Monday Message Board

Back again with another Monday Message Board.

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56 thoughts on “Monday Message Board

  1. “Where did the belief come that a Doctor was an authority on science? This is a very stupid idea.”

    The facts of the matter are that off label prescribing may be the only thing that treats, ameliorates, cures, or even saves your life one day. Belief? Long live facts! Hopefully, your doctors should be up with the wider and latest science and ahead of the necessarily slower bureaucracy and wary of those rule bending marketers..

  2. “I think my math above is wrong by a factor of 10. Chances of a super-spreader event at Lang Park are ten times higher than I said. So, really bad.”

    Could this be the end of thugby? What’s the online betting odds on online betting?

  3. Medical doctors in Australia do a 6 year full-time degree. Most of the subjects are in the biomedical, clinical and social sciences, also with clinical courses and clinical placements. Subjects include zoology, biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology and that’s in the first three years alone (usually). Then there’s genetics, histology, microbiology, neuroscience and so on. Many also do further studies. Medical doctors aren’t perfect but they learn a heck of a lot of science and I would listen to most of them before listening to a ranting quack.

  4. Sunshine, salmon and a Spanish study: How Vitamin D affects the coronavirus
    …the doctors found that the patients with lower vitamin D levels also had raised serum levels of inflammatory markers such as ferritin and D-dimer.

    Inflammation being the destructive hallmark of COVID-19, manifesting itself from the tip of the toes, to the lining of the blood vessels, the lungs and deep inside the brain.

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