Donald G. McNeil Jr.
December 2011: "Donald G. McNeil Jr. is a science and health reporter specializing in plagues and pestilences. He covers diseases of the world's poor, AIDS, malaria, avian flu, SARS, mad cow disease and so on..."http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/m/donald_g_jr_mcneil/index.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Dec 26, 2011 Student/Trainee (past or present) University of California - Berkeley (UC Berkeley) Organization Dec 27, 2011
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 26, 2011 Debate Persists on Deadly Flu Made Airborne
QUOTE: The discovery has led advisers to the United States government, which paid for the research, to urge that the details be kept secret and not published in scientific journals to prevent the work from being replicated by terrorists, hostile governments or rogue scientists. Journal editors are taking the recommendation seriously, even though they normally resist any form of censorship.
New York Times Jul 20, 2009 Aids: Role of Gay Men in Spreading Virus Is Ignored in Africa, Study Finds (Global Update)
QUOTE: The role of gay sex in the transmission of the virus that causes AIDS in Africa has been long ignored...
New York Times Jun 22, 2009 Global Health: Discrimination in Visa Laws Poses Risk to Those With AIDS, Rights Group Says
QUOTE: About a third of the world’s countries limit the right of people with H.I.V. to enter or stay, even if their disease is under control with drugs. Some restrict their access to health care.
New York Times May 18, 2009 Global Update AIDS: Questions Help Find AIDS Patients Who Are Vulnerable to Drug Resistance
QUOTE: In Africa, AIDS patients rarely get viral load testing to see whether they are developing dangerous resistance to their first-line drugs. The testing, routine in wealthy countries, is just too expensive and complex.
New York Times Nov 04, 2007 The Basics: A Sanitation Crisis That’s No Joke
QUOTE: According to the World Health Organization, 40 percent of the globe, or 2.6 billion people, have no access to hygienic toilets. They must use latrines, outhouses or buckets — or simply the bushes or rivers nearby.
New York Times Oct 09, 2007 Distribution of Nets Splits Malaria Fighters
QUOTE: Villages like Maendeleo are at the center of a debate that has split malaria fighters: how to distribute mosquito nets.
New York Times Sep 10, 2007 Drugs Banned, Many of World’s Poor Suffer in Pain
QUOTE: The World Health Organization estimates that 4.8 million people a year with moderate to severe cancer pain receive no appropriate treatment. Nor do another 1.4 million with late-stage AIDS. For other causes of lingering pain — burns, car accidents, gunshots, diabetic nerve damage, sickle-cell disease and so on — it issues no estimates but believes that millions go untreated.
New York Times Aug 19, 2005 M.R.I.'s Strong Magnets Cited in Accidents
QUOTE: As the number of magnetic resonance imaging scanners in the country has soared... careless accidents have become more frequent. Some have caused serious injuries and even death... Although there are ways to make scanning rooms safer... the measures are not required by law or the medical profession...
New York Times Jul 15, 2005 Review Finds Scientists With Ties to Companies
QUOTE: Forty-four government scientists have violated ethics rules on collaborating with pharmaceutical companies...
New York Times Nov 30, 2004 Videotapes Show Grisly Scenes at Kosher Slaughterhouse
QUOTE: An animal-rights group released grisly undercover videotapes today showing cows in a major kosher slaughterhouse in Iowa staggering and bellowing in seeming agony long after their throats were cut.
New York Times Aug 27, 2004 Reports Criticize Medics for Overlooking Abuses
QUOTE: The failures of Army medical staff members to prevent and report torture...shows the need for more investigation and better training, medical ethicists and the Army itself said yesterday.
New York Times Dec 04, 2002 Study Suggests Mercury in Vaccine Was Not Harmful
QUOTE: ...the issue (of mercury in vaccines) is important to parents of children who did receive thimerosal-containing vaccines as infants and are now autistic.
New York Times Nov 29, 2001 AIDS and Death Hold No Sting for Fatalistic Men At African Bar
QUOTE: The women are so powerless that dumping even a violent lover can be difficult. There are few jobs here, and men are expected to give their girlfriends money that helps support their parents and siblings.
New York Times Nov 05, 2001 Patents or Poverty? A New Debate Over Poor AIDS Care in Africa
New York Times Feb 13, 2001 Oxfam Presses to Make Drugs Cheaper for Poor Countries
"Oxfam, the influential charity, began a campaign today to force multinational drug companies to cut the prices of their live- saving drugs to poor nations....[it] accused the companies and rich nations of 'waging an undeclared drugs war' against poor nations by keeping drug prices high and by using trade sanctions to protect the patent treaties that give companies 20-year monopolies on their drugs."
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