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April 1, 2016

Ethics & Society Newsfeed: April 1, 2016

Heroin Epidemic Is Yielding to a Deadlier Cousin: Fentanyl Cheaper and far more potent, the synthetic painkiller is becoming the drug of choice for some addicts — and is killing them more quickly. Who’s “They?” We are witnessing a great … Continue reading
March 4, 2016

Ethics & Society Newsfeed: March 4, 2016

NIH vowed to move its research chimps from labs, but only 7 got safe haven in 2015 Nearly three years after the National Institutes of Health announced that hundreds of chimpanzees held for invasive medical experiments would be retired to a … Continue reading
June 5, 2012

CDC Creates National Plan for Infertility. Comments?

Today the CDC’s Division on Reproductive Health announced a draft version of a white paper entitled “A National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention, and Management of Infertility” is now available for comment.…

May 25, 2011

Do Not Fear The Zombie Apocalypse. CDC Has a Plan.

Are you prepared for the “Zombie Apocalypse”? If not, have no fear because the CDC is going to help you get ready for when the undead attack.…

May 27, 2009

Will Your Tweets Keep You Healthy Or Make You Sick?

Google has been tracking flu trends to monitor disease outbreaks for some time, but with the most recent outbreak of swine flu, social media has taken on a new role in the monitoring of health in our lives.…

April 30, 2009

From 1918 to 1976 to Today: A Swine Flu Memoir

It wasn’t all that long ago that Ricki Lewis, guest editor for The American Journal of Bioethics and guest blogger for blog.bioethics.net wrote a post called “A 1918 Flu Memoir” published here and in The Journal.…

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June 7, 2012 12:29 pm

Zombies are not a health problem (for us). Should they be a solution? (Philadelphia Inquirer)

In May 2011, the CDC launched a zombie apocalypse social media campaign to raise public awareness around the importance of emergency preparedness.  The zombie approach — which included a comic book featuring vicious looking zombies and blog post by Assistant Surgeon General Ali S. Khan (inaugurating a full zombie category of posts) — was a novel spin on a decade’s worth of unsuccessful efforts aimed at getting Americans to prepare for natural disasters and public emergencies (i.e., stockpile extra food and water, have duct tape and flash lights on hand, make a plan, etc).  The  CDC thought a “sexier” approach might get more people  interested this serious issue.