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Jon Stewart on proper health care to 9/11-responders

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Kalliope, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Just noticed a conversation on twitter and thought it might be interesting for the forum as well

    Jon Stewart has just held a passionate speech on the lack of proper health care for 9/11-first responders before a House Committee in Washington.



    Here's some of the reactions:


    And then this article from Simon Wessely from 2002 resurfaced about something he called World Trade Centre Syndrome. That's an article which really didn't age well.

     
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    Jon Stewart is a treasure. He cares and feels the pain of those he advocates for, it is genuine and heartfelt. I love this man so much for everything he represents.

    I doubt he was singularly responsible for the denial of 9/11-caused illness, but this brings the tally of Simon Wessely's career to denying the reality of:
    • Myalgic encephalomyelitis
    • 9/11-related illnesses
    • Gulf War illnesses
    • Toxic spill in Camelford's water supply leading to a host of health problems
    • Anything else?
    It's almost impressive. To have been this wrong for so long, leading to massive suffering, and yet still be a respected member of society.

    There is a guy who has the sad distinction of having developed two of the worst toxins known to modern science, but at least he did it by accident. I think he invented dioxin and IIRC agent orange. All by accident, he was just a good chemist and was not focused on any ill use.

    Wessely, on the hand, chose this. He is a medical hitman. His fall from grace, possibly posthumous, will be quite spectacular. What a legacy of death and suffering he is leaving.
     

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