Sorry for the radio silence, I was off jumping around in muddy fields to awesome folk bands down in Devon! Might do a little summary of that later on for anyone who’s interested.
For now here are some more links around the ongoing MMS/Jim Humble story. Topsy is a great way of keeping up with the topic, especially if you’re not on Twitter.
I don’t know if this is meant to say the ‘truth’ or not.
it acts like a water filter for your internals, makes perfect sence to me. [sic]
Yeah… me too.
The list of things people will claim this stuff cures is endless and ever more absurd.
What’s Humble up to?
Well their church is really up and running now- note the usual two-faced approach; science and the medical establishment are wrong, but look! What the scientists say proves our point (*cough whenweselectivelyquotefromitandtwistallfactsoutofrecognition cough*)!!
He wrote an utterly astounding response to the FDA warning, which Ben Goldacre has posted.
There will be a week of theory where I cover the details on what MMS is, how it works, the basic chemistry for anyone coming off the street, how it is made, labeled and bottled, how to treat Cancer, Hep C, HIV, colds, H1N1 flu, and dozens of other diseases. I try to tell you everything I know.
When people leave here they really know how to use MMS for all things, skin diseases of all kinds, colon problems, how to regenerate the liver, how to treat brain cancers, how to treat babies and pregnant women, and how to treat animals from mice to elephants. You will be personally taking MMS while here, spraying your skin with powerful solutions of MMS (but won’t hurt you), spraying others’ skin and hair.
You will learn to use sprays, baths, IV solutions, MMS gas, soak the feet, and most importantly, the new protocols that in the country of Malawi have cured more than 800 people of HIV plus 40 cancer cases, 50 of feet and leg numbness, 3 heart disease cases, 13 diabetes cases, and many other diseases and problems.
Regarding a conference you pay $750 for for the first week alone.
Supporters are sometimes so vehement that they’re using his wanted status as further proof of his genius; this guy practically worships him as a god, denouncing everyone (chemist, doctor, random person alike) who says otherwise, however much evidence they present.
There’s also this guy called Christian Pankhurst, a chiropractor, championing MMS in the UK.
Fortunately not everyone is sucked in by the hype as catlin, noBSpleaze and SilverFox in this forum show.
Dr*T makes the important point that dose is often everything when it comes to those dastardly ‘chemicals’, bleach included.
So I’ll leave it there for now unless there’s another revelation; people have been putting ASA complaints together but as it seems this stuff has been doing the rounds for some time, I expect people will keep using it. However, people buying it on the internet isn’t the scariest thing, as ever – gold-digging nutters pretending they can cure citizens of developing countries and propagating distrust of real medicine is far more damaging.
These people are murderers and I look forward to seeing them get their come-uppance, even if they’ll be replaced by another quack; hopefully they’ll be found out in turn.
Newer coverage in the mainstream media thanks to Martin Robbins – his Guardian article has a bit of a raging comments section due to the forum admins and users getting extremely defensive.
Perhaps finally there is also some recognition of the damage Humble is doing in developing countries, too.