Meg Lee Chin

The practice of double-blind human trials seems rather cruel and unethical. For it requires that up to half the subjects are denied treatment. If the treated patients live but the untreated ones die, the drug is deemed safe. Only then is it made available for the general population. The cure comes off the back of many deaths.

A better system would be to keep detailed but anonymized records for every patient on a decentralized global blockchain. GPs could keep meticulous records which includes the medical history and profile of the patient. This information would be anonymous but open source and available to all to analyze.
This information could provide insight into patterns such as the current low death rate from #COVID19 for South Koreans compared to North Italians. We could drill down further into the information to discover that the South Koreans have given their older patients Lopinavir/Ritonavir and Chloroquine.
Patients could provide follow up to any treatment they've been prescribed. This way we could see how well and whether certain treatments worked.

Day after day and year after year, millions of people flow through hospitals and surgeries and are prescribed drugs and other treatments. The only way a GP knows whether anything actually worked is if a patient comes back. Most of this valuable data is lost forever.

With an anonymized global blockchain, we could eliminate long, arduous, costly, wasteful and rather cruel double-blind human trials. Top-down centralized controlled health care is a slow, clumsy dinosaur. The future is decentralized science and medicine.

It's time for a healthcare revolution.