First I was stunned. Then I was angry. And then I was sad. Why?
I was watching some late show on TV. Guest was some GP doctor and she was talking about “pharmaceutical conspiracy”.
Well, everybody has a right to express an opinion. And I am not a doctor and I surely don’t know what was the limit for cholesterol in blood 20 years ago, did they lowered the limit for a reason. And I surely don’t know much about H1N1 and can vaccination protect us. But I think that I know something about hepatitis.
I forgot most of her gibberish but a few facts that she said are still in my head: “It is not true that every 12 person has hepatitis B”...
Who said B? This fact is about all kinds of hepatitis, not just B! “Hepatitis B can be 100% cured by interferon...”
You don’t have to be a doctor to know that is it not true. Hepatitis B belongs to ‘hard to treat’ group and only small percent can exclude virus only by interferon. The rest of us are “doomed” to pills for the rest of our lives. And pills will only suppress it, not kill it. “... and therefore there is no need for vaccination, especially there is no need to vaccinate infants”.
And that was a point when I got really angry. Such words usually can be heard from ordinary people, but not from a doctor! In my opinion, those statements obliterate all our efforts to educate people about hepatitis and vaccination. “There is no need for pegilated interferon and ribavirin to treat hepatitis C. It can be easily cured with xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx”.
No, I will not even write the name of forbidden s*** that she mentioned as a 100% cure for HCV.
Imagine a later situation that somebody who watched that show ask me for advice. What advice I could I possibly give him when he can always say “Are you a doctor? No? Then how can you tell me to get my children vaccinated when the real doctor said that it is not necessary?”
It would be just like blowing in the wind