Dr. Sebastian Rushworth


I work as a junior physician in Stockholm, Sweden. I studied medicine at Karolinska Institutet and graduated in January 2020.

My main interest is the prevention of chronic disease. So much of what doctors do is treating chronic diseases that could easily have been avoided with simple measures. What a waste.

I am a strong believer in evidence based medicine, in other words, that medical diagnosis and treatment should be guided by the best available evidence, and I am also a strong believer in the power of science to advance our knowledge about health and medicine.

Unfortunately, much of what is written on the internet about health and medicine is misinformation. And most official government health recommendations are wrong, invented out of thin air in the 60’s an 70’s, and now apparently written in stone, so that they seemingly cannot be changed even as ever more evidence mounts showing that they frequently do more harm than good.

My goal is to counter the misinformation by getting correct, scientifically sound, evidence based information out to as many people as possible. Please support my work by signing up to be a patron. You can sign up here.

Interviews that I have done with media can be found here.

Disclosure: I am happy to report that I don’t have any conflicts of interest to report.

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I am not denying that covid is awful for the people who do get really sick or for the families of the people who die, just as it is awful for the families of people who die of cancer, or influenza, or an opioid overdose. But the size of the response in most of the world (not including Sweden) has been totally disproportionate to the size of the threat.