Category: Science and Medicine

COVID and Our Warped Sense of Normal

Children are not supposed to die. This didn't used to be controversial.

/ March 25, 2022
Ivermectin

Ivermectin: The acupuncture of COVID-19 treatments

As high-quality evidence increasingly and resoundingly shows that ivermectin does not work against COVID-19, advocates are doing what acupuncture advocates do: Turning to lower quality "positive" studies to claim incorrectly that their favorite ineffective treatment actually does "work".

/ March 21, 2022

The CDC Goofs and Doctors React

After a CDC goof, several doctors - including me - shared incorrect information. What happened next was revealing.

/ March 20, 2022

Science-Based Satire: Chiropractors…in Space?

Did the United States government recently appoint a new chief to helm a division of space chiropractic? In space can anyone hear your spine crack? No, space is a vacuum and sound can't be produced without vibrating air. Also, this is satire.

/ March 18, 2022

“This Would Translate to About 10,000 Deaths” Reflections From the Start of the Pandemic

“This would translate to about 10,000 deaths” Two years ago, Dr. John Ioannidis wrote an essay in STAT titled “A Fiasco in The Making? As The Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Hold, We Are Making Decisions Without Reliable Data.” It contained the following paragraph: If we assume that case fatality rate among individuals infected by SARS-CoV-2 is 0.3% in the general population — a...

/ March 17, 2022

The Consequences of a Medical Myth

There are real-world consequences to medical myths spread by contrarian doctors sheltered from the consequences of their words.

/ March 13, 2022

Through The Looking Glass With Dr. Jay Bhattacharya

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Humpty Dumpty agree, words have no meaning.

/ March 11, 2022
MMS is bleach

It rises again! Bleach as an “early treatment” alternative to vaccines and a cure for COVID-19

Bleach...it had to be...bleach. Again. This time around, it's being used to treat COVID-19, because of course it is. MMS is a slasher quackery. No matter how often it appears to have died, it always returns for another installment in its quackery franchise.

/ March 7, 2022

Medical Misinformation Falsely Links a Serious Infection to Leftover Chinese Food

A young man contracted a dangerous infection that was newsworthy, because it could have been prevented by a safe vaccine, but it had absolutely nothing to do with leftover Chinese food despite what is being promoted by a viral YouTube video and several news articles.

/ March 4, 2022