Hahahaha! So true. At home, I look like Katherine Zeta-Jones. At any public bathroom, I look like Broomhilda.
Simultaneously, another genie is granting someone three wishes to turn all the cars of reckless drivers into scooters.
United Snitchers of America. The new normal.
“Then you owe me a refund.”
The same theory holds for daylight saving time. Stop changing the dang clock and let everyone adjust their hours to the appropriate time instead.
Okay, NEJM has more credibility than your news sources, for sure. Thanks for the link. I read the report and found that it calculated results as “odds,” not how many people recovered quickly after treatment and how many did not. It really appears to be statistical manipulation rather than hard core case counts. Plus, the report admits it has some limitations. The fact that they didn’t go with the gold-standard double-blind randomized control method is a demerit all its own. Also, they made a slip which suggests they were trying other drugs, as well, besides the hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin which would completely eliminate this study’s credibility. But then they go on to say:
“Our trial has several limitations. First, although the point estimate of effect suggests no major difference between the groups with respect to the primary outcome, the trial cannot definitively rule out either a substantial benefit of the trial drugs or a substantial harm. For the comparison between hydroxychloroquine and control, for example, our data are compatible with odds ratios as low as 0.69 and as high as 2.11. Second, the trial was not blinded. Third, despite intense efforts to maintain adherence to the assigned treatments, a lack of medications that were perceived as beneficial by clinicians and patients led to some protocol deviations. Fourth, the use of hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin was widespread among patients hospitalized with Covid-19 in participating hospitals.”
So, the jury is still out, I suppose, but if doctors are testifying (and they are — but you won’t hear about them on your news channels) that hydroxychloroquine is one very useful treatment, why not let them use it as they see fit?
There’s the problem. Reuters, CNN and NPR are not particularly credible news sources these days. They aren’t experts, but true scientists without a financial dog in the fight aren’t tapped as sources, so you have to go looking for what the real experts have to say.
Right. And like the movies, they’ll just throw away their empty weapons and keep on running. I always wonder why they do that. It’s not like guns grow on trees.
“Politics at the point of a gun” is redundant.