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Journal publishes study into Pulse readers' comments on GP news


(1) There is nothing to be ‘proud’ of for an academic paid attention to study the comments on this platform and published that in the college’s ‘throat and tongue’ journal. If somebody was cynical enough , he/she would label the comments as cathartic , disruptive and unhelpful rantings. (2) But the reality is , as I wrote before , many political aides and ‘groups’ are probably monitoring this platform everyday . My conspiracy theory beacon was even beaming for the possibility that some of them had already infiltrated among this cohort. (3) These kind of comments under published articles are nothing new , whether it was in newspapers or here on an electionic platform. It begs the simple question of ‘ what is the fuss of bothering about these comments.’ Frankly , if everything is in order in general practice, nobody would really want to pay much attention seriously to what we wrote here . No need really. It is , otherwise , a sad , sad story for us to raise the attention of politicians, stakeholders, academics, regulators and technocrats, in such a raw and primal fashion. For these people , shame(not even sorry) is the hardest word to say . On another tone , it is totally understandable that many of us are so disappointed of those representing us to oversee the government , hence, the check and balance. Of course , we should not underestimate the great works done by the three latest editors of Pulse ; Steve , Nigel and Jaimie......

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24 Apr 2018

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