As you know COVID breakfast is a light hearted look at the lunacy that is affecting us all.
I made a little Joke about the spate of microbiome studies that have sprung up since COVID-19 arrived….However, this seems more logical than Dr Spock on Star Trek compared to the one that DrM&M told me about. The registered trial that I am frightened to talk about, is this one…NCT04361838. Would it be religious intolerance if I said anything negative?
Damned if you do damned if your don’t
This is a multicenter; double blind randomized controlled study investigating the role of remote intercessory multi-denominational prayer on clinical outcomes in COVID-19 + patients in the intensive care unit.
Really, I mean really…what do I think?…Best not say
When it works it is time to “throw in the towel, as science has failed.
This weekend I have been on my first major post-COVID MS conference 2020. The European Neurology Association. This could make International Meetings much more streamlined. This is a four day meeting and whilst some companies are showing their stuff in real time, most of the talks and posters are pre loaded.
Therefore I did my “Le Louve approach” to conferences and saw every thing in a relatively short time. Enlightened yes and relieved because I didn’t have to spend 4 days away.
OK what is the Le Louvre Approach?
OK you may call me a philistein, but I like what I like. What I don’t like I won’t waste my time bothering with it. One time I rushed through Le Louvre and saw all the paintings relatively quickly. I walked real fast. In my eye most of the painting were not that great, it’s a taste thing, and not worth spending anytime looking at. Occasionally I saw one I liked and stopped for enough time to look at it. There were only a handfully I really liked.
This was quick, but it was quicker the first time I went…I simply went to the gift shop and looked through the post card collection:-)…OK it was closing in 30minutes but I got to see all the best pictures
So I went to the EAN meeting and you have 10-30minute presentations and the slides are there. You can listen to each talk for 10-30minutes of your life and then go to the next one without wasting 5 minutes walk between the rooms to find out that session you left was so far behind that you have missed the talk you wanted to listen to.
Alternatively you could start the talk, stop it and then whizz through the slides one by one and stop and listen to anything that seems interesting but most were self explanatory so you dont need to stop. So a 30minute talk done in less than 5 minutes many in a minute. In an hour of so, most of the the MS talks at the meeting and the poster session, meaning 3 days of my life liberated, whilst still being educated and no slides hidden by being shown for a nano second…Is this the way forward?
What next a hologram of Prof G?