The Lancet’s Phony HydroxyChloroquine Study: A Quick Guide

First, here’s what smokers can learn from this scandal:

  1. Peer-reviewed studies are not always accurate and can be completely false
  2. Science journals sometimes publish completely false studies
  3. Public policies are sometimes enacted based on completely false studies
  4. The media pounces on studies it deems newsworthy and seldom fact-checks them for accuracy
  5. The public rapidly accepts what media, public health, and science journals tell them
  6. The World Health Organization and FDA do not deserve the public’s trust

So what happened?

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