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It appears that scammers share certain traits:
- lie about credentials
- draw legitimate people into their cause
- make shoddy claims contradicting science
- eventually burn out, but at great cost to society.
— Emin Gün Sirer (@el33th4xor) June 3, 2020
Congratulations to all the twitter researchers and "amateur sleuths".
In less than a week, we uncovered one of the greatest scandals in medicine while the WHO, Lancet, NEJM and FDA stood by.
Take a moment to appreciate this. #LancetGate
— James Todaro, MD (@JamesTodaroMD) June 3, 2020