V-gasms, covid-quacks, flu, and more…

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“V-gasm”? A confused anti-vaxxer likens COVID-19 vaccines to sex and religion: “Of course, anti-vaxxers have long tried to liken the science that shows that vaccines work and are safe and effective to religion, even as they try to weaponize religion … [Read more...]

Vaccines, vitamins, effectiveness, and more…

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Some practical answers to COVID-19 vaccine questions: Finally, we can reassure our patients when we don’t hesitate to take the vaccine ourselves. For those who want to wait “until it’s been around for a while”, we could ask: “who do you … [Read more...]

Shelving, crowdfunding, scurvy, and more…

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Why the complementary medicine regulatory push was shelved: The medical board of Australia have scaled back efforts to regulate complementary medicines – reverting to the status quo of a ‘risk based’ approach. This means that if a therapy is considered to … [Read more...]

Sunscreens, advertising, cures, and more…

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Ad-Conned: A critical look at CASPer: “Admissions committees are being sold the idea of an objective tool that will increase the fairness of the admissions process – not the reality. There is nothing objective or fair about a computerized … [Read more...]

Playbooks, approvals, anecdotes, and more…

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The anti-vaxxer playbook to destroy confidence in COVID-19 vaccines: “The COVID-19 pandemic is the public health crisis of this generation. Despite the appearance of a brand new infectious disease – and within months, an effective vaccine, the anti-vaccine movement has … [Read more...]

Scams, SCAM, germs, and more…

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COVID-19 vaccine rollout creates new scamming opportunities for crooks: “With the initial administration of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine earlier this week in the U.S., and the prospect of Moderna’s vaccine receiving an FDA Emergency Use Authorization at any moment, scammers are … [Read more...]

Reality, anecdotes, design, and more…

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There is no COVID-19 “casedemic.” The pandemic is real and deadly: COVID-19 has killed over a quarter million Americans in less than a year, roughly the equivalent of a 9/11 attack every 4 days. This is the tragic consequence of … [Read more...]

Deniers, cranks, worriers, and more…

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The Great Barrington Declaration – COVID-19 deniers follow the path laid down by creationists, HIV/AIDS denialists, and climate science deniers: Across social media, those opposed to pandemic related restrictions are pointing to “The Great Barrington Declaration” (GBD). The GBD purports … [Read more...]

Lurking danger, bus tours, bats, and more…

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Hidden dangers lurk in many sports supplements: Experts have warned of undeclared poisons in supplements, especially grey market products from overseas. Is tighter regulation the solution? The use of sports supplement is hugely popular among athletes and fitness fiends, but … [Read more...]