Dr. Oz’s Advice
The single most damning study of Dr. Oz and his TV money-maker The Dr. Oz Show was published in the prestigious British Medical Journal in 2014. A group of scientists at Canada’s University of Alberta medical school studied what medical recommendations were made on Dr. Oz’s show and whether there was any scientific evidence to support them.
Dr. Oz most commonly dispenses general medical advice, dietary advice, and weight loss tips. He recommended consulting a healthcare professional only 9 percent of the time – in contrast to another TV advice-dispensing show called The Doctors where the show recommends consulting a healthcare professional 33 percent of the time. Dr. Oz seems to think he knows best.
Most importantly the researchers found that there was either no scientific evidence supporting the advice dispensed on The Dr. Oz Show or the evidence showed that the advice given was contradicted by science a colossal 67.6 percent of the time.
If it isn’t bad enough that the advice Dr. Oz gives you is wrong, perhaps it should give you pause that this candidate for US Senate dispenses advice without acknowledging the nonsense he is dispensing or his TV show guests’ financial conflicts of interest.
The only problem is that both clips were taken out of context. Biden does look a little confused in the first clip, but it’s only because he’s looking for someone, perhaps Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, whom he brings up onstage to applause shortly after the conservative media cut ends. The second clip ends right before Biden gets Obama’s attention and introduces him to someone. Twitter user @acyn helpfully attached the full clips to the end of the Fox News segments lambasting the edited versions.
Yesterday President Joe Biden issued a presidential memorandum directing the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a national action plan on long COVID.
The move signals an effort to study and fund research for the 7 million to 23 million Americans who suffer from COVID-19 symptoms for months and years after initial infection. Some estimates suggest as many as 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 will develop symptoms that last longer than 4 weeks, with some resulting in significant disability.