Category: Science and Medicine
Letter to a Medical Student: There Is No Elite RCT Strike Force
None of us have to fantasize what we would have done during a pandemic. What you actually did the past three years is exactly what you would have done.
Retracted papers about COVID-19 are more highly cited than they should be
Earlier this month a study showed that papers about COVID-19 that are retracted tend to be cited far more than average and continue to be heavily cited after retraction. Clearly, scientific publishing and the scientific community need to do better.
Children and COVID-19: A Few Facts and Figures from the Pandemic’s First Three Years
After three solid years of the pandemic, here is an admittedly incomplete rundown of how it has affected children in the United States.
It Was Misinformation When I Said Vaccines Are 100% Effective at Preventing Bad Outcomes & Will End the Pandemic
In 2019, Drs. John Mandrola, Adam Cifu, Vinay Prasad, and Andrew Foy wrote an article titled The Case for Being a Medical Conservative. They wrote that the “choice of the term ‘medical conservative’ does not imply a political philosophy.” Instead, they recognized “that many developments promoted as medical advances offer, at best, marginal benefits”. The crux of their article was that: The medical...
ProtocolKills.com: Repackaging an old narrative about conventional medicine versus alternative medicine for COVID-19
Quacks claim that medicine, not the disease, kills, with their nostrums as the cure. ProtocolKills.com shows that victims and their families are often their best spokespeople because they are so sympathetic and questioning their testimonials is easily portrayed as attacking very sympathetic victims. Cancer quack Stanislaw Burzynski used to do this, weaponizing his patients against any critics and using them as foot...
“We Want Them Infected” – My Book is Done!
Prior to the pandemic, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security ranked the U.S. as the first out of 195 countries on their pandemic preparedness. What went wrong?
Utilizing an evidence-based approach to evaluate acupuncture myths? Mmmmm. Not so much.
A Phony Invitation for “Discussion and Debate”
Phony calls for "discussion and debate" about vaccinating children create the illusion that discussion and debate hasn't already occurred.
Lithium in Tap Water Probably Doesn’t Cause Autism
A recent study found an association between lithium in tap water and a diagnosis of autism in Danish children. Is it time to turn off the tap and grab the bottled water? Not so fast.