Yesterday, I received this strange comment:
Was this a threat?
Someone wishing me personal harm?
According to the dictionary, a comeuppance is:
So, what bad deed did I commit to deserve punishment?
I posted my criticism of a paper that I consider highly unethical and irresponsible. But is it really punishable to stand up for medical ethics? Surely not … except, of course, in the eyes of a fanatic advocate of homeopathy.
And what punishment do I deserve in the eyes of fanatic advocates of homeopathy? The post was about patients who suffered from COVID-19 infections and who recovered quickly after receiving some unnamed homeopathic remedies. Does the author of
“One day he will have his come uppance…”
want me punished by falling ill with COVID, reject the life-saving homeopathy, and thus not recover from the infection?
Is that possible?
Sadly, it is not just possible but not even unique. A German pharmacist who dared to criticize homeopathy was recently told this (my translation):
I wish you an incurable disease, despair and a good homeopath who will give you quality of life again. Then we’ll talk again. Or a conventional doctor who sends you to a hospice.
And in the past, I have been the recipient of many threats, including overt death threats.
Sometimes I really do wonder why people think that so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) is gentle, soft, and harmless.