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The editor of @TheLancet, one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world, has come out officially asking all health professionals to engage in non-violent social protest to protect people from the climate & ecological breakdown.
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— Doctors for XR (@DoctorsXr) October 24, 2019
My name is Richard Horton and I’m editor of The Lancet. The climate emergency that we’re facing today, being the most important existential crisis facing the human species, and since medicine is all about protecting and strengthening the human species, it should be absolutely foundational to the practice of what we do every single day. The GMC publishes an extremely important document, which guides all health professionals […] duties of a doctor.
The duties of a doctor are first and foremost to an individual patient or the public that they serve. The climate crisis is one of the most, I would say the most, existential crisis facing our communities in the world today. Doctors, as all health professionals, have a responsibility, an obligation to engage in all kinds of non-violent social protests, to address the climate emergency. That is the duty of a doctor. The GMC based on its own documentation should be fully supportive of all health professionals who engage in that kind of non-violent social protests.
Besides being borderline incoherent and as repetitive as a petty bureaucrat, Horton is an ass. The first duty of doctor is health. It is never the duty of any doctor to lecture the public, let along engage in “non-violent social protests”, over matters in which they are ignorant.
This Horton would be better calling out the increasing fraction of quacks who call themselves doctors. We have white coats killing, for a fee, people before the can exit the womb, killing, for a fee, people who have grown tired of life. We have white coats carving up, for a fee, delusional men who insanely think they’re women.
Just as a for instance, have you seen this instance of quackery? This poor man who thinks he is a woman got some white coat to, for a fee, carve a fake vagina into him, connecting a tube to the exit of his digestive system. The hole smells of shit, and will always smell of shit. I assure you I’m telling only the minimum. Click the link to read the full horror.
It’s all perfectly legal. And lucrative.
Where is this Horton ass calling out the quacks performing these horrors? Silent. Instead he wants quacks to start protesting over the possibility of maybe perhaps who knows slightly warmer winter afternoons. Which you think a frigid Brit would welcome.
Now this man Horton is just as much an expert on fluid flow over rotating spheres as Greta Thunberg. He thinks that by using his science authority he can get people to make asses of themselves, all while knowing he knows nothing about the subject. He’s probably right about that, things being the way they are.
Medicine is pozzed, and growing pozzeder. You heard me: pozzeder.
We saw earlier complaints that medical schools are concentrating less and less on medicine, and more and more on Diversity and other SJW causes. And here we have this great ass in a great position playing politics purely to make himself look better. Cynical and rapacious. A sure sign of a failing civilization.
It’s worse than you think. This report: US medical scholars vow to tackle climate, immigration and guns.
Not one of these subjects has any baring whatsoever to the practice of medicine. You can say they all have public health implications, but so does everything that happens in the public. A quack can tell you nothing about climate “change” and health. He may be able to tell you how to fix a gun shot wound, but his opinion about the best distribution of guns, or about people illegally crossing borders, is no more valuable than that guy who owns the nearest 7-11 franchise.
Yet here’s what the article opens with “Never before has the role of evidence and expertise in US policymaking been more at threat.”
Expertise? They have none. Zero, zippo.
The National Academy of Medicine is promising to use its weight as the medical field’s pre-eminent professional body to tackle hot-button societal problems that might be seen as going far beyond its traditional remit — including climate change, immigration and gun control.
The commitment, as spelled out by the academy’s president, Victor Dzau, envisions the nearly 50-year-old body known for its elite membership rolls and authoritative scientific analyses as taking far more aggressive steps to get its suggestions implemented.
Traditional remit! This admits ignorance. But everybody has their hands out and wants in on the action.
If the need to tackle these pressing societal problems is urgent, so is the need to challenge increasing scepticism about scientific evidence among US policymakers. Donald Trump’s rejection of the scholarly consensus around the climate crisis, for example, has left many academics in despair.
Climate crisis, climate emergency, climate herpes. Global cooling-slash-global warming. The only despair is in the inability to think of a new phrase that would capture the public’s imagination.
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Science is hopelessly pozzed. It held out and is the last bastion to fall. But it is still falling. And there is nothing that can stop it.
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