By Michael Schmidt, special to The Bovine:
Health Canada, CFIA and the local health departments across Canada are on the loose to chase the wrong goose.
First of all please read the following excerpt based on official data from the US.
Since Government is relying a lot on the research data from the US, I will assume that I can do the same thing.
(2000-2010 – death and serious patient outcomes from FDA approved drugs) “These data describe the outcome of the patient as defined in U.S. reporting regulations (21 CFR 310.305, 314.80, 314.98, 600.80) and Forms FDA 3500 and 3500A (the MedWatch forms). Serious means that one or more of the following outcomes were documented in the report: death, hospitalization, life-threatening, disability, congenital anomaly and/or other serious outcome. Documenting one or more of these outcomes in a report does not necessarily mean that the suspect product(s) named in the report was the cause of these outcomes.”
Editor’s Note: These data show “deaths” totaling 452,780 and “serious outcomes” equaling 2,816,297 occurred during the eleven years from 2000 to 2010 as tabulated from the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System for prescription drugs.
Comparing the five years (2001-2005) with the five years (2006-2010) finds that the number of deaths grew by +66.7% for the second time frame as compared to first. For the same comparative spans, serious patient leaped by almost three quarters (+77.5%).
AERS1 Patient Outcomes by Year
Year — Death Serious
2000 — 19,445 153,818
2001 — 23,988 166,384
2002 — 28,181 159,000
2003 — 35,173 177,008
2004 — 34,928 199,510
2005 — 40,238 257,604
2006 — 37,465 265,130
2007 — 36,834 273,276
2008 — 49,958 319,741
2009 — 63,846 373,535
2010 — 82,724 471,291
Total 2000-2010 — 452,780 2,816,297
Total 2001-2005 — 162,508 959,506
Total 2006-2010 — 270,827 1,702,973
% Chg +66.7% +77.5%
1 AERS = Adverse Events Reporting System. This system managed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contains over four million reports of adverse events and reflects data from 1969 to the present. Data from AERS are presented as summary statistics. These summary statistics cover data received over the last ten years. These data are presented at the individual report level; some of the numbers may reflect duplicate reporting due to factors such as follow-up reports received on a case or different persons reporting on the same patient case.
Source: “AERS Patient Outcomes by Year,” Food and Drug Administration (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 31, 2010).
This is indeed astonishing.
To put this into a perspective these numbers are equal to a jumbo jet crashing every day in the US.
This has been the subject of some other great articles before. Can anyone imagine that airlines would be still flying with such a death rate?
No, for two reasons:
1.) nobody would want to fly.
2.) I am sure the air safety agency would ban the planes or the pilots to fly.
However, the pharmaceutical industry, the doctors and hospitals just keep “flying” in spite of the steadily increasing death rates. And we are watching in awe to let this happen?
Ontario’s budget will be approved today. 10% percent of the Province’s income comes from tobacco taxes.
According to the chief medical officer of health in Ontario every 30 minutes somebody dies from smoking.
Hey, death makes money. If the cause of death provides an income for politicians, bureaucrats and regulators than this is the cost of doing business. I certainly understand the reasoning for that.
Now let’s look at the lives of these 41 or 31 Shropshire sheep. They disappeared just in time to escape the bloody hands of bureaucrats trying to prove that they are sick or not sick. Who cares anymore, once they are dead they are gone and with it valuable genes of a heritage breed.
Where was the OSPCA, trying to prevent this cruelty?
Oh, I forgot they are currently chasing Amish farmers.
In regards to the millions of dollars spent by the CFIA to eradicate scrapie, which has absolutely no consequences to human health, I wonder why the CFIA is not taking any actions in regards to the growing threat of Johne’s disease, present in 40% percent of the dairy cattle in Canada.
There are indications that Crohn’s disease is directly linked to Johne’s disease in cattle.
If anybody has some information as to what the CFIA has been doing to investigate this and what actions are being taken, please let me know.
I assume if similar measures (as with scrapie) would be implemented, the resulting imminent collapse of the dairy sector would be reason enough to ignore the issue and sweep it under the table.
So let’s kill the sheep, let’s smokers die, let’s tolerate thousands of deaths as long as they make money to feed the hungry bureaucrats and as long as they are not jumbo jets because that would be hard to watch on television. The invisible suffering and dying is the politically correct way.
Cheers to the culture of death.