The Infectious Myth On “The Infectious Myth” host David Crowe will examine the questionable or outright false paradigms that infect our society.

August 8, 2017  
At the end of 2016 a paper was published in Lancet claiming a perfect Ebola vaccine trial, with nobody who received the vaccine getting diagnosed with Ebola after a suitable waiting period. David read this carefully and concluded that the trial was designed in a terrible fashion and actually is more compatible with the vaccine causing side effects that could be confused with Ebola, and not compatible with a reduction in Ebola cases. It may, in other words, increase the risk of Ebola-like disease. He wrote a letter to Lancet that was rejected, but recently had a peer reviewed paper published in the American Journal of Immunology, which forms the basis of this episode.
The Lancet article can be found here:http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)32621-6/fulltext
David’s peer reviewed article is here: http://thescipub.com/abstract/10.3844/ofsp.11329
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August 2, 2017  
David reads a paper that he presented to a recent conference on law and philosophy at the Faculty of Law at the University of Lisbon in Portugal on the criminalization of HIV. How can it be that people are sentenced to sentences of many years when all major legs of the HIV=AIDS=Death dogma are questionable?
 
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July 25, 2017  
In episode 149 David interviews Charles (Chuck) Ortleb a gay writer and publisher whose career bloomed at the start of the AIDS epidemic, and then crashed when he started to criticize the HIV=AIDS dogma promulgated by the CDC and powerful pharmaceutically funded organizations within his own community. The New York Native was a widely read newspaper in the early 1980s in New York’s gay community, but its criticism of the new and soon to be massively profitable AZT, through writers like John Lauritsen, caused a backlash and the newspaper was put out of business. Although Ortleb has been silent for a long time, he is now speaking up again, and he’s not sorry for the questions he raised then, that are still relevant today.
 
For more on Charles Ortleb’s work see his blog at http://fourbooksontheapocalypse.blogspot.com
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July 19, 2017  
In Episode 148, David Crowe speaks with David Smith of the UK charities Genital Autonomy and 15 Square. The conversation covers male genital mutilation (circumcision), female genital mutilation (FGM) and transgender changes of minors. They cover the reasons why circumcision still exists and why it is so much less common in the UK than in the US. They discuss the purpose of the foreskin and  what harms occur from its removal. Circumcision is contrasted with FGM, where the autonomy of the child is protected against an irreversible operation. With transgender and intersex minors, the issue is whether doctors and parents have the right to perform surgery on a child, even if the minor child agrees, due to the possibility of them changing their mind, but not of reversing the surgery. They also discuss how adult men can deal with phimosis (overly tight foreskin) and the ability to recover some of the foreskin through stretching.
 
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July 11, 2017  
When Chaneya Kelly was eight she stood up in court and said her father had sexually assaulted her. He was sentenced to 20-40 years, almost 20 years ago. Later she said she was bullied by her mother, police and prosecutors, as well as promised a special present, if she testified that she was abused. In 2012, the justice system established a commission to review her father’s case, but it told Chaneya she is lying now, and was telling the truth when she was eight. But she is not giving up.
 
For further information see a 2013 New York Magazine article: http://nymag.com/news/features/chaneya-kelly-2014-1/index6.html#print
 
If you are convinced of Daryl Kelly’s innocence (or at least think he should get a second hearing), you can sign his daughter's petition: https://www.change.org/p/andrew-cuomo-innocentdad-the-fight-to-free-daryl-kelly-sr
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June 20, 2017  
David Crowe speaks with Eric Merola about two conflicts between the medical establishment and non-mainstream therapies. The first is the latest battle in the long-running struggle of Dr. Stanislaw Burzyski in Houston, Texas, to be allowed to use his non-toxic anti-cancer therapies called anti-neoplastons. This time the Texas Medical Board once more tried to shut him down (listen to find out what happened). Later in the program they switch to talking about Eric’s latest film about stem cell therapy. This is particularly controversial because some of the stem cells come from abortions. Is it worth going to Mexico or the Ukraine to get this therapy?
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June 6, 2017  

In 2013 Joe and Charlotte’s baby Jaden suddenly collapsed. The parents called 9-1-1 but almost immediately doctors suspected child abuse. Despite a number of medical experts testifying that Jaden had a genetic or nutritional defect that caused weak bones and other health problems, Joe was convicted of child abuse and sentenced to 15 years, the minimum the judge could give him. David talks with his wife, Charlotte, who has not only lost her husband, but has completely lost Jaden (who recovered from the medical episode, whatever it’s cause) and has only part-time access to her other two children.  And she lost her job and her home. But still will never stop fighting to put her family back together again.

For more information see the family’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Justice-for-Joe-1085928654868950/

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May 30, 2017  

Marissa Alexander, a licensed gun owner, fired a warning shot at her estranged husband when he had her cornered in her own garage. The shot worked. He left, and neither of them was harmed. But she was charged and sentenced to 20 years. Defenses of self-defense didn’t work, not even invoking Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Public pressure eventually persuaded the prosecutor to agree to 3 years time served. What role did being black play? And the fact that this case played out at the time of the Trayvon Martin shooting? Marissa plans to use her experience of the US justice system, earned during 3 years in jail, to help others. through a non-profit that she has founded, the Marissa Alexander Justice Project:
https://marissaalexander.org

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May 23, 2017  
Judy Mikovits is a PhD scientist who was worked for government and drug companies studying viruses. She crossed some powerful people and ended up in jail for mysterious reasons. Did this have something with her persistence in saying that a virus might be involved in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism? But, unlike most virologists, she also believes that toxins play a large role. For example, a large outbreak of CFS at a Los Angeles hospital in the 1930s – only among staff – might have been due to the fact that they were being experimented on my the experimental Brodie polio vaccine. If virology confuses you, this discussion might make clarify some things.:
Judy Mikovits is author, along with Kent Heckenlively, of the new book, “Plague”. Find out more at: http://tmarcinc.org
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May 16, 2017  
David talks with Michael Ableman, a long time organic farmer and the founder of Sole Food Farms, that operates in vacant lots in the terribly poor downtown eastside of Vancouver. The farm not only cultivates many tons of vegetables and fruit, but also people. Many of the workers are homeless drug addicts who often find new meaning in their life through contact with the soil, and by bringing food to life. This is neither a normal, profit-making business, nor is it a charity. It is a working farm. But how does this work with people who might be picking peas one day and relapsing the next? A fascinating discussion that covers the challenges of urban agriculture to how our society produces such dramatic economic differences and can both produce hope and despair.
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