72 hours. From symptom onset. The antiviral treatment window for covid. There’s a study, overlooked by almost everyone, that shows this.

Title: “Hydroxychloroquine / azithromycin in COVID-19: The association between time to treatment and case fatality rate” Abstract: “A total of 1265 COVID-19 patients with an average age of 44.5 years were studied…41% with at least one comorbidity…No patient treated within the first 72 h of illness died.” [not a small study and included about 500Continue reading “72 hours. From symptom onset. The antiviral treatment window for covid. There’s a study, overlooked by almost everyone, that shows this.”

Pharma has eliminated most empirical evidence

What is empirical evidence and why has pharma killed it? Empirical evidence is evidence that some people have seen. Like the sun rising in the east and setting in the west. Like water being wet. Like parachutes (mostly) working to prevent fatal falls. Like thalidomide causing thalidomide babies. No, there were no studies before thalidomideContinue reading “Pharma has eliminated most empirical evidence”

An analysis of problematic science writing–round 2

(This is a follow up to my post about an example of problematic writing about science where I looked at a problem with interpreting p-values.) In this post we’ll look at evidentiary weight–is a question about evidence and bias a mountain or a mole hill? That matters a lot. We want to focus on mountains,Continue reading “An analysis of problematic science writing–round 2”

Science is not about suppressing “misinformation”; science is a conversation about data and ideas

People have trouble understanding what science is and thus we have censorship which is justified by claims that misinformation must be suppressed. We need to understand that this approach only suppresses science because today’s misinformation might be tomorrow’s fact. We have seen this phenomenon in the last year. Several items that were called “misinformation” areContinue reading “Science is not about suppressing “misinformation”; science is a conversation about data and ideas”