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AbsolutVT03

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Did I say there was "no evidence of it's (sic) effectiveness"? I did not.


You claimed it was a proven drug that had been around for years. I countered that that was true and wasn't really a point of contention. Instead the argument was that it had not been used to treat COVID19 (not surprising since it's a new virus) and thus there haven't been any studies of how effective it is or whether it is worth the potential side effects. This is basic medical science. It was also touted at points as a preventative measure which your own text above contradicts. If the drug helps a very sick person who doesn't have a lot of time left that's great. And that's something that should be discussed between that person's doctor, the patient, and their loved ones. But advocating that usage on a massive scale without any kind of testing runs counter to just about all medical science procedure. Never mind that I can just as easily find you instances and studies where the drug did not help at all. If they develop a vaccine for COVID19 and it works on the first person or group of persons they try it on would you declare that safe for everyone? Of course not.

It's weird b/c when it comes to a viewpoint you disagree with like masks you want full on studies showing without a shadow of a doubt that the masks work. But then when it comes to using a drug that has not been tested or approved as a treatment you don't want any kind of studies and are perfectly happy accepting anecdotal evidence as gospel. At least you're consistent with your conspiracy theories though I guess.

(In response to this post by WhoopACC Hokie)

Posted: 06/30/2020 at 1:31PM



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  Crisis on demand. ** -- Big D 06/28/2020 3:28PM
  Cases are expected. Watch fatality rate (IFR) ** -- ColoVT82 06/28/2020 2:10PM
  Here is an interesting chart. -- WhoopACC Hokie 06/28/2020 1:41PM
  Yeah, I agree. ** -- MP4VT2004 06/28/2020 9:25PM
  I know you probably won't believe this -- Teewinot 06/29/2020 4:29PM
  And about that "testing". Link for you. -- WhoopACC Hokie 06/30/2020 12:32PM
  Did not defend it, just explained as I could understand it. -- WhoopACC Hokie 06/28/2020 4:46PM
  "Many reports"... riiiiight. ** -- AbsolutVT03 06/29/2020 6:44PM
  Here you go.. -- WhoopACC Hokie 06/30/2020 12:21PM
  Link for you. -- WhoopACC Hokie 06/30/2020 12:01PM
  Chuckle. Keep thinking that. ** -- WhoopACC Hokie 06/29/2020 7:01PM
  We will revisit the topic one day in the near future. ** -- WhoopACC Hokie 06/29/2020 11:52PM
  Don't question experts!** -- vahokie95 06/30/2020 10:42AM
  LOL should I question this infectious disease expert -- vahokie95 07/01/2020 10:42AM
  Chuckle. ** -- WhoopACC Hokie 06/30/2020 12:01PM
  Think 1hokies1 may need to change his posts ... -- MaryWashGrad 06/28/2020 1:41PM
  Not true Hokie fan -- 1hokies1 06/28/2020 4:00PM

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