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> It's only a "great way to create statistical fraud" if you assume that the statisticians, and the FDA, are either stupid or corrupt.

Considering how much money is in pharmaceuticals, I'd definitely go with corrupt, especially considering this explains how a majority of the world works now and also since there's currently an outbreak and likely want to capitalize on it.

I'm not at all saying this is the case, but that if something like that did come out then I really wouldn't br surprised considering it seems to be a weekly occurrence that you hear about corrupt behavior now.

The issue with cynicism and corruption conspiracy theories is that they become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

If everyone is corrupt, then it’s OK if you are, etc.

There is no fair application of the rule of law, there’s no reason for rule of law, only the rule of men. Better hope they’re on your side!

My point is that clear corruption as we think of it (fraud, bibery, self dealing) in most Western countries is NOT considered normal. Ie. It happens but we’ve built institutions to counteract it. The FDA is notoriously bureaucratic in order to detect and prevent corruption, and for the few cases to slip through, to correct it.

When you hear about corruption stories, that’s about the system WORKING against those cynics that are testing it for their own benefit.

Cynicism is self destructive. If our institutions are broken, we must work to repair them.

Are you familiar with what PJ O'Rouke says about politicians?

Have a listen to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbIqKqojOZU

He is the author of Parliament of Whores

Parliament of Whores is an international best-selling political humor book by P. J. O'Rourke published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1991. Subtitled "A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire US Government"

I feel like Hanlon's razor is applicable here.

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