Treatment Scores - Journal Club - Masks for COVID-19

Treatment Scores are about coming up with a statistic that patients can understand, since the math of medical statistics can be ridiculous. Here is my first attempt to explain a (November 29, 2022) pragmatic #COVID mask study. It's about N95 masks versus medical masks. There were about 500 patients in each group.

The primary outcome was confirmed COVID-19 on reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.

The primary outcome in the intention-to-treat analysis, RT-PCR–confirmed COVID-19, occurred in 52 of 497 (10.46%) in the medial mask group versus 47 of 507 (9.27%) in the N95 respirator group (HR, 1.14 [95% CI, 0.77 to 1.69]). 

So, N95 masks were 1.19% better than medical masks in this study for the outcome measured.

The primary outcome is a test. It is not whether the patient lives or dies. So, one always has to ask, does the primary outcome make a difference to the patient in the real world?

Movie review: Blacklight starring Liam Neeson

Blacklight, starring Liam Neeson begins with ignorant propaganda against the political right. All white people are racist right? 

The political right also all live in trailers and have Confederate flags. "Trailer trash" anyone? This political stereotype is so wrong. The actual political right believes in "maximum individual freedom" as opposed to government tyranny. That's it. 

My rating for the movie: 6/10. 

Dusty (Taylor John Smith) tries to bring in evidence about corruption in the FBI.

Liam Neeson, as Travis Block, doesn't figure out he's on the wrong side until Dusty is murdered.

Mira Jones (Emmy Raver-Lampman) plays a hapless but ambitious reporter. 

Actor Aiden Quinn, as character Gabriel Robinson, plays the bad guy in the FBI. The FBI is corrupt, which is certainly believable after all we have learned about the FBI over the years.

The action in the movie is pretty good; however, it's all filmed too dark, which ruins a lot of the film. 

Liam Neeson, as always, is an excellent lead actor for a dramatic action film.

The director of the movie is Mark Williams.

The cinematography is by Shelly Johnson. So, I have to assume he is probably responsible for the overly dark film where you cannot see the actor's faces. Bad lighting is a waste of talent. When will this horrible lighting trend be over with?

Please correct me if I am wrong about anything.

#homeschool your kids. Teach Gen Z, and their kids, the principles of freedom. The political right believes in maximum individual freedom no matter how the right is portrayed in movies. The political left believes in centralized government power, and centralized power results in tyranny.