“Medical establishments are totally in bed with Big Pharma and we allow them to wildly exaggerate the benefits of their particular intervention. And the scam is this, it is using a statistical concept known as ‘Relative Risk Reduction’! … ‘Absolue Risk Reduction’ and ‘Number Needed to Treat’ are two other core statistical concepts, but they are deliberately left out of discussions when Big Pharma is frequently promoting it’s products.”
“Let me give you an example of how this might work.
A trial might be designed, a piece of research, frequently by the Big Pharma company itself and as an example off the top of my head. You study 2 million people and you intervene on 2 million people, and the rate of a particular outcome goes from 2 people to 1 person out of 2 million. That is a 50% risk reduction [between the two people that is], but only 2 people were affected in the first place!
So, the Big Pharma company comes out all guns blazing, here you go, relative risk reduction 50%, that’s what we decreased the outcome by, 50% that is huge, when actually the correct response should be, anyone who is told this, hold on a minute, what you talking about? There were 2 million people, hardly anyone was affected in the first place!” Dr. Suneel Shand.
The example, given by Dr. Suneel Dhand, is a classic example of how Big Pharma frequently and fraudulently misleads the public into thinking the efficacy of a product is much higher than it actually is!
This actually happened with the so called COVID-19 vaccines! For example, Pfizer and the media reported an efficacy for the Pfizer COVID-19 vacccine as 95% when in reality the Absolute Risk reduction at 0.8% is less than 1%!!!!
You can see how they did that HERE!
And our so called government regulatory agencies let them get away with it! Why? Because theses agencies often receive huge sums of money from Big Pharma resulting in massive conflicts of interest! So much so, that the government agencies often considers Big Pharma to be their clients!