Drs. Vladimir Zelenko and Stephen Smith have been claiming that hydroxychloroquine is a miracle drug based on anecdotes. Their shoddy, poorly reported case series are not evidence of efficacy.
Yesterday, the FDA issued emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroqine and chloroquine to treat COVID-19. Politics, not science, is why.
Regular readers will have noted that Orac has not posted anything new in nearly a week. There's an explanation, and it's a grant deadline. Orac will return.
For some inexplicable reason, The Atlantic published an embarrassing paean to the mystical magical woo that is reiki.
COVID-19 is upon us. Unfortunately, quacks view the coronavirus pandemic not as a threat, but as an opportunity.
GenoPalate is a company that claims to give "personalized" dietary recommendations based on DNA testing. Unfortunately, what is provided by such companies is more akin to astrology than science.
Children's Health Defense is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s antivaccine group. Recently it posted a list of ten "facts" about vaccines. In reality, it's ten bits of disinformation, half-truths, and lies.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. published an article claiming that vaccines and glyphosate are responsible for the obesity epidemic. Too bad he cited the work of longtime antivaccine cranks.
Over two years ago, UC-Irvine announced a massive $200 million donation from Susan and Henry Samueli, to be used to "integrate" quackery into its entire structure. The fruits of that donation are now apparent.