Similar to immunology, an idea occurred to me to ingest the weakened form of an active virus in a controlled fashion.
Our family tracks together on viruses. In the past few years, when one of us catches a virus, the other three catch it. And we are laden with viruses, but not doctor visits. In 2013, we went to the doctor not at all, except to get school-mandated wellness notes for the kids. In 2014, we had only one doctor’s visit, which was diagnostic; I wanted blood work to help me understand a rash on my left leg.
We can categorize medical treatment broadly as emergency, non-emergency, and chronic.
Emergency treatment would include repairing a compound fracture, stitching a laceration, treating a heart attack, providing a blood transfusion, etc.
Actual emergencies are rare. And currently, our healthcare system is handling emergency treatment without major needs of reform. The one problem would be a tendency to overreact instead of providing careful observation. For instance, poisonings and head injuries are often over-treated, causing further harm. Continue reading
Old paths are full of certified folks. To protect the financial value of certifications, professionals wrap endorsements around their status quo.
Over time, with much wrapping, a school of thought closes down unique thought. This is similar to everyone in a room agreeing with the boss, when they really don’t.