Mike Adams belongs in jail. Either that or in a mental institution. His propaganda does direct harm to those who read it and are fooled into thinking he’s a medical expert when he isn’t. How he can get away with his claims without it being considering practicing medicine without a license is beyond me. A few decades ago, his activities would have been considered medical fraud. And yet today, this merchant of death is allowed to get away with deceiving the public about the efficacy of medical science. It’s simply criminal.
Now Mike Adams has produced a list of supposed lies about medical healthcare, all of which instead expose his own lies.
So let’s go through them:
“Lie #1) Vaccines make you healthy”
Nobody makes this claim. If fact, right off the bat the writer of this list exposes either their complete ignorance of medical science or their complete contempt for their readers by flat-out lying to them. Vaccines are the safest and best PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT and cannot help anyone who already is infected with the virus the vaccine was intended to prevent.
“Lie #2) Pharmaceuticals prevent disease”
This is nothing short of a scientific fact brought about by over a 100 years of clinical research. In other words, this is just a refusal to accept reality itself. The author might as well claim the Holocaust never happened either while they’re at it.
“Lie #3) Doctors are experts in health”
This is the tactic of every denialist. Because their claims can’t be backed up with any evidence, they have no choice but to attack the very notion of expertise at all in an attempt to lower everyone else to their pathetically poor standards. The fact is that no so-called “alternative” “medicine” has been proven to work under a proper standard of measurement (if it did, there’d be nothing “alternative” about it), so their REAL agenda is to lower the standards of evidence to allow any unproven “remedy” to be called medicine. It’s no different than when creationists try to lower the standards of science to allow “intelligent design” or when Holocaust deniers try to lower the standards of historical research to allow for their particular brand of historical revisionism. The author of this list, Mike Adams, has no medical background of any kind and is apparently insecure about it, so he’s invented an imaginary expertise in medicine and is insisting everyone with real credentials have no qualifications even millions have been saved using real medicine while Adam’s methods have never proven to save a single life ever.
“Lie #4) You have no role in your own healing”
Again, nobody makes this claim. Doctors happily encourage patients to engage in healthy diet and exercise as this my help prevent countless health problems such as heart disease and some cancers, etc. However, no amount of diet and exercise will prevent all cancer and certainly none of it can cure your cancer once you have it. It’s a complete fantasy of the delusional that the human body is capable of fighting off all disease on its own unaided by medical science.
“Lie #5) Disease is a matter of bad luck or bad genes”
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Bad genes are a major component to countless diseases and disorders from cancers, diabetes, and autism. While other diseases are largely the result of catching a virus just by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Of course luck isn’t the only factor here. Nobody in the U.S. is likely to catch polio for instance for a good reason. Thanks for strong vaccination campaigns, polio has been completely eradicated from all but about 5 countries in the world. Also using condoms, for instance is an effective way to prevent STDs. Sadly, delusional fools like Mike Adams flat-out refuse to accept Germ Theory and think they can treat people with their voodoo medicines. They can’t.
“Lie #6) Screening equals prevention”
Once again, nobody makes this claim. Screening certainly benefits prevention for reasons that should be common sense to everyone above the age of 4. The sooner you catch a problem before it get worse, the better. But no, screening to find a problem itself is not itself preventing the problem and nobody would claim otherwise. That’s just asshole dumb.
“Lie #7) Health insurance will keep you healthy”
Once again, nobody claims this to begin with. Sensing a pattern here? No, the mere fact that one has health insurance does not guarantee health because that’s simply ridiculous. Unfortunately, nothing Mike Adams would have you believe does keep you healthy has actually ever proven to do so under proper clinical testing. But of course, like any denialist, Mike tries to dodge the lack of validity for his own claims by focusing his efforts on a smear campaign against whatever aspect of reality he’s competing against.
“Lie #8) Hospitals are places of health and healing”
Here, Mike Adams commits a “throwing the baby out with the bathwater” fallacy by exploiting a sad fact that many people unfortunately do die in hospitals due to infection brought on by a failure of medical personnel to maintain sanitary conditions. The system is far from perfect and unfortunately mistakes are made that lead to patient death. Mike Adams might learn something about this if he ever decided to actually study. But he doesn’t practice medicine, nor can he by law. Again, this is just a smear campaign against his competition because he is not prepared now or ever to present hard data that shows that he can legitimately treat anyone. Are there problems with the current hospital system? Sure. Does that mean the best solution is to throw out that system entirely? No. The best solution is to simply work towards improving the system we have, not to start treating patients with voodoo.
“Lie #9) Conventional medicine is “advanced” state-of-the-art medicine”
This is really just meaningless rhetoric designed to create the illusion that science-based medicine is somehow either arrogant or prone to using meaningless marketing slogans. Adams puts those terms in quotes as if these are buzz words used by physicians. But has anyone ever heard a physician call their treatments “state of the art”? This is pure silliness. Adams directly says here that Germ Theory is “outdated.” Really Mike? Fucking prove it, asshole! Germ Theory has over a hundred years of clinical studies backing it up. It’s as proven as gravity and evolution. Maybe we should start calling Mike Adams the Bananaman of medicine.
“Lie #10) More research is needed to find “cures” ”
Here, Adams says, “This lie is especially hilarious because western medicine does not believe in any “cure” for any disease.” Bullshit. First of all, there’s no such thing as “western medicine.” This is a fiction invented by quacks like Adams to create a non-existent dichotomy. The real dichotomy here is between proven science-based medicine and quackery. Second of all, countless patients have been cured of countless diseases using medical science. Most people in fact know people who have personally been cured of some form of cancer using medical science. What medical science does not do, however, is typically promise positive outcomes for diseases because the existence of unforeseen factors prevents treatments from working 100% of the time. This is still better than Mike’s “alternative” treatments that prove effective 0% of the time.