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Science for Sale: How the US Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top Scientists, Jeopardize Our Health, and Protect Corporate Profits Hardcover – June 3, 2014
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“David Lewis has been a beacon of integrity against the apocalyptical forces of ignorance and greed endeavoring to divert science from the noble pursuit of truth and pervert it into a tool that supports the most destructive policies of industry and government.” —Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
“At a time when every aspect of our daily lives is touched by science it must be of concern that segments of the public have lost trust in it and are rejecting well-established scientific facts, such as climate change. While there are many contributing factors, Dr. Lewis turns the spotlight on the role of governments and scientific institutions. His book is certain to provoke discussion and deserves to be considered carefully.” —Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, Chair, Dept. of Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol, UK
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Dr. Lewis does seem to side with Dr. Wakefield and how he was (perhaps unfairly) ousted, but just because Dr. Wakefield was considered a fraud does that mean that nobody is daring to do any further research into vaccine safety? That seems troubling to me, especially because I personally know 2 people who have gotten Guillain-Barre syndrome from vaccines (one was from a H1N1 flu shot that was rushed into production in the 2009-2010 flu season scare, and another who got GBS from a tetanus vaccine after slicing her foot on a seashell), and I do NOT have a wide social circle. GBS isn't so rare if I know 2 people with it, but it's disturbing that no scientists are even testing vaccines for safety, as the matter is already settled.
Nevertheless, I recommend this book! Just skim through the repetitive parts.
What might be the saddest and most frightening thing, though, is that those who try to point out and expose this lack of integrity are so often attacked as being anti-science. In fact, the opposite is true: they want honest, objective science.
I commend the author for his courage and his commitment to being a true "public servant," even at the expense of his own career.
This book tells about what happens when scientists with honor and integrity try to stand up to EPA Administration and government to try to protect human health. The scientists are fired, maligned, sued, and generally given the boot. However, heroes come in all shapes and sizes and Dr. Lewis is one of our nation's heroes. Not only did he discover that dental equipment was not being cleaned sufficiently to kill HIV and other pathogens and get dentists world wide to change procedures for sterilizing instruments, he became a whistleblower after being fired from the EPA after 30 years of outstanding scientific contributions. This gentle, soft spoken very intelligent man deserves our kudos and respect while we figure out how to protect ourselves from the toxic environment the EPA has mandated for disposal of municipal sewage sludge that impacts our air, water, and food.