Health, Disease & Some History of Medicine

Much of Western Medicine is based on ‘The Germ Theory of Disease’. According to ‘The Germ Theory of Disease’: you meet a bacterium or virus and you catch the disease, unless you have had it before and you are immune. But if this were true, then everyone on a bus which was carrying someone with ‘flu would catch the ‘flu, but they don’t. Why not? – Not because they have antibodies to the ‘flu – the ‘flu virus changes every year, that is reason people are vaccinated annually against the ‘flu. No, the only people who ‘catch’ the ‘flu are those who are prone or susceptible to catching it.

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