The War Words of Medicine

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It strikes me as humourous that the use of ‘war’ words is so prevalant when talking of ‘disease’.

Does this say something about our heritage?

Let’s take a look.

We have:
‘bad’ germs (bacteria and not proven viruses)/cholesterol etc.

‘battles’ with ‘cancer’

‘stabbing’ pains

‘robbing’ us of our health

‘beating’ a cold

‘fighting’ infection

‘war’ on ‘disease’

‘invasive enemies’

‘negative’ results

‘barrage’ of drugs

action

‘aggressive’ ‘disease’

armoury/arsenal of drugs

‘attack’ on the (bogus) ‘immune system’

magic ‘bullet’ (pill)

‘campaigns’ against ‘diseases’

‘casualty’ of ‘disease’

‘combat’ ‘disease’

crisis

‘defence’ against…

‘defences’ (the bogus ‘immune’ system)

‘destroy’ (kill, maim…especially non-existent ‘germs’ and ‘viruses’)

‘encounter’ (usually something inexplicable)

front line (as in: ‘We are in the front line of medical research’.)

hero/heroic/heroism

outbreak (as in a pandemonium, sorry pandemic)

‘quest’ for a ‘cure’ (meaning it is as harder to find a ‘cure’ than the Holy Grail)

‘regime’ for a ‘diet’ or ‘management’ of a ‘disease’ (meaning, it looks good)

‘resistance’ to ‘infection’

scare (as in: any diagnosis usually created from thin air)

strategy (as in: ‘We don’t know what to do’.)

suffering (the effect of toxic injections/pills, slash and burn)

suppression (usually of the body’s self-healing processes)

‘surrender’ (meaning die)

‘survivor’ (meaning they got away with it)

‘suspect(ed)’ (meaning probably not)

thwart the onset (meaning: trying everything to stop something they don’t understand)

uniform (meaning global unhealth programmes)

virulence

vulnerability (meaning ignorance (lack of data) being treated by the more ignorant (wrong data))

weapon (meaning anything prescribed is a potential killing machine)

It makes you think…

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