Sick Science

Sick Science

Following hot on the heels of the Papal Pap and the New and Improved Sixth Mass Extinction Pap the cut & paste press has been infected with another virulent virus of the vacuous kind: Practitioner Pap.

Panel of doctors give a warming Earth a physical and say kick the coal habit immediately
Seth Borenstein / The Associated Press – 22 June 2015

WASHINGTON – Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as soon as possible.

Substituting cleaner energy worldwide for coal will reduce air pollution and give Earth a better chance at avoiding dangerous climate change, recommended a global health commission organized by the prestigious British medical journal Lancet.

http://www.timescolonist.com/panel-of-doctors-give-a-warming-earth-a-physical-and-say-kick-the-coal-habit-immediately-1.1976357

The Practitioner Pap is recommending surgery: “Cut out Coal”.

Published: June 22, 2015
Top doctors’ prescription for feverish planet: Cut out coal
Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as soon as possible.

http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150622/NEWS05/150629839

The Practitioner Pap suggests we have only “10 years to combat climate change” otherwise [guess what] there will be a “health catastrophe”.

World has 10 years to combat climate change, prevent health catastrophe – scientists – June 23, 2015 10:02

Society has 10 years to tackle climate change or humanity could lose 50 years of progress in global health, a major new report claims.

http://rt.com/uk/269023-climate-change-health-emergency/

The Practitioner Pap talks about “global warming”.

Global warming threatens 50 years’ worth of health advances: researchers
Reuters 23 Jun 2015 at 04:53 ET

But slashing fossil fuel use also presents greatest global opportunity to improve people’s health in 21st century, says Lancet and UCL commission

By Damian Carrington and Sarah Boseley, The Guardian

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/global-warming-threatens-50-years-worth-of-health-advances-researchers/

But temperatures are currently falling and that is dangerous especially if access to affordable energy is eliminated by abandoning coal.

global-cooling

See: http://realclimatescience.com/2015/06/how-to-spot-a-climate-criminal/

The Practitioner Pap also talks about “50 years’ worth of health advances”.

But these “health advances” aren’t associated with “medical advances” or “climate change”.

nhs-deaths

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/the-cholesterol-correlation-the-great-oxymorons/

The big “health advances” in Britain and the USA are associated with:

1) Reducing nuclear fallout.

estimated-number-of-atmospheric-nuclear-explosions-nh

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/the-cholesterol-correlation-the-nuclear-fallout-correlation/

2) Reducing [dangerous] manufacturing and mining jobs.

uk-manufacturing-employment

us-manufacturing

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/the-cholesterol-correlation-the-great-oxymorons/

3) Introducing Seat Belts

uk-road-deaths

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/the-cholesterol-correlation-the-great-oxymorons/

But then wouldn’t you prefer to talk about the weather if you were killing so many of your patients.

In 1999, Americans learned that 98,000 people were dying every year from preventable errors in hospitals.

That came from a widely touted analysis by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called To Err Is Human.

As it turns out, those were the good old days.

According to a new study just out from the prestigious Journal of Patient Safety, four times as many people die from preventable medical errors than we thought, as many as 440,000 a year.

Stunning News On Preventable Deaths In Hospitals
Leah Binder – 23 Sept 2013 – Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/leahbinder/2013/09/23/stunning-news-on-preventable-deaths-in-hospitals/

Top doctor’s chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year
Steve Doughty for the Daily Mail – 19 June 2012

NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday.

Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161869/Top-doctors-chilling-claim-The-NHS-kills-130-000-elderly-patients-year.html

Poor NHS care kills up to 10,000 people a year, CQC chief claims
David Prior, who heads the regulator, warns variable standards in the health service lead to thousands of avoidable deaths
Denis Campbell, health correspondent – 16 September 2014

The treatment provided by hospitals and GPs is so “dangerously” variable that poor care kills up to 10,000 patients a year, the head of the NHS regulator claims.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/16/poor-nhs-care-kills-10000-people-a-year-cqc-head-david-prior

This sordid tale of Sick Science can be followed via Google News.

https://news.google.com/news/story?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=10+years+to+tackle+climate+change&ncl=djVS6gmfFKRR5hMpe-fobAZ_aV3cM&cf=all&scoring=d

It’s so reassuring to know that we are not being manipulated by a growing list of Crazy Clerics, Deadly Doctors, Greedy Governments, Media Moguls, Suborned Scientists and Zany Zealots.

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2 Responses to Sick Science

  1. Brian H says:

    I wonder if the doctors involved would/will choose to be cared for by their own hospitals when they become elderly.

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