That's true. It's also true that tobacco and alcohol shortens millions of lives and degrades the quaility of life for millions more. For every George Burns story, there are thousands if not millions of other stories involving suffering and early death.George burns smoked a cigar and drank a glass of bourbon every day and lived to be 98......
I notice you do not have letters after your name. Does that make you the real expert? Does that make you the one to whom people should turn to learn the real truth about COVID-19?Hey did anyone see the CNN medical “expert” with letters after his name get schooled by Joe Rogan about Ivermectin and CNN lies about it?
Gupta didn’t even ask CNN why they lied about it.
Here is the video. I found it on Twitter. That is why I’m linking it from there.
Warning: harsh language
Credibility is in the eye of the beholder. I find it helpful to recognize that COVID-19 is a medical issue, social issue and political issue. And I find it helpful to note that just because someone has letters after one's name, or has a big name, he or she in not necessarily a bona fide expert in the topic being discussed (See: epistemic trespassing).The point is, the real experts, with letters after their names and everything, can't agree on the scientific basics and have allowed the science to become politicized. The real experts with letters after their names have reduced their own credibility to precisely that of the woman at the dealership.
Gupta MD was asked at least three times about CNN lying about ivermectin and he squirmed in his chair, blushed, deflected by referencing a goofy FDA tweet, tried to change the subject. He did everything but get in the fetal position and suck his thumb instead of answering until he finally did. And this was after admitting that he didn’t ask CNN why they would mislead people about a medicine. I don’t regard myself as an expert, nor do I proclaim to be. But many look to Gupta MD to provide honest opinion on medical information. This video illustrated how a person with letters after their name may be compromised into not being totally forthcoming about useful medical information and to dispel erroneous medical information that the “news” outlet reported. I get it. Gupta MD is payed a lot of money by his employer CNN to give his medical opinions. He understands who butters his bread. And so he danced around answering the question and thus putting the company that pays him in a bad light.I notice you do not have letters after your name. Does that make you the real expert? Does that make you the one to whom people should turn to learn the real truth about COVID-19?
A few months ago, I was at a car dealership service counter and an unmasked, loud-talking customer there said she had just tested positive for COVID-19. As she left, presumably to continue her day out and about, she said, "They told me to stay home for ten days. They don't know what they're talking about." Are people like her the real experts we should listen to?
In today's ongoing COVID-19 discussions, it is common to see people disagree who have letters or titles after their names (MD, PhD, DO, Board-Certified this, Department Head that, etc.)
Does the fact that two experts disagree neutralize the opinions of both? Does such a disagreement give lay people leave to dismiss anything an expert says and choose instead to believe what one wants, without regard to the facts?
You seem to take great pleasure in dismissing or otherwise downing the experts. If you're going to do that, how do you decide what to believe? Do you have a process or do you just go with your gut?
If someone at a truck stop announces in the hearing of others that his truck is making a funny noise, opinions will immediately be offered about what it is and what that driver should do. Another option is to post the issue on social media and hear more opinions there. Is that driver wise to pick one of the lunch counter or Facebook opinions offered and act on that, or is he wiser to consult an expert mechanic to help determine his response to the noise?
They lie so much they lose track of their own lies.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was divided, one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura "for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites" and the other half to Tu Youyou "for her discoveries concerning a novel...www.nobelprize.org
I feel like that revenue enhanced news is nearly impossible to avoid
A contagious virus is neither political nor social, unless you allow it to be.
I wouldn't recommend getting covid-19 advice from biased news outlets, which is all of them, because they have their own particular slants and narratives they want to push. Even if the news outlet is playing it straight with no bias, you have scientific experts in the field who can't agree amongst themselves on advice, treatment or the interpretations of the data, so now you've got a non-scientific journalist's giving you their interpretation of already dubious interpretations.
Like my primary care physician said, just follow the numbers, they'll tell you what to do. If 99% of the people in hospitals with covid are unvaccinated, you should strongly consider getting vaccinated. If booster shots are reducing the number of breakthrough infections and/or the severity of symptoms, you should probably consider getting a booster. Opinions and advice from politicians or from social cues aren't needed, or, frankly, helpful if they contradict the numbers.
Ivermectin is a human drug that is prescribed for millions of people around the world every day, and is also sometimes prescribed for horses and other animals. The same is true of Tramadol, amoxicillin, and prednisone.
Because of how Ivermectin works (in preventing foreign organisms in the body from replicating) it's likely to be, at least in theory, somewhat effective for COVID. That's why someone thought of trying it out to see if it was any benefit. Turns out it works quite well in some individuals, and not so much in others, so there are other chemical and biological factors at play, not the least of which are viral dose and time passed since the initial infection. Ivermectin is certainly not a "cure" for covid, but it might be in effect exactly that for some individuals. I haven't seen any numbers on it, but I'd be surprised if it was markedly effective in more than 30 percent of patients.Also, ivermectin for humans, administered in doses and formulations designed for humans, is a drug used as a treatment for parasitic worms, head lice and certain skin conditions. While quacks are claiming ivermectin is the cure for COVID-19, and while research is being done, it has not yet been determined that ivermectin is an effective COVID-10 treatment.
What is your reason for sharing this link? What point do you wish to make?mortality, in secondary outcomes, and in chemoprophylaxis, among people with, or at high risk of, COVID-19 infection. Data sources: We searched bibliographic databases up to April 25, 2021. Two review authors sifted for studies, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias. Meta-analyses were...journals.lww.com
Certain COVID-19 vaccines and monoclonal antibody treatments help with COVID-19. The companies that developed the vaccines and treatments now widely used in the U.S. are listed below. Presumably, the people who own these companies (the shareholders) own the vaccines and treatments.You know I am starting to wonder who owns what drug that helps with covid-19.....is it Democrat or Republican and which drug cost more.......hmmmm
This is a C19 topic informative thread.What is your reason for sharing this link? What point do you wish to make?