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1. This thread is about a statistical phenomenon called a Simpson's paradox and how it relates to the #Hydroxychloroquine research that gets so hotly debated.

A more complete version of this analysis will appear in my next book #TheChloroquineWars.
2. If you are unfamiliar with Simpson's paradoxes, you can read up on the basics here. However, the example I present may well teach the concept. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpson%2…
3. Consider three hospitals with different treatment policies. Perhaps the standard of care (SoC) is uniform, for the sake of simplicity, but the hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) treatment policies are different.
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Unfortunately, it's going to be a couple of weeks before I complete my book, #TheChloroquineWars about the strange tale of #Hydroxychloroquine politics during the pandemic. It's not an easy book to write in 10 weeks. So, as a teaser, I'm going to tweet out a full chapter now...
Chapter 29: A Clockwork Orange Man

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” --Galileo Galilei
In 1951, Solomon Asch conducted a landmark experiment in which students were asked to match the segment on a card with one of the same length on another card, a total of 18 times.
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