The Reality Check #144: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and XMRV + Risk Compensation + Does Lightning Strike Twice?

Darren examines competing studies and tries to answer whether or not chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by a particular virus. Adam looks into whether “risk compensation” reduces the effect of new safety policies/technologies. Elan debunks the myth that lightning never strikes twice.

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Show Notes


Science daily 2011
Sci Am 2009
Science  based medicine
In the Pipeline

Risk Compensation

Target Risk
Risk Compensation – Wikipedia
Mandatory snow-tire policy ruled out for N.B.

Does Lightning Strike Twice?


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