Such an approach would inflect relatively little harm to the economy or to the financial security so important to our sense of well-being.
The debate being played out in Britain is unique; virologists in no other country, certainly not Canada, have brought this issue out in the open.
The politicization of research funding is pervasive and paramount in decision-making.
Governments have vast financial interests that skew their medical research.
A documentary on the mother of all medical controversies.
Governments pay scientists to produce results that suit their public policy agendas; corporations must then commission defensive studies.
Public health advocates have transformed society in their zeal to promote the greater good. Continue reading Junk Science 2015: Public health’s scary century
Mumps outbreaks occur continually, most of them small and unreported. They’re attracting attention today only because NHL players are involved. And they’re certain to attract attention in future.
Rolling back the government advantages given vaccines would level the R&D playing field and help end the drought in pharmaceutical breakthroughs.
Mistakes in novel areas of science inevitably happen, and especially in highly politicized periods where public panic can run high and governments are under the gun.