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More chiro COVID quackery

Paul Ingraham

A chiropractor claims to cure the loss of smell that goes with many COVID-19 infections. He started with himself, moved on to his wife, and is now promoting the service to his patients:

“I was able to get myself to reboot… literally just a flick on the back of the head.”

Restoring lost senses, eh? Chiropractic’s origin story includes the alleged cure of deafness with a spinal “adjustment,” and people are still milking that fairy tale to this day.

Chiropractic: doing its part to embarrass the human species since 1895.

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