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 on: March 02, 2015, 11:13:22 PM 
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Address by Nelson Mandela at Vaccine Conference

April 2002
As many of you know, I have a longstanding interest in the welfare of the world’s children and it is for this reason that I am so pleased to be here tonight.

Giving children a healthy start in life, no matter where they are born or the circumstances of their birth, is the moral obligation of every one of us. It is heartbreaking to think that three million children die each year from diseases that we can prevent.

These are three million needless deaths every year. These are children that would have grown up to support their families, their communities and their nations.

They would have been productive members of societies that are still developing and need their children to be healthy and strong. By preventing these deaths, we would not only save the lives of children but we would also help strengthen communities and contribute to the development of strong and prosperous nations.

In that context, I would like to mention one particular initiative with which I am very proud to be involved.

Two years ago, the leading institutions of the world involved in vaccination decided to form an alliance to combat declining immunization rates in some of the world’s poorest countries.

The partners of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization - which include UN agencies such as the WHO and UNICEF, as well as the World Bank, Foundations and the vaccine industry - have made enormous progress in focusing the world’s attention on the importance of making sure that all children receive the basic vaccines.

I am particularly proud to serve as Chairman of the Board of The Vaccine Fund, the financial arm of the Global Alliance, which helps finance immunization in the world’s poorest countries.

In less than two years, the Global Alliance and the Fund have committed more than 800 million dollars to 53 countries to pay for newer vaccines or to help improve immunization infrastructure.

During the course of this conference, you will hear from some of the representatives of Global Alliance and the Fund and I urge you to listen to what they have to say and support their work.

There are many important initiatives under way to better children’s lives but I believe that few can make a difference as quickly as the Global Alliance and the Fund have done. For 30 US dollars, we can fully immunize a child. For 300 US dollars, we save a life.

With 800 US million already committed to the Global Alliance and the Fund, one can only imagine how many children’s lives have already been potentially saved.

I would particularly urge those African ministers who are here to take the message of the Global Alliance and the Fund back to your countries. It represents a true partnership between international organizations and our countries and we need to be active partners in this exchange. If we do not make saving children’s lives a priority in our own countries, it will be even more difficult to ask the industrial world to take on that responsibility for us.

In our modern globalised world partnerships are imperative for us to successfully tackle the problems we face.

Within single countries we need strong and integrated partnerships amongst the various agencies involved in the vaccination programme. This applies particularly to the different ministries of government. An integrated approach internally will also facilitate a co-ordinated approach to international agencies. Ministers of Health and Ministers of Finance are key partners in such an integrated national approach.

The global health community has an equally important obligation to maximise co-ordination and to aim at sustainability. Policy-making agencies and funding institutions should locate their efforts within the larger developmental context of a country or region.

One aspect in the arena of policy and financing is that we should not be giving the impression through our funding regimes that certain diseases are less urgent than others and can wait before receiving vaccination attention.

If we tackle these life-threatening and life-shortening issues holistically and in broad partnerships, we shall attend to such matters as building infrastructure and nurturing and maintaining human resource capacity in this field. Too often we find that skilled staff are drawn into the private sector or even lured from developing countries to countries of the North.

In few other areas of our globalised world can the injunction that we are the keepers of our brother and sister be more valid than in the arena of the health of children.

We have a global responsibility to give of the utmost of ourselves, materially and morally, in this partnership.

I am confident that your deliberations here will give further impetus to this key effort to better the lives of the children of the world, and so build stronger communities and nations.

I salute you for your efforts, and I thank you.

Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation

 on: March 02, 2015, 11:09:12 PM 
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 on: March 02, 2015, 11:04:29 PM 
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push that

 on: March 02, 2015, 10:57:14 PM 
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That's good news, girrls!

2 March 2015 Last updated at 22:03 GMT

Pakistan arrests parents for refusing polio vaccine
A police man watches on as a Pakistani health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Peshawar, Pakistan. 16 February 2015 Pakistani police will only release parents once they have sworn that they will vaccinate their children
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Authorities in Peshawar, in the north-west of the country, detained 471 people and charged them with "endangering public security".


 on: March 02, 2015, 08:07:42 PM 
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"ESST NICHTS, WO DNA DRIN IST!" So ungefähr lautet der Spruch. Wessen Spruch? Antwort: Das ist der Spruch der DNA-Vertreter.

Das sind Leute, die sagen, daß überall DNA drin ist. Und sie klopfen sich auf die Schenkel, weil es ja so lustig ist, weil ja überall DNA drin ist.

Sie sagen aber nicht, wessen DNA drin ist...

Das ist der Haken.

Wer sich wirklich wissenschaftlich sauber informieren will, der hat es schwer.

Hier ist ein Schenkelklopfer, von David Gorski in seinem neuen Beitrag in "Science-Based Medicine":

Basically, here The Food Babe’s response boils down to: Ignore my chemical illiteracy. It’s all about “transparency.” Of course, she doesn’t seem to realize that her case for transparency was very much undermined by her chemical illiteracy.

Another here’s a hilarious one:

    What they say: The phrase “If you can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t eat it” is not scientific.

    The truth: I didn’t come up with this clever phrase, but think it’s great advice.

    This idea actually originated with Michael Pollan in his prominent book “In the Defense of Food” and later on in “Food Rules” where in rule #7 he stated “Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.”

    I love this advice and I think it works well in the majority of cases when reading the ingredient label on food products in the grocery store. Not everyone has the time to tirelessly review all the ingredients allowed in our food system. This simple rule makes it easy for the average person to avoid processed food, which I think everyone can benefit from!

    If you can’t pronounce it that probably means the material has been part of the human diet for a minute period of time in terms of the human evolutionary or developmental process. Using many of these substances is a grand experiment that many people would prefer not subjecting themselves or their children to.


In other words, Hari is doubling down on what can only be described as one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard from an activist. The only appropriate response to this is along the lines of a meme that’s been going around Facebook:

all natural banana

Clearly, Hari should never, ever eat a banana.



Was Vani Hari von sich gibt, ist grottendummer Blödsinn unterster Kajüte. Natürlich sind die wissenschaftlichen Bezeichnungen für organische Chemikalien, und nichts anderes sind die Bestandteile von Pflanzen, sehr kompliziert. Die Natur ist eben kompliziert! Wollte man daher alles nicht essen, wovon man die wissenschaftliche Bezeichnung der Inhalte nicht auf die Reihe kriegt, würde man verhungern. Vani Hari erzählt Mist!

Aber, und das ist hier der Haken, mit eben diesem Schenkelklopfer werden dem dummen Verbraucher (ja, der ist immer der Dumme) genetisch veränderte Lebensmittel untergejubelt. Macht doch nichts, wenn statt der einen komplizierten Dingsda-DNA eine andere mit drin ist.

Und das ist der Haken. Es macht nämlich doch etwas.

 on: March 02, 2015, 07:53:04 PM 
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Einen riesig langen Artikel hat David Gorski bei "Science Based Medicine" geschrieben. So lang, purzeldiblotz, selbst für den oft sehr langatmigen Gorski ein neuer Rekord, nehme ich an.

Stephen Barrett schreibt dazu im neuen Quackwatch-Newsletter:

Consumer Health Digest #15-09
March 1, 2015

“Food Babe" severely criticized

David Gorski, M.D., has posted a lengthy analysis of the activities of Vani Hari, a 35-year-old North Carolina woman who has developed a large following—including more than a million Facebook followers—despite her lack of relevant scientific training or credentials. Her targets have included flu vaccine, microwave ovens, and various food chemicals she claims are toxic.
[Gorski D.
Vani Hari, a.k.a. "The Food Babe," finally responds to critics
Science-Based Medicine Blog, Dec 8, 2014]


 on: March 02, 2015, 07:42:14 PM 
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Glückspilz schreibt im Krebsforum Lazarus::

Die britische Zeitung "The Guardian" hat enge Bindungen an das ehemalige britische Gefängnisareal und Kolonie Australien und bringt viel mehr Meldungen über Australien als deutsche Zeitungen.

In Australien sind einige, zum Teil sehr gefährliche "Health Warriors" und "Wellness Warriors" aktiv, die unter anderem als Reiseveranstalter in großem Umfang Fahrten nach Europa veranstalten, zum Beispiel nach Deutschland, zu irgendwelchen Krebsquacksalbern.

Kaum zu glauben, aber wahr: Deutschland als das Traumland für australische Krebskranke. Wenn die wüßten...

Wir haben schon mehrere dieser Fälle recherchiert. Der nun ist, zumindest mir, neu. Eine Frau mit 30 stirbt an Krebs, nachdem sie als Wellness Warrior herumgetönt hat. Nun, in Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz hatten wir in den letzten 10 Jahren mehrere solche Fälle. Aber daß jemand schon mit 30 stirbt, das hatten wir noch nicht.

Der Artikel enthält eingebette Links, die ich nicht übernehme. Also unbedingt und auf jeden Fall den Originalartikel lesen !!!!

Australia news

Jessica Ainscough, Australia's 'wellness warrior', dies of cancer aged 30

Ainscough, who attracted thousands of followers on social media, shunned conventional medical treatment for her rare cancer and tried to cure it with Gerson therapy

Jessica Ainscough was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma seven years ago. Her mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and followed Gerson therapy, died in 2013.
Melissa Davey

Sunday 1 March 2015 01.13 GMT Last modified on Sunday 1 March 2015 01.46 GMT

The former online editor of the teen publication Dolly, who attracted thousands of followers on social media after she shunned conventional medical treatment for a rare cancer, has died aged 30.

Jessica Ainscough was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma seven years ago, a rare soft-tissue cancer which affects young adults and most often first develops in the hand or arm.

Doctors suggested Ainscough’s best chance of survival would be to have her arm amputated at the shoulder, a traumatic procedure that significantly increases a patient’s chance of 10-year survival.

She tried chemotherapy for a time, but when it stopped working, amputation was again recommended.

It was then Ainscough tried to cure her cancer by following an unproven treatment known as “Gerson therapy”, which involves daily coffee enemas, a heavy regime of dietary supplements, and following a strict organic, vegetarian diet.

Cancer institutes around the world have rejected Gerson therapy as unproven, with the website of the National Cancer Institute in the US stating: “The data that are available are not sufficient to warrant claims that the Gerson therapy is effective as an adjuvant to other cancer therapies or as a cure.”

Ainscough became known as a “wellness warrior” after she left her job and began documenting her experiences with Gerson therapy online, attracting a strong following which included other cancer patients.

Her mother, Sharyn, followed her daughter in advocating Gerson therapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer, and died in 2013.

In an update Ainscough posted to her website last year, she said she had become unwell, attributing this to her mother’s death.

“For the first time in my almost seven year journey with cancer, this year I’ve been really unwell,” Ainscough wrote.

“I’ve lived with cancer since 2008 and for most of those years my condition was totally stable. When my mum became really ill, my cancer started to become aggressive again. After she died, things really started flaring up.

“For the past few months, I’ve been pretty much bedridden.”

A profile piece on Ainscough published by Fairfax last year, which said her alternative treatments had “paid off”, attracted criticism for not including any comment from peak cancer bodies or medical experts.

“It started out as a personal journal online and attracted a worldwide family craving this information,” Ainscough told Fairfax of her online blog.

Fairfax later updated the story to include comment from Cancer Australia, which states on its website that some patients used complementary and alternative therapies to “gain a feeling of control over the treatment of their disease”.

“Most alternative therapies have not been assessed for efficacy or safety,” Cancer Australia state.

“Some have been studied and found to be harmful or ineffective.”

The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia recently updated its position statement on complementary and alternative (CAM) cancer therapies, emphasising the importance of patients discussing such treatments with their doctors, as they could interfere with conventional medical therapy.

“It is likely that more than two-thirds of Australian adults have used CAM in the last 12 months,” the statement said.

“Less than half of them will have informed their doctors of their CAM use and many may be using CAM as well as prescription medicine.

“Patients are also at increased risk of harm if they delay or stop using proven conventional medicine in favor of a CAM that has no evidence of efficacy.”

Arm ab ist besser als Kopf ab. Zu glauben, daß Kaffeeeinläufe und Grünzeug gegen Krebs helfen, also dazu muß man schon reichlich dämlich sein.

So schlecht ist die Schulbildung auch in Australien nicht, daß man dort nicht lesen kann, daß die "Gernson-Therapie" keine Therapie, sondern tödlicher Mist ist.

Mehrere bekannte amerikanische Schauspielerinnen haben sich in den letzten 20 Jahren die Brüste VORSORGLICH amputieren lassen wegen der großen Gefahr durch Brustkrebs.

Daß jemand auf etwas so wichtiges wie einen Arm nicht verzichten möchte, kann man sich gut vorstellen. Aber bei der Alternative "Arm oder Leben" einen garantiert tödlichen Mist zu bauen, so blöde darf man nicht sein!

Sehr erschreckend sind auch die Zahlen: 2/3 der australischen Erwachsenen haben in den letzten 12 Monaten CAM (alternativen Mist) benutzt, und weniger als die Hälfte davon hat ihren Ärzten das überhaupt gesagt.

Jessica Ainscough ist nicht die einzige, die Blödheit mit dem Tod bezahlt. Wieviele sind es noch? Die Zahlen dürften fuchtbar sein.

Deutschland als Exporteur für den Tod. Das wird unserer Waffenindustrie nachgesagt. Man sollte sich die Scharlatane und ihre Vermarkter vornehmen. Ich bin bin mir sicher, daß DIE mindestens 10x oder 100x soviele Todesfälle verursachen wie die Waffenindustrie. Aber weil es nicht peng macht, wenn einer tot umfällt, fällt es niemandem auf.

Krebskranke sterben leise. Das ist ihr Schicksal.

Wenn sie ihre Bürger wirklich schützen wollen, dann sollten sich die australischen und die britischen Behörden DRINGEND den Reiseverkehr und die Reiseveranstalter unter die Lupe nehmen. Und alle Fahrten nach Europa, insbesondere nach Deutschland rigoros kontrollieren. Und sie notfalls verbieten.

Krebspfusch ist Mord.

Stoppt die Mörder!

Mit der Gerson-"Therapie" bringen etliche deutsche Betrüger Krebskranken selbst um das letzte Geld.

Die Justiz als aktiver Partner der Betrüger läßt die Täter ungeschoren. Deutschland, der Rechtsstaat. Was für eine tödliche Farce!

 on: March 02, 2015, 07:36:20 PM 
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Partial quotation of newsletter:

Consumer Health Digest #15-09
March 1, 2015

“Food Babe" severely criticized

David Gorski, M.D., has posted a lengthy analysis of the activities of Vani Hari, a 35-year-old North Carolina woman who has developed a large following—including more than a million Facebook followers—despite her lack of relevant scientific training or credentials. Her targets have included flu vaccine, microwave ovens, and various food chemicals she claims are toxic.
[Gorski D.
Vani Hari, a.k.a. "The Food Babe," finally responds to critics
Science-Based Medicine Blog, Dec 8, 2014]


 on: March 02, 2015, 07:31:44 PM 
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Consumer Health Digest #15-09
March 1, 2015

Consumer Health Digest is a free weekly e-mail newsletter edited by Stephen Barrett, M.D., with help from William M. London, Ed.D. It summarizes scientific reports; legislative developments; enforcement actions; news reports; Web site evaluations; recommended and nonrecommended books; and other information relevant to consumer protection and consumer decision-making. If you enjoy this newsletter, please recommend it to your friends.

NAS says chronic fatigue syndrome should be considered a valid diagnosis

The National Academy of Sciences has released a book-length report that discuses chronic fatigue syndrome, also called myalgic encephalitis, or ME/CFS. The report notes:

ME/CFS is a serious, chronic, complex, systemic disease that often can profoundly affect the lives of patients. Many people with ME/CFS report difficulty completing everyday tasks, and at least one quarter have been home- or bed-bound at some point as a result of their illness.
Many health-care providers are skeptical about the seriousness of ME/CFS, mistake it for a mental health condition, or consider it a figment of the patient's imagination.
Misconceptions and dismissive attitudes on the part of health care providers make the path to diagnosis long and frustrating for many patients.
The report proposes renaming the condition systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEIF) with four criteria that must be satisfied to make the diagnosis:

Substantial reduction or impairment in the ability to engage in pre-illness levels of occupational, educational, social, or personal activities, that persists for more than 6 months and is accompanied by fatigue, which is often profound, is of new or definite onset (not lifelong), is not the result of ongoing excessive exertion, and is not

* substantially alleviated by rest
* Post-exertional malaise
* Unrefreshing sleep
* Cognitive impairment; orthostatic intolerance (symptoms when standing upright that are relieved when sitting down again); or both

The full text of "Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness"
can be downloaded free of charge from the National Academy Press Web site.

“Food Babe" severely criticized

David Gorski, M.D., has posted a lengthy analysis of the activities of Vani Hari, a 35-year-old North Carolina woman who has developed a large following—including more than a million Facebook followers—despite her lack of relevant scientific training or credentials. Her targets have included flu vaccine, microwave ovens, and various food chemicals she claims are toxic.
[Gorski D.
Vani Hari, a.k.a. "The Food Babe," finally responds to critics
Science-Based Medicine Blog, Dec 8, 2014]

Article tells how Congress weakened the FDA

Quackwatch has expanded its article about the health-food industry campaigns that weakened the FDA's ability to regulate dietary supplements
The 1976 Proxmire Amendment prohibits the FDA from regulating dosage, and the 1994 Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA) prevents the banning of useless ingredients and enables sellers to make misleading "structure/function claims" with impunity. Both campaigns generated huge amounts of "grass-roots" mail to Congress that appeared to be from consumers but actually came primarily from sellers. The article also links to the full texts of relevant Congressional hearings.

Full text of classic vitamin book posted

The full text of Charles Marshall's

Vitamins and Minerals: Help or Harm?

has been posted to Nutriwatch. The book, which was edited by Dr. Stephen Barrett, won the American Medical Writers Association's award for best book of 1983 for the general public and was republished in 1985 by Consumer Reports Books. It focuses on nutrient discoveries, functions, food source, toxicity, and myths. Despite the book’s age, most of what it says is still valid.


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 on: March 02, 2015, 01:34:33 AM 
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Sweden has reported their first case of measles that is linked to the large European outbreak, which includes an outbreak in Germany, according to Swedish media.


The report states the patient, who was unvaccinated, is reported to have been infected during a trip to Germany. Germany is one of seven countries in Europe battling the measles outbreak that has affected more than 22,000 since the beginning of 2014 (Germany has reported 1,091 cases).


The Germans did it again. We should ban such countries, I say.

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