Yet another free lunch — 5 Comments

  1. With vaccines I tend to the view expressed in that memorable film “Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet”:

    Defense Attorney: So while no cures can be attributed to ‘606,’ 38 deaths resulted from it’s use?

    Dr. Emil Von Behring: 39.

    Defense Attorney: 39? You know of another death?

    Dr. Emil Von Behring: Yes, syphilis. The death of syphilis itself.


    Ahhhh yes never missing an opportunity: “If you smoke, it can prevent the infection from clearing up.” 

  2. I’m tempted to post a little tirade about the abuse of the word ‘risk’ by epidemiologists. I’ve not seen other people remarking on this so I may be out on a limb here but I think it’s because everyone is so habituated to this misuse of the word that they don’t give it any thought.

    • If people can get offended by an excuse of a dog lifting its paw for the amusement of an excuse of a human being then I feel justified in ‘red flagging’ the ‘shoot the smokers’ comments  under Capt.Peacocks link.

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      Article: Austria SCRAPS smoking ban in bars and restaurants to defend ‘freedom of choice’? (/news/article-5535745/Austria-SCRAPS-smoking-ban-bars-restaurants.html)

      Author: P Applefield

      Date: 23/03/2018

      Comment ID: 294979645

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