Making an ethical decision requires much more than a hunch; it requires a deep understanding of root causes and science. But scientists are constantly making new discoveries and at times, the science of yesterday is being transformed by the science of today. Afterall, there was a time when people were taught to believe that the Universe (including the Sun) revolved around the Earth. Copernicus and Galileo were called heretics for believing otherwise…..therefore, sometimes, we must understand and admit that science is constantly evolving.
Liz Essley Whyte, Center for Public Integrity
Liz Essley Whyte is a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity’s money and democracy team, where her investigative work has won a Gerald Loeb award, as well as honors from the National Press Club, Editor & Publisher, the Association of Health Care Journalists and more. She graduated summa cum laude from Hillsdale College and earned a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.
Dr. Meryl Nass
Meryl Nass, MD, ABIM, is an internist with special interests in vaccine-induced illnesses, chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War illness, fibromyalgia, and toxicology. As a biological warfare epidemiologist, she investigated world’s largest anthrax epizootic, in Zimbabwe, and developed a model for analyzing epidemics to assess whether they are natural or man-made.
An anthrax expert, Nass has reviewed government-sponsored anthrax research in the context of the Biological Weapons Convention, used anthrax as a model for discussion of how to prevent biological warfare, reviewed anthrax vaccines and their role in biological warfare prophylaxis, and played a central role in educating service members, Congress, and the public about anthrax and the science underlying anthrax vaccine use, as well as other methods of responding to the anthrax threat. She has played a major role in creation of a coalition that has fought the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program. Nass is active in assisting legal teams defending anthrax vaccine refusers and ill service members in the U.S. and Canada.
FEDERAL DOCUMENTS: MORE THAN 300,000 LIKELY TO DIE IF RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED
Documents show how much more harrowing the coronavirus pandemic could still be without careful mitigation — and even their view is too optimistic, some experts say. Read the story by Lyn Essley Whyte