More than 4,000 cases of Kawasaki Syndrome, a rare disease that affects young children, are reported every year in the U.S. It's more common in Asia, particularly in Japan. Kawasaki disease was discovered by Japanese pediatrician Tomisaku Kawasaki. Back in the "80s the "scientific" type blamed carpet shampooing as the culprit that caused the illness.
Now, climate researchers are getting into the act and blaming the direction of the wind circulating in the troposphere. They say wind currents blowing in one direction, across Japan, then across the Pacific to Hawaii and the West Coast, increase our number of cases. When the wind blows in the opposite direction, the number of cases fall.
I interviewed Dr. Wendell Brown, a well known Indianapolis pediatrician, back in the day they were blaming cleaners. He told me that he never saw a single case in his practice, but when he did pro bono work at a free clinic he diagnosed several cases.
Dr. Brown said, "Bill, this disease is caused by unsanitary living conditions. I doubt any of the cases I saw at the clinic even had carpet on their floor. If they did, I'm sure they never had it cleaned." If research grants went away so would bogus scientists.
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