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Paradigm Lost: Lessons For Long COVID-19 From A Changing Approach To CFS, 2021, Hughes, Lubet and Tuller

Discussion in 'Long Covid news' started by Trish, May 18, 2021.

  1. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20210514.425704/full/

     
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    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A very useful article, let’s hope it gets widely read.
     
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    Yes an excellent article, thanks very much to all involved.
     
  5. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Great article. So much is quotable but I'll resist quoting any more. Go and read it an share it widely!
     
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    Brian Hughes has also written a post about the article:
    The Science Bit: Paradigm Lost: Lessons for Long COVID

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    We take the view that change in science is seldom smooth, and that there is no absolute guarantee good ideas will supplant bad ones. Scientific vanity is real. History has shown that many scientists, even prominent ones, would rather cling to the status quo than allow their theories be debunked by data.
     
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    This is an example of a wider problem. Proponents of a treatment can do a woefully inadequate piece of research and then claim the treatment is evidence-based. But research that does not provide a fairly reliable answer to a question should not be assumed to provide evidence. Are there not laws against promoting a treatment without evidence, including with research that doesn't meet basic standards of reliability? If not, there should be.
     
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  9. DokaGirl

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    Wow - thank you to @dave30th, Brian Hughes (can't recall if you're on this Forum), and Steven Lubet.

    Great!
     
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    Totally agree. Absolutely logical. Sadly, there is a history of the powerful avoiding responsibility, and standards that more mere mortals cannot escape. Glaringly wrong of course. There should be a level playing field.
     

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