thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / January 30, 2013
Bill Gates: The world can defeat polio … Glance at the latest figures for polio incidence and it would appear that the world is within touching distance of Eradicating the disease. Last year there were just 205 cases of naturally occurring poliovirus Compared with 650 cases in 2011 and a staggering 350,000 a quarter of a century ago. There are now three countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria – where transmission of the disease has never been halted Compared to 125 countries in the late 1980s. India has been polio-free for two years – a remarkable achievement. This week the billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates will deliver the annual BBC Richard Dimbleby Lecture # in which he will spell out his commitment to ridding the world of this dread Which infectious disease can cause paralysis and even death within hours. Bill Gates. Is the single most influential voice in global health, so when he turns his attention to an issue, it is worth listening - BBC
Dominant Social Theme: Another noble cause advanced by vaccines .
Free-Market Analysis: We continue to grow more skeptical of these universal vaccine campaigns. Knowing what we think we do about the power elite , it is highly unlikely that these global campaigns are being offered without ulterior motives.
So, it is overly convenient that the only way diseases can be “wiped out” is via enormous public works campaigns.
What we have at the beginning of the 21st century is a dominant social theme stating that global applications of vaccine programs are in the best interests of all human beings. A subdominant theme would be that those involved in these campaigns are admirable people and that individuals like Bill Gates are most admirable of all – because he is doing the most in this regard.
It is, from our perspective, part of a larger consensus built around gates with his acquiescence. He has been left alone by the powers-that-be after being harshly attacked for being a monopolist and was actually found guilty. The pressure placed on what Gates to conform to larger power elite programs and we believe he has responded.