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The Golden Verses Of The Stoic

Seneca and Epictetus refer to the Golden Verses of Pythagoras , which happens to provide a good framework for developing a daily routine, bookended by morning and evening contemplative practices. Zeno of Citium , who founded Stoicism in 301 BC, expressed his doctrines in notoriously terse arguments and concise maxims.  However, Chrysippus, the third head of the Stoic school, wrote over 700 books fleshing these ideas out and adding complex arguments to support them. 

The Lies of Dr. Peter McCullough

Dr. Peter McCullough

Anti-vaccine cardiologist was sued, and now risks loss of board certification
. Baylor Scott & White Health is seeking $1 million in a lawsuit filed in July against Peter A. McCullough, M.D., MPH for allegedly spreading COVID-19 misinformation under the Baylor name in media interviews. The lawsuit alleges that, since leaving Baylor, he “has conducted dozens, if not hundreds, of interviews in print and video appearances” while appearing to hold titles related to Baylor. In February, McCullough left his position as vice chief of internal medicine for cardiovascular disease at Baylor University Medical Center and agreed “not to state that he is employed by or affiliated” with the health system. [Osborne R. Lawsuit: Former Baylor Scott & White doctor used Baylor title while spreading COVID-19 misinformation. WFAA News, Aug 26, 2021] A District Court has granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting any affiliation with the plaintiffs. 

McCullough has spread alarm about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines and promoted an unproven cocktail of drugs to treat COVID-19. He has promoted his misinformation at a U.S. Senate hearing, on the YouTube channel of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and on “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News. 

He is no longer affiliated with the Texas A&M College of Medicine or the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was a professor of medicine. [Ault A. Baylor gets restraining order against COVID vaccine skeptic docMedscape, Sept 16, 2021] 

McCullough continues to spread COVID-19 misinformation. At a recent community-center event, he shared what he said was “a threatening letter from the American Board of Internal Medicine warning that he could lose his certification for spreading misinformation.” [Riley S. Doctor fired for spreading COVID misinformation finds supportive crowd in Bartlesville. Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise, Oct 6, 2021]

Associated with The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a politically conservative non-profit association that promotes medical misinformation, such as HIV/AIDS denialismthe abortion-breast cancer hypothesisvaccine and autism connections, and homosexuality reducing life expectancy. The association was founded in 1943 to oppose a government attempt to nationalize health care. The group has included notable members, including American Republican politicians Ron PaulRand Paul and Tom Price.

The AAPS is also a PAC -- Political Dark Money. But Dark isn't always dark enough. Here is the list of the top people they support

Top Vendors/Recipients, 2019-2020

Peter MCCullough puts out this paper. It says that the vaccine causes heart problems.Basically he's trying to publish a paper which kinda says what he says in these interviews -- since no one else will say it for him.
Peter goes on a tour touting his own paper which lacks any legit status

Peer Review:
This paper is in response. A peer review of a large number of peers working on the same review. Note the extensive use of references and referral to other papers, citations, which back up the data and studies which were used to come up with this response. Also note the level of professionalism and zero personal attacks. Note how many people are involved.

Another Peer Review for the paper of McCullugh

McCullough's paper about the vaccine is pulled. by the Index until McCullough can back up his claims (you've already seen that page -- it's the first one.)

and this is McCullough's response. Please note the utter lack of any reference or support of any kind. The argument is "because I say so"

Peter A. McCullough. (2021) Regarding: “Hydroxychloroquine: a comprehensive review and its controversial role in coronavirus disease 2019”. Annals of Medicine 53:1, pages 286-286.

Author of the Peer Review returns with this statement. in rebuke to the one above.
Amandeep Goyal, Pankaj Bansal. (2021) Reply to letter to editor by McCullough. Annals of Medicine 53:1, pages 335-336.

But behind this is a huge wave of publications which are going to show up in searches but they aren't actually papers. They are "letters to the editor" which are enough to clog up search terms but not 'actionable'. So, when I wake up I'm going to try to avoid this as much as possible because I do have some deadlines.