B.C. Health Minister Silent As Muzzling Criticism Grows

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Penny Daflos More B.C. health-care workers have spoken up publicly and on background confirming CTV News reporting on allegations of repercussions for speaking up about patient care and workplace conditions, but the health minister has not answered questions on the matter.  The Doctors of BC and BC Nurses’ Union joined others in denouncing efforts to silence questions, […]

CDC Used Same PR Firm as Pfizer, Moderna – Prompting Demand for Transparency

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Suzanne Burdick Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) this week demanded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) turn over documents related to the agency’s contract with a New York-based public relations firm that also represented Pfizer and Moderna. The demand followed revelations that the CDC contracted with Weber Shandwick to provide marketing services to the […]

Public Health Ethics: Critiques of the “New Normal”

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Euzebiusz Jamrozik The global response to the recent coronavirus pandemic has revealed an ethical crisis in public health. This article analyses key pandemic public health policies in light of widely accepted ethical principles: the need for evidence, the least restrictive/harmful alternative, proportionality, equity, reciprocity, due legal process, and transparency. Many policies would be considered unacceptable […]

Evidence of Risk, Harms Mount as FDA Forces new Covid Booster Without Human Testing

Jefferey Jaxen … Throughout the pandemic response, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become increasingly reckless rubber stamping Covid shots into circulation. At the start of the FDA’s vaccine vetting process, the agency promised transparency.  We’ve went from rushing experimental vaccines onto the market with short, improper testing during an emergency to rushing […]

Experts Blame Feds for Pharma Corruption

Lauren Vogel There are many shades of pharma corruption, according to the World Health Organization, from exaggerating or hiding safety and effectiveness data to seeking shortcuts in regulation and bribingprescribers.… Corruption is “endemic” because it’s profitable, and companies that “refuse to play the game”lose their market share, he [Marc-André Gagnon] explained. “Don’t blame the companies,” […]