These days, if you want information, it’s right at your fingertips. In some ways this has been a very good thing. But it’s also given rise to a platform for any insane idea, and for anyone who is trying to make a buck. With all this information so easily accessible, it’s made many of us feel like we’re experts after a little Googling. It doesn’t matter if we have little real familiarity with a subject. This has helped give rise to an industry of hucksters who decry mainstream medicine, touting instead their alternative cures that they will happily supply to you — for the right price. Unfortunately, these con routines have caused a lot of people to distrust mainstream medicine. This distrust has spawned all manner of bizarre conspiracy theories.
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10. Chemotherapy is a Conspiracy to Make People Sicker
9. Secret Governmental or Medical Powers That Be are Hiding the Cure to AIDS
8. Western Doctors Were Helping Spread Ebola in West Africa as a Test Run
7. Doctors and Hospitals Make People Sicker on Purpose for Repeat Business
6. Pharmaceutical Agencies and Government are Pacifying You with Antidepressants
5. Chemtrails are Making Us Sick to Give Doctors Something to “Treat”
4. The ADA is a Fraud Designed to Harm People
3. SARS was a Biological Attack Test Run Against the Chinese by the USA
2. AIDS was Knowingly Transported Back to the USA by Merck Pharmaceuticals
1. Bird and Swine Flu were Overhyped on Purpose to Gauge the Public’s Reaction
Cannabis is a treatment and or cure or a plethora of diseases both chronic and non chronic.
Big pharmacy spins upwards of millions of dollars fighting campaigns that wants to legalize the medical usage of cannabis in the United States. Oh but that's just a conspiracy theory my bad
How about this one. In order for a medical device to be FDA-approved the blueprints of it must be comparable to an almost equal to one that has already been FDA approved. wait are you saying that FDA approved medical devices must be based off of failed FDA approved medical devices in order for them to be FDA-approved!?!?!
Don't believe me? look it up.
Or how about this one. The FDA can be bought off by big pharmacy to approve a drug that they know not to be safe. Wait are you saying the FDA will put a drug out there that they know is not safe or they don't have enough research to say is safe? They can put these drugs out there and give them a black box warning?!?!
Don't believe me ask the pharmacist or better yet all that paperwork they staple to your bag of meds at the pharmacy, open it up and see if there's a black box warning in any of them...
You could probably end and fix all this nonsense if you had healthcare like we here in Canada have instead of your for profit system. Access to health care (a basic human need) should not be designed around making corporations richer.
You guys can shut this channel down now. The world is full of fluoridated skeptics already. Funny how they think the government is what us “theorists” are worried about. If you blindly go by what your indoctrinated doctor says, most likely you will end up dead faster. But don’t take it from me. Go eat some more gluten and gmo corn chips, wash it down with some of that hormone disrupting “milk”, take all your medicine and listen to this guy or any other “news” program. It’ll allow you to be comfortable in this scary world knowing that we are the crazy ones.
The VA is big on using psych meds as chemical straitjackets. While it only treats a tiny fraction of the US population, it trains the majority of physicians and other providers. I've been through the VA, and they had me literally walking into walls. I stay out now.
I was given antidepressants by my doctor but I just knew I wasn’t depressed. Thankgod I didn’t take them because it was early pregnancy hormones that made feel so bad, now my daughter is a very healthy 13 yr old.
this is too anti conspiracy theorist to be taken seriously
some of these do have facts to back up a theory but your basically writing it off as a bunch of loonies
also you make it sound like doctors are movie villains who have meetings and plans with an agenda
I'm always amazed at the conspiracy theories trying to state that the NWO/Illuminati/Reptilians/whatever that rule us are poisoning us for purposes of population control...even though the overwhelming majority of our lawmakers in the US are anti-abortion. Wouldn't a NWO/Illuminati/reptilian government that is actively trying to drug and poison us to keep down the population also be simultaneously handing out birth control freely and not vehemently legislating against abortion?
I spent the first 5 years as a qualified Registered nurse as a scrub nurse in an operating theatre. The other 25 years as an anaesthetic nurse. I can honestly say i've scrubbed up for Trauma orthopaedic surgeons (thats emergency bone surgery for busted bones in either a bad fall or road traffic accident). Ive known consultant surgeons who have been up half the night worrying about the best way to treat on of their (poorest) patients to prevent them loosing a leg because of infection. All the doctors I've worked with have their patients best interests at heart. I've worked in both the private sector and the NHS (public hospitals in the UK where patients don't pay as it's paid for in income taxes so that the richest or poorest patient gets a first class standard of care, there's nothing about money mentioned between the dr and patient) The same consultants work private health care on their days off from the NHS, and to work privately in the UK they must work in the NHS. Patients are treated exactly the same in both hospitals and sectors! Here money docent get you better care. It's as it should be. As for cancer there are over 206 different types of cancer, some are easier to treat than others.
#8 Could be true, but maybe not the USA #7 is probably true in some parts of the American Medical community #6 likely true in part #3 possible but unlikely #1 interresting but unlikely to be wholly true.
Indeed, Aids was created to destroy black & gay populations. 7) is more of a conspiracy concerning big pharma itself, although some serial killers do become doctors. Doctors who were quietly curing caner mysteriously disappear, I see these kind of headlines all the time. In most cases Doctors are not to blame. They are forced to follow all sorts of regulations. Big Pharma on the other hand is out to make money.
AIDS was not created to destroy "black & gay polulations". If it were then you would have to question its method and success rate, both of which suck. Plus most HIV globally is heterosexually transmitted, so they buggered up there as well. Given the population increase in Africa since HIV was first recognised, its effectiveness in controlling the population has pretty poor! Just face facts: the disease occured naturally in Africa and thw white man is not to blame, however much you want it to be so.
The FACT that doctors are not interested or are contractually incapable of curing you is just that...a fact. It is illegal for a doctor to treat you with anything but a drug (provided by the highest bidder) and is the reason drugs are created to treat symptoms and a disease is fabricated as an excuse for the creation of the drug. This all drives the Big Pharm machine, a machine that has every conceivable tool at it's disposal to squash any hindrance to its advancement .
It was a while before the SARS theory "began in earnest." I'm going to begin a conspiracy theory in Ernest: Ernest, or "Ernie" from "Sesame Street" is orange in order to get America's children to accept orange people and elect them to high political office when are grown.
I don't understand this at all. I know my dead loved ones couldn't have been saved, doctors and nurses did everything they could. but if I believed all these conspiracies, i'd be bitter and vengeful that they let them die. It's much healthier to just come to peace with this stuff...
Calling people nuts for mistrusting doctors isn't kind as many Doctors are just bastards, and to ignore the effect of the AMA's political tampering with healthcare regulations really did cause the horrific and stupid neglect of the LIFE and DEATH due to lack of healthCARE which is disgusting. Also, Drug Reps are disgusting. Psychiatry isn't medicine. Doctors Gossip some patients to DEATH if they see you as worthless and not simply ill and likely poor.
I miss the old time when doctors were in the front line fighting capitalism, imperialism, colonialism. Tjipto Mangunkusumo, George Habash, Ernesto "Che" Guevara. I guess Bashar Al-Assad is the last of the kind. Now doctors are more like the pharmaceutical sales.
I normally call bull on conspiracy theories. No. 8 gave me pause for thought though. I know for a fact that the UK experimented on Haemophiliacs without their knowledge. Thousands contracted HIV, HBV or HCV, quite often all 3. This was uncovered through court cases in the US, UK, France, Italy and Japan.
@Top Tenz Simon, the term conspiracy theory, as you are probably aware, was an invention of the CIA to discredit those that challenged the official version of the John F. Kennedy assassination. If you don't know about this, it is easily verifiable by a Google search. What do I think? I think it is specious to brand someone that challenges the status quo and thinks outside of the box. Rather than call the people you're talking about "conspiracy theorists" imagine the impact of your words if the same people were called "those who adhere to this idea," etc. Your use of derogatory, inflammatory rhetoric puzzles me.
Never underestimate the ignorance of the public at large. If people bothered to learn (or had the opportunity to learn) the basics of science the the skill of critical thinking, the conspiracy theorists would have a much harder sell.
I just don’t understand why these conspiracy theories are still going. I had breast cancer. I am now cured. Only through conventional medicine!! Please have a look at this article on the great Cancer conspiracy and let me know what you think after reading it https://cancercareparcel.co.uk/cancer-research/
Noone I know believe that doctors are behind any of these conpsiracies like you said but the owner of companies and sometimes not even them but those making billions from the opioid abuse in the US. I suggest you research about purdue pharma and them knowing about the dangers of opioids before they released it. Also netflix has some interesting documentaries about drugs.
It has been proven that corporate big pharma doesn't care about curing what can be managed, or even treating rare illness, because r&d is expensive and profit returns won't be enough to justify the work and effort. It doesn't help that a lot of drugs are stumbled upon while researching huge batches of variants.
lol - sure. It's "super kooky" to remotely consider that the modern medical industry engages in any degree of corruption. I guess things just happen. There are no evil people doing things for their own gain.
Benjamin Schack It's not a myth... The corporate leaders release these half assed methods and medicine so they don't have to loose a penny because of the cost of further analysis or just shutting down their drug and not gain from sales. We then have to distribute this to patients as it's the best or only remedy we are recommended to use. Blame the government and corporate money makers. Follow the money and learn the truth.
If they are doing No.7 & N.o5 in the UK to get rich they are in for a shock, our medical care is free! (sort of).
I do think No.4 is sort of correct though, I'd bet there are dentists that give you treatment (i.e. fillings etc.) that you didn't really need, so they could charge you (just like car mechanics and plumbers do!). ;)
Roxy Lamour Instead of focusing on how "cute" he is, maybe you should pay attention to how he remove the focus from corporate leaders making billions on overmedicating the populations with bad drugs they made to doctors. Noone I know has ever claimed that ordinary doctors are behind any of these conspiracies. The opioid abuse and anti-depressant abuse in America makes money for a few people, not the country as a whole. And I've been on both, seen patients using both and they make a person absolutely depenent on the drug and many times doesn't fix then problem but make it worse. I become more depressed after taking anti-depressants even to the point of suicidal, I substituted one type of pain to the withdrawal symptoms of opioids which was much worse then the pain I had.
Have you been to America, Simon? Does anyone remember about a year ago when the UN hooked it's toilets to the drinking water in Haiti? Caused the biggest outbreak of cholera in a while. The docs w/ the UN didn't know better than to hook their fecal matter into drinking water??? Also, what about all the doctors who refuse to take insurance & demand cash? Very big in addiction recovery. Those types of docs are most certainly in it for the money. Finally, the ADA is partially responsible for the micro bubbles in toothpaste. These beads are abrasive to your tooth enamel, slowly grinding down your teeth's protection. Why? Why would people add this to toothpaste? Certainly not people who care about your health. Only people in it for the money would do something so sinister. Quit acting like it doesn't happen. It does and it's more common than you apparently can admit. Take this guy w/ a grain of salt. He's intellectually dishonest&, To me, is simply another mainstream mouthpiece for the ruling class.
The actual biggest secret in all of medicine- that creatine phosphate is bio available orally, and is the best drug in the world for cardiovascular diseases (the number one cause of death in the world), cancer, sports, and all other diseases. It is a panacea. Oh actually the best treatment in the world for every single disease is water fasting or intermittent fasting.
I don't believe in conspiracy theories. The world is simply too cahotic and the human in power too weak and, well, human for those to work buuuut...
I can't freakin' blame those who do believe in them!!!
Conspiracy theories happen when people don't trust The Man anymore and what reason does anyone have to trust the system? Every thing we find out about the not-so-distant Cold War shows that both blocks wanted to protect their people so much they were ready to shoot/poison/irradiate/bomb every one of them, tech armies spy on people and invade poor countries, and pharmaceuticals sell opioids for proffit.
Cynthia Sonier It's not the doctors, it's the rich corporate owners that sometimes are doctors that make money of drugs. Noone I know believes ordinary doctors are behind this. I've been on both opioids for pain and also on anti-depressants and I've studied them. They made me more depressed and in more pain and the withdrawal was worse than the actual pain and depression I was in. Taking just one opioid can be a death sentence because of the body getting used to the doses and the hardship to quit.
Top Tens you should stay neutral specially when making videos about conspiracy theories and beliefs . Calling people nuts and crazy because they are conspiracy theorists makes you sound like those liars in the mass media who have ZERO intelectual integrity . M sure several of your subscribers are conspiracy theorists, show them and those who watch your videos without subscribing , some respect please. They are the reason you make money from your channel . You owe them that !
I just recently subscribed to your channel, m gonna have to unsusbscribe now.
I was implanted with a microchip by Newport News Police Department without my knowledge and consent on January 8, 2010 by Dr. Lawrence Chang, Pariser Dermatology. It is a known human carcinogen. I understand that this nonconsensual human subject research is funded by the National Institute of Justice via a grant for "intelligent surveillance". I have requested the IRB and the NIJ refuses to connect me with them. I have tried to opt out thousands of times. This research recklessly endangers my health and now, I have breast cancer, gall bladder cancer and uterine cancer. The doctor told me that I could possibly have liver and kidney cancer. I would like to know how to opt out of this before I am murdered by criminal cops. I would also like to know whose is directly responsible for overseeing that grant money since the NIJ follows the "common rule" as is required by law. The cops cancelled my health insurance and created a fraudulent Medicaid ID. Who is going to pay for all the cancer treatments directly caused by this technology. The Bio-Initiative Working Group has testified that this technology causes cancer. I would like your help in opting out and I would like a lawyer provided to me so I can get justice and assistance with my medical records and care. Since I didn't opt in, they are liable for all my medical and legal expenses. The NIJ should be defunded for failure to follow the common rule and violating the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of innocent citizens.
Autistic people as children have been prescribed neuroleptic drugs to suppress their cognitive intellectual development. Most people don't like critical thinking especially with people from working class Anglo Irish backgounds.
I know I'm way late to the party here, but I'm very inclined to believe Big Pharma is hiding cures for diseases to keep us coming back for more medicine. I don't believe the doctors play a role in this lie, and think scientists have created cures for diseases such as cancer, and have largely been discredited as nut jobs with junk science that "doesn't work and is dangerous" so they can continue pushing their medicines upon us. The Pharmaceutical companies have regularly increased the costs of medicines dramatically, and to comical levels and make BILLIONS a year off of them. It'd be ludicrous for us to believe there's not something there. As some people point out (even Chris Rock in one of his comedy specials) "the money's in the medicine, not in the cure."
I'm inclined to believe where there's smoke there's fire, and there's just too much to indicate that these "life saving medications" are only a by product of something sinister from an entirely evil capitalistic group of asshats who have proven time and again that they want their money, and if that's over your dead body, so be it! Just look at Martin Schkrelli... enough said.
What actual evidence do you have that even suggests this? Further, what is actually gained in such a situation? As an individual who has experienced the nightmare that is a cancer diagnosis, and all the horrible medical facts that come along with it, I can personally say that it would make zero sense for a pharmaceutical company to withhold a cure. No matter how much money a company can make over the course of treating a cancer, eventually, if not cured, that cancer will kill the person, historically, usually within 5 years. That amount of money pales in comparison to the amount of money that could be generated by that person over the course of their natural lifespan. Logically, it just makes no sense for any company to withhold that cure.
#7 wouldn't make any sense when a country relies on a National Health Service like the UK. Most of the population do not directly pay for treatments. The NHS is supported by National Insurance Contributions and Taxes and as such it only has a limited amount of funds. They want people to get better as quickly as possible so that they're spending less money on each patient as appose to dragging out treatments. It's just not cost effective for them to not heal patience.
7 and 6 are partly true. Some people become doctors for the money. Also, some doctors refuse to completely treat a patient to keep a steady cash flow into a hospital or clinic. Do your research better Brit. It's been proven and was on the news here in the US. Also, learn some proper annunciation. Every time you say Haiti, your pronouncing it wrong. It's pronounced Haytee. Google it Brit, learn something.
FastlaneKnight #7 isn't cost effective in the UK. We have a National Health Service with very limited funds so can't afford to drag out treatment. I've actually found that in the UK, docs are more likely to give the least possible treatment in order to help you so that they are spending less money. I actually had a doc tell me to go to the drugstore and buy ibuprofen and paracetamol myself as it would be 20 times cheaper than a prescription.
#6 on the other hand is partly true in the UK, purely because of the fact that there has been so many budget cuts to mental health services. Most mental health treatment is done by charities and their resources are so strained that they cannot cope. For counselling you are looking at 6 to 10 weeks waiting list. Antidepressants are so often given to placate patients because GPs do not know what else to do. They're not qualified to treat mental health correctly so they will dish out antidepressants within a second.
Remember something, Yank, whole world doesn't revolve around the US, there are many other countries in the world that offer government funded medical treatment. Do your research, Yank, Google it.
My grandmother suffered ovarian cancer for 7 years, chemotherapy made her worse. This statement is exactly how it goes. She was against my father smoking "dope" and paid for her narrow mindedness as Cannabis kills Cancer Cells. Even being poor I make it a point to smoke at least a few times a year.
The simple fact that AIDS takes years and sometimes decades to kill a SINGLE person completely debunks the whole "population control" theory. If anything was going to be used for population control it would be something a lot more effective and quick acting like radiation or malaria.
These days, the average AIDS patient, with treatment, lives for a 75 year average...nearly their original lifespan WITHOUT AIDS. ...and a LOT of the research into modern HIV/AIDS drugs comes from the government or government funded research. Utter fsil for that conspiracy.
That last one...
I'll tell you what! let's do an experement, I'll get the Rabies vaccine (we have one for humans), and he won't. We'll both let ourselves get bit by the same random rabid animal. And we'll see who's alive at the end of the month.
You know, for science!
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