Month: August 2022

Healthcare Costs of Air Pollution

More recent estimates of the health related costs of air pollution are staggering.

/ August 31, 2022


Two pills and an injection are FDA-approved to prevent HIV infection. Not enough patients and providers know about them.

/ August 30, 2022
Nuremberg Doctors Trial

COVID-19 vaccines and the Nuremberg Code

Antivaxxers love to claim that vaccine mandates (especially COVID-19 vaccine mandates) violate the Nuremberg Code and call for Nuremberg-style tribunals to hold public health and vaccine advocates "accountable". As usual, they have no idea what they are talking about. This is also not a new antivax narrative, although what is unprecedented is that what was once fringe even among antivaxxers is now...

/ August 29, 2022

Lockdowns “Postponed the Inevitable”. Is That a Bad Thing?

Lockdowns postponed COVID for millions of people until after they were vaccinated. Some doctors feel that's a bad thing.

/ August 28, 2022

Is it “Natural and Healthy” When Children Get Sick With COVID?

The notion that society and children benefit when they contract vaccine-preventable diseases used to be relegated to the fringes of the anti-vaccine movement. It is now embraced by doctors at prestigious universities.

/ August 26, 2022

Homeopathy and COVID 45: The Toothless Old Man Laughs

As Billy Preston noted, "Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'". And so it is with Homeopathy and COVID 45. Catholicon.

/ August 25, 2022

Brain Stimulation for Memory

Brain stimulation for memory is interesting science, but don't believe the premature claims and hype.

/ August 24, 2022

Is Olive Oil Good Medicine?

A study found that olive oil increased longevity and reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases, but it only showed correlation, not causation.

/ August 23, 2022
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Science denial, overconfidence, and persuasion

The pandemic has brought scientists who have rejected science with respect to COVID-19 public health measures a disturbing level of influence. Recent research suggests reasons why and who among the public susceptible to such misinformation remains persuadable.

/ August 22, 2022

Contrarian Doctors, The Pandemic is Over Again, Again

I predicted last year that contrarian doctor would continue to say "the pandemic is over". How did this prediction hold up?

/ August 21, 2022