I've taken the following letter to the editor from one of our state's local newspapers.
Bird Flu Scam
The bird flu is a scam!
Oh no, the bird flu is going to jump to humans, claims the media! They are doing a terrific job of scaring the public. This is a media scam brought on by the drug companies. The media will print virtually anything the drug companies promulgate.
The fact of the matter is no bird flu will jump to man. This is a blatant flagrant falsehood! The bird flu has been around for years. It has never jumped from bird to man yet. Less than 100 people have died from it worldwide. The Asians eat raw poultry. They even drink raw duck blood soup regularly. Of course they are gonna get ill sometimes. I know, because I have been to most Asian countries.
In some countries, I was usually blessed with the head and legs of the chicken – a delicacy for an American, they thought. I reluctantly ate it as to not hurt their feelings.
They eat every part of the chicken, whether cooked or not in some cases. The only part not eaten in Cambodia is the feathers.
But I digress. The point is that the drug companies succeeded again in deceiving the public. The federal government earmarked $7.1 billion to counter this dreadful flu that’s inevitable to come.
Vaccines are virtually impossible to produce before thay have the flu that jumps to humans. The vaccine must be made out of the exact same virus in order to partially work. The drug companies now ask for more. No lawsuits in case of error.
I say this is bull!! If they give the public illnesses that they would not have received and kill us with their homemade virus as many people catch the flu from these vaccines that they have never been proven to work.
They should be sued! I have never taken the flu vaccine and I have never caught the flu since childhood.
See I have a cure. It works for all viruses. Not sometimes, but 100 percent of the time. I get ill as much as anybody. I suppose, but whatever illness attacks me I can cure in 20 minutes or less 100 percent of the time with a megadose of vitamin C.
But golly, as Gomer Pile used to say. Why would anybody, god for bid, tell the ignorant public that if the government spent a few thousand dollars and gave everybody a bottle of vitamin C, we would all have a cure for this dreadful bird flu that is coming and every other flu and bacteria known to man.
I will tell you why! The drug companies would lose billions; doctors would lose billions too. The entire medical industry would be hurting. Think of the billions of tax dollars the government would lose too! Yikes, that would really hurt our economy if everyone had a simple cure in their pocket as I do.
The University of Washington medical professors announced that megadoses of Vitamin C would increase mans longevity by 20 years. This would ruin the Social Security System and Medicare. The government wants us to die soon as we retire to keep the country out of recession!
(This was excerpted from “The Casper Journal” November 16th, 2005)