Thursday, August 2, 2012

H5N1 Moratorium Extended.

The head of a US infectious disease funding body urges researchers to continue the voluntary cessation of research on avian influenza. TheScientist. Edyta Zielinska. August 2, 2012.

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), this week (July 31) called for researchers to continue a moratorium on avian influenza research, until researchers could win the opinion of the public.

“You will unquestionably lose the battle for public support for your research if you ignore this issue,” Fauci said at the annual meeting of the NIAID’s influenza research centers of excellence, according to ScienceInsider....
Fauci's out of touch. Researchers generally don't care what "the pubic" thinks so long as their welfare checks keep coming.

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