A Sad Selection of the Worst Medical Takes Twitter Has To Offer

Social media at large is certainly not a medical forum, but its users sure like to pretend it is. In the past couple of years, there have been…situations, one might say, that have increased the amount of medical discourse that happens among non-medical professionals both on social media and in the world at large. It makes sense of course: when people are faced with a crisis that is unprecedented in their lifetime, they tend to seek answers instead of wallowing in helplessness. Unfortunately, the “research” done by these curious individuals frequently comes from inaccurate sources that aren’t peer reviewed, but tell a very compelling story about the causes of medical woes. 

Fortunately for us, there are so many bad medical takes out there on the internet for us to not scorn at, but ponder and enjoy. Sure, it can be depressing to know that there are people who actually believe things like this, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good laugh at their expense.