Containment, Covid, and Pandemics
Some readers of CONTAINMENT have recently asked me: “How did you know?” They seemed to suggest that I had prior knowledge about the global pandemic that started three years after the 2017 publication of CONTAINMENT. Preposterous, of course. But, like many scientists, I worried that a highly communicable disease might rage through an unprepared world.…Read More
Fear in your Food
The following article was published in the New York Post, January 7, 2017: FEAR in your FOOD: It’s alarmingly easy for terrorists to contaminate our food supply, by Hank Parker http://nypost.com/2017/01/07/its-alarmingly-easy-for-terrorists-to-contaminate-our-food-supply/ Back in 1984, in a rural town near Portland, Ore., a woman lurked by a salad bar at a restaurant with a plastic bag…Read More
Advanced Biotechnology: A Force for Good or Evil?
A recent report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology highlighted growing national concerns about the potential application of advanced biotechnology to the development of horrific biological weapons. The Council (or PCAST) consists of nineteen leading scientists and engineers appointed by the President to advise on matters of science and technology. PCAST’s…Read More