Confessions of a “Human Guinea Pig”: Professor Quits Vaccine Trial over Moderna’s Corporate Greed

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. “Confessions of a ‘human guinea pig’: Why I’m resigning from Moderna vaccine trials.” That’s the headline of an essay our next guest wrote in the medical news …
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Public figures speak out to defend Bristol professor David Miller

A campaign is growing to defend professor David Miller against attempts to have him suspended from his role at the University of Bristol. Campaigners have planned an act of solidarity in Bristol city centre. And on the evening of 13 March, Labour Campaign for Free Speech (LCFS) is holding a public online meeting in support …
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Learn lessons from lack of diversity in pandemic messaging, says Black professor

A more diverse line-up of experts should have been prominent throughout the pandemic to help promote coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines, a professor has said. Shift Professor Geoff Palmer, of Heriot-Watt University, said Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) experts should have been standing alongside prime minister Boris Johnson to speak about the virus from the beginning, …
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Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu is the British nurse who revolutionised the NHS

Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is an inspiration to say the least. She is widely known for her ground-breaking contributions to British healthcare. After founding the first UK specialist centre for treating Sickle Cell and Thalassemia in 1979, she still continues to raise awareness and to support a large population with the conditions in the UK. #Monday …
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Professor Duncan Selbie elected head of global public health network

Members of International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) voted in a virtual election in November, with the result announced at their annual meeting this week. IANPHI is a network of public health leaders with 111 members, representing 95 countries and works to build global public health capacity by creating, connecting, and transforming the …
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