Category Archives: Medical errors

Forensics: Go Chris P. and Brandon G! Problems in San Diego crime lab come to light in audits and internal documents

This lab would not pass muster by a vetinerary care agency. Why are substandard practices in police crime labs ignored? Years of audits and internal reports document problems at the county crime lab. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-21/security-san-diego-crime-lab

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Forensics: Fingerprints looking into mistake prevention and cognitive safeguards. Good info for all CSI types.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC7237548/pdf/41235_2020_Article_223.pdf

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Forensics: Opinion | Thousands of missed police killings prove we must address systemic bias in forensic science

I wonder what antics this will produce from the US National Asso of Medical Examiners? A new study concludes that, over nearly 40 years, medical examiners and coroners undercounted police killings by more than half. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/15/medical-examiners-forensics-bias-police-killings/

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Forensics: Bogus Data. Study Saying COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Heart Inflammation Pulled

The calculations in the study by researchers at The University of Ottawa were used to promote the idea that the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe for use. — Read on http://www.businessinsider.com/study-saying-covid-19-vaccines-cause-heart-inflammation-pulled-2021-10

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Forensics: JFS Journal Editor Calls Out ‘Emotional’ Response to Controversial Study

This review highlights the dirty tricks in use by some forensic ‘scientists’ and the “premier” Medical Examiners Association @theNAME1966, apparently insulted over independent research into their cognitive bias. (The Circumstantial type). Despicable. Journal Editor Calls Out ‘Emotional’ Response to Controversial … Continue reading

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A Canadian COVID-19 study that turned out to be wrong has spread like wildfire among anti-vaxxers

A Canadian COVID-19 study that turned out to be wrong has spread like wildfire among anti-vaxxers — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6188806

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Forensics: Dodgy Ivermectin Research Has a Big Fraud Problem, Scientists Say

Numerous studies suggesting ivermectin can treat or prevent covid-19 have dodgy data behind them, according to an international group of researchers. — Read on gizmodo.com/ivermectin-research-has-a-big-fraud-problem-scientists-1847730533

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Forensics: More anti-science tropes from Stanford. Intubations and Accusations: Doctors were “just going crazy, and intubating people who did not have to be intubated” | Science-Based Medicine

Intubations and Accusations: Doctors were “just going crazy, and intubating people who did not have to be intubated” | Science-Based Medicine — Read on sciencebasedmedicine.org/intubations/

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Forensics:Church of the FSM Covid Vax Exemption Letter

Church of the FSM Covid Exemption Letter — Read on app.spaghettimonster.org/letter/covid

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Forensics: Bad faith responses by forensic path org to new study on their members’ decision- making decisions. Authors’ Response to Gill et al Response

Now is huge. The paper by Dror et al that started this tempest is available within this post. Its all about cognitive biases in forensics. Please read it. BTW Gill is the president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, … Continue reading

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