Dowsing for hepatitis NOW cures AIDS too!

Somedays, it actually does amaze me what seemingly sane people will think is real. The fake bomb detector/drug detector/dowsing devices are now claimed to cure AIDS and hepatitis C. It’s creating an international embarrassment for Egypt.

Egyptian army’s AIDS-cure claim gets harsh criticism – CNN.com.

Egypt’s army claims it has invented a cure for AIDS and hepatitis C, prompting an outcry from the medical community, which blasted the declaration as a “scientific scandal.”

“I defeated AIDS with the grace of my God at the rate of 100% . And I defeated hepatitis C,” said Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, head of the Cancer Treatment and Screening center.
Scathing criticism erupted shortly after the announcement Sunday.

Medical researchers led the condemnation, expressing concerns that the announcement would further damage the nation’s image.

“I want to be clear and explicit, what has been said and published about the invention of the armed forces hurts the image of scientists and science in Egypt,” Essam Heggy, the scientific adviser to the President, told the private Al Watan newspaper Tuesday.

He called the declaration a “scientific scandal” for the nation.

We covered the patent of this C-Fast device a while back. Dowsing for hepatitis (UPDATE: See patent application).

We got word that this story was back in the news days ago from our correspondent (h/t Peter Robinson) who keeps track of the QuadroTracker/ADE 651/C-Fast type devices marketed around the world.  Dubious Egyptian Hepatitis C Detector Pops up Again » Pepijn van Erp.

Recall that Jim McCormick and Gary Bolton are JAILED for producing the plastic boxes with an extending rod (and no working parts) as bomb detectors and selling them to military officials around the world.

Bomb Detector test compatible with “completely ineffectual device” | Doubtful News.

Gary Bolton slapped with seven-year sentence for fake bomb detectors | Doubtful News.

McCormick found guilty of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors | Doubtful News.

Now this.

The Egyptian government has announced the “scientific breakthrough”

This appeared in The Guardian Scientists sceptical about device that ‘remotely detects hepatitis C’ | Science | The Guardian.

Witnessed in various contexts by the Guardian, the prototype operates like a mechanical divining rod – though there are digital versions. It appears to swing towards people who suffer from hepatitis C, remaining motionless in the presence of those who don’t. Shiha claimed the movement of the rod was sparked by the presence of a specific electromagnetic frequency that emanates from a certain strain of hepatitis C.

While this article notes that the science is strongly questioned, it was not nearly THOROUGH enough and contained an unwarranted false balance. There is no reason at all to believe this device is credible, however we are told the people announcing and promoting it are “credible”. It appeared the piece was originally more credulous, including the headline that had been amended.

As noted by the CNN piece, Egypt contains the highest prevalence of hepatitis C worldwide and the fear may outweigh the need to have this promise of a cure scientifically verified. That’s an awfully short-sighted and irresponsible way of thinking. However, it is possible that the inventors and officials actually were led to believe it works. Or, they are using it for political purposes. In any light, it should be an embarrassment to Egypt.

This looks clearly to be the same worthless device that had no basis for detecting bombs, drugs or any other substance remotely. To suggest it detects and CURES HIV and hepatitis C is incredibly ridiculous.

More:

BBC News – #BBCtrending: Egyptian public sceptical about military’s HIV ‘breakthrough’.

Disbelief After Egypt Announces Cures for AIDS and Hepatitis C – NYTimes.com.

Egypt’s ‘AIDS Curing Device’ May Be A Fake Bomb Detector.

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  12 comments for “Dowsing for hepatitis NOW cures AIDS too!

  1. RayG
    February 27, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Wow- that was fast! I had to stop chuckling before I sent it off, though… then shaking my head, etc…

    • February 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      That was already in process. :-)

      • RayG
        February 27, 2014 at 2:49 PM

        ah, well… still chuckling in disbelief though…

  2. February 27, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    So bizarre I just HAD to retweet it. It’s the plastic handle and Radio Shack antenna yet again!

    How can so many people see these things and not ask themselves “how does it work” or even the most basic “DOES it work?” Curiosity (the beginning of science, coming up with a hypothesis) may have killed the cat, but it’s the savior of humankind.

    I’m surprised I don’t hear more about this being sold in the USA, though perhaps people here who would believe in such a thing have a disdain for technology or anything that looks like technology.

  3. Peter Robinson
    February 27, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Just to clarify, they are not claiming that the C-FAST dowsing rod cures HIV. They announced the C-FAST (also called I-FAST) at the same time as a machine the call the Complete Cure Device (CCD) which is the thing they are claiming cures HIV/AIDS by turning the virus into amino acids that the body then ‘eats’. The Army General who announced this described it as like turning the virus into a kebab. Yes. That’s right! We do not have much info on the CCD yet. It looks like a form of dialysis machine.

    Of course, maybe it does work, unlike the C-FAST dowsing rod that we know can not work, but we must be highly suspicious since it comes from the same stable.

    All credit due to Pepijn Van Erp for having spotted this story developing. Also to Dr Heggy, scientific advisor to the Egyptian President, who has had the courage to call this dubious announcement into question, and in the process taken on the might of the Egyptian Army, who effectively run the country.

    • Peter Robinson
      February 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      P.S. See the video with English translation here

      • Peter Robinson
        February 27, 2014 at 4:29 PM

        And here is the version where the guy talks about kebab

  4. RandyRandy
    February 28, 2014 at 6:09 AM

    Why are they wasting valuable resources on AIDS or Hepatitis detectors (or kebabs) when they really should be developing a cure for homosexuality?
    ;)

    • RandyRandy
      February 28, 2014 at 6:10 AM

      (That was sarcasm, btw)

  5. homer simpson
    February 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    I am of an Egyptian background, studied general science and medicine abroad for a few years before quitting and moving to the united states. so I have some basic scientific knowledge and what remained of it in my memory since quitting 18 years ago but still following medical science news as a hobby!!
    the moment I saw this shit on TV and Facebook I started laughing about what they claim in the diagnostic stage and its device that looks like a carpet stapler with an antenna. and the treatment stage with its rotating disk inside that bread maker. and finally the army general on national TV saying that he converts (AIDS) virus into (kabab) and feeds it to patients so they can recover along with the treatment. first of all it came to my attention that a physician always when talking about the (AIDS) virus they say (HIV) virus because after all AIDS is the result of HIV infection and it stands for (Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome), and most of the unqualified people wold call it AIDS since they lack the scientific language. 2 days after that army general was exposed as herbalist that has a (Doctorate in alternative medicine) from a Sri lankan university, a degree that doesn’t exist anywhere. its very sad to see the degree of stupidity the Egyptian army generals got to in order to save their asses after what they did last year and still doing!. as many other people all over the world I have been following the unfolding events daily, and just yesterday I came across a video of an Egyptian TV interview with a (Doctor) specialized in liver issues and treatments (as he claims). he started telling a story that he was to perform an operation on a patient and once he entered the OR he stabbed his finger accidentally with a needle, thinking that he might have contracted a virus, he decided to do the normal and do a blood test in a couple of weeks to see if the virus is present in his system. he used the detector that the military (invented) and got a + sign, eventually after being sad and upset he tried the (device) after he was told to take his Jacket off!!! and to his amazement he got a (-) sign!!!!! and the funniest thing was the reason.
    he said that before entering the test room he (((HUGGED))) a (C) patient and the virus was transferred to his jacket and then eventually was picked up by the device.

    now please someone tells me does the (C) virus get smeared on people through hugging or sweat to the point of being stamped on their clothing!!!
    please note that these so called physicians are invited on the national government owned TV to talk this garbage with the trash accent.
    Its sad playing with the hope of millions of people around the world who suffer from AIDS and C complications and especially those with limited scientific knowledge or education because the reality will be hard on them after losing all the hope when the shit hits the fan down the road.

  6. March 2, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    It now has become clear that ‘dr.’ Abdel Atti who features in the videos Peter Robinson has posted in the comments is not a real doctor, he is a herbalist and faith healer. Also his rank of General Major is only an honorary title.

    I’ve given some links to interesting posts on this in an update on my site: http://www.pepijnvanerp.nl/2014/03/update-on-koftagate-egyptian-miracle-detectors-and-cures-for-hepatitis-c-and-aids/

    #koftagate is the hashtag that’s used on Twitter for this scandal

  7. March 3, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    This was posted by a well known doctor in another area of the blog. Relocating it here. http://egyptianchronicles.blogspot.com/2014/02/koftagate-dr-strangelove-or-how-we.html

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