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Science and Health

Science and Health news and analysis from The Nation

  • June 19, 2003

    Privatizing Medicare

    The Medicare bills passed by the Senate Finance Committee on June 12 and the House Ways and Means Committee on June 17 move the thirty-eight-year-old social insurance program one step closer to

    Trudy Lieberman

  • June 5, 2003

    Globalization and GMOs

    With the end of the Iraq war, the globalization war is heating up around trade again, this time over the issue of genetically modified food. George W.

    Tom Hayden

  • May 22, 2003

    Offering Hope–at a Price

    US drug firms make the choice clear: our outrageous profits or your life.

    Katharine Greider

  • May 8, 2003

    The Trials of Ed Rosenthal

    Come June 4, Ed Rosenthal will be back in US District Court in San Francisco, to hear what sentence Judge Charles Breyer has decided to impose.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • May 8, 2003

    SARS and Inequality

    Over the past few months, yet another epidemic has come to trouble our unhappy world. Shortly after SARS was identified, the entire globe was put on notice.

    Paul Farmer

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  • May 1, 2003

    Fear and Its Discontents

    I n March for my online column "Ask Dr.

    Dr. Marc Siegel

  • April 30, 2003

    Fear, Truth and SARS

    By focusing only on the worst-case scenarios regarding the spread of SARS, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control are trying to control the populace through fear.

    Dr. Marc Siegel

  • April 10, 2003

    A Pox on America

    In December, when hospitals in Atlanta and Richmond announced that they were opting out of the federal smallpox vaccination plan, opinion leaders reacted as if the physicians had enlisted with

    Madeline Drexler

  • April 2, 2003

    Statement in Support of Legislation to Prohibit Cloning

    We, the undersigned, support legislation to prohibit the cloning of human embryos for either medical experimentation or for giving birth to a human being.

    The Nation

  • February 13, 2003

    The Supermax Solution

    The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms, Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,

    Regan Good