LA Times gives no cause of death, but HIV propagandists can’t wait
Bad luck for AIDS reformers, to add to other setbacks, though Christine’s heroism may yet prove out
Who’s bigger, Anthony Fauci or Bernie Madoff?
Perhaps the best known public activist against the HIV-causes-AIDS premise in science and medicine, Christine Maggiore has unexpectedly died at 52, the Los Angeles Times reports in a blog today (Dec 30 Tuesday).
Until the end, Christine Maggiore remained defiant.
On national television and in a blistering book, she denounced research showing that HIV causes AIDS. She refused to take medications to treat her own virus. She gave birth to two children and breast-fed them, denying any risk to their health. And when her 3-year-old child, Eliza Jane, died of what the coroner determined to be AIDS-related pneumonia, she protested the findings and sued the county.
On Saturday, Maggiore died at her Van Nuys home, leaving a husband, a son and many unanswered questions. She was 52.
According to officials at the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, she had been treated for pneumonia in the last six months. Because she had recently been under a doctor’s care, no autopsy will be performed unless requested by the family, they said. Her husband, Robin Scovill, could not be reached for comment.
No cause of death was stated other than lingering pneumonia, but the world’s poster girl for replacing the HIV/AIDS paradigm – beautiful, intelligent, courageous, determined and persuasive in her personal and public rejection and condemnation of the official rationale for treating AIDS as if it were caused by HIV – looks likely now to become the poster girl for the witless defenders of the HIV faith, who are already trumpeting her death as the inevitable consequence of denying their belief.
But in fact, the report of the LA Times gives them no real grounds for saying so, and nor does her life. All the facts in the news report which suggest that Maggiore died because she flouted known science and disregarded established medicine are errors. Maggiore did test positive on an HIV test many years ago, but then negative often enough for her status in this regard to be uncertain at the very least, and in fact probably negative during the many years she wisely refused any further testing. Her child, Eliza Jane, did not die of AIDS-related pneumonia, but of allergic reaction to amoxicillin. This is perfectly clear to all who are not under the superstition that all illness is caused by HIV as soon as anyone mentions AIDS as a possibility. The child died very rapidly after being medicated by a standard antibiotic which occasionally causes fatal systemic overreaction. She did not decline over months from AIDS related symptoms of any kind.
Maggiore’s friends said she underwent a holistic “cleanse” last month that left her feeling ill.
“She was telling me that she wasn’t feeling great,” Carter said, adding that he questioned whether the pneumonia was related to AIDS.
As an advocate, Maggiore counseled HIV-positive pregnant women on how to avoid pressure to use the drug AZT as a method to reduce the chances of transmission to their babies. She considered the drug toxic.
Maggoire gave birth to her son, Charlie, and his younger sister, Eliza Jane, at home and breast-fed both, although research indicates that it increases the risk of transmission. Eliza Jane Scovill died in 2005 from what the coroner ruled was AIDS-related pneumonia. Maggiore and Scovill, however, hired a pathologist who concluded that the girl died of an allergic reaction to the antibiotic amoxicillin.
After Eliza Jane’s death, Los Angeles police investigated whether Maggiore and Scovill were negligent in not testing the girl for HIV. In 2006, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office decided not to file criminal charges against Maggiore, saying that it would have been difficult to prove criminal negligence because Maggiore had sought medical advice. Friends said that Maggiore never fully recovered after the death of her daughter and that she had trouble even sleeping and eating. Her preteen son, Charlie, has tested HIV negative.
Last year, Maggiore and Scovill sued Los Angeles County and others on behalf of their daughter’s estate, charging that the autopsy report lacked proper medical and scientific evidence for the declared cause of death. The case is pending.
Why did Christine die?
From this superficial account given in the LA Times it is not possible to get any kind of clear picture as to why Maggiore would die at such an early age, since the only relevant phrases are “According to officials at the Los Angeles County coroners office she had been treated for pneumonia in the last six months” and “Maggiore’s friends said she underwent a holistic “cleanse” last month that left her feeling ill.”
The implication of the “officials”‘s comment is, of course, the fantasy that an otherwise healthy person suffers terminal PCP over time owing to the depredations of the lethal virus. Removing the superstition, all we know is that Maggiore was not very well in her last few months.
What is known is that Christine was a relative gentle soul on whom the stresses and strains of acting as a punching bag for the lunatic proselytizers of HIVcauses/AIDS ideology must have exacted a price over the years, particularly after she suffered the ultimate tragedy for a mother of losing a much loved child to a medical accident, when the viciously misguided demons from the dark corners and sewer tunnels of society emerged to hound her relentlessly, as they are now bound to do again.
UPDATE: Jan 2 Fri
How Christine Maggiore died:
We have the following in from Celia Farber, posting on Dean’s World – Dean Esmay’s Blog , a last email a mutual friend received from Christine Maggiore on Dec 19, which gives a pretty clear picture as to how the poor woman died:
“Regarding my health, I finally figured out what’s going on…but it got really scary. Here’s the scoop I just sent a friend: I have been through the absolute worst health nightmare ever.
The cleanse, while definitely bringing about some profound benefits, left me feeling weak and dehydrated. I lost my appetite almost completely about 10 days ago and for some weird reason could only tolerate hot tea and hot chicken broth. I had been in touch with the cleanse doc who said all was typical, uncomfortable but typical. Not one to quit, I kept going. Then I started to have trouble breathing, I was feeling winded after the most simple task like making the bed. This last Sunday, I stopped being able to sleep at all.
So finally, genius that I am, I made an appointment to see my MD who is really smart and very well versed in natural health care and not at all into the HIV paradigm. I could only get in to see her yesterday. She said I was totally dehydrated and having a reaction to the herbs in the cleanse which she thought were suspicious. I asked her to check my lungs and she said they sounded clear.
I told her I thought I should have a chest Xray anyway, just to be sure, but she was skeptical because I hadn’t had a cold, flu, cough or fever. But I insisted so she wrote me up to go to a radiology place that would give an immediate reading. By then I felt so ill I had to ask my neighbor to drive me and thank god he was there with me because I never would have made it to the radiologist without his help.
As it turned out, the Xray showed a very serious case of bi-lateral bronchial pneumonia. The doctor immediately gave me IV rehydration, IV natural cortisone, and IV antibiotic. She said if I did not improve by the next day, I would have to go to the hospital which I argued would give me worse treatment, lousy food and maybe a MRS infection as a parting gift. I went back again today, had more IV treatments and she said if I can make it through the weekend without having to go to the hospital, she will be very happy.
She also said I’m pretty tough to have had such severe pneumonia and keep going. I have three natural cortisone treatments I am to take everyday, and today I started with another antibiotic called Z pack which is different from the one used in the IV. It’s a little scary because she asked me if I am allergic to the antibiotics she’s giving me but I’ve never taken them, so I don’t know. She stayed next to me during the IV antibiotic to make sure I was not going into reaction which sort of made me feel like I might be having a reaction!
But I didn’t and I slept for the first time since Sunday last night. My appetite is getting back to normal and I am on total bed rest for two weeks. I can’t imagine doing otherwise.
It may look as if the coroner “official” was accurate in saying she must have suffered from some pneumonia for a while, and for some reason it got a hold, and her “cleansing” exacerbated the matter and her bodily resistance was overcome, although she claimed her mental fortitude was as strong as ever. But the congestion detected may simply have been produced by dehydration caused by the “cleansing” purgatively toxic herbs she swallowed in what may have been an inappropriate treatment.
As far as we understand it, everyday health is a miracle of so many coordinated inner processes that it is rather incredible we have so much of it for so long, except that there are many redundant and repair processes built in. However, the body’s functioning is highly dependent on the intake of necessary nutrients and water and once the system is weakened beyond a certain point, resident threats like tb or pneumonia can take hold and if the extra energy required to overcome them is not available, and better nutrition or artificial assistance with drugs is not sufficient, the final slippery slope is not too far away. Pneumonia in particular can be rapidly lethal, However, in this case it sounds more like dehydration, which produces congestion in the lungs and difficulty in breathing, and can itself kill in a matter of days unless remedied rapidly.
The additional stress is what makes the smear and rejection tactics of the HIV/AIDS crazies, from positions high and low in science and society, so morally revolting, because as group animals the energy we draw from others is normally one pillar of our health, and if this support is flipped from love to hate our inner resources are drained needlessly and a normally small injury or easily remedied mistreatment can be life threatening.
It is not too imaginative to say that the responsibility for Maggiore’s death lies in some measure with the way she was treated by these cretins.
One thing is certain. Anyone familiar with the science knows that it had nothing to do with HIV, except indirectly through the superstition fostered by irresponsible scientists such as Robert Gallo and John Moore and their champion Anthony Fauci of NIAID for their own purposes, and the lynch mob mentality they whip up to divert attention from their nefarious misleading of government and public.
Disputing the HIV paradigm is an unlucky cause
This tragedy is a very unfortunate turn of events for AIDS reformers in their endless public battle against those who deny them a voice, ie the true denialists in AIDS, the scientists, officials and activists who deal with the blatantly unanswered scientific review and condemnation of HIV as the supposed cause by evading, avoiding and dismissing a critique they are evidently unable to answer effectively at the peer reviewed level in the proper journals.
The history of the last few years has been one where every victory achieved by the reformers in bringing the attention of the public to the validity of questioning the conventional wisdom has been answered by the gods with a setback which has dissipated their small successes.
In the death of Yale’s Serge Lang they lost one of the most determined and impressive reformers of academic and media hypocrisy and claptrap at the highest levels.
Politics burdens truth at Harpers
The extraordinary breakthrough of the Harpers piece, Out of Control, published two years ago by Celia Farber was a remarkable success which in normal circumstances would probably have proved a tipping point in media attention to the HIV Is/Is Not AIDS issue.
But breaking events had to be included and changed the nature and delayed the completion of the watershed article, and its momentum dissipated when it was finally published just at the time Lewis Lapham, the long time editor of Harpers who had originally responded to her talent and conviction and asked her to do the piece, chose to hand over the reins to a new and younger man.
The new editor by virtue of his new circumstances could not afford to rise above the political difficulties involved, as the soon to retire Lapham would have done, though he (the new editor) was entirely taken with the intellectual merit of her work and heavily involved in shepherding it to publication in its final polished and perfected form (contrary to the impression opponents tried to create in the letters column, there was only one proven error, which was trivial and beside the point, since it had to do with cuckoo clocks).
Bernie, meet Anthony, who did it first
Still, someone once said that any publicity is good publicity and if we have entered a new age of iconoclasm where in finance and economics the mighty are fallen and the gods are found to have feet of clay, it may be that the spirit of questioning has spread so far and wide that one of the issues that will be reviewed by the new administration may be the vexed issue of whether all the money being spent on HIV/AIDS is going down the right rat hole.
After all, now that people have wised up the fact that even the greatest insider investment opportunity of the last decade turns out to be nothing but a giant Ponzi scheme – in fact, that much of Wall Street in the last decade or two has turned out to be nothing but a giant Ponzi scheme – it is not entirely unlikely that their scepticism might turn to wondering if scientists can be trusted any more than Wall St wizards not to abuse their responsibilities to the general public.
If Christine Maggiore’s tragically early death can serve to keep her role in questioning science at the forefront of the public mind, aided and abetted by the self defeating efforts of the mindless HIV defenders to abuse her even in the afterlife, then its heroism may yet help to achieve what she long fought for, a pubic review of what we may now call not the Enron of science or even the WorldCom of science, but the Bernia Madoff Ponzi Scheme of Science, equally global and worth over $50 billion.
In other words, on the one hand we have Bernie Madoff, the $50 billion man. On the other, Anthony Fauci of the NIH, even bigger, having run off with even more of the public’s money in a scheme to which officials and leaders world wide have lent their name and which has caused considerably more deaths than the one suicide registered so far in the wake of Bernie’s arrest.