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Friday 25 August 2017

Cholera in Yemen. Why are people dying under conventional medical care?

Cholera was a killer disease in Britain in the 19th century. Then it was discovered that it was caused by contaminated drinking water and contaminated food. So public health measures were taken during the latter part of the Victorian era, and this effectively eradicated the disease.

Yet it continues to exist elsewhere in world, where poor sanitation still exists, in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, south and south-east Asia, central America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Epidemics still occur here, where there is chronic over-population, poor living conditions, natural disasters or during local warfare, all of which contribute to reduced of access to clean water.

The latest outbreak is in Yemen, a country next door to one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Saudi Arabia. Here, the cholera outbreak is largely to do with war, and it is the war that is taking the headlines, and getting the blame for the fact that people are dying of a disease that is so easily preventable.

Yet many of the people who are dying of cholera are dying even when they have access to conventional medical care. Why is this so?

The trouble in the 19th century was that conventional medicine had no cure for cholera. It often claims the credit for the eradication of 'killer' diseases in Britain, and most people continue to believe their totally unwarranted claims. But as I have outlined in my 'Short History of Conventional Medicine', part of my e-book 'The Failure of Conventional Medicine', such a claim cannot be justified with respect to Cholera, and to other diseases such as Scarlet Fever, Influenza, Typhus, Typhoid, Smallpox and Tuberculosis.

The problem is that conventional medicine still has no cure! I recently researched this when writing my 'Why Homeopathy?' page on cholera which quite clearly demonstrates that there is little or no direct conventional treatment for the disease. This is why Yemeni citizens are dying of cholera - even when they are being treated in medical facilities by conventional medics.

So could conventional medicine not call upon Homeopathy to treat people dying with cholera in Yemen? After all it has been known for nearly 200 years that homeopathy is able to treat cholera more effectively than conventional medicine. I outlined these cases in my 'Short History of Conventional Medicine'.

  • In the Cholera Epidemic of 1831 it was reported that deaths in 10 homeopathic hospital were about 9% of patients, whilst conventional medical treatment showed death rates varying from 40% to 80%.
  • In the Cholera Epidemic in Austria in 1831 there was a 33% death rate using homeopathy, and a 66% death rate using conventional medicine.
  • In the Cholera Epidemic of 1854 in London, when 10,738 people died, similar figures were demonstrated, although even by that time officials were trying to cover-up the superior performance of homeopathy. 

               "The House of Commons requested a report regarding the various methods of treating the illness. When the report was issued no homeopathic figures were included. The House of Lords requested an explanation and it was admitted that no homeopathic figures were included in the report as it would 'skew the results'! So instead they were suppressed! Upon examination the buried report revealed that under conventional treatment the mortality rate was 59.2% while under homeopathy mortality was only 9%."

So cholera victims in Yemen are not offered homeopathic treatment. Perhaps the conventional medical establishment is still not ready to admit that homeopathy offers more effective treatment, both for cholera and many other illness! They are still unable to admit that homeopathy works. They still cannot allow their monopoly to be challenged, or broken!

The conventional medical establishment, in fact, would rather allow people to die of easily an treatable disease, and complain that it is the war that is causing the problem. In fact, the war is the fundamental problem. But it is not the reason for cholera victims dying under medical care!