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Submitting fraudulent data in cancer medicine studies should be considered a criminal offense.

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The faculty should be fired, but they won’t. Claudine Gay still has a $900k/year teaching job. Harvard has no accountability and needs to be rebuilt from scratch.

A fish rots from the head, in this case the Harvard Corporation board: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-get-into-harvard-gay-bobo-corporation

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This makes me so sad, but so does the reaction from a few of the medical scientists with whom I have discussed the issue. They are quick to defend and give a pass to the senior/first authors, saying so much of the work is done in labs of collaborators and it is impossibly complicated to verify those results. It's as if they all are in on this massive scam. I am a physician and I have conducted clinical research and it never crossed my mind for a millisecond to falsify data. I would rather languish at my current academic rank for the rest of my career that build something out of lies. How are we going to ever have patients trust us again? :(

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If this is happening at Harvard, I believe it’s very reasonable to suspect that Pfizer and Moderna conspired to create false data to support the “safe and effective” narrative. And simultaneously, that the Big Pharma/academic/NGO/FDA/CDC/NIH complex conspired to manipulate data that impugnes the efficacy of ivermectin in enough studies to bias the meta analysis. We now know that if the incentives are great enough ($100+ bn in jab sales) that we should presume corruption.

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Harvard did a fine job completely discrediting itself to anyone with a brain.

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What about Prof. Mandeep Mehra of Harvard who co-authored the fraudulent paper on HCQ in the Lancet in 2020 to shut down the WHO trial of HCQ for treating Covid?

The paper was retracted later for using clearly fraudulent data, but the WHO trial of HCQ never resumed. So the paper's purpose of killing HCQ as a potential Covid treatment was still achieved.

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I have 100+ refereed papers. I personally pored over every line, graph, image, and chart in every one of them. I was prepared to defend every word/picture; I knew where the source materials were and was always prepared to produce them. This idea that "it's all too big and complex and how could anyone have known" is the biggest pile of BS I have heard -- exactly what one hears about the clearly corrupt covid trials where the numbers looked good for 60 days, but only if you excluded the first two weeks...and then after the 60 days also went to hell. Those people, too, say "we couldn't have known". This is all both a grift and a lie. Any competent lab chief would be all over this -- fraudulent data used to be the instant death knell of any academic. My vote: Lose your job and, if bad enough, lose your license. These kinds of frauds KILL people...doesn't anyone care anymore? (The government's covid management/response disaster says "no", but hope springs eternal.)

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What happened to, “I’m the Captain of this vessel and I am responsible for its successes and failures.”? The whole idea that one is the leader of an institution, group, corporation, or team and yet are not accountable for that entity’s shortcomings, runs counter to the whole concept of leadership. Authority, responsibility, and accountability are the 3 pillars of leadership in a hierarchical structure.

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According to Prof John Ioannidis of Stanford, most published research findings are false, fraud or not.

https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124

But nobody seems interested in addressing the deeper problem with the entire ecosystem of scientific research. Such as the non-repeatability crisis. And the fact that researchers have zero incentive to repeat anything.

In medicine, I tend to find that personal experience and anecdotal experience are more reliable than all the manipulated and false research out there.

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Incompetence at best, outright fraud at worst. The initial report from Sholto is long, comprehensive, jaw-dropping, and well worth reading. Considering this is affiliated with Harvard, I’m unsurprised with their recent wagon circling to protect former President Claudine Gay’s gross plagiarism.

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After a long career as an honest scientist, I came to realize that the more prominent and well-funded the PI, the more dishonest the body of work coming from the PI's lab. These serial fraudsters must be shut down.

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Harvard is prestigious but it is a private organization. Our taxes pay for the $11 billion given to the 55,000 CDC employees who have padded the BMI numbers with horrendous consequences. Take this on.

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What's new?

"Why Most Published Research Findings Are False"

John P. A. Ioannidis

https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124

So called science has always been for sale to the highest bidder.

Covid-19 scamdemic of rebranded flu just exposed the last layer of scientism, corruption and scientific fraud. There is no going back...

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Anyone with > 1 should be canned. If they have medical licenses they should be revoked.

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The morally bankrupt should not be held as an example to our youth ( or anyone, for that matter) and further, certainly shouldn’t be teaching them. Get rid of them! They should not have a job to go back to!

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No FDA approval for any medical technology: pharmaceutical or mechanical for those academics for 10 years and all future experiments are to be reviewed by 3rd party and paid for from the PI’s budget.

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