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July 05, 2007

Denialist editorial at British Medical Journal

The British Medical Journal is an odd thing. I was very impressed when they went Open Access a few years ago, only to be disappointed when they stopped, even though their new editor, Fiona Godlee, came over from the world's leading Open Access publisher of medical journals, BioMed Central. Recently they have been publishing pieces that seem to challenge conventional wisdom. This has the odor of "catch up to The Lancet" about it, but maybe not. In any event, conventional wisdom isn't always wrong. In fact it is mainly conventional because it is wise thinking. Not always, but usually. So it's disheartening to see an editorial this week questioning the wisdom of preparing for pandemic flu. Not that the editorial says you shouldn't prepare. It says you shouldn't be giving anyone a reason to prepare:

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Posted by dymaxion at July 5, 2007 10:38 PM

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