Friday, August 17, 2012

Why Is the CDC Pimping For Merck & Co.?

Let’s see if we can figure that out.

The Center for Disease Control just issued a scare alert that all Baby Boomers should get tested for the Hepatitis C virus.

The CDC was founded in 1943 during World War II as a branch of the United States Public Health Service to help control malaria. 

The CDC now operates under the Department of Health and Human Services umbrella. Its current focus includes chronic diseases, disabilities, injury control, workplace hazards, environmental health threats and terrorism preparation. 

On Thursday, August 16th, the CDC made an overheated, nearly hysterical announcement that all persons born between 1945 and 1965 (Baby Boomers) should get tested for being infected with the Hepatitis C virus. The CDC said that most people would not know if they were infected until liver disease develops. The CDC said the Boomer group is most at risk because they could have received blood transfusions before blood was tested for infections. The CDC said Boomers should be tested immediately and get treatment for curing the Hep-C virus as soon as possible since two new drugs have been developed that will do the job.

The actual announcement from the CDC was careful to say that Boomers might be ill (and not know it) from “Hepatitis C-related illnesses”. Although this nicety was often omitted in newscasts about the announcement.

So let’s back off and take a deep breath. A Hepatitis C-related illness is an illness of the liver. Taking a medicine to control a virus is not going to cure an illness of the liver unless the illness was caused by a virus. 

Interestingly, there has been no agreement in the medical community that a Hepatitis c virus exists. 

So why is the CDC issuing an announcement that all Boomers should be tested for having the Hepatitis C virus when there may be no such thing? And Boomers who will be found to have a Hepatitis C-related disease would not be cured by a Hepatitis C virus drug, if there were such a thing, which there may not be.

Now here’s an interesting coincidence. The head of the Center for Disease Control under George W. Bush was Julie Gerberding. When Gerberding left the CDC, she was hired by Merck & Co., a pharmaceutical firm, to head up its vaccines unit.

Merck has just developed a Hep-C virus drug now being touted by the CDC as a sure cure for the Hep-C virus.

But hey! The Hepatitis C virus may not exist.

Well, at least now we know what the CDC is up to, and why it sent out a scare alert about getting treated by a new wonder drug for a virus that may not exist. The CDC, as well as the American Medical Association and most of Washington, DC is owned by the pharmaceutical industry.

Oh...and if there isn't really anyone out in reality land who will benefit from this new wonder Hep-C virus drug? Who is going to benefit from this hoopla? How about all the hospitals and doctors who will bill Medicare for the unnecessary tests, and how about the drug companies who will provide an expensive drug for a disease that doesn't exist?

Question answered? I think so.

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