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Covid-19: how pseudo-medicines and bad science have benefited from the crisis

2020-10-18T18:07:06.947Z

DECRYPTION - The coronavirus favors "the era of the gurus". A fundamental phenomenon against which the authorities are struggling.



"Just because there are issues with planes doesn't mean the carpets actually fly."

Doctor and slayer of "bad science", the British Ben Goldacre wrote this sentence about homeopathy.

But it applies wonderfully to the Covid.

Just because research hasn't found a cure doesn't mean “natural” remedies touted as miraculous are.

A real pitfall for public health: some put patients in danger, all play into the spread of the epidemic by making believe in an illusory protection.

“Alternative” medical discourse has never made so much noise as since the start of the health crisis.

"Cow urine, bleach and cocaine", "nonsense", "potions, pills and unproven practices to" strengthen "the immune system"

, already listed at the end of April in the journal

Nature

the professor of law and health policy Canadian Timothy Caulfield, another great fighter of pseudo-medicines.

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Source: lefigaro

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