A Small Correction from the Lancet

A major journal of medicine, the Lancet once made a massive and obviously political estimation of the death toll in Iraq.  By pure coincidence, the error correlated with the US presidential re-election race of George W. Bush -- in fact it was published just days before the election.

This time, the election correlated with a massive error by the journal is the Presidential re-election of Donald Trump.  The error?  A little thing, really.  Just a complete retraction of the paper the published on the dangers of hydroxychloroquine for COVID patients. Small stuff, hardly relevant.


Ymar Sakar said...

This is why they told me not to trust human authorities.

Corrupt as hades and proud of it.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

'E couldna help himself. 'E 'ad to.

E Hines said...

I don't know of anyone who takes Lancet seriously anymore. It was starting to go downhill in the early- mid-70s when I was in Psych grad school.

Today, my GP doesn't take it seriously anymore. She wouldn't even use it when she was house training her dog.

Eric Hines