Category Archives: big pharma
In 2016, 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States, with roughly 80 percent of those deaths connected to opioids, according to a new report. The level of addiction has increased by almost 500 percent over the last six years.
However, the question hanging on every concerned parent’s lips is where so many people could possible access that amount of drugs. Attorney Mike Papantonio believes the answer is as close as neighborhood clinics.
In an exclusive interview with Abby Martin, the law professional — who made his name with triumphant lawsuits against big tobacco, chemical corporations and more — said he plans to take the United States’ opioid crisis by the horns.
Statistics show that 95 percent of suboxone sold in the world is sold in the United States and that one week of opioid use is enough to kick-start a severe addiction. With support from major distributors, pharmaceutical producers like Purdue Pharma were able to get their products into every hospital in the nation.
Cleverly-crafted informative pamphlets describing addiction-free painkillers as well as pressure from federal health departments for critics was all it took to introduce dangerous substances such as Oxycodone into a patient’s daily prescription.
Most current cell phone carriers offer fourth-generation (4G or 4G LTE) wireless cellular service, which represents the latest iteration in the “exponential evolution” that began with analog first-generation (1G) service in the early 1980s.5 Each subsequent decade has ushered in a new generation of mobile networks, with 2G going digital in the early 1990s, 3G emerging in the early 2000s and implementation of 4G/4G LTE unfolding in the early part of the current decade.
With the advent of the dramatically faster 4G service—the first generation designed primarily for data rather than voice—mobile phone users have been able to stream video and music to their heart’s content.6 Yet, with perpetually data-hungry consumers flocking to newer applications such as virtual reality and videoconferencing, it appears that even 4G is being stretched to its limits.
As the telecommunications industry anticipates “billions of users, billions of devices and billions of connections,”7 it is avidly preparing for the next generation of cellular service, called 5G, which is likely to be ready for rollout well before 2020.8
Far more than a simple technological upgrade, 5G represents a significant and risky turning point with major implications for health, privacy, property values and local control.9 To fully understand what 5G portends, it is helpful to grasp a few basics about the electromagnetic spectrum. Electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) are expressed in terms of units called hertz (cycles per second), abbreviated as Hz, where the higher the frequency, the smaller the wavelength. The spectrum begins with direct current and extremely low-frequency (larger wavelength) radio waves, and continues with microwave radiation, infrared and ultraviolet light, X-rays and gamma rays. Household appliances are at the extremely low-frequency end of the spectrum, generating EMFs in the range of three to three hundred Hz. Microwave radiation—emitted by all current wireless devices—ranges from three hundred megahertz (MHz) to three hundred gigahertz (GHz). (A MHz equals one million Hz and a GHz equals one billion Hz.)
Unlike prior generations of cellular service, 5G will transmit using not just low-band frequencies but also a form of extremely high frequency microwave radiation called millimeter waves (approximately thirty to three hundred GHz). Millimeter waves offer a “glut” of previously untapped spectrum that the telecom industry is eager to exploit, for at least two reasons.10 First, the “good” spectrum is “just about used up,” according to the communications technology editor at Electronic Design, resulting in “spectrum shortages and conflicts.”11 The tech editor observes that “spectrum is like prime real estate”; millimeter waves can “take the pressure off the lower frequencies” and “provide that precious coveted spectrum needed for expansion.”11 A Samsung-funded wireless expert rhapsodizes, “The beauty of millimeter waves is there’s so much spectrum.”10 Second, millimeter wave technology promises “blazingly” and “insanely” fast data capacity.12,13 Even in advance of its widespread rollout, techies are celebrating 5G’s potential to usher in light speed connectivity14 that is “orders of magnitude” beyond 4G.15
WHETHER WE WANT IT OR NOT
5G’s cheerleaders are particularly delighted with one unique feature of millimeter wave technology, which is that the antennas needed to transmit and receive signals can be very small. At the same time, millimeter waves have one key limitation, dictated by the laws of physics: higher frequencies have much shorter transmission ranges.11
Chairman of Israel Medical Association and World Medical Association Opposes Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Doctors
“It’s a virus, but we just can’t find it.”
by Jon Rappoport
December 27, 2017
“It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a UFO, it’s a virus from outer space.”
My previous article detailed: cooking up fake threats of viruses from outer space. This could be the next “UFO disclosure” coming on the heels of recent Pentagon reports of alien craft in the skies.
Now let’s come back to Earth.
Here is the basic background. If researchers say they’ve found a new disease caused by a virus, they’re saying people who have the disease have the virus in their bodies.
These people must have the virus. Otherwise, they don’t have the disease. Remember that.
I’m now going to detail two examples where VERY embarrassing information surfaced about so-called viral epidemics.
One: Swine Flu, the big epidemic of 2009.
The CDC was calling for all Americans to take the Swine Flu vaccine. Remember?
The problem was, the CDC was concealing a scandal.
At the time, star CBS investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, was working on a Swine Flu story. She discovered that the CDC had secretly stopped counting cases of the illness—while, of course, continuing to warn Americans about its unchecked spread.
Understand that the CDC’s main job is counting cases and reporting the numbers.
What was the Agency up to?
Here is an excerpt from my 2014 interview with Sharyl Attkisson:
Rappoport: In 2009, you spearheaded coverage of the so-called Swine Flu pandemic. You discovered that, in the summer of 2009, the Centers for Disease Control, ignoring their federal mandate, [secretly] stopped counting Swine Flu cases in America. Yet they continued to stir up fear about the “pandemic,” without having any real measure of its impact. Wasn’t that another investigation of yours that was shut down? Wasn’t there more to find out?
Attkisson: The implications of the story were even worse than that. We discovered through our FOI efforts that before the CDC mysteriously stopped counting Swine Flu cases, they had learned that almost none of the cases they had counted as Swine Flu was, in fact, Swine Flu or any sort of flu at all! The interest in the story from one [CBS] executive was very enthusiastic. He said it was “the most original story” he’d seen on the whole Swine Flu epidemic. But others pushed to stop it [after it was published on the CBS News website] and, in the end, no [CBS television news] broadcast wanted to touch it. We aired numerous stories pumping up the idea of an epidemic, but not the one that would shed original, new light on all the hype. It was fair, accurate, legally approved and a heck of a story. With the CDC keeping the true Swine Flu stats secret, it meant that many in the public took and gave their children an experimental vaccine that may not have been necessary.
—end of interview excerpt—
It was routine for doctors all over America to send blood samples from patients they’d diagnosed with Swine Flu, or the “most likely” Swine Flu patients, to labs for testing. And overwhelmingly, those samples were coming back with the result: not Swine Flu, not any kind of flu. NO SIGN OF THE SWINE FLU VIRUS.
That was the big secret. That’s what the CDC was hiding. That’s why they stopped reporting Swine Flu case numbers. That’s what Attkisson had discovered. That’s why she was shut down.
But it gets even worse.
As of Dec. 16, the date of the most recent report from the California Department of Public Health, 10 people under age 65 had died from influenza-related illness statewide. Typically, only one or two deaths, and sometimes none at all, have been reported in the same time frame. The state does not track flu-related deaths among people age 65 and older.
The higher-than-usual number of fatalities — plus other reports of increased influenza activity.
What has some experts concerned, though, are reports that this year’s flu vaccine is not offering good protection against the strain that’s circulating most widely: Type A, subtype H3N2.
H3N2 “tends to be the strain of virus that most impacts the elderly, that causes the most complications, and up until this point the vaccine results have been quite disappointing,” said Dr. Randy Bergen, clinical lead for Kaiser Permanente’s flu vaccination program in Northern California. “Those things make us concerned that we’re going to have a lot of sick people.”
In Australia, hospital admissions for influenza were more than double what is reported in a normal season, according to officials there. Deaths more than tripled, but some of that increase may have been due to discrepancies in how fatalities are counted.
The increase in deaths in Australia was not necessarily because the flu virus in circulation was more severe. It was just infecting more people, experts said.
“They just had a lot of cases — the most they’ve had since 2009, which was a pandemic year,” said Dr. David Relman, an infectious disease specialist at Stanford Health Care.
One reason for the high rate of illness was the lack of vaccine protection, public health officials said. Australian officials believe that the H3N2 strain mutated in a way that weakened the impact of the vaccine.
The vaccine — which protects against three or four different influenza strains — reduced the overall risk of flu infection by about 33 percent. But for the H3N2 strain, officials believe it reduced the risk by only about 10 percent.
Nationwide, the flu season also seems to be starting a bit early, with elevated levels of hospitalizations and positive lab tests being reported in most states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.