I have a new article at MercatorNet on embargoes on scientific reporting and how they can go wrong. When journalists report on breaking science news, they actually receive the journal article information and press release a week before the research is published in a journal. This, in theory, allows journalists to digest the research and get comments from all sides of the story. However, embargoes can be mis-used by journals or organizations, like the FDA, to control how science is reported.
Meditation on Holy Week in the Midst of a Pandemic
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said, “It’s tragically fitting that we’re talking at the beginning of Holy Week because this ..
The 2019 Coronavirus Spread More Than I Thought It Would
I wrote two articles for Mind Matters on China’s censorship and surveillance practices amidst the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak (here and ..
Writing About China’s Relationship with Central Asia
Six months ago I started writing on China and technology for Mind Matters. This has been a learning experience for ..
Writing about Vaccines
For my Biohazards column in Salvo Issue 50, I decided to write about vaccines since it was a hot news ..
The Hong Kong Protests
My latest articles at Mind Matters News cover the Hong Kong protests. The first article addresses the various ways protesters ..