COVID-19 Lessons

An excellent article by John PA Ioannides, MD, and Professor Stephen H. Powis, points out that mathematical models did not do well during COVID-19.

The authors even suggest that models should not be called studies, but perhaps, "semi-formal speculations" instead.

I heartily agree with this. Models are not studies they are opinions. And, in addition COVID-19 guidelines should not be called guidelines, but should be called COVID-19 opinions. There should be no censorship, and physicians, and physician groups, all over the world should be free to post their opinions, and the evidence used to arrive at those opinions.

Observational studies also did not do well during COVID-19:

"In fact, the large background heterogeneity makes concrete assessment of the effectiveness of any and all non-pharmacological measures based on observational data extremely difficult, if not impossible."

For those interested in medical etymology the phrase "forme fruste" is used, which means the frustrated or weakened manifestation of a disease.

I highly recommend reading this article about COVID-19 lessons and going to some of the references described within the article.

Healthcare Freedom means no censorship, and having transparency, in medicine.

COVID-19 models and expectations - Learning from the pandemic - PubMed 

Ioannidis JPA, Powis SH. COVID-19 models and expectations - Learning from the pandemic. Adv Biol Regul. 2022 Oct 8:100922. doi: 10.1016/j.jbior.2022.100922. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36241518; PMCID: PMC9546779.

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