Whooping cough, smallpox, measles and tuberculosis, once enough to send American communities into paroxysms of fear through their very mention, are essentially exterminated, right?
And the U.S. is largely protected from exotics like Ebola, Chikungunya, Chagas disease, Dengue fever and others by distance and time, correct?
Not really, as Jane Orient, M.D., explains in the new free e-book from WND, “EMERGING DISEASES.”
“The dreaded infectious diseases of the past may be forgotten,” she writes, “but they are not gone, and diseases that are new, at least to the United States, are emerging.”
One of the newest is MERS, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which was first found in the Arabian Peninsula but already has spread to at least 20 other nations, including the United States.
Before that, it was Ebola, which is blamed for killing thousands horrifically on the African continent. It spread fear throughout America and the rest of the world.
There also was a recent measles epidemic, worries about the side effects of vaccines, rare diseases brought into America by illegal aliens, and ominously drug-resistant strains.
Orient, president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, warns there’s danger in letting such issues “drop off our radar.”
“Unfortunately, much of our public heath establishment has been diverted into protecting us against sugary soft drinks, rather than infectious disease threats,” she writes. “And public trust is being eroded by politicization of the issues and conflicts of interest.”
Orient’s special new e-book – titled “EMERGING DISEASES: Protecting Your Family from Pandemics, Viral Threats, and Rogue Vaccines” – is being made available FREE, exclusively to WND News Alert subscribers. A subscription to the free WND service will also give you access to other valuable free products like this one, plus all future giveaways – and we have many in store. So if you’re not yet subscribed to WND’s free news alerts, do so now and get instant access to “EMERGING DISEASES.”
The e-book discusses the threats right now from Ebola, Chikungunya, Dengue, Chagas, tuberculosis, smallpox, whooping cough, measles, and more.
“There is ultimately no substitute for the traditional public health methods of identification, isolation and contact tracing,” she writes.
Suggestions for individuals?
“Keep on your shelf some older medical textbooks. You might be the first to recognition a condition that your physician has never seen or even heard of,” she advises.
And, importantly, “Find a physician you trust who is open to innovation and to individualized assessment of risks and benefits of vaccines. A physician needs to be working for you, not for an Obamacare ‘accountable care organization’ (ACO), a managed care organization, or a big institution such as a hospital.”
Orient earned undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Arizona and her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She’s been in solo practice since 1981.