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And naturally, an organization with a stated mission has an agenda, and the agenda is fairly obvious if one reads it. What we do[^]
If you're suggesting their agenda is something nefarious, that's another story, but I'd need to see evidence and some incentive for them to engage in such cartoon villainry. Otherwise I couldn't really entertain the notion.
I'm not sure what people having disagreements with WHO is supposed to be evidence of.
Science allows for opinions to change as more knowledge is accumulated. Too many people these days just hear something said by someone and take that as a fact. A fact forever. They get very upset when their "facts" are disputed and/or updated. People need to be more flexible in their opinions - that, in my opinion, is a sign of intelligence - being prepared to update your "facts" as more information becomes available and not getting too upset about it.
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My point was that people having disagreements doesn't mean there's necessarily anything there. This is the Internet, and I can find someone to disagree with just about anything.
But I do understand *your* point that yes, if people want absolute certainty in their beliefs, they need look to religion, not science for that, because science is always open to revision in light of new evidence.
This paper was published on the 5th of november.
But the enrollment began on February 21, 2020, and ended on April 19, 2020.
What makes you believe WHO is so much faster that they change their policy after just a few weeks?
One problem is that there are plenty more studies around with varying results.
And that's the problem with Meta studies is that they are comparing the results of overlapping studies done with slightly different goals and implementations and therefore also varying results.
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All the news is about "maybe vaccines". Other than "one (questionable) instance" we haven't heard anything more about this "miracle drug" until recently (from WHO), who's biggest problem is a lack of backbone (not a "secret" agenda).
Now Pfizer is asking for "special authority" to release their gold-plated vaccine.
And Putin's "magic bullet" seems to have misfired.
There's "optimism". Then there's burying your head in the sand.
And, the WHO announcement seems to coincide with another "event". Everyone is putting their big boy pants on again.
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