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Letter: Delivering medications through the mail does not qualify someone as a health care expert

Whalen writes, "Someone who has a medical degree apparently knows less about medicine than a man who takes more hits to the head than most of us. Skip those with degrees in medicine or epidemiology and go right to the guy who gets paid to throw a football and do commercials for an insurance company."

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In a textbook perfect example of The Dunning-Kruger Effect, Ross Nelson attempts to practice medicine in his latest opinion piece .

To support his position, he quotes a professional athlete who didn’t graduate from college. This athlete gets his information from Joe Rogan, another college drop out. Someone who has a medical degree apparently knows less about medicine than a man who takes more hits to the head than most of us. Skip those with degrees in medicine or epidemiology and go right to the guy who gets paid to throw a football and do commercials for an insurance company.

If delivering prescription medications as a mailman qualifies Nelson to give medical advice, my years working in health insurance most certainly qualifies me to refute his claims. VAERS states on their website that it is “not designed to determine if a vaccine caused a health problems.” Nelson asserts that VAERS reports thousands of post vaccine deaths. Since dead people typically don’t receive vaccinations, deaths are overwhelmingly post several vaccinations. Most of the VAERS information is self-reported so my question is, “how do dead people report their information?” Is there a crazy Q conspiracy that explains it? Is JFK reporting for people as he awaits his planned reappearance in Dallas?

If delivering prescription medications qualifies a mailman to give medical advice, paying my electric bill qualifies me to do electrical work. I paid my electric bill yesterday so let me know if you need electrical work done.

Colleen Whalen lives in Fargo.

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