Joining John B. Wells in the first half, author Howard Bloom provided updates on vaccines and the geopolitical situation around the world. Bloom pointed to China as an area of major concern. "The Chinese are claiming the whole South China Sea as their very own," he reported, noting that the Philippines, Japan, and Vietnam have claims there as well. Ordinary citizens in China are openly speaking about war with Japan, he added. Bloom commented on news about North Korea's recent launch of a three-stage missile designed to carry nuclear warhead. These missiles have a 10,000-mile range and are aimed at the United States, he warned. Bloom spoke about the extent to which the Arab Springs helped secure North Africa for jihadists sympathetic to al-Qaeda. He cautioned against getting pulled into Mali, where French troops are assisting the Malian army to push back Islamic extremists.
Bloom also presented his pro-vaccination case. The immune system relies on intelligence to function properly and is able to identify most intruders, he said. Occasionally, the system can be fooled by a viral or bacterial invader so additional intelligence is required to develop a defense, Bloom explained. Vaccines provide this information to the immune system via a small piece of the intruder, he added. Bloom traced vaccines to Turkey, where they were used 300 years ago to successfully treat smallpox. He blamed Dr. Andrew Wakefield's now-discredited claim of a link between vaccines and autism for contributing to anti-vaccination hysteria. When people choose not to be vaccinated against treatable diseases, such as whooping cough, they put themselves and others at risk of sickness and death, he admonished.
In the second half, homeopathic physician Andreas Bachmair shared his contention that vaccinations are dangerous and deadly. Bachmair said he has treated many vaccine-injured patients, who suffer pain, paralysis, and various immune deficiencies because they were vaccinated. He advised against vaccines in general, but especially vaccinations in the newly born, as an infant's immune system is not fully developed at birth. Bachmair suggested that vaccines are created more for profit than to contribute to the health of the general population. He pointed out that around 200 viruses can cause flu-like symptoms, so being inoculated against the influenza A or B virus does little to help as those strains represent only 10% of flu cases each year. Single vaccines against the flu, for instance, still contain toxic quantities of mercury, and even aluminum, Bachmair warned. He noted that people who receive vaccinations often get sick because the vaccine weakens the immune systems and makes them prone to other diseases.
Bumper music from Saturday January 26, 2013