Saturday, August 8, 2020

Spock versus McCoy

Or clinical trials versus clinical judgment. The first and only time you'll see the phrase "clinical equipoise" mentioned in The New York Times Magazine. Susan Dominus writes about "The Covid Drug Wars that Pitted Doctor versus Doctor." 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

“I believe that all the way in my aorta.”

HHS assistant secretary and former GlaxoSmithKline executive Michael Caputo says the media doesn't want a vaccine to succeed before the election. According to the official HHS podcast, reporters want a failed vaccine because they are “so deeply unethical and so filled with hatred.” He believes that "all the way in his aorta." But not, interestingly, in his inferior vena cava or his common hepatic artery.