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🇧🇷 #Bolsonaro doit faire face aux accusations de meurtre et au bilan humain Covid
indique un projet de rapport du Sénat, dispo en ligne et que the @theguardian a consulté
▶️négligence incompétence
▶️déni de science
face à l'urgence de santé publique
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theguardian.com/world/2021/oct…
"C'est mathématique: plus il y a d'infections, plus il y a de décès. Sans vaccins, la mortalité aurait été stratosphérique, comme cela s'est avéré être le cas..."
Le rapport conclut : "Nous n'oublierons jamais"

11 crimes cités incluant
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▶️Crimes contre l'humanité
▶️Incitation au crime
▶️Charlatanisme pour sa promotion "obstinée" de remèdes inefficaces tels que #HCQ
#preventsenior a un chapitre dédié

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Un peu de lecture #Fakemed : #sophrologie
#pseudoscience #pseudomedecine

Feuilletons ensemble ce magazine ....⤵️1/n Image
Tout d'abord on apprend que penser positif avec des bons souvenirs, c'est bon pour le moral
....grâce à la #sophrologie

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Et si vous respirez des bonnes odeurs, ça fait du bien au moral aussi ! c'est l'aromachologie 😏

Un enseignement ... de la #sophrologie
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Russell's teapot is an analogy, formulated by the philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), to illustrate that the philosophic burden of proof lies upon a person making empirically unfalsifiable claims, rather than shifting the burden of disproof to others.
He wrote that if he were to assert, without offering proof, that a teapot, too small to be seen by telescopes, orbits the Sun somewhere in space between the Earth and Mars, he could not expect anyone to believe him solely because his assertion could not be proven wrong.
Now while, Russell specifically applied his analogy in the context of religion we could just as easily extrapolate this to pseudo scientific claims.
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Lies people tell about #Water
Part: 1

"We can find charlatans peddling #snakeoil in a wide variety of spheres, but there are quite a lot of lies that are told specifically about water. It's such a ubiquitous substance, everywhere around us, and inside of us,
and since we need it to survive,it's fertile grounds for #pseudoscience. What kinds of lies do people tell about water?There are many colorful examples we will cover,but this first part will focus on the main #conspiracy surrounding water & that is the fluoridation of tap water.
From government mind control to neurotoxic effects, there is no shortage of #misinformation associated with this incredible achievement of modern society, so let's run through the most common talking points and see what they're all about, shall we?
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Medicine is clashing with the Social Darwinism of the economist's "creative destruction" based on the "survival of the fittest". Competition is good for it lets the strong survive and the weak perish. To intervene against this is a crime against nature
Underlying this is the dogma that the "invisible hand" of the natural processes of the market drive it towards "self-regulating equilibrium" created by Darwinian forces of market competition. Quote from Prof Nouriel Roubini: Crisis Economics ISBN: 9780241956922 ImageImage
Market intervention is thus an unnatural perversion that undermines the invisible hand of the processes driving the market towards self-regulating equilibrium. It undermines the survival of the fittest to destroy the "wealth of nations"
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I challenge ur narrative tat alternative medicine works
It doesnt/#neem studies tat u keep quoting, are NOT peer-reviewed, NOT published/has been collecting dust in preprint server since Apr 2020
Tis makes ur argument invalid
But #science is kind, so lets discus
#MedTwitter
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indiarxiv.org/pyqx4/ This is UR molecular docking study u uploaded to preprint. Y was this never published? Bcoz this is highly flawed from methods to results to conclusions. Molecular docking was blind - hence ligand optimization is not accurate...
#ayush
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...and grid coordinates wer computer generated. Hw did u correct for tis? U cud hav used predicted binding sites 2 improve accuracy/efficiency
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Predicted binding sites 4 #SARSCoV2 is widely published/ use of grid-based docking wud be better...
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@bpoc2020 dient aanklacht in tegen regering bij #ICC

Investigator (onderzoeker) is toegewezen.

mailchi.mp/bpoc2020/icc

Ook werkt #BPOC2020 samen met dr. #ReinerFuellmich in de Class-Action Lawsuit, het zgn. Tweede #Neurenbergtribunaal.
Je kunt nu zelf aangifte doen tegen #MarkRutte cs inzake de #coronamaatregelen aka #coronazwendel en alle zaken rondom op het politiebureau

Ingebonden kant en klare #aangifte van 400 pagina's

mailchi.mp/bondoverheidsz…

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Of nu via collectieve actie !

mailchi.mp/bondoverheidsz…
Dr. #ReinerFuellmich :

Scientific evidence that '#covid19' is #CrimeAgainstHumanity

#Fuellmich is an international trial laywer, who succesfully sued large fraudulent corporations, like Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank.

stopworldcontrol.com/fuellmich/
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/09/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/09/dai…
Europe’s third wave: ‘It’s spreading fast and it’s spreading everywhere’

ft.com/content/d1af35…

#COVID19 #waves #surges #europe
PSYOP, Cyber, and InfoWar: Combating the New Age IED - Modern War Institute

mwi.usma.edu/psyop-cyber-an…

#cybersecurity #infowars #military #InformationSecurity
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“ The dishwasher didn’t toast my bread this morning - therefore bread cannot be toasted”

sounds ridiculous right - but this the logic / tactics of pseudoscience grifters like Ivor Cummins @FatEmperor ... let me explain #COVID19 🧵 -retweet if you like where this analogy goes Image
Ivor Cummins applies the dishwasher doesn’t make toast principle to the fantastic results reported the #NEJM of Israel’s early experience with the #PfizerVaccine nejm.org/doi/full/10.10… ... Let’s me show you what nonsense he is going to spin ...
Of course I can’t link his tweet - he blocked me 😜like he does with many of his critics.

But Ivor thinks he is a genius in “noticing” the vaccine isn’t cost effective - he has even done as “back of the envelope” calculation. For his video short video €¥$£. 👇🏻 Image
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My comments:
#quackery is diff frm #pseudoscience
Former may hav secular/political or religious attributes while the latter does hav regional differencs wit respect 2 political/religious practices
Some eg, discuss:
Traditional Chinese Med
Japanese Kampo
Homeopathy
Ayurveda
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"A quack is a "fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill" or "a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to have skill, knowledge, qualification or credentials they do not possess; a charlatan or snake oil salesman".
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"Pseudoscience consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that claim to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method".
#pseudoscience may or may not lead to quackery
Eg
i-red.in
zyropathy.com
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You said, " no #ayurvedic #drug has any adverse effects". This is classical “Like a frog in a well” phenomenon.
Let me clear ur doubts. But Im sure u wil choose 2 remain in the well. Ur wish, but don't drag others into ur well of ignorance
#MedTwitter #livertwitter

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Clinical outcomes, histopathological patterns, and chemical analysis of Ayurveda and herbal medicine associated with severe liver injury-A single-center experience from southern India

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29476406/
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Outcomes and Toxicology of Herbal Drugs in Alcoholic Hepatitis - A Single Center Experience from India

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31915602/
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1/Cirrhosis patient on Madhumardan #ayurvedic tabs by #Jain & Pranada #herbal proprietary drug by #Bipha. Patient now with jaundice, recovered from brain failure and an episode of infection. Listed 4 liver transplant. #Ayurveda prescribed by patient's #BAMS sister
Issues👇
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Madhumardan contains 32 herbs.
Yes. 32 herbs. It's just crazy. 32 herbs. I can't get over this. Website mentions no side effects. Human #health has no value in #AYURVEDA. This is the truth about the #science of #life which is actually science of #business. Harmful BS.
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Pranada is a proprietary medicine. Look at indications for use. Dropsy, hydropsy and cirrhosis. What are these diseases which are totally different from each other, treated with same drug. Vague idiots. AGAIN, #PSEUDOSCIENCE OF BUSINESS. No regard 4 human health. Stupids.
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1/A retired #oncology professor from a Govt. College. Now dabbles in #Ayurveda. Runs an 'ashram' in Kerala to 'treat' #cancer patients. He refers a patient with BCLC-C stage liver cancer 2me. A nice letter 4 further management. Patient has advanced cancer
Systemic therapy option+
2/ I spent 50 mins with patient/family - discuss prognosis, comfort care - the works. Once patient left 4som blood tests, I tell family, separately, regarding end of life care, once the time comes. They wer sad but contend. Very crunched 4money. So best option - they cudnt afford
3/ Best approved option for advanced liver cancer is Atezo+Bevaci - too expensive. So they tuk next good option - Lenvatinib - affordable for them. I sent a detailed letter with plans, along with patient son, to the evidence-based turned #ayurveda oncology professor.
#MedTwitter
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1/A horrific patient scene today. A #kidney #transplant patient doing well since 2015. Had fall and fracture of foot. Underwent surgery,improving. Asked for physio sessions to continue at home. Asks around,finds #ayurvedic traditional healer. He does external works.
2/ patient feels better. #Ayurveda healer gets his trust. Says post transplant infections and diabetes worsen (patient was already diabetic kidney disease for which transplant was done). Says #natural is safest way. Patient falls for healers confidence. Starts #herbal drugs.
3/ Drugs and potions prepared at home from locally sourced plants. Small fee Healer also advise nutritional changes. More like starvation. No proteins. Remember patient is post kidney transplant. #weightloss in 1 mo. Loss of appetite in 2 months. Then came something unexpected.
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@US_FDA approved the #Qcollar jugular compression device to "protect athletes' brains during head impacts."

This decision was based on VERY FLAWED DATA and does NOT demonstrate the safety or effectiveness of the Q-collar.

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bit.ly/3q9ZZJL
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Here is the text from the @FDADeviceInfo press release.

If you don't understand the highly nuanced #MRI technique known as DTI, these results sound straightforward and convincing.

THEY ARE NOT. Don't be fooled by these numbers!🤔

I will dissect these in the thread below. Image
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"No significant changes" is based AVERAGE response, not individual.

First, an easy-to-understand analogy below.

If half the sample experiences an increase and half experiences a decrease, they can cancel each other out to falsely suggest "no change" when one does exists! Image
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On 18.12.2020, computer engineer @FitTuber shared @YouTube video titled "10 Safe & Useful Ayurvedic Tablets to Replace Allopathic Pills (Instant Relief)". The drugs he promoted were by @baidyanathgroup, not sure if it was paid promotion. I bought them:
10 drugs, details, batch numbers R given in pic👇. All by @baidyanathgroup exept 1 by unjhaayurvedicpharmacy.com
We did GCMSMS, ICP-OES and FTIR analyses on these samples. Here are my 10 safer modern medicine alternatives 2 @FitTuber's untested, potentially harmful #Ayurvedic drugs
Kanthsudharak Vati by Unjha Pharma
@FitTuber: 4 sorethroat, cold, cough
Analysis: Lead 0.54 mg/kg, Cadmium 0.4 mg/kg, Thallium 0.71 mg/kg and industrial phenols.
Low values, but not ideal.

Safe alternative: Levocetrizine & non-sedative cough syrup Levodropropizine
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I followed @FitTuber advise and got all these #Ayurveda medicines which he outright claimed are '#safer', ''#effective' than conventional prescription drugs for day to day use. These will be tested for #safety first - will undergo GCMSMS, ICP-OES and FTIR analyses.
#MedTwitter
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I looked at packaging and found interesting (poor regulation, absurdity), #quackery, #pseudoscience based descriptions like this:
Malaria - caused by parasite
Dengue - caused by virus
Typhoid - caused by bacteria.
One tablet to rule them all. Reminds me of lord of the rings.
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This particular #ayurvedic tablet is good for indigestion, hyperacidity and THEN - like a @starwars hyperspace jump 🤯SCABIES🤯. How? Why? What is the mode of action within this very broad range of 'symptoms to disease'. You know this medicine is #fraud.
Also check out 'etc'🙅‍♂️
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Ok this is interesting #livertwitter #MedTwitter
26 yr old woman with jaundice+severe itching (a.k.a cholestatic hepatitis). Routine causes - viruses, prescription drugs, autoimmune liver disease blood tests - neg. No #ayurveda or #herbal drug use. Mysterious🤔
Liver biopsy👇
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#pathology expert says its #drug induced liver injury. But patient denies any drug use. She has #PCOD - polycystic ovarian disease (mayocl.in/34S2LMh) and hence, #overweight.
Deep dive into history again - says she's taking #vitamins for weight loss! Asked to show👇
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Can you identify the culprit component that caused this woman's severe liver injury? #Pathologist is right! #PathTwitter
Culprit - Chromium picolinate in #health #supplement 4 #diabetes #weigthloss. #Chromium is micronutrient enuf in daily food intake bit.ly/3nYNeBB
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@MetroRailKochi
Sign that country is developing on paper but is actually underdeveloped
Objectionable Advertisement Act prohibit ads 4 purposes, of remedies alleged 2 possess magic qualities
@HaealOnline wer is evidence that this prevents WHAT?
@shailajateacher @IMAIndiaOrg Image
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#Curcumin, #Ashwaganda combo prevents NOTHING, effects on human health remain UNKNOWN. This public display of #quackery, #pseudoscience is insult to #science, complete disregard to #publichealth This has to be challenged, removed
@RajeevJayadevan @infoclinicindia @Charakan
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Here is a paper showing multiple toxic curcuminoids & associated toxins in #Turmeric. How is this sourced, what R contaminants @HaealOnline product? pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20667459/
Ashwagandha is probable cause 4 liver injury #livertox from @NLM_NIH cutt.ly/Ah42ylq
@CMOKerala
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Dear @doctorsoumya, your tweet isn't in best interest of scientific practice. Yoga is an arm of the #pseudoscience & potentially harmful, untested but highly promoted #AYUSH. In fact, many #quacks promote #Yoga with other forms of #quackery.
Plz C absurd bit.ly/2KGOR8B
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I did not understand why you specifically tweeted on this study? Because there is more you could have tweeted on the same.
Example, simple walking, independent of other forms of physical activity is ALSO associated wit reduction in systemic inflammation. bit.ly/38Az1UZ
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Which means, people don't have 2 SPEND money on 'YOGA GURUS' or join 'Yoga based' clubs or PAY 4 'YOGA' classes when same effect is noticeable with - yes, money free, hassle free, walking. There is also a systematic review on it bit.ly/3pqUab7. But U did not #tweet it?
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Is Aloe vera good for you?
A review of toxicity and adverse effects of Aloe: cutt.ly/sh2exAO
A review of Aloe and liver injury in humans
cutt.ly/Ph2ekrG
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#MedTwitter #livertwitter #SocialMedia
Aloe vera is a potential carcinogen. Meaning its use can cause cancers in long term.
Always consult your physician or doctor (not #ayush) for the correct information regarding what supplements products are safe for you.
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Aloe vera can cause toxicity to reproductive organs
It is proven in mutiple animal studies.
Inform your doctor if you are using aloe products
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Hello Abdur! Ashwagandhadi lehyam is made out of
1.Aswagandha (Withania somnifera)
2.Masha (Phaseolus mungo)
3.Musli (Curculigo orchiodes)
Ther is more
It is prescribed as per ancient #Ayurveda texts for stamina, muscle building, increased sexual desire/prolonging sexual vigor.
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BUT, no clinical studies on humans with a good control of another standard drug has been performed on the use of Ashwagandhadi lehyam. Which means, its use in current situations is more or less a gamble with #pseudoscience or #quackery. This gamble cud lead 2 side effects
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Previously, XTRA MUSLI POWER herbal caps were banned by Kerala Government becoz manufacturer (Kunnath Pharma) used modern medicine (tadalafil) in the herbal product. A lot of the products with pure herbs may not be safe or effective and can B adulterated
cutt.ly/Dh12ioK
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A person messaged me asking if he could continue taking this following drug for memory boosting.

The drug contains 'Brahmi' from herb Bacopa.

Fact: Depending on #Ayurveda, which itself, #quackery, embodiment of #pseudoscience ➡️#herbal #memory booster is #fraud. #medtwitter
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People age, som develop cognition disorders - there R identifiable risk factors, treatable&controllable.

Cognition disorders➡️bit.ly/2KnXZ25 - which of these are prevented by Bacopa? Actually none

Let us see 2 large metanalyses/systematic reviews on Bacopa extracts
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A - pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24252493/
Result: some potential, nothing definite because it is never compared with a standard drug. I dont know Y complementary and alternative medicines R always compared with placebo when there are other better standards 2 compare them with! #livertwitter
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Hey @FitTuber. U R advising #quackery to your poor little followers.
While selecting these pills, UR main criteria was how common the issue is faced in day to day life, how straightforward it’s #Ayurvedic solution is & safety medicine for all body types.
Let me correct U
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Criteria for selecting a drug for use in a medical condition is basically two things only
➡️efficacy or ability to produce a desired or intended result
➡️safety. Let me explain this term 4 U: "the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury" 2/
U hav extensively studied all scriptures, spoken 2 #Ayurveda experts (creamy-layer of #pseudoscience), modern docs! (plz name them in description, becoz they hav failed themselves, U, the community as whole - or did U just use that term to show credibility to UR stupid post?) 3/
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