Saturday, March 24, 2012

another flu post

This pathogenic flu thing is still all over the news, even after all of winter quarter has come and gone. This article expresses the author's desire for either the NIH or the WHO to come out with a clear statement concerning the safety surrounding publishing potentially dangerous scientific articles, as well as rules concerning what is acceptable to publish and what is not. All of the articles I've read on this topic express the sentiment that everyone knows this is a potentially extremely dangerous and important question, the right to publish research that might be dangerous, and everyone seems to want someone to be in charge of the situation and make a statement, but that role has not been filled satisfactorily (says the author of this article). The WHO did decide that the flu articles in question should be published in full, but that hardly addresses the full scope of the issue.


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