Tag Archives: Evidence

There’s no evidence a Covid booster shot is necessary, says Dr. Ashish Jha

There’s no need for Covid booster doses right now, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health said Friday, as highly transmissible, new variants test the protections of the available vaccines. “Let me tell you where we are: the data is very clear, if you’ve gotten your two shots of Moderna  or Pfizer  or… Read More »

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

No Evidence Coronavirus Spreads Through Food or Food Packaging: FDA

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2021 — There’s no evidence that the new coronavirus can spread through food or food packaging, U.S. health officials say. Of the more than 100 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, there hasn’t been any epidemiological evidence of food or food packaging as the source of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) transmission… Read More »

How COVID-19 drug/vaccine decisions might be based on little evidence

At this point, the Food and Drug Administration could grant emergency-use authorization. In other words, the two vaccines could hinge on the combined results of 64 people. Haseltine concludes: If — or perhaps when — positive early results from these trials are announced, keep my warnings in mind. These protocols seem designed to get a… Read More »

FDA real-world evidence to be made available on Google Cloud

Google announced this week that it will make the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s open-source MyStudies platform available on the Google Cloud Platform. WHY IT MATTERSThe goal, said Jameson Rogers, product manager at Google Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences, is “stimulate an open ecosystem that will improve the ability of organizations to perform research that… Read More »