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India wasting money on swine flu homeopathic research

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on August 7, 2009

Via The Hindu we get news that the state of Maharashtra is investing money in research into a homeopathic swine flu vaccine of sorts.

A senior city homeopath Dr Sreerang Oak had on Friday advocated a preventive treatment combining two bio-chemic substances of homeopathy — ‘Kali Mur’ and ‘Ferrum Phos’ (with power of 12 X )– which he said could arrest the spread of the H1N1 virus among population.

Wow, they know they can arrest,  read stop dead on its tracks, the spread of the swine flu, before the research the money is supposed to be spent on has even been done! That does not augur well for the state of Maharashtra!

Four tablets each of the two medicines, easily and cheaply available with chemists could stop the infection in the first stage, bestowing an immunity on the person against the virus, he claimed.

They even know the exact dosage for goodness sake, before the research is done! Talk about quackery!

State of Maharashtra: Fail!


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  1. Rajendra said, on August 7, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Dear Madarchod,
    We are calling dear peoples as madarchod….in our Marathi in Maharashtra…
    Please study Homoeopathy first and then give your expert opinion.
    We are definatly beliving that this is Multinational drug companies scam.
    In our Maharashtra so many trible naming Wadari are eating Pork and enjoing the
    taste.They are free from swine flue.But Madarchod like you can affected by this virus.
    Because this virus is settled in your Mind only.
    You are not willing to open your eyes.So please open your eyes first, study Homoeopathy.then try to give expert opinion on .
    Goodbyyyyyy Madrchod

    • Skepdude said, on August 7, 2009 at 12:51 PM

      Dear Raj,

      Homeopathy is a belif, the word study may be too much to attribute to it. You make the wrong assumptions that I do not know anything about homeopathy. That is incorrect. I have a pretty good understanding of what it pretends to be and do, and it’s “laws”. I understand dilution, succussion and magical thinking. I have reviewed quite a few studies on homeopathy.

      Homeopathy is not plausible, relies on a mechanism that has never been demonstrated to work or how it can work (water memory), and has consistently failed any rigourous testing of its claims. You may want to take a quick look at my Important Studies page for a couple of links on scientific studies of homeopathy.

      Dear Raj, it appears to me that you are the one that needs to “study” homeopathy a bit more in depth.

      All the best,
      Skepdude

      • Nitin said, on August 11, 2009 at 11:24 PM

        Der Rajendra, you showed your fucking mentality of abusing the person withoug discussing the thngs in proper light.
        it seems you are madarchod.
        Nitin

  2. Nitin said, on August 11, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    Dear Skepdude,
    i pologise for your abuse byRajendra, you have the valid point.
    godbless india and indians most of whom are mdarchods

  3. Nitin said, on August 11, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    mmnmnn

  4. Indian skeptic said, on August 20, 2009 at 6:46 AM

    To “Rajendra the Marathi” and to all the other imbeciles and stupid Indians:

    There is a better chance of you getting cured of your swine flu by kissing my black arse than your quack medicine aka homeopathy! In spite of the economic progress that India has made, it will always stay backward for it has almost a billion Rajendras. Call me what you may…you guys have no salvation. You guys are born ignorant and will die ignorant.

  5. […] (swine flu). What a waste of money! http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/004200908030342.htm http://skepfeeds.wordpress.com/2009/08/07/india-wasting-money-on-swine-flu-homeopathic-research/ It would be some much better if this money was spent on providing access to running water or health […]


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