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
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.
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!
While chemtrails were confirmed and publicly admitted by most government (by the name "Geo-engineering), even tho they supposedly spraying the highly reflective substances to reflect part of the sunlight back to cool down earth to fight global warming, it's undeniable that the chemicals are falling down and can affects soil, plants and rain/water and def. not healthy.
I hate antidepressants but when I refuse them doctors send me to therapy if you insist they will find you another treatment. I think people pop antidepressants and antibiotics way too easily and most doctors agree.
Have you never heard of the Tuskegee experiments? When the government purposely infected people with syphilis for 40 years? Or when the government was testing biochemical germ agents over half the country from 1954-1979. These aren't conspiracies you can read the article on the CBS website. Or when anonymous leaked NASA files on geo-engineering shedding some light on the chem trail debate. You're dismissing people's suspicions of government as if it were completely unwarranted and we should just accept the Government and its corporate structure as trustworthy
regarding number 6 about anti-depressants:
while I don't believe in the theory stated, I do think governments are far more likely promote drugs which subdue us I as opposed to drugs which make you think more.
Research into the medicinal benefits of psychedelics in psychotherapy is heavily controlled and studies are made very difficult. The potential benefits are huge they have an extremely low potential for overdose or addiction. Yes, as with all drugs, being used irresponsibly or without guidance can sometimes have negative consequences, in my opinion the only reason why these drugs are so made to difficult to conduct studies in due to the side effect of making you think.
A more loving and open minded person is less controllable and less 'productive' member of society. I can see literally no other reason why controlled studies of these drugs in treating mental illness is not being embraced.
While I don't believe these conspiracy theories, it's a little unfair to call conspiracy theorists nutters as some have turned out to be true like MKUltra. Also, you have to admit, they do bring up a few good points when thinking up most conspiracy theories.
Maybe more people should take a second and think "hey, I'm no expert on this specific subject. Maybe i should hear someone else's point of view /opinions." Maybe if people actually DISCUSSED things instead of fighting and name calling like 5 year olds, we'd come to some rational conclusions. And in my opinion, calling "conspirators" nuts, kooky, or crazy is just naive and extremely closed minded. We will never know the truth about anything anyways, they're just distractions anyways.
Live your lives because, yeah, shit happens, and then you die.
chemo can help but there is proven fact that 90% people who die getting chemo treatment did not die from the cancer but from chemo its self and doctors are over worked undered payed and have a hugh debate that will take all most there whole life to pay off that they got for the education they got for becoming a doctor
Its not a conspiracy theory if it's true. Everyone wants to think ppl who figure out the truth are insane until the declassified documents or whistleblowers start showing up. It may take another 20 - 50yrs but usually some grain of truth is exposed that most so called nuts were trying to get the masses to wake up and see way earlier when there could have been something done about it.
cancer survivor here, did dozens of rounds of chemo for a brain tumor at age 11, I can tell you it brought me closer to the brink of death than my tumor ever would have, and didn't do much at all to help treat my cancer. radiation worked, though I have horrible, life-long side effects now. as someone who has taken experimental drugs for 10 years now for my various symptoms, I can tell you chemotherapy is one of the biggest hunks of bullshit and should be avoided at all costs.
do I believe in these theories no, are some of these possible yes. I think you need to not just take a glace at things and write them off. It represents close mindedness; conspiracies happen every day. Me and my friend creating a surprise party is a conspiracy.
It has been proven that Cannabis is a cure for cancer. Richard Nixon had a scientific study trying to make Cannabis look bad to justify illegalizing hemp. Because Richard Nixon was an oil man and Hemp can replace the need for oil in a single growing season. The scientific study tested what happens to cancer cells when THC is applied. Turns out, the THC tells the cancer cells to "self destruct" and the cancer cells comply. Richard Nixon made this document highly classified. This study was recently declassified. You can find it on USA.gov. The government HAS been hiding the cure for cancer for decades. (Read about the endocannaboid system. All mammals have it.)
Good old Richard Nixon. Share this medical miracle with us by posting some links to the relevant sites rather than us all having to search for it. How do you personally know that the US government has been hiding a cure for cancer? Are you a high level government employee, a whistle blower with insider knowledge or did you read it on the internet? Tell me, in a coherent scientific manner, why the government would hide a cure for cancer.
Err... How much money would they make from selling the cure? Surely the price of the cure would be higher than the price of buying medicine that just made you feel better. Think of all those people who earn more than you and I who would just like to buy the cure but the drug companies just will not sell it to them.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.