TRUTH IS THE DAUGHTER OF TIME (Leonardo da Vinci)…
“Worldwide malaria deaths may be almost twice as high as previously estimated, a study reports.” The research, published in Lancet, suggests 1.24 million people died from malaria in 2010, compared to a World Health Organization estimate for 2010 of 655,000 deaths.
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A manic reaction is ironclad evidence that a compound has antidepressant, and thus immunostimulating properties.*
In 1994, I submitted the “Invisible Antivirals” article to Lancet. Lancet editor Dr Richard Horton, then deputy editor, rejected it as “too long for a hypothesis.”
Think about that. Lancet is infamous for publishing extremely long and clinically worthless articles. It’s akin to saying, ”don’t inject a life-saving substance, if the needle is too long.”
When challenged, a Lancet deputy editor confessed that she suspected that some contributors charge their grants for every word published. How about “hypothesis,” when the article was not a hypothesis but a comprehensive review of the international biomedical literature?
Horton would never have dreamed, that in 2012 the skullduggery would make its way to a freedom of speech blog. Turning to the World Health Organization, it too has repeatedly suppressed the availability of immunostimulation. And why not, everyone else has. Scroll through lay and medical media, and the output on the internet, for any such reference.
Article 19 was written to protect society from such atrocities as occurred during the Second World War. It may yet save the day, but only if many aware of the debacle complies with it. As Francis Bacon noted, “Justice will not support us, if we don’t support justice.”
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