June 17, 2016

Public Health A Menace To Pubic Safety

How has the government's public health initiatives to control sexually transmitted diseases worked out? Not so well.

In the past 13 years, STD cases reported to the CDC have increased by 63%. Primary and secondary syphilis cases have increased by 160% (from 6,158 in 2000 to 17,768 in 2013). So much for doctors trying to control how people screw.

Now they'll try their hand at how people handle firearms.

Apparently public health concerns are now a smoke screen for every liberal initiative meant to enslave us and to increase corporate profits. The following propaganda is from CNBC:
The massacre in Orlando spurred the American Medical Association on Tuesday to formally call gun violence "a very public health crisis," and say the organization will "actively lobby" Congress to end a funding ban on federal health research into the problem.

The move by the largest group of doctors in the United States, during a meeting in Chicago, came days after a gunman slaughtered 49 people and wounded 53 others at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday morning with a legally purchased .223-caliber Sig Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle.
The article rambles on about "...approximately 30,000 men, women and children dying each year at the barrel of a gun..." without noting that more people are murdered by hammers each year than are killed by rifles.

In 2014 (the latest year for complete FBI homicide statistics) there were 8,124 people murdered by firearms and only 248 (3%) were killed with a rifle. There were 660 people punched or kicked to death that year and 435 killed with hammers and clubs. As semiautomatic "assault" rifles are but a small percentage of the rifle category, the AMA should be picketing Home Depot and Lowes instead of the NRA.

Over 68% of firearm murders were by handguns and most of these were blacks shot in urban centers where Democrat Mayors rule the roost and where highly restrictive gun control laws are in place.
[...]"Even as America faces a crisis unrivaled in any other developed country, the Congress prohibits the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] from conducting the very research that would help us understand the problems associated with gun violence and determine how to reduce the high rate of firearm-related deaths and injuries."
Actually firearm murders have decreased by 39% from 1993 to 2011. The overwhelming majority of firearm deaths are suicides. Over 60% of all firearm deaths are suicides. This is a mental health issue. About 50% of all suicides are with a firearm and the suicide rate in the US is increasing.

How many of these suicides were committed while the victim was under the supervision of a doctor/psychiatrist and taking proscribed medications? How many doctors profit from their association with proscription drug providers? How many doctors kill their patients with these drugs?

Antidepressant drugs such as Zoloft, Paxil and Prozac are known to increase suicidal thoughts as well as violent, aggressive behavior.

An eight year old article from Fox News states:
[...]Until now, the Food and Drug Administration's attention to the suicide risks of medications has focused on psychiatric drugs, such as antidepressants prescribed to youngsters. But this year, officials unexpectedly broadened their concerns to include a medication for asthma, drugs for controlling seizures and even one for quitting smoking. Those are medical conditions not usually associated with psychiatric disorders.

Several independent experts say the safety alarms point to a gap in the FDA's knowledge of how drugs affect the brain. Even if medications are intended for physical conditions, some drugs can have unforeseen consequences if they are able to enter the brain. A group at Columbia University has developed a method for assessing the suicide risks of drugs, possibly helping identify risks before a medication goes on the market. But the FDA only requires use of such assessments on a case-by-case basis.
Six of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the US spend between two and six million dollars a year on lobbying. How much of their lobbying is spent to ensure that the FDA only conducts pharmaceutical suicide assessments on a case-by-case basis rather than industry wide?

1 comment:

Euripides said...

Don't confuse the progressive talking points by quoting facts and statistics and stuff. That just makes them call you names and try to defame you.