Back to my roots as I shred a really awful “study” on masking and Covid, and then tear through a massive case of fraud in the Alzheimer’s field.
My science background involved 4.5 years spent obtaining my PhD and then another two years as a pos-doc fellow working in a lab. I treasure that time and most of the people I met during that period. A few people, not so much.
The people I admired and loved were diligent, earnest, and cared deeply for their chosen profession.
Today, it is often remarked that we cannot trust a scientific paper or finding unless it has been “peer-reviewed.” Further, the only medical advancements allowed at the NIH now have to pass through the gauntlet of the much-revered “Randomized Controlled Trial” or RCT.
But, can we trust science as a process, and scientists as people to always arrive at the correct conclusion?
No. We cannot. Biases, conflicts of interest, plain old weak thinking, and laziness are always part of the human game.
In today’s video, I explore a horrifically bad pre-print paper on the effectiveness of masking against Covid and the latest bombshell revelation of painfully brazen scientific fraud that has set back Alzheimer’s research by a decade and at a cost of more than a quarter of a billion dollars of public money alone.
While I certainly hope the mask paper was submitted as a prank, I fear it was not. It’s that bad. Worse, it gained traction and was seized upon by the pro-mask crowd as evidence of the correctness of their position.
How high? All the way to the German SPD Member of Parliament, Federal Minister of Health, Karl Lauterbach:
Translation: “For everyone who is still unsure whether masks protect against COVID: here is a new American mega study that evaluates over 1,700 studies. The benefit of the masks is very large, undisputed, and applies to many areas.”
Yes, “undisputed,” he says. As you’ll see in the video, the only thing undisputed is how completely and obviously horrible this “study” actually is. Karl’s biggest crime is not merely advancing a shockingly useless study that happens to support his biases, it’s that he’s destroying trust in the process of science.
Then, we’ll look at the “replication crisis” which science now faces. It’s an epidemic and it’s very bad.
While we might use that information to seek to improve science over the long term, more immediately we have to question everything that’s been done in the name of science for Covid.
The lockdowns? Not based on science.
The vaccine mandates? Not based on science.
The travel bans? Not based on science.
Vaccines for children? Ditto – no science.
More importantly, science is not a thing you either have or don’t have, like a vase. It is a process. Science never gets anything completely right on the first go and it evolves over time with new insights and discoveries. That process is rough and tumble. People’s egos and prized theories often come out bruised if not smashed.
Those who are shouting the loudest right now to “follow the science!” are actually deeply anti-science and, if they were being honest, would really say, “look I want you to do this thing I am telling you to do and I really don’t want any push back or questioning.”
We cannot unsee the damage caused by a broken healthcare system to so many innocent people. Compromised corporate executives, hospital administrators, educators, community/political leaders and even our trusted doctors and nurses conspired willingly, or by force, to ruin the lives of patients and then the honest caregivers who tried to save lives by exposing the truth.
Researchers did not escape this injustice both those who sought to be servants of the very public health they swore an oath too and those who lied for profit.
The sad news is it is not going away. It’s not getting better any time soon.
Worse, it’s not just the filth and lies of Covid. No. It’s spreading to every facet of the medical industry. Yes. We knew it. We called it out. And we hoped that when the pandemic and the panic (real or caused by mass psychosis) ended, we could return to the vision of a healthy system designed to help and do no harm.
It’s just not the case. Not only are the liars and the bots and uninformed continuing to spread medical and research falsehoods regarding Covid but to other aspects of the healthcare system. In effect, if you are aging, or have aging parents/family members, they’re coming for you too.
In this video, I examine and expose two horrid studies posing as research. They are dangerous. They will sicken and possibly kill people you love. They are but another symptom of a sick system. Be careful. Don’t trust the Twitter bots or their “useful idiots”. Find honest people to entrust your health too…and just like watching these videos and passing them on, fight back when and how you can.