Originally Posted by Momtezuma Tuatara
ccohenou, instead of wimping off and whining in the provaccine thread come back here, and actually argue some science.
You know perfectly well that what we said was correct. Saline is NOT an inert placebo when compared with nothing at all, and furthermore, it was lumped in with aluminium as a placebo.
"Nothing at all" isn't a placebo. "Nothing at all" would wreck the blinding. What are you proposing?
The numbers for saline and aluminum were reported separately from what I saw.
Aluminum was used because in an *efficacy* study, the kind that go in package inserts, one has to show that it's not just the vehicle/adjuvant that's responsible for the effects.
If you're dissatisfied with the study, right on. But to say that the only possible reason it was done the way it was was because of evil pharmaceutical conspiracies is unsupportable IMO.