by Liam Scheff
Exclusive for RTB.
In his November, 2009 podcast, “Urban Mystic” Darren Main grills Dr. Peter Duesberg on the death of his ‘prize pupil’ Christine Maggiore.
Darren Main puts the question to Duesberg: After the loss of a public figure who followed his work, does he hold with his hypothesis? In the interview, Dr. Duesberg is often agitated, interrupting, and in some instances, he gives unsatisfying responses to hard questions. On the other hand, he reviews the true and well-known failings of major AIDS theory, the lack of evidence for a sexual epidemic in the West, the unacceptable toxicity of the many drugs now and historically in use, and the decades of academic obfuscation and failure on the part of the immensely corrupt AIDS industry.
But the question remains: What about Christine Maggiore? Maggiore was the public face of the very limited idea that “HIV is not the cause of AIDS.” She was an advocate for patients’ rights, and she was a pointed and regular critic of the AIDS medical/pharmaceutical establishment. Maggiore ran “Alive and Well AIDS Alternatives” for over a decade, having been multiply diagnosed HIV positive, negative and indeterminate. When she was well, as she was for most of her public life, her critics declared she was ‘faking it,’ or really ‘negative,’ and profiting off of her false diagnosis.
In 2005, Christine Maggiore’s 3 year old daughter died, after a three-week earache. Maggiore gave an antibiotic to her daughter only after two and a half to three weeks, having tried ‘herbal’ treatments, and wanting to avoid antibiotics. This process of delaying antibiotic treatment was approved of and overseen by Mrs. Maggiore’s Pediatrician, Dr. Jay Gordon. The girl threw up shortly after the antibiotic was administered, and soon after, in a terrible shock to all who knew the family, she died.
A furor erupted as these events became public, and any ‘doubt’ over Maggiore’s HIV status disappeared. She was accused of murdering her child, essentially, by having not given her AZT, an FDA Black Box drug of significant toxicity. The drug is called “Life-saving” by the AIDS establishment, but they also call Nevirapine “Life-saving.” Here are some photos from a Nevirapine trial:
What followed was a nightmare of recrimination and politicking, accusation and counter-suit, during which time Maggiore stayed the public face of her “Alive and Well” organization, a fact which this reporter personally found immensely troubling.
Last year, in the midst of a ‘cleansing fast’ regimen, that according to some sources left her frail, shaky, breathless and very weak, Mrs. Maggiore became extremely ill, and, like her daughter before her, died very suddenly. A furor of self-congratulation on the part of the AIDS establishment ensued, though there is now immense controversy over possible fraud in the recording and reporting of her cause of death by the local authorities. It has also been revealed that she was taking several strong pharmaceuticals, and suggested by at least one doctor, that she suffered considerable toxicity from these drugs.
In comparison with hundreds of thousands of men, who took their prescribed doses of AZT in the 1980s and early 1990s, and died quickly and horribly directly as a result, how important is her death? In comparison with the millions falsely diagnosed with cross-reactive, non-standardized tests, why is her death, and life, so important?
The answer, she was the public face of that singular idea: “HIV is not the cause of AIDS,” and her life and organization became a public bet that she made that would be unimpeachable proof, that solely by rejecting the idea that “HIV causes AIDS,” one could remain “Alive and Well.” And that is a bet that she lost. And hers is a loss that those who followed her, and often worshiped her, have felt deeply, to the point of a loss of faith in AIDS dissidence.
As these matters unravel and investigation reveals what occurred from a legal standpoint, these questions remain in my mind:
- What was Christine Maggiore’s responsibility in the death of her daughter? To what degree to you hold a parent accountable, regardless of the circumstances, when their child dies under their care?
- What was her role in her own death? Was she suicidal? Was she taking poor care of herself?
The role of the AIDS mainstream and media is not in question here: They wished her dead, they persecuted her at every turn, and with every opportunity, they dug in their knives, and when she suffered, they rejoiced. There is no doubt of any of that.
That said, did Christine seek to provoke the media or medical authority? Could she have taken an alternate route to being someone who was, indeed, “HIV positive, negative, and indeterminate?” Was she a truly fit mother, given the outcome of her daughter’s illness – not a terminal or long-term illness – but a common, if severe, earache?
The questions have not been asked publicly, in a reasonable manner, because the hatred thrown at Mrs. Maggiore by the mainstream media, prompted a “circle the wagons” response from the “AIDS dissidents” who formed her camp. But, I think these questions should be asked, and answered, lucidly, deliberately, and with great consideration and fairness. I hope you’ll find a way to write considered answers, and provide information that you may have, without condescension, recrimination or abuse, but, with a critical mind.
– LS 12/09