Test post



I am a retired physician. Over my career, I’ve had some contact with epidemiology. I’ll be blunt here: I came away unimpressed with that field. Here’s why:

1. When a pandemic strikes, I’ve never once witnessed an epidemiologist get his hands dirty in providing actual patient care. So where the rubber meets the road during a pandemic, they’re useless.

2. Their models, and therefore their advice and counsel, are based upon best guesses from previous pandemics. It’s been pretty clear during COVID-19 that in any number of cases, their accuracy has been less than impressive.

2 comments for “Test post

  1. Toodles
    June 25, 2020 at 00:11

    James….short and not so sweet. I concur with with the retired physician. The way he describes epidemiologists remind me of predictors and announcers of weather. They are real jokers these days….and not so funny.
    I have an example of a suspicious call by our weather people. Hurricane Michael Oct. 2018. Mexico Beach, FL 2 years ago.

    • June 25, 2020 at 00:15

      Toodles, welcome post-blog-trauma I hope. Yes indeedy about epidemwhatevers.

      Comments now off for the night I’m afraid, folks.

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