In response to an article praising Taylor Swift, Jeffrey Tucker demands that Peggy Noonan “admit she was wrong” about COVID-19. Hilarity ensues.
Four years ago, I wrote about an essentially negative study looking at whether acupuncture could alleviate joint pain caused by aromatase inhibitors, a common treatment for estrogen-sensitive breast cancer. The study’s back, and it doesn’t look any more positive.
Last week, it was reported how increasingly there is a war on the science-based regulation of medicine and physicians. It’s an old story, but unfortunately the forces arrayed against science-based policy have been emboldened by the pandemic and an stronger alliance with political groups that are against government regulation in general.
Economist turned COVID-19 contrarian Emily Oster recently published an article in The Atlantic about offering amnesty and forgiveness over the pandemic. Shorter Oster: “Admit you were wrong!”
I argue that science-based medicine (SBM) is the best medicine. Unfortunately, SBM isn’t nearly as great when so many people can’t afford it.