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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 02:32 PM
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69. Please keep in mind...
...that people who are in hospitals aren't generally in perfect health to begin with. Yes, the evil, foul, "western medicine" may end up dispensing a drug which does harm. But what your doom-and-gloom statistics don't state is, how many people who did die from medications would have survived without taking ANY medication?

And as another poster mentioned, antibiotics don't work on viruses. Never have, never will. Antibiotics work by interfering with the ability of bacteria to reproduce. (A natural effect, since our first antibiotics came from molds, which had evolved the chemicals to compete with bacteria when breaking down dead tissue.) Since viruses use host cells to reproduce, it's an entirely different mechanism.

While expanding your understanding of reality, try to make sure you first have a good grip on it.
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