In a moment when scientists are racing to develop treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s crucial to look to the long history of once-popular treatments that have later proven ineffective or deadly. While society has moved past bloodletting and other archaic cures, the rise in misinformation and wild speculations around the pandemic has shown that we still need to address serious issues with media hype, medical research, and regulatory oversight.
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Shannon Brownlee, @ShannonBrownlee
Senior Vice President, Lown Institute
Author, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
Jeanne Lenzer, @JeanneLenzer1
Medical Investigative Journalist
Author, The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive It
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