Today, the Science and Technology Committee released it’s Evidence Check report into homeopathy, which they’ve used to call for a withdrawal of NHS funding for homeopathy. I know this will be covered to death in the blogosphere today but I just wanted to add my two cents anyway. (Isn’t that what blogging is all about anyway?)
So the report didn’t tell us anything new, given that it concurred (unsuprisingly) with the Government and almost all the evidence that homeopathy is not efficacious. What is has done though, is propelled this in to the media. This can only be good for starting more dialogue and educating the public on exactly what homeopathy is and why it’s ridiculous. The public aren’t stupid and the concept isn’t hard to grasp, so all we have to do is get out there and tell them – and this story as a news item does exactly that, even if the coverage isn’t perfect. And this is sustained coverage – coming a few weeks after 10:23 and calling for a Government response, which will no doubt ensure further coverage. Especially as wasting public money is on everyone’s lips at the moment.
I look forward to the topic being kicked around a little more in public in the future.