Today I noticed that a sometimes much-too-popular TV show features this tonight at 19-20:00:
And after a little googling, I found this:Sarah Grünewald har kæmpet med voldsomme senfølger, efter hun blev ramt af covid-19, og nu har hun taget alternative muligheder i brug for at komme ovenpå."
Aftenshowet (DR.dk, April 26, 2021)
Sarah Grünewald smittet med corona (BT.dk, March 22, 2021)
Sarah Grünewald forvirret og i smerter af corona-senfølger: 'Jeg glemmer, hvad en gaffel hedder' (BT.dk, March 31, 2021)
Sarah Grünewald får alternativ coronasenfølge-behandling: Se det vilde billede her (BT.dk, April 19, 2021)
I had no idea who this woman is, but she appears to be a former model, actress and TV presenter, so it wouldn't surprise me if she has now become an 'influencer'. Her celebrity status seems to be the only thing that makes her story more interesting than a story from one of the many other people with long Covid.
I fear that the TV show tonight will present the alternative treatment cupping without any expert comments at all.
I have sent them the following two links in the hope that they will ask experts for advice before they start advertising cupping:
The Ridiculous and Possible Harmful Practice of Cupping (Forbes, May 13, 2019)
Cupping – Olympic Pseudoscience (ScienceBasedMedicine, Aug. 10, 2016)
The best thing would of course have been if they simply had experts warn against quack treatments instead of[/I ]inviting the customers of quacks to tell how much they (allegedly) benefit from alternative treatment.
Is this a phenomenon that any of you have observed in Sweden? With more people suffering from long Covid since spring 2020, I assume that the market for quacks is considerably larger than in Denmark.