Is It Science, Yet?
Science prides itself on transparency, but rarely can anyone except a scientist can see through it. For the most part, the commoners have no idea what science is founded on and, instead, follow it dogmatically.
Everyone wants a scientific solution to end the pandemic. In this, people are throwing themselves at preliminary research and expecting it to be as good as finished science.
The real process of science involves many attempts to do many things, and many things that don’t work. It’s only after a good deal of failure that a particular direction gains focus. This is what began to happen with Hydroxychloroquine.
One angry, black doctor, harping on the phrase, “We have a cure; it’s called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and zithromax!” may have restarted HCQ research. Science journalists are refusing to follow this issue because they see it as providing political ammunition for Donald Trump.
It finally appears that research is focusing on a proper theory, protocol, and test for the use of HCQ against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This was almost quashed by political infighting and institutional ignorance.
“In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world,
not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.”
― Sir William Osler, MD
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