Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

The Infectious Disease Industry, With Budget Cuts – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on March 12, 2018

Build it and they will succumb.

By the way, my pharmacist says flu vaccines are only 20-25% effective.

Lo and behold, just after an infectious disease expert said in news reports that the world needs to prepare for the next deadly flu pandemic that is predicted to kill 200 millionand that the infectious disease industry needs an additional $7.5 billion to prevent such an occurrence (wouldn’t have anything to do with steep budget cuts planned for government agencies that oversee disease control and vaccines, would it?), the World Health Organization (WHO) includes in its 2018 list of disease priorities “disease x.”

“Nobody can tell you what Disease X is, or what it will become, because it is a future planned unknown infectious disease the WHO says it must begin to prepare for.”

..But what is the urgency?

Here it is:

According to a university professor: “The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has led efforts to coordinate global surveillance. But the Trump administration hopes to slash funding for the CDC, as well as global health programs. If cuts are enacted, it would imperil these efforts.”

Just exactly what are the infectious disease experts predicting? Here’s what:

“President Trump’s FY 18 budget request to Congress includes unprecedented cuts to global health. If enacted, they would total approximately $2.5 billion and bring funding below FY 08 levels.”

Quoted from the Kaiser Health Foundation:

Based on our models, the potential health impacts of these one-year cuts is significant across all three budget scenarios. For example, depending on the size of the cut, we estimate that starting next year:

Additional new HIV infections would range from 49,100 to 198,700; the number of people on anti-retrovirals could decline by more than 830,000 in the steepest budget cut scenario;

Additional new TB cases would range from 7,600 to 31,100;

The number of women and couples receiving contraceptives would decline, ranging from 6.2 million to almost 24 million; the increase in the number of abortions would range between 778,000 to almost 3 million; and

Additional maternal, newborn, and child deaths would range between 7,000 and 31,300.

Dr. Quick also took the opportunity to promote his scaremongering book: The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat To Humanity And How To Stop It (Scribe March 8, 2018)

A replay of the 1918 Spanish flu – against which we are not yet prepared – could hit every major city in the world within 200 days, claim more than 300 million lives,
ravage national economies with the force of the
Great Recession (2008), and close public services
and business around the globe.
– Jonathan Quick MD, The End Of Epidemics

Yet with billions of dollars of research funds, all the infectious disease industry could do this flu season is produce a vaccine that was only 36% effective….

Be seeing you


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