Infectious Disease

To Reveal or Not to Reveal

March 11, 2010

At the heart of every trial involving human subjects, there’s a conflict. The investigators design their study to find the most accurate answer to a particular scientific question, be it the efficacy of a new drug or the incidence of disease [Read more]

Who Gets Dibs on H1N1 Vaccines?

July 29, 2009

Much of the latest news on the H1N1 virus, colloquially known as swine flu, indicates that the next flu season has the potential to be unusually rough. In some ways the last flu season never really ended; the Centers for Disease Control and [Read more]

Why swine flu is still important

May 5, 2009

By Jeremy Manier This may be the best expression I’ve seen yet of why swine flu still is a source of concern, even though it’s looking about as severe as normal influenza. From the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of a press [Read more]