[LMB] OT: Ivermectin (was: Comercials

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Oct 19 21:03:10 BST 2021


On Tue, 19 Oct 2021 19:03:44 +0000, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold
<lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

>
>> Did it work in double blind studies? How large were the studies? How
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>> large were the control groups? Or was it "we gave it to some people who
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>> were critical, and some of them survived"?
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>As Thistle explained in the links she sent the group (you read them, of course?) most of the past evidence is epidemological.  The advantage is that you have test populations measured in millions, the drawback is the risk of non-causational correlation, but that was what we had last year.  More recent double blind studies have given ambiguous results so far, but are still ongoing.

It's ironic that the people who say "I'm not being part of an
experiment" don't realise that they've put themselves in the control
group.

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