I watched a wee documentary last night.
Channel 4 did a programme about a mysterious epidemic of Narcolepsy that struck Europe few years ago.
For those of you not familiar with Narcolepsy, it's a debilitating bugger that causes the victim to be constantly exhausted and to fall asleep without warning at regular times throughout the day and night. It's a permanent condition and the victim is destined for a life of misery where basically they will need 24 hour care for the rest of their lives.
Fortunately Narcolepsy is very rare, yet around five years ago cases started popping up all over Europe. The cause was eventually traced back to the Swine Flu vaccination that was doled out at the behest of our friends in the WHO.
This further fuelled a thought that has been lurking at the back of my mind for a long time. Just who is the enemy here?
We are constantly told that Big Tobacco is the ultimate evil while Big Pharma is the knight in shining armour. I would contend that Big Pharma is doing far more damage to the health of the planet than smoking ever did. Big Tobacco is at least honest in its approach – their product may [or may not] cause health problems and there can't be a sinner on the planet who isn't aware of this. Big Pharma however has inveigled its way into just about everyone's lives with its painkillers, antidepressants, beta blockers and what have you. They will vehemently deny any wrong doing and scream blue murder if they are accused of anything. Their products are all squeaky clean and never ever cause side effects
Apparently you aren't healthy these days unless you are popping your regular dosage of pills and potions. Yet how many are aware of the side effects of these pills and potions? And some of those side effects can be debilitating, permanent and in some cases fatal. So why do people hold Big Pharma in such high regard?
I would contend [with a high degree of confidence] that Big Pharma does far more damage to our health than smoking. It definitely kills more people every year than second hand smoke ever did seeing as the latter never killed anyone. So why isn't Big Pharma under the spotlight? Why aren't the laboratories full of researchers testing the side effects of the countless pills on the market? Why aren't researchers setting out to prove the damage that Big Pharma causes?
One little example of the hypocrisy that surrounds Big Pharma – The "experts" constantly bleat about how dangerous e-cigarettes may be and that there has been no research into long term effects, yet who did research into the long term effects of Pandemrix [the Swine Flu Jab]? No one, yet it was pumped into an estimated 11 million people. Is this not a case of rank hypocrisy?
Of course Big Pharma secretly loves the side effects of their drugs. Why? Because they already have a stash of other drugs to counter the side effects of the first. It is the ultimate sales technique.
I would contend that Big Tobacco is positively benign when compared to Big Pharma.