Data geeks, look out.

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Alan
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Data geeks, look out.

Post by Alan » Tue May 21, 2019 1:06 pm

An interesting article on the potential for problems in the pursuit of health.
The article conforms to the aphorism, "those who think they're healthy, haven't had enough tests..."
https://quillette.com/2019/05/17/a-cont ... al-health/

Full disclosure: I wrote a book about medical screening and managed to spend lots of time looking at the data on the seedy side of 'preventive screening.'
One of my physician friends had full praise for my book: "It seems mostly true, and he's not as crazy as one would expect..."
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Post by JTyre » Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 pm

You're so cynical, Alan Cassels. Lets not forget about the many lucky ones who die naturally before anticipatory medicine is deployed,

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Post by Roland » Tue May 21, 2019 3:54 pm

Alan, is this also one of your books? https://www.amazon.ca/Fascism-Alan-Cass ... 088295718X

Do you write about Big Pharma and Fascism?
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Post by Alan » Tue May 21, 2019 4:09 pm

No, the 'other' Alan Cassels is a History professor at the U of T who is an expert on Italian fascism.

I don't do Mussolini....

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Post by Roland » Tue May 21, 2019 4:19 pm

Well, that's no fun
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Post by Rolf » Tue May 21, 2019 4:31 pm

I think this thread belongs here—among all the sweaty used saddles and premium goods, priced cheap.

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