Who is killing all those “natural health” physicians in America?

We note the sudden death of Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, 59—renowned oncologist,
particularly famous as “an advocate for alternative treatments,” according to
the New York Times:
The cause was suicide, said Kevin Skype, senior investigator for the Columbia County sheriff. Further details were not available.
We also note, as common sense obliges us, that Dr. Gaynor is the 11th “natural
health” doctor to die prematurely, not by natural causes, since mid-June.
While this (to say the least) suspicious trend has been reported by a range of
online outlets (see below), our corporate press—the Times includedhas,
as usual, ignored it, presumably because it’s a “conspiracy theory.”
Such is the (foregone) conclusion of the “skepticism” industry. Back in mid-July,
by which time “only” five had died untimely deaths, Snopes.com dismissed
the story with its usual deceptive blend of jeering quibbles and irrelevant
statistics, ending with this brilliant disquisition:

As of March 2015, there was an estimated range of 897,000 to just over 1,000,000 doctors in the United States, and per every 100,000 people (of all vocations) each year, approximately 821 die. Going by those numbers alone, between 6,500 and 8,200 medical doctors will statistically die of myriad causes in any given year. Each month approximately 700 doctors would die (based upon the number of American doctors and the number of overall deaths), thirteen of whom could be expected to live in Florida before accounting for rate fluctuations based on whether a state (like Florida) is exceptionally populous. As such, six to eight deaths is well within the realm of expected doctor deaths

http://m.snopes.com/2015/07/21/five-holistic-doctors-dead

Back then, I asked the mathematician Richard Charnin for his take on Snopes’ tap-dance, and he sent me this eye-opening reply:

This is the same faulty logic that was used to explain all the JFK-related deaths.

The problem is not how many will die, but how did they die and in what time period.

What the author fails to appreciate is that we are concerned with UNNATURAL DEATHS,  nor deaths from any cause.

We  need to know:

1. The number of holistic medical professionals,

2. How many died UNNATURALLY,

3. The time interval,

4. The unnatural mortality rates.

The probability of being murdered in a given year is P= 0.00005=1/20,000.

The probability of being murdered in a 4 week period is P= 1/(13*20,000) = 1 in 260,000. 

Probability of at least 5 homicides among 10,000 alternative medicine professionals 

in a 4 week period: 1 in 800 million

In short: This sudden spike in the mortality of all those “natural health” doctors is extraordinarily suspicious—and so is the refusal of our corporate press to mention it, no less than Snopes’ readiness to laugh it off.
MCM

11th Holistic MD & Best Selling Author Mitchell Gaynor Found Dead In Woods

September 16, 2015 by Erin Elizabeth

– See more at: http://www.healthnutnews.com/famous-nyc-holistic-doctor-mitchell-gaynor-md-found-dead/#sthash.zI3PYjBE.dpuf

Report: NYC’s Mitchell Gaynor is 11th Natural Health Doctor to Die Mysteriously

ANOTHER HOLISTIC DOCTOR, ANOTHER QUESTIONABLE DEATH: WHAT IS GOING ON?!

1 thought on “Who is killing all those “natural health” physicians in America?”

  1. Mark,
    Given this new information, I have updated the probability analysis.

    The input parameters are:
    T= .25 (3 months)
    n= 11 homicides
    N=10,000 holistic doctors
    R= 0.00005 (annual homicide rate)

    E= N*R*T = 0.13 (expected homicides among 10,000 in 3 months)

    The probability P of 11 homicides
    P= Poisson (11, 0.13, false) = 2.57 E-18
    P =1 in 400,000 trillion

    Assuming there are N= 50,000 holistic doctors,
    P = 1 in 12 billion (8.04 E-11)

    https://richardcharnin.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/a-probability-analysis-of-the-mysterious-deaths-of-125-scientists-and-75-bankers/

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