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Philosophy & Ethics

‘Waiting For Godot’ Is Not A COVID-19 Strategy, But It May Be A Metaphor – Editorial

The 1948 Samuel Beckett play "Waiting for Godot" is about two people that are, as you can guess, waiting for Godot. They wait at a tree, but they have no idea who he is or if he will arrive. When the person they do not know and had no idea was ever arriving does not arrive, they decide to commit suicide using the tree, but give up on that because they don't have a rope. They say they are leaving,...

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Do No Harm? Doctors Are Giving Out 9X As Many Hydroxychloroquine Prescriptions, And That Puts People Who Need It At Risk

The antimalarial drug chloroquine (analogue hydroxychloroquine) is also successfully used to treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune diseases said to have similar biological mechanisms as COVID-19 and, lacking any remedies besides what can be done for the flu, in March the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization for those compounds as treatments.read...

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Another California Jury Says Glyphosate Might Have Caused Cancer, And That’s Worth $2 Billion

Glyphosate, a common weedkiller, doesn't have a mechanism that acts on the biology of humans, at least without falling into a tub full of it and drowning, but trial lawyers know science does not matter to a jury, emotion does. And emotionally an agriculture company can come off stiff compared to a couple who used the product for 35 years and then both got non-Hodgkin lymphoma.read...

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Friends Of The Earth Presents Yogic Flying Instructor John Fagan In ‘How To Do Science’

Friends of the Earth, social justice warriors, 1960s-era anti-science activists, occasional lobbyists, and current Political Action Committee (PAC) for Democrats (including Green New Deal darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY) (1) teased us in a media kit with the promise of a science study about finding various weedkillers in all kinds of food, and this week they announced...another media...

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FTC Cracks Down On Osteopath Bryn Jarald Henderson And Shady Stem Cell Therapies

Bryn Jarald Henderson, D.O. (osteopath), claimed his stem cell treatments at Regenerative Medical Group and Telehealth Medical Group using amniotic fluid from women who have given birth via C-section could cause the lame to walk and cure kidney disease and whatever else. That was enough to get slapped down by the Federal Trade Commission and rightly so. Though the U.S. Food and Drug...

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FTC Cracks Down On Osteopath Bryn Jarald Henderson And Shady Stem Cell Therapies

Bryn Jarald Henderson, D.O. (osteopath), claimed his stem cell treatments at Regenerative Medical Group and Telehealth Medical Group using amniotic fluid from women who have given birth via C-section could cause the lame to walk and cure kidney disease and whatever else. That was enough to get slapped down by the Federal Trade Commission and rightly so. Though the U.S. Food and Drug...

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