by Jon Rappoport
More than any other reporter, I have continued to champion and
spread the word about Dr. Barbara Starfield's revelation:
The US medical system
kills 106,000 people a year with its medicines.
Extrapolate that number
for a decade:
more than MILLION
I have reported, many
times, on Starfield's review "Is
US Health Really the Best in the World," published in the
Journal of the American Medical Association on July 26, 2000.
I interviewed her in
2009, when she told me that her death numbers (106,000 per year)
were conservative, and that the federal government was doing NOTHING
comprehensive to fix the ongoing disaster
Imagine that, coming from
a doctor who was a revered public health expert at the Johns Hopkins
School of Public Health.
Since I've written more articles about Dr. Starfield's revelations
than any reporter around, I also know the reaction of the mainstream
press over the years:
SILENCE. And more
silence. And more...
So this time, I thought
I'd explain the main reasons for the silence.
On one obvious level, it stems from the fact that the pharmaceutical
industry buys enormous amounts of ads on and around news media. Do
not bite the hand that feeds you.
And of course, blaming the medical system for a million deaths per
decade…well, if you're the New York Times and you're making this
into a take-no-prisoners ongoing building story, you're going to
incur considerable heat. Blowtorch heat.
Then there is this: nowhere in the medical literature is there any
evidence, based on published studies of drugs, that these substances
do such catastrophic damage. In fact, the studies and reports of
clinical drug trials are largely glowing.
Only one conclusion can
be reached: the medical literature is rife with fraud from top to
bottom. This fact would immediately throw the reputations of the
most prestigious medical journals in the world into garbage
Indeed, we have, on the record, an editor of one of these
publications broadly confessing to a mind-boggling reality, Dr.
Marcia Angell, editor of The New England Journal of Medicine
for 20 years, has written:
"It is simply no
longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is
published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or
authoritative medical guidelines.
I take no pleasure in
this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my
two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of
Review of Books, January 15, 2009
Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption"
if the press dug deep
into the guts of the Starfield story,
the FDA, which must approve all
medical drugs before they are released for public use, would go
down with a blinding crash.
No one would be able
to defend the Agency. Its profound criminal alliance with Big
Pharma would come full force to the surface.
Multiple medical schools
would come under the gun for their relationships with
Big Pharma, and their basic
practice of teaching monopolistic drug medicine and not nutritional
These schools pretend
"the evidence of safety and efficacy" for drugs is wide-ranging and
Therefore, they, the
schools, are abetting what amounts to a capital crime.
As you can see, a whole
long line of dominos would fall, if the Starfield story were
by the mainstream, with time,
energy, money, and passion for the truth.
Finally, we arrive at a psychological and even philosophical reason
for press silence on this ongoing holocaust:
for millions of
people, the institution of medicine is a foundational pillar of
Reality in the world. Attachment to it is, in a way,
Loyalty to the medical
system runs the gamut from hope for raw physical survival to
widespread doubt, about such a powerful building block of
Existence - that would be tinkering with the very structure of
"meddling with the
primal forces of nature."
But here, on these pages,
I'll meddle with anything I want to.
If you can't handle that,
so be it. If I want to make a true fact into a sledgehammer and use
it over and over, I will. And on this issue of medical caused
deaths, I'd be crazy not to...