Advice & Dissent

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology got lots of press with its report giving a "plausible scenario" of as many as 90,000 deaths this fall and winter from swine flu. But new research and actual flu data from Australia indicate we could be in for a milder…Read More
In the wake of the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology with its "plausible scenario" of 30,000 - 90,000 swine flu deaths during the cold season comes a report from New York showing how truly mild the disease appears to be. City officials estimate about 80…Read More
From the* Washington Post*: Animal Watch Boa Finds New Home Is Quite Commodious Sunday, August 30, 2009 SILVER SPRING, Delancy Dr., 400 block, Aug. 13. A homeowner called Animal Services to report a snake in a toilet. An investigator confirmed that a small boa constrictor had…Read More
This graph from today's weekly CDC influenza report depicts flu and pneumonia deaths collected from 122 cities. Compared to the three previous years you see no unusual flu activity at all; it's within what's called "background noise" range.This is WHO's pandemic? Oh, most…Read More
Geron Corp. has announced that the FDA has again put on hold what we've long been told will be the first clinical trial involving embryonic stem cells. If you're not shocked, it's because you don't know that it has been portrayed as the first human clinical trial since 2002 when…Read More