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Nov 18, 2023·edited Nov 18, 2023

Deranged people like this are running our universities, newspapers and in some cases our government

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I don't think that the epidemiology she learned is different than the one I learned. She just can't separate her professional opinion from her emotions and political beliefs.

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I am in RI and worked at same institution as her (though she did like 3 shifts/month so never really saw her). She was like my Covid nemesis. Her posts and interviews drove me insane. I think it’s funny how you saved all her stupid fucking tweets. She doesn’t even realize how wrong she was and probably wouldn’t care because she got famous and a job a place full of other tribal stupid people.

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We need protection from people like her...oof!!

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Nov 18, 2023·edited Nov 18, 2023

GENIUS article!

As I kept reading, I could feel that familiar frustration from the Covid-era bubbling up higher and higher in my throat as the lies just kept on getting bigger and bigger and bigger (yeah, 3 layers of porous cloth is the magical answer🙄) and I almost lost it as she continued encouraging paxlovid and vaccine mandates.😣

I agree, lightning and dry timber is the only way to regain people's trust in top-down government-involved science and medicine. Unfortunately, like the rest of them, I doubt she sees the error of her ways and her credibility is not going to take any hits, so the mistrust is just going to continue. I for one, as a 41 year old wife and mother, know that I will never blindly trust whatever the governmental medical and health bodies claim without doing my own research (and a lot of that info is thanks to people like you who understand it all far better than us lay people, and take the time to explain your analysis), having seen the depth of corruption and greed at play, and which is likely still in play, through far too many obvious lies. Lies of commission (lying about the efficacy and safety of protocol and therapeutics and alternative treatments) and of omission (not telling people about vitamin D levels, exercise, baseline metabolic health to decrease disease severity). I used to be the pusher of the Flu shot every Fall for myself, my husband, and my 5 kids (I already knew the probability of them "guessing" the correct stain for the following year could potentially be as low as 10% but I trusted them!!!!), but after learning how corrupt the Pharmaceutical industry is, and how keeping Vit D levels sufficiently (higher than the current FDA recommended levels) high and exercising does amazing things for one's immune system, I will never again take the not-very-effective flu shot, even when I am older (and I will never push it on my family).

Thinking through all this, I think I actually consider it a blessing that so many of our eyes have been opened by the governmental Covid scandal, so we can see government agencies as they truly are--just flawed humans who might not have our best interest at heart. This empowers us to be our and our family's own advocates for our health, and it has led me to discover who the medical practitioners are that not only have integrity, but are also the "best," because these professional also had the habit of mind to think critically and not blindly follow governmental protocol (which contradicted what medical students themselves learned, basic immunology, in medical school). If that is not a strong argument for smaller government, I don't know what is!! 😂

And another thing Covid showed us, was that the phrase "talk to you doctor" is the worst advice on earth, since we now so clearly see that having an MD beside your name is no guarantee of medical understanding nor intellectual honesty.

Thank you, Vinay!

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As someone who fights forest fires for a living - I really enjoyed post - keep up the good good fight

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Nov 18, 2023·edited Nov 18, 2023

The lesson of Covid - for me at least - is that the search for truth is so often absent from the list of factors that form a person's opinions - and that physicians have been THE worst offenders. I've come to see that the creators of Star Trek had a brilliant insight by recognizing that a humanoid who is interested only in fact would indeed be an alien from another planet.

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Dr. Ranney must not have read the Cochrane data.

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Wow- maybe she’s enjoying her 15 minutes of fame? How did she graduate from medical school and get her Master’s ? It’s sad that she has any followers at all. I’m guessing that she’s not a lot of fun at parties. Thank you, again, Vinay, for shining the light on this healthcare professional ( I choked on that word). Sunlight is a great disinfectant as they say…

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Is Megan Ranney a paid shill for Pfizer? I know the more likely explanation is that she should be counted as a "naive sucker".

I'd like to know why supposed liberals have become such gullible waifs for big business - big pharma? The scary part is that her opinions are promoted without question by the legacy media.

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I lost count how many times I rolled my eyes while reading that!

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The propaganda they were spoon fed was IMMENSE.

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I would not let this Dr. near me or mine with a ten foot pole. She needs help.

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Deranged. Oh so very sad.

Just saw Matt's comment using deranged as well. Great minds ;)

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An amazing example of the unscientific fear mongering rhetoric we have all been exposed too. As if the "worried Well" weren't worried enough.

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