September 18, 2020

AP Exclusive: More Migrant Women Say They Didn’t OK Surgery

(Associated Press) – An Associated Press review of medical records for four women and interviews with lawyers revealed growing allegations that Amin performed surgeries and other procedures on detained immigrants that they never sought or didn’t fully understand. Although some … Read More

September 16, 2020

To Find a Vaccine for COVID-19, Will We Have to Deliberately Infect People?

(National Geographic) – Josh Morrison isn’t a doctor or scientist, but as a well-intentioned activist he’s provoked a fierce debate over how to develop a coronavirus vaccine. To speed up testing, he wants to be deliberately infected with the coronavirus. … Read More

September 14, 2020

Scientists Relieved as Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Restarts–But Question Lack of Transparency

(Nature) – The UK trial of a leading coronavirus vaccine, which was abruptly halted last week because of safety concerns, restarted on Saturday, after the university conducting the trial said an independent committee found that it was safe to do … Read More

September 14, 2020

Vaccine Makers Keep Safety Details Quiet, Alarming Scientists

(New York Times) – It’s standard for drug companies to withhold details of clinical trials until after they are completed, tenaciously guarding their intellectual property and competitive edge. But these are extraordinary times, and now there is a growing outcry … Read More