Category: Science and Medicine

Science Based Satire: We Need Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials of SARS-CoV-2

Before we make any more decisions regarding SARS-CoV-2, we urgently need to conduct large, long-term RCTs of it. I am astonished this is controversial in the medical community.

/ August 6, 2022

More False Hope for People with Tourette Syndrome

After a few years off, this is the third and final installment in a long-running series of posts tackling the claims made by proponents of an oral appliance for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome.

/ August 5, 2022

Polio’s Resurgence

Surely we can keep iron lungs relegated to museums, can't we?

/ August 4, 2022

The rise and fall of the lab leak hypothesis for the origin of SARS-CoV-2

Two new studies were published last week that strongly support a natural zoonotic origin for COVID-19 centered at the wet market in Wuhan, China. Naturally, lab leak proponents soberly considered this new evidence and thought about changing their minds. Just kidding! They doubled down on the conspiracy mongering, because of course they did.

/ August 1, 2022

Debating How to Debate Instead of Actually Debating

Every moment spent debating who can say what to whom and how and where they should say it, is time not spent talking about doctors who repeatedly underestimated the virus and successfully campaigned to ensure tens of millions of children and young adults contracted it before they were vaccinated.

/ July 30, 2022

“Natural Immunity” Stans Forget Babies Will Always be Vulnerable to COVID

Children are still getting hospitalized with COVID, no matter how many times contrarian doctors mindlessly repeat the mantra "natural immunity". Doctors who know where babies come from understand why this might be.

/ July 29, 2022

Minimizing COVID Via Postmodernism

An exploration of how, under the guise of "reason", doctors, desperate to be different no matter the evidence, have embraced the position that there are no aspects of reality that are objective and that feelings matter more than facts.

/ July 24, 2022

I Don’t Think Vaccine Side Effects Are Worse Than Death. Am I Off My Rocker?

Contrarian doctors frame data in a misleading way to trick you into thinking vaccine side-effects are worse than death. They call you psychotic if you disagree.

/ July 23, 2022

Science-Based Satire: A Powerful and Ancient Practice is Revolutionizing Medical Venipuncture

Are experts in medical dowsing using medical grade rods to locate blood vessels to improve venipuncture success rates? No, they aren't. That's absurd and this is clearly satire. But dowsing for dead bodies might be accepted in a court of law near you, which is also absurd but not made up. Really.

/ July 22, 2022