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The Matka of "Doing Something" Medicine

Doing nothing is sometimes the best course of action, especially for asymptomatic to mild Covid-19

Bhavin Jankharia
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The Matka of "Doing Something" Medicine
Doing nothing is sometimes the best course of action, especially for asymptomatic to mild Covid-19

House of God Rule No 13: The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible (Dr. Samuel Shem - @writer_samshem)

My friend Dr. Saurabh Jha from UPenn in the US tweeted his outrage at this prescription given to a 15-years old by a senior physician in New Delhi. It mentions a bunch of tests, including a CT scan of the chest, and a cocktail of around 7 drugs, most of them unnecessary and with no known efficacy.

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