Tag: COVID-19

  • How to change RCT-based “definitive” practice 

    How to change RCT-based “definitive” practice 

    Randomised controlled trials (RCT) provide the highest level of evidence. But what to do if a disease changes? Only a new RCT can provide sufficient evidence to change the associated RCT-based practice.

  • COVID-19: An outbreak of books

    COVID-19: An outbreak of books

    Twenty-nine years ago, Bob Weinstein told me that “every outbreak is in fact three outbreaks: spread of a pathogen, followed by an outbreak of meetings, followed by an outbreak of publications.” A pandemic adds a next level: an outbreak of books.

  • Comparing COVID-19 and influenza

    Comparing COVID-19 and influenza

    Last week, this paper in Lancet ID generated heated (and mostly negative) discussions on X, but I suspect that selection bias may have had a role in that. What was (and was not) investigated? And how?  

  • Are you safe in a hospital?

    Are you safe in a hospital?

    What do you see when you think back to hospital wards during the heath of the COVID-19 pandemic? Overcrowded, understaffed, chaos. What would the risk be for hospitalised patients not yet infected with SARS-CoV2 in those days?