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On the Lighter Side => That CAN'T be true! => Topic started by: Jolly2 on 09/02/2021 20:33:57

Title: HcQ has now been shown to work.
Post by: Jolly2 on 09/02/2021 20:33:57
Apparently now Trump is out of office it's ok to admit it.

https://thenewamerican.com/hcq-works-banning-its-use-causes-needless-suffering-and-death/
Title: Re: HcQ has now been shown to work.
Post by: evan_au on 10/02/2021 08:36:13
Hydroxychloroquine was tested in a clinical trial.
- It did not help patients
See: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2772922

On the other hand, Ivermectin is now being tested in a clinical trial.
- Apparently, it still shows promise.
- Let's wait for the results of the clinical trial, instead of taking the word of some unqualified politician
Title: Re: HcQ has now been shown to work.
Post by: Bored chemist on 10/02/2021 08:55:27
Apparently now Trump is out of office it's ok to admit it.

https://thenewamerican.com/hcq-works-banning-its-use-causes-needless-suffering-and-death/
That article does the classic journalese trick of asking a lot of questions without answering them.

Questions like "• “Would you acknowledge that your strategy of telling Americans to restrict their behavior, wear masks, and distance, and put their lives on hold indefinitely until there is a vaccine is not working?”"

And the reason it doesn't answer them is that the actual answer does not support their case.
So, for example, the answer to that one is that, where restrictions and masks are actually used  properly and consistently, they do reduce spread of the virus.

Betteridge's law
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines
tells us that "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."

Why don't you recognise that?