Memo to medical bloggers living in Mommy’s basement

And to medical reporters living in New York and Georgetown pulling down nice paychecks

by Jon Rappoport

May 13, 2021

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You see, bloggers and reporters, here is the problem (one among many, actually). You have no background.

You don’t understand that every time you write a medical piece, there is a context which should inform your every move:

The modern medical system kills and maims huge numbers of people.


Let me help you out.

ONE: “The Epidemic of Sickness and Death from Prescription Drugs.” The author is Donald Light, who teaches at Rowan University, and was the 2013 recipient of ASA’s [American Sociological Association’s] Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology. Light is a founding fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, he was a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard. He is a Lokey Visiting Professor at Stanford University.

Donald Light: “Epidemiologically, appropriately prescribed, prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death, tied with stroke at about 2,460 deaths each week in the United States. About 330,000 patients die each year from prescription drugs in the United States and Europe. They [the drugs] cause an epidemic of about 20 times more hospitalizations [6.6 million annually], as well as falls, road accidents, and [annually] about 80 million medically minor problems such as pains, discomforts, and dysfunctions that hobble productivity or the ability to care for others. Deaths and adverse effects from overmedication, errors, and self-medication would increase these figures.” (ASA publication, “Footnotes,” November 2014)

TWO: Journal of the American Medical Association, April 15, 1998: “Incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalized Patients.”

The authors, led by Jason Lazarou, culled 39 previous studies on patients in hospitals. These patients, who received drugs in hospitals, or were admitted to hospitals because they were suffering from the drugs doctors had given them, met the following fate:

Every year, in the US, between 76,000 and 137,000 hospitalized patients die as a direct result of the drugs.

Beyond that, every year 2.2 million hospitalized patients experience serious adverse reactions to the drugs.

The authors write: “…Our study on ADRs [Adverse Drug Reactions], which excludes medication errors, had a different objective: to show that there are a large number of ADRs even when the drugs are properly prescribed and administered.”

So this study had nothing to do with doctor errors, nurse errors, or improper combining of drugs. And it only counted people killed or maimed who were admitted to hospitals. It didn’t begin to tally all the people taking pharmaceuticals who died as consequence of the drugs, at home.

THREE: July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association; author, Dr. Barbara Starfield, revered public health expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; “Is US health really the best in the world?”

Starfield reported that the US medical system kills 225,000 Americans per year. 106,000 as a result of FDA-approved medical drugs, and 119,000 as a result of mistreatment and errors in hospitals. Extrapolate the numbers to a decade: that’s 2.25 million deaths. You might want to read that last number again.

In 2009, I interviewed Dr. Starfield. Here is an excerpt:

What has been the level and tenor of the response to your findings, since 2000?

The American public appears to have been hoodwinked into believing that more interventions lead to better health, and most people that I meet are completely unaware that the US does not have the ‘best health in the world’.

In the medical research community, have your medically-caused mortality statistics been debated, or have these figures been accepted, albeit with some degree of shame?

The findings have been accepted by those who study them. There has been only one detractor, a former medical school dean, who has received a lot of attention for claiming that the US health system is the best there is and we need more of it. He has a vested interest in medical schools and teaching hospitals (they are his constituency).

Have health agencies of the federal government consulted with you on ways to mitigate the [devastating] effects of the US medical system?


Since the FDA approves every medical drug given to the American people, and certifies it as safe and effective, how can that agency remain calm about the fact that these medicines are causing 106,000 deaths per year?

Even though there will always be adverse events that cannot be anticipated, the fact is that more and more unsafe drugs are being approved for use. Many people attribute that to the fact that the pharmaceutical industry is (for the past ten years or so) required to pay the FDA for reviews [of its new drugs]—which puts the FDA into an untenable position of working for the industry it is regulating. There is a large literature on this.

Aren’t your 2000 findings a severe indictment of the FDA and its standard practices?

They are an indictment of the US health care industry: insurance companies, specialty and disease-oriented medical academia, the pharmaceutical and device manufacturing industries, all of which contribute heavily to re-election campaigns of members of Congress. The problem is that we do not have a government that is free of influence of vested interests. Alas, [it] is a general problem of our society—which clearly unbalances democracy.

Would it be correct to say that, when your JAMA study was published in 2000, it caused a momentary stir and was thereafter ignored by the medical community and by pharmaceutical companies?

Are you sure it was a momentary stir? I still get at least one email a day asking for a reprint—ten years later! The problem is that its message is obscured by those that do not want any change in the US health care system.

Are you aware of any systematic efforts, since your 2000 JAMA study was published, to remedy the main categories of medically caused deaths in the US?

No systematic efforts; however, there have been a lot of studies. Most of them indicate higher rates [of death] than I calculated.

Did your 2000 JAMA study sail through peer review, or was there some opposition to publishing it?

It was rejected by the first journal that I sent it to, on the grounds that ‘it would not be interesting to readers’!

Do the 106,000 deaths from medical drugs only involve drugs prescribed to patients in hospitals, or does this statistic also cover people prescribed drugs who are not in-patients in hospitals?

I tried to include everything in my estimates. Since the commentary was written, many more dangerous drugs have been added to the marketplace.

—end of interview excerpt—

FOUR: BMJ June 7, 2012 (BMJ 2012:344:e3989). Author, Jeanne Lenzer. Lenzer refers to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices: “It [the Institute] calculated that in 2011 prescription drugs were associated with two to four million people in the US experiencing ‘serious, disabling, or fatal injuries, including 128,000 deaths.’”

The report called this “one of the most significant perils to humans resulting from human activity.”

The report was compiled by outside researchers who went into the FDA’s own database of “serious adverse [medical-drug] events.”

Therefore, to say the FDA isn’t aware of this finding would be absurd. The FDA knows. The FDA knows and it isn’t saying anything about it, because the FDA certifies, as safe and effective, all the medical drugs that are routinely maiming and killing Americans. Every public health agency knows the truth.

FIVE: None of the above reports factor in death or injury by vaccine.

The US system for reporting severe adverse effects of vaccines is broken.

Barbara Loe Fisher, of the private National Vaccine Information Center, has put together a reasonable analysis:

“But how many children have [adverse] vaccine reactions every year? Is it really only one in 110,000 or one in a million who are left permanently disabled after vaccination? Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler observed in 1993 that less than 1 percent of doctors report adverse events following prescription drug use. [See DA Kessler, ‘Introducing MEDWatch,’ JAMA, June 2, 1993: 2765-2768]”

“There have been estimates that perhaps less than 5 or 10 percent of doctors report hospitalizations, injuries, deaths, or other serious health problems following vaccination. The 1986 Vaccine Injury Act contained no legal sanctions for not reporting; doctors can refuse to report and suffer no consequences.”

“Even so, each year about 12,000 reports are made to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [VAERS]; parents as well as doctors can make those reports. [See RT Chen, B. Hibbs, ‘Vaccine safety,’ Pediatric Annals, July 1998: 445-458]”

“However, if that number represents only 10 percent of what is actually occurring, then the actual number may be 120,000 vaccine-adverse events [per year]. If doctors report vaccine reactions as infrequently as Dr. Kessler said they report prescription-drug reactions, and the number 12,000 is only 1 percent of the actual total, then the real number may be 1.2 million vaccine-adverse events annually.”

SIX: Here is a stunning quote from a doctor who has quite probably read and analyzed as many medical-drug studies as any other doctor in the world:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” (Dr. Marcia Angell, NY Review of Books, January 15, 2009, “Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption)

Compare that quote with one from “the father of COVID science,” Tony Fauci. In an interview with the National Geographic, Fauci stated: “Anybody can claim to be an expert even when they have no idea what they’re talking about…If something is published in places like New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature, Cell, or JAMA—you know, generally that is quite well peer-reviewed because the editors and the editorial staff of those journals really take things very seriously.”

They take things so seriously at the New England Journal, they routinely publish glowing studies of medical drugs which, as evidence shows, are killing people in great numbers.

So…you medical bloggers living in mommy’s basement, and you medical reporters who live in New York and Georgetown and pull down nice paychecks, you now have some background. Every time you write a Mockingbird article (aka puff piece), you can fathom how deep your lies really go, and how much crime you’re really involved with.

It’s never too late to tell the truth. I’m offering you a way out.



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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

38 comments on “Memo to medical bloggers living in Mommy’s basement

  1. Mos Craciun says:

    Donald Light , the first author quoted by Jon , wrote many years ago another interesting material, dealing with the “medical $y$tem” . I upload it here :

  2. Opie Poik says:


  3. Need a ladder says:

    As a point of clarity we might consider that the statement that the medical system ‘kills’ 225k Americans each year might be a bit of a blame game like blaming viruses. People seek medical care usually because they have complex conditions and there are usually many factors that are beyond any medical system’s control such as all the dangerous injections people insert down their throats laking good nutrition including the horrific effects of constantly pouring massive Gulp Oil Slicks in there.

    In general the public has often demanded the medical industry fix their problem they created, so in ways that industry makes an attempt knowing the limitations then get blamed for the death or injury after an attempt is made with a procedure or drug when it’s more complicated than that. Just saying.

    • Nancy Sutton says:

      ‘public… demanded’ fixes from the Rockefeller-originated modern medical industry? For acute conditions, yes, but for chronic conditions, more and more are looking outside the ‘industry’ for help. And every industry is for-profit and uses marketing to maximize sales.
      (Note recently Goldman Sachs at an investors conference, that they make money on long-term treatments… not so much on cures. ‘It’s all about the Benjamins, baby!’)

    • Nancy Sutton says:

      ‘might’ ‘usually’ ‘often’ Yes, a sliver of truth in a sea of ‘more complicated’ = pilpul propaganda.

    • Martin says:

      Need a ladder,

      I see no blame game at all. Yes, all of us are responsible for our own individual choices, even when we choose to ‘trust’ others that society deems worthy of this trust but in reality are deceivers and criminals.

      It would be nice if “that industry” acknowledged their “limitations” and instead focused on the true causes of disease and appropriate solutions that include lifestyle and other non-drug strategies but that is not reality.

      It is very clear that the medical/industrial complex is a very well oiled machine that has at the highest levels never truly cared for the welfare of patients. It is also too bad that most healthcare workers, and especially physicians, have breached their fiduciary duty, sold out and betrayed their patients.

      Thank You Jon for your perseverance and willingness to bring forth truth and clarity as without it there can never be real Justice and without it, society as a whole will continue down the path of self-destruction.

      Dr. MEM

    • Sean says:

      Sure, your just saying is of coarse correct somewhere, of coarse. But the rest of it that is correct too is suppressed, and by who? That’s right, themselves. So that means they are very very dishonest, untrustworthy, misleading and therefore criminal. Just sayin.

    • Natalie says:

      In a sense, yes, we should also take stock of the bad government advice (such as the “high cholesterol” fiasco), big agro with their processed food, controlled media with their lies and dumbed-down education that trains everyone to trust the “experts”. However, when 80% or so of medical treatments and procedures are not evidence based – and when even many doctors are not aware of it – can you blame the regular person for not knowing all the traps they can fall into? What Jon wrote is just the tip of the iceberg. Incidentally, I’m currently reading “Doctoring the Data” by a Scottish doctor (also a Covid sceptic, good for him). He provides several examples of the major disasters in the history of the healthcare that no one ever answered for. One of them is the 6 week bed rest after the heart attack which was enforced by the doctors for half of the century and estimated to have killed more Americans that all the 20th century wars combined. On top of that, most doctors don’t know how to evaluate trial data (relative risk vs. absolute) and rely on “experts” just like everyone else. Well, who pays to experts? People in general trust the medical system which, knowingly or unknowingly, betrays them. Doctors as part of the system should bear responsibility.

    • Philbert Desanex says:

      yes, but there’s also the maxim ‘do no harm’

    • yerba buena says:

      The standing medical industry creates disease like a short
      order cook stacks cakes, each Pharmafia confection producing
      a constellation of toxic dissonances and feeding back through
      further medical intervention, causing more of the same. This
      is all part of the fraud and criminality of the dark “elite”.
      Nutritious organic food, clean water, fresh air, sunshine,
      good rest, good thoughts, and good creative works are positive
      vibration ways to find and maintain health.

    • Walkintherain says:

      Need a Ladder – to quote you, as a point of clarity your response is pure troll blather.

  4. Nancy Sutton says:

    Let’s add Lancet ed. Horton’s 2015 editorial – much medical research is plain wrong, and a lot is fraudulent.(How could his journal & NEJM print the incredible Surgiscape report last year?)

  5. Eluard says:

    There’s a reason Jon keeps hammering home these studies and statistics such as from Dr. Barbara Starfield’s 2000 report–from over TWENTY years ago.

    They don’t care about us.
    That is extremely hard for many decent people to fathom. I think it’s the main problem we’re facing.

    The poster above talks about blaming people, not the medical cartel, for this situation. For their “lifestyle choices.” People should be more responsible for those, for sure. But if they cared about us, would they allow glyphosate and atrazine to be sprayed on our food supply?

    I ask that simple question to people lately, vis-a-vis the shot. And there is never any answer. (I don’t even get to the GM foods that congress blocked from being labeled).

  6. Billboy says:

    Need a ladder…Care to give a non-marketing or non-propagandized example of when the public demanded Big Pharma come to their medical rescue?

  7. Greg says:

    Since we now realize how corrupt and unfair most things are, it would probably be a good idea for everyone to move back in mom’s basement. You are no longer helping or impressing anyone, by not living there. Home cooked meals, laundry done, and a hug good night by someone you love and trust.

  8. Siouxma says:

    My husband has high blood pressure and takes Lisinopril along with millions of other people. This drug is made in China by a company that has received FDA “warnings” about its crap operation and documented ADRs. Nothing has changed. Try to find an alternative BP drug manufacturer in America. None. Just another form of bioweaponry against Humanity. Mr. OPERATION WARP SPEED let us down on that one, too.

    • Goldie says:

      Arjuna Powder. Indian medicine (Ayurveda) used for hundreds of years if not thousands. Look into it. Helps with heart fibs and palpations and high blood pressure.

  9. Sean says:

    This article would do well to be posted all over the world and read every dang day by every dang person.

  10. Christine B says:

    The first time I tried to access this article through the newsletter link, it said something like the site had exceeded its resources. I should have copied it exactly. Strange. Got through after. This is a great article! I will be following up the citations.

  11. Dr. W! says:

    Hello Jon, Wow! Thank you for pulling these historical articles, reviews and so on together the way you have in this particular ‘blog. Sincerely, I Thank You. If only my printer were working I’d want to keep a printed copy for all of the fools and pHarma-tools who appear personally in my experience and ask questions on the topic. About Dr. Barbara Starfield’s studies and the question asked in the title of the article you referenced, I could have quickly answered, ‘No.’ All the same, I was glad to learn later that she did the study because it was very, very long overdue. Barbara Loe Fisher came to my attention a little more than 30 years ago. I was in school at the time, pursuing my purpose. Dr. M. Angell’s quote is also very instructive for those fools and tools noted above and to whom you address this blog article. Sadly, most of them will probably never see this ‘blog. Even if they do, it is unlikely that thay will change any time soon. Note how it took Dr. Angell over 20 years to ‘get the picture.’ I would have many other remarks, however there is no time. ‘Preaching to the choir’ here will solve very little. You see, those who choose an easy, materialistic path are not useful – if anything, they are ‘useful idiots.’ (See G. Edward Griffin’s work, especially the interviews he did with Yuri Besmenov.) One other comment – Fraud in the inception of a contract invalidates that contract. Each reader can choose (or not) to apply that statement to their own circumstances. To all of you following Jon’s work – may you live long and prosper.

  12. Marten says:

    Some cannot speak up, because of money, so they rather continue killing people….Drug treatments never solve “Malnutrition”, We have been civilized to death !!!

  13. Larry C says:

    India erupts into chaos: Health Ambassador dies two days after taking vaccine

  14. john-oranje says:

    But on the rare occasions that doctors have gone on
    strike the death rate falls.
    Also when someone is on medication for whatever reason
    treatment tends to escalate to counter what may be
    side effects of drugs the patient is already on.
    It is true that far too many people expect doctors to
    prescribe something for ailments that would heal anyway
    given the chance.

  15. yerba buena says:

    Thank you Jon for your continuing series of powerful, insightful
    and inspiring articles on the corona hoax. The ideas that you and
    your readers have brought forth have nourished my soul and knowledge
    base tremendously.
    There is a “medical blogger”, not in a basement, that I have been
    following who is from Romania and is a “free thinker + informed mother”
    and she covers the waterfront very nicely and I feel that since I
    have not seen her mentioned in your lyceum that I would highly
    commend her writings to every one. Her name is Feli Popescu and her website is: .
    Also, Piece of Mindful has a very interesting article, Part 9 of the Series, “Of Monkeys, Mice and Men: From Natural Bodies to
    Digitized Bots”, about engineered nanoparticles, deeply referenced,
    from a Mother’s Intuitional perspective. https.//
    apologies for cyber nonfluency
    A Sante, To Health!

  16. Jimmy says:

    Dr. Vernon Coleman claims, with figures and actual science, that the third leading cause of death in the world is by doctors/the medical system.

    In Canada the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario said it will “investigate doctors who post on social media their opposition to COVID-19 lockdowns, controversial public health measures, vaccines, or promoting “unproven treatments for COVID-19.

    The CPSO claim they are the only ones who can decide what is true and what is misinformation. This arrogant, deceitful claim should be enough to make people wake up, but most just suck at the tit of the MSM and believe governments and the medical establishment are hear to help them.

    • Andy says:

      Unfortunately Vernon Coleman is still a believer of germ theory/virus/contagion – so that even though he acknowledges Convid as a hoax, he still believes it is an actual thing. Ultimately, he’s doing a disservice.

  17. Paul says:

    “It’s never too late
    to tell the truth.
    I’m offering you
    a way out.”

    “Yes, there are two paths
    you can go by,
    but in the long run
    There’s still time
    to change the road you’re on…”

    ~ Plant/Page (Stairway)

  18. Arby says:

    De Bioethics. According to Andrew Kaufman and Vera Sharav, bioethics is a nice term for eugenics.

    • Natalie says:

      Just like “public-private partnerships” is a new name for the fascism (of the national-socialist type).

    • Jello says:

      This is from The Corbett Report:
      Episode 396 – Bioethics and the New Eugenics
      Corbett • 03/06/2021

      At first glance, bioethics might seem like just another branch of ethical philosophy where academics endlessly debate other academics about how many angels dance on the head of a pin in far-out, science fiction like scenarios. What many do not know, however, is that the seemingly benign academic study of bioethics has its roots in the dark history of eugenics. With that knowledge, the dangers inherent in entrusting some of the most important discussions about the life, death and health of humanity in the hands of a select few become even more apparent.
      (includes transcript of the video presented)

  19. Will says:

    Most of the more recent papers (and there are very few) seem to be “greening” the situation, underestimating iatrogenic(death-by=medicine) deaths by examining only ‘wrong’ use of pharmaceuticals, not including deaths from ‘correctly’ used meds. And not looking at damage to patients which fall short of death.

    And when attacking rival alternative medicine, on the web and in the courts, the unstated assumption is that FDA supported Pharma is the automatic ‘best possible’ natural choice. Fantasy land.

  20. Larry C says:


  21. Goldie says:

    If anything you take, breath, or eat, or any part of the processing must be approved by the FDA, then you probably shouldn’t be using it.

  22. Gail Sheppard says:

    Memo to Jon,

    I can see you’ve never seen anything my husband and I’ve written. Visit my page or our blog and THEN tell me bloggers don’t know what we’re talking about. – Not all of us are millennials (or get paychecks). If my parents had had a basement I would have been out of there in 1971.

  23. Jello says:

    For some history:
    100 Years of Medical Robbery
    Dale Steinreich
    The Carriage-Trade Trend
    Christopher Westley
    How Medical Licensing Laws Can Shield Incompetent Doctors
    Michel Accad, MD
    Cronyism: Government, the AMA, and Med Schools
    Michel Accad, MD
    A Voice for Freedom in Medicine
    Michel Accad, MD
    Anish Koka
    Real Medical Freedom
    Dale Steinreich
    The Flexner Report and Our Modern Medical Cartel
    Doug French
    How Medical Boards Nationalized Health Care
    Henry Jones

  24. Jello says:

    From The Corbett Report:
    Episode 353 – The Crisis of Science
    Corbett • 02/23/2019

    In recent years, the public has gradually discovered that there is a crisis in science. But what is the problem? And how bad is it, really? Today on The Corbett Report we shine a spotlight on the series of interrelated crises that are exposing the way institutional science is practiced today, and what it means for an increasingly science-dependent society.
    (includes a transcript of the audio/video)
    (also includes Sources)

  25. Jello says:

    From the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE):
    A Brief History of Food, Nutrition, & Government Policy in America
    Josh Souter

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