There are scientific studies and then there are physicians in the field who may see different results...
Vinay Prasad posted a remarkably commonsense article “Will Science Split in Two” today. As he notes in his article, he thinks the truth about COVID will not appear in social media. Unfortunately, the same could be said for many major newspapers and medical groups.
Much of the highly charged comments claim that anyone who questions the statistics doesn’t believe in science. This is unfortunate, but so typical of online comments.
As I noted to Dr. Prasad, science is not fact per se, but only collections of data which tend to support a given notion. These notions tend to go in and out of fashion as different data is fed into the statistical machine.
I am not a physician, but I am finding the experience of many practitioners in the field to be very different than the approved party line. It’s fine to call these varying incidents anecdotal and therefore not “scientific” but that does not absolve the scientific community from collecting anecdotal data from various practitioners in the field and admitting that one size does not fit all.
There is no platform for this discussion because no one is collecting the data. Instead the loudest voices of the scientific community are hollering “quack.” I have written before on my blog about the many anomalies with COVID vaccinations, enough to give anyone pause to think. In “Evidence Comes in Many Flavors” I’ve tried to raise some of the anomalies which really do cloud science presented as absolute and unchallengeable.
For months physicians in the field described success in treating COVID early with a number of medications. Our present health care system makes it very difficult to see a physician quickly unless you are lucky enough to be part of a Direct Primary Care practice. I’d like to know how many of the hospitalized COVID patients are there because they did not have access to a clinic the day they started having flu symptoms, a clinic which could test them, send them home to recuperate with a medication protocol, and most likely get well and stay out of the hospital.
In one of my posts on Medium, “Pandemicitis,” I propose a thought experiment in the David Chalmers style. Instead of tents offering vaccinations, why not have tents offering free COVID tests, followed up by standard early-onset care available to people who can actually get to see a doctor on the day they get sick. I am guessing this would make a tremendous difference in the number of hospitalized COVID patients.
It’s not vaccination that we all need, but the ability to see a physician and get early onset care when we do wind up with COVID.