A fact, in case you weren’t already aware:
You actually may not have known that, but it’s true. Homeopathic remedies are simply placebos. Any positive benefit they do have is simply the amazing effects of the placebo. You get better because you think you will. Unfortunately, the placebo effect is of limited use. It might work if you’re suffering from a headache, but not if you’ve been run over by a train. No, for that you need real medical interventions. So I come my second fact:
Homeopathy cannot treat AIDS sufferers
So now to my final fact:
In Tanzania right now is man who is soliciting donations for a charity that wants to treat AIDS and Malaria with homeopathy. Right now he is in Tanzania, offering homeopathy as a treatment to desperately ill people who are have AIDS. His name is Jeremy Sherr.
This is his blog: http://jeremysjournalfromafrica.blogspot.com/
This is his wife’s blog: http://camillasjournal.blogspot.com/
He last posted yesterday, talking about his recent treatments. Having seen 8 patients twice since he has been in Tanzania, he is already convinced of the effectiveness of homeopathy in treating AIDS. He is testing an unproven cure, using a branch of superstitious medicine that repeated clinical trials have shown to be ineffective. He is testing it on the poor and uneducated. He is indulging his own deluded healing fantasies. If it transpires he is encouraging people not to seek or take ARVs, then he is directly responsible for the increased rate of infection and premature death that will ensue.
Do not forget what happened in South Africa, where Matthias Rath and others infected the ANC leadership with similar lunatic healing fantasies, leading to an estimated 170,000 additional infections and 340,000 premature deaths.
Homeopathy is not harmless, and it’s not natural. We can’t let the Sherrs get away with the great harm they are causing, simply because they believe they are doing good.
Below is a video that features the Sherrs and their ideas.