Prince Charles Endorses Homeopathic Vaccines For Polio, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever?
Junk science rears its ugly head once again and Prince Charles is apparently endorsing homeopathic vaccines.
As the article notes, homeopathy involves diluting substances to levels that make it all but impossible for the original substance to even exist in the solution.
Homeopathic remedy are commonly diluted, in their parlance, to 24C – that is, diluted to one part in a hundred, then that diluted solution is diluted to one part in a hundred, 24 times. To give you some idea of how dilute that is, the allowable concentration of arsenic in US tapwater is 4C, and at 12C there is only a 60 per cent chance of a single molecule of the original substance existing, if you started with a mole** of the substance. Or – I love this – one-third of a drop of the original substance would create a 13C solution if it were evenly mixed in all the oceans of the world. 13C is, remember, 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times stronger than 24C, a common dilution. A 200C dilution of duck liver is given as a treatment for the flu. That’s the equivalent of one molecule of duck liver in 10320 universes the size of our one. The more dilute it is, most homeopaths say, the better.Polio is one of a few diseases that could be eradicated worldwide (following smallpox). Vaccination is key, and now you’ve got Prince Charles (by giving the business Royal warrant) is endorsing junk science - homeopathy - as it provides “alternative travel vaccines” alternatives to conventional travel immunizations.
Given the way that diseases can circumnavigate the globe in the time it takes to fly around the world, this is a stupendously stupid idea. It exposes the population to diseases that should be protected via standard vaccines and immunizations.