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Lies, Damned Lies, and Vitamin D?

Discussion in 'The Dive' started by tirial, October 1, 2020.

  1. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

    So its pretty well known that Vitamin D helps the immune system. It kinda help against colds and flu. It was recommened in our own brush with a different coronavirus some years ago.

    Matt Hancock says that government trials showed it didn't work, and we had to wait for a vaccine.

    So the Times, this morning, reports that officials admitted no trials took place.

    So either he was misled or he misled Parliament. Neither's good, but meanwhile there could be a possible cheap easy and pre-existing way to reduce the virus - and the government's not even looking at it because they'd rather lock people up in conditions that - for flat dwellers - breach the Geneva Convention.

    Are we sure this shit is about the virus?

    Because it really doesn't look like they are even trying anymore.
     
  2. sliara

    sliara Active Member

    Well, I'm more of a pessimist when it comes to the eradication of the Covid-19 virus. I really think it wouldn't go away at this point since it's mutating into several forms, and there are references for it when you research about the end times.
     
  3. It has been noted and scientifically studied that sunshine vitamin or popularly known as vitamin D is a great help to boost the immune system, to protect the user from various diseases especially cold and flu.

    It's facilitates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It's a great help for the development and strengthen of bones and teeth.

    Why the Parliament is misled?
     
  4. atry

    atry Active Member

    Matt Hancock told Parliament that trials showed Vitamin D didn't work, when they hadn't done any trials of Vitamin D at all. So he misled Parliament.
     
  5. Who is Matt Hancock? What is his profession?

    I know some if not most of the Parliament members know the good benefits the vitamin D may offer to man as far as their health is concerned.

    What does Matt Hancock trying to imply?
     
  6. Duckie

    Duckie New Member

    You definitely aren't in the UK:D.

    Matt Hancock is the Health Secretary, the Minister in Charge of Health in the UK Parliament. He needs Parliament to agree his decisions, and so makes reports to them based on science and research findings. These reports must be accurate. This one wasn't.

    It's irrelevant now because he was caught, like so many lockdown proponents, breaking social distancing and lockdown rules to have a fling and got fired.
     
  7. Reader

    Reader Vile Critic

    That he is is any way, shape, or form, competant.

    Much in the same vein as Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, of which he so commonly employs the third.
     
  8. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    "What is Matt Hancock?" is a better question ;)

    And like most MP's, he has a stock in trade of weasel words.

    He's been running the COVID response since the beginning. You know, I never thought they would find someone who would make Jeremy Hunt look competent.
     

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