Dr. Novella has a very good piece up about conspiracy theory thinking.
What do they have in common, they’re all domesticated livestock in North America. This means that other than being great for producing food for humans, they generally harm the environment.
Our native pollinators are what we should be working to conserve as they sustain healthy ecosystems.
Go read this, The “Herd Mentality” is Not a Public Health Strategy, and follow the links especially this one: Former Stanford colleagues warn Dr. Scott Atlas fosters ‘falsehoods and misrepresentations of science’.
Shopping for a Quack Doctor when you don’t like the diagnosis from multiple other doctors with actual expertise in the particular field of medicine is a sure way to increase the chance of death. Doing this for a whole country during a deadly pandemic like Trump has done ensures many thousands on up to millions of unnecessary deaths. Trump is already responsible for thousands, to tens of thousands, of unnecessary deaths, and based on his actions it seems he wants that number to become millions.
Dr. Novella takes a look at the efficacy of face masks.
As I’ve pointed out before, the entire saga shows that, when push comes to shove and a crisis hits, physicians’ dedication to science- and evidence-based medicine is disturbingly weak. So it came as no surprise (to me, at least) when the FDA issued a warning on Friday about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine:
“The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers Friday against taking malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 outside a hospital or formal clinical trial setting after deaths and poisonings were reported. …”
One thing is very clear, Dr. Didier Raoult, and David L Brown M.D. should have their licenses to practice medicine revoked, like what happened to former doctor Andrew Wakefield.
The short answer to the question – how do you boost your immune system – is that you can’t. The very concept of “boosting” the immune system is not scientific and does not exist within
Go read it Now!
You want to see a truly deep delusion? I give you “Elizabeth Holmes Is a Visionary, and We Need More Like Her”. It’s an attempt to salvage the reputation of Elizabeth Holmes, who bilked investors to build a blood-testing machine that didn’t work …
Source: The capitalist fantasy world
As usual Orac has done a great job countering pseudoscience with science.
I felt my first earthquake a few minutes ago, It was this one from the USGS site, centered in southern Maine. The house shook for a few seconds and nothing fell over but I must admit I was concerned enough that I headed down from the open plan second floor to shelter in a doorway. By the time I got down the stairs the shaking had stopped.