Scientific analphabet

Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 23:44 | Posted in health, Politics, USA | 1 Comment
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The USSR used to be criticized for ignoring scientific results which did not fit in to their political goals. The same dogmatic approach to science is being demonstrated by the present US administration. Featuring the well known connection between poverty and bad health is not “kosher” to the US government.

The Washington Post reports:

A surgeon general’s report in 2006 that called on Americans to help tackle global health problems has been kept from the public by a Bush political appointee without any background or expertise in medicine or public health, chiefly because the report did not promote the administration’s policy accomplishments, according to current and former public health officials.

The report described the link between poverty and poor health, urged the U.S. government to help combat widespread diseases as a key aim of its foreign policy, and called on corporations to help improve health conditions in the countries where they operate. A copy of the report was obtained by The Washington Post.

Fortunately, though the scientific analphabet has less than 18 months to serve.

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