UK scientists must not be blamed for giving advice, says Royal Society head | World news

UK scientists must not be blamed for giving advice, says Royal Society head | World news

Scientists must be allowed to take independent decisions without fear of recriminations, the head of the Royal Society has warned after a cabinet minister appeared to blame “wrong” science for mistakes made in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The work and pensions secretary, Thérèse Coffey, made the comments while being challenged on the government’s response to […]

Twitter won’t add ‘misleading’ label to bad science shared by Trump advisor

Twitter won’t add ‘misleading’ label to bad science shared by Trump advisor

Twitter’s misinformation policy doesn’t cover a widely shared article claiming without evidence that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine has a “90 percent chance of helping” COVID-19 patients. No treatment, including hydroxychloroquine, has been proven to effectively treat COVID-19. Initially posted on April 28th, the press release has been widely shared in the wake of President Trump’s […]

Hydroxychloroquine and masks — where’s the science? – Twin Cities

Hydroxychloroquine and masks — where’s the science? – Twin Cities

President Trump has been pilloried for suggesting hydroxychloroquine might be an effective treatment for Covid-19. There is abundant anecdotal evidence from many doctors fighting this disease of its effectiveness, however, no double-blind randomized controlled trial proving effectiveness. Gov. Walz recently compared not wearing a mask to turning lights during the Nazi blitz on London. I […]