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Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19: Evidence can’t seem to kill it – Science-Based Medicine

  Despite the accumulating negative evidence showing that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work against COVID-19, activists continue to promote it as a way out of the pandemic. This week, the AAPS and a Yale epidemiologist joined the fray with embarrassingly bad arguments. David Gorski on July 27, 2020 I find it odd at this juncture in late July that […]

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Shooting the Messenger: Activists Persecute Scientists Whose Findings They Don’t Like – Science-Based Medicine

Alice Dreger’s book recounts many instances of shooting the messenger, when scientists were persecuted for research findings that activists found objectionable. Social justice matters, but it should rely on science and reality, not ideology. Harriet Hall on July 28, 2020 Alice Dreger is an academic historian who has been active in supporting those with intersex and other […]

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Preventing The Next Pandemic – Science-Based Medicine

Scientists saw the pandemic coming, but world leaders failed to listen. How can we prevent and minimize the next one? Steven Novella on July 29, 2020       It was recently estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic could cost the world economy $26.8 trillion over the next 5 years. This was the consensus estimate, but the range was […]

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Monsanto gets injunction against California’s mandated cancer warning for glyphosate – Science-Based Medicine

Jann Bellamy on July 30, 2020 In June, a federal district court ruled that California’s Proposition 65 cancer warning requirement for glyphosate violates the First Amendment rights of Monsanto and other plaintiffs and forbade the state from enforcing the warning mandate via a permanent injunction. (National Ass’n of Wheat Growers et al. v. Becerra [PDF])  […] Source: Monsanto […]

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COVID-19 and “super-spreaders” – RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE

Evidence is emerging suggesting that COVID-19 does not spread equally. A minority of infected individuals seem to spread the virus easily to many people, while most infected individuals spread it to few others or no one at all, likely through a combination of circumstance, environment, and possibly biology. Why is this, and what does it […]

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The Coming Age of Telehealth – Science-Based Medicine

Telehealth is finally here. We should keep it. Steven Novella on July 1, 2020 I am working from home this morning. As a physician I thought it would be a long time before that was possible, if ever during my career. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and literally overnight telehealth was suddenly not only possible but happening. […]

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COVID-19 parties: Urban legend or real thing? – Science-Based Medicine

You’ve probably seen breathlessly scolding stories in the media about young people holding “COVID parties”, in which attendees intentionally try to become infected with COVID-19. Are these parties really a thing, or are they an urban legend? The answer is not entirely clear yet, but current evidence (more specifically, the lack of evidence) for them […]