never like me and certainly they will not follow anything I say. And here is the crux of our problem down here on earth. People in general and especially those in power and authority do not want to listen.
To listen is to suffer because we do not want to listen to anything that might require a change. To listen is to change. We cannot change without listening. Listening implies a change. We need to change just to listen.
This prose from my Heart Health book is crucial to the public health of millions but that listening needs to start at the federal level of government, which is the least likely place for any kind of meaningful listening to happen. The Center for American Progress calls for a coordinated public health investigation into the Gulf oil spill, to be directed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though an investigation or the creation of an intelligent objective health organization is called for, this department of the government has hardly proved to be a protector of anything other than its own power structure.
Will the CDC listen to this?… Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Thoughtful House Center for Children in Austin, Texas have found remarkably similar brain changes to those seen in autism in infant monkeys receiving the vaccine schedule used in the 1990’s that contained the mercury-based preservative thimerosal. The group’s findings were published yesterday in the journal, Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis. They used scanning techniques that assessed both brain growth and brain function in the same animals over time. The research team was able to see differences in the way the brains of vaccinated and unvaccinated animals developed.
California Congresswoman Lois Capps supports that plan of an investigation but warns that the British oil giant primarily responsible for the spill and its cleanup should not be entrusted with monitoring the health effects of the oil disaster. “They are not a public health entity,” says Capps. “And they lack the experience, the expertise and even the incentive to faithfully protect public health and safety.” It’s a sad story that we can say the same of the federal government that seems to hate its own people as much as it does its enemies around the world.
How much medical intelligence does it take to recommend that everyone in the affected areas be taking baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), activated charcoal and clay? Or glutathione, iodine, selenium and magnesium chloride? Do we need another Manhattan project to discover the obvious? How about another Warren Commission or 9/11 Investigation? Is medicine that lost that it cannot see around its own navel the medical reality of the situation? Do we really have to make millions of Gulf residents guinea pigs that we will study through the years making it too late to help them avoid a large amount of misery, disease and death?
Even as BP capped the leaking well in the Gulf Coast, polling data shows the American public had already begun to turn its gaze away from the oil spill. This is a mistake and it is exactly this kind of attitude that will abandon millions in the Gulf to their toxic doom. Sadly it is characteristic of contemporary man to care little what is happening to the life of others even when those others are one’s own countrymen. And doctors are notorious for their lack of will to confront their peers when they deviate into unacceptable behavior, and this is profound when it comes to the hurt that modern medicine brings with its principles and practices. And we still do not know what’s going on under that cap beneath the seabed floor. The pressure on the cap still has not risen up to expected pressures which could mean that oil and gas are leaking from somewhere. Only time will tell.