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Garlic, the fragrant panacea

Garlic supplements are claimed to treat and cure nearly every disease. What does the evidence say?

/ June 9, 2022

Is There a Replication Crisis?

The true causes and implications of the replication problem in science.

/ June 8, 2022

Swedish Blueberries Are Bluer, But Are They Better?

Swedish blueberries are bluer, are they better?

/ June 7, 2022
Better Way

“New school” COVID-19 antivaxxers are becoming less and less distinguishable from “old school” antivaxxers

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, a new generation of antivaxxers has arisen. Most view themselves as pro-vaccine, just not pro-COVID-19 vaccines. Recent developments, however, have demonstrated that "new school" antivaxxers are increasingly indistinguishable from "old school" antivaxxers and that this fusion is increasingly endangering all public health, not just COVID-19 public health interventions.

/ June 6, 2022

A Salesman’s Trick, Ignoring R0, Shaming, Conspiracy, Premature Declaration, Strategic Omission, and Fanciful Fiction

I can't stop thinking of a recent analysis that estimated over 300,000 Americans might be alive today had all adults been vaccinated. How did we get here?

/ June 3, 2022

Is Anything About the Great Barrington Declaration Even Remotely Relevant?

The authors of the Great Barrington Declaration still claim that herd immunity is possible in 3-6 months.

/ June 2, 2022

Black Market Anti-virals

New antivirals for COVID have rapidly led to a black market in dubious knock-offs.

/ June 1, 2022

Do Covid-19 Vaccines Affect Fertility?

Fears of future infertility are keeping some parents from vaccinating their children for COVID-19. These fears are not supported by any evidence.

/ May 31, 2022

Is Discussing the Consequences of Anti-Vaccine Disinformation Fun?

Healthcare workers should not engage with people who treat us like game pieces for their amusement. I won't do it again.

/ May 30, 2022

Naked Emperors and Laptop Class Doctors

The authors of this statement are anti-vaccine: "The idea that everyone must be vaccinated against COVID-19 is as misguided as the anti-vax idea that no one should. The former is more dangerous for public health."

/ May 26, 2022