Homeopathy, Scientology, conspiracy theories and for-profit-quackery

CommunicatorIC

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Homeopathy, Scientology, conspiracy theories and for-profit-quackery: let’s keep global health science based.

Scholars and Rogues: Homeopathy, Scientology, conspiracy theories and for-profit-quackery: let’s keep global health science based
http://scholarsandrogues.com/2014/0...ackery-lets-keep-global-health-science-based/

Excerpt:
By all accounts, post-earthquake Port-au-Prince was hell on earth. Already suffering from crumbling infrastructure and poor housing conditions, the Haitian capital was perhaps the least equipped city on Earth to withstand a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Within hours, thousands of international rescue workers and doctors were pulling people from the rubble and setting up makeshift hospitals under plastic tents. Their efforts saved lives. But there was one group that almost certainly did nothing besides get in the way. At the cost of $400,000 dollars, a wealthy donor in Los Angeles airlifted 80 Scientologists trained in using “the power of touch” to “reestablish communication” within the bodies of trauma victims. As if the Haitian people were not suffering enough.
 

CommunicatorIC

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Good catch from WWP quoting the Scholars and Rogues article linked in the OP.

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/thre...bal-health-science-based.120127/#post-2481791
History is repeating itself with the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The fear engendered by Ebola has created an opportunity for quacks everywhere to pitch their beliefs and sell their supplements. In a move reminiscent of the Rath fiasco, Rima Laibow, the “medical director” for a company called Natural Solutions Foundation, sent a letter to top African health officials claiming that “There is good reason to believe that there already is a natural solution for, and prevention against, the terrifying novel Ebola virus.” Laibow goes on to encourage them to use “nanosilver,” which coincidentally, her company sells.
Labow has worked for Scientology’s anti-psychiatry front group, the Citizen’s Commission for Human Rights (CCHR). For example, see:

Part 1 of 10 Psychiatry - Making a Killing with Dr. Rima Laibow & G. Edward Griffen By CCHR
[video=youtube;lglCDwifzio]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglCDwifzio[/video]

Part 2 of 10 Psychiatry – Making a Killing with Dr. Rima Laibow & G. Edward Griffen By CCHR
[video=youtube;30onstc6jIA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30onstc6jIA[/video]
 
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