Tag: COVID-19 denial

What’s the Opposite of a Vaccine Selfie?

Healthcare workers know they are trusted professionals, and most take that responsibility seriously when sharing their vaccination choices with the public. What term should be used for doctors who use their social media clout to influence others to skip an important vaccine dose?

/ July 1, 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
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The ABIM vs. medical misinformation: Better late than never?

Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial by the President of ABIM discussing how the board certification can be taken away from diplomates who spread medical misinformation. Is this too little, too late?

/ May 23, 2022

Ayn Rand, Objectivists, and COVID

Healthcare workers are leaving medicine after coming under attack due to the type of disinformation spread by Objectivists. That's ironic.

/ May 22, 2022

Vaccines Don’t Save Lives

Fostering basic critical thinking skills and countering medical misinformation is a vital undertaking.

/ May 20, 2022
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“Coronaphobia”: How antivaxxers and pandemic minimizers pathologize fear of disease

Over the weekend, Dr. Lucy McBride, a concierge medicine doctor who has become famous as a pandemic minimizer and one of the drivers of "Urgency of Normal", Tweeted an article that she had written over a year ago about "coronaphobia". Whether she understands it or not, this is a very old antivax trope: To pathologize fear of infectious disease as mental illness.

/ May 16, 2022

Methodolatry and COVID

Doctors who call for an RCT for everything generally haven't run a single RCT on anything. Why is this?

/ May 12, 2022
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The “12% efficacy” myth from the “Pfizer data dump”: The latest slasher stat about COVID-19 vaccines

Last week, a claim that Pfizer's own documents demonstrate that the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine was only 12% (not the 95% reported) went viral. This is a slasher stat, so-named because it is not new and, like the killers in slasher movie series, even when it appears to be dead it always appears in another installment of the misinformation franchise to...

/ May 9, 2022

Pediatric Hepatitis, A Medical Rorschach Test

Because they are from an old, established cause, pediatric deaths from COVID have receded into the background, overshadowed by pediatric hepatitis.

/ May 6, 2022

Supposedly Silenced Scientists and Dr. Rick Bright

Contrarian doctors don't want discussion and debate. That's why they ignore silenced scientists like Dr. Rick Bright.

/ May 5, 2022