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Meryl Nass

* Hospitalist, Mount Desert Island Hospital (2003 â?? present) * Private Practice, Freeport, Maine, 4 years (ended 2002 with surgery for a spinal meningioma) * Chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (2006 â?? present) * Director of... Full Bio
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US informed by Iran in July 2012 that Syrian rebels had chemical weapons/ Christian Science Monitor by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From the CSM , citing leaked diplomatic correspondence it had acquired ... According to leaked diplomatic correspondence, Iran has been warning Washington since July 2012 t ... Read on »
Still shameless: Obama's silver, forked tongue at the UN by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine No proof has surfaced to assign blame for Syria's sarin attack of August 21.  The US government document that was supposed to lay out the proof was simply a litany of asser ... Read on »
Disposing of chemical weapons / BBC by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You can hire mobile units to destroy chemical weapons (including those in munitions) from Eisenmann Corp. near Stuttgart, Germany  if the US Army won't share its mobile unit ... Read on »
Flu shots: 50% more costly this season; staff vaccinations have failed to protect nursing home... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You may have noticed that flu shots are "stronger" this year, there are more brands available , and the newer ones cost more .  What should you know? Stronger flu shots ... Read on »
Shameless, US insists UN report implicates Assad--except it doesn't / UN by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine  From the BBC:  US and UK insist UN chemicals report 'blames Syria' The US, UK and France say a UN report confirming a chemical weapons attack in Damascus has vindicated ... Read on »
Did UK govt sanction sales of chemical weapons precursors to Syria last year? BBC and Independent by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Independent says sales were approved in 2012.  UK officials tell BBC t hat although sales were approved, approval was later revoked later and no CW precursors went to S ... Read on »
Syria vs US Chemical Weapons Stockpiles--Same Agents, US supply 3 times larger by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The US government acknowledges that chemical weapons remain at two US sites, where they will be destroyed by 2023. The sites are Kentucky's Blue Grass  Army Depot and Col ... Read on »
Too Many Holes in USG case / McClatchy by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From McClatchy , a discussion of discrepancies in what the USG has asserted.  Read it all.  Here is just the beginning The Obama administration’s public case for attacking ... Read on »
US' Chemical Weapons Stockpile "Comprises more than 3,000 tons"-- But Some Has Leaked and Been... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What are the chemical weapons? "The Blue Grass chemical weapons stockpile comprises more than 500 tons of blister and nerve agent in weapons."   This stockpile inc ... Read on »
Taking A Clear Look at Syrian CW / The Atlantic by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Finally, a knowledgeable former state department insider deconstructs the Syria situation. Read William R. Polk's  entire article in the Atlantic , or just this crucial po ... Read on »
Syria: Claims Without Evidence, Expanding Obama's Mandate for War / NYT by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Kerry persists today in making outsize claims that he fails to support .  My comments are in parentheses. Secretary of State John Kerry, in his remarks before the Senat ... Read on »
What are chemical weapons, who has them, are they in compliance with international law, and what... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There are many types of chemicals that have been designated as chemical weapons by the international body established by the UN to prevent the use of chemical weapons. It is ... Read on »
Congressman Raul Grijalva: If America wants Assad to respect international law, it must respect... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine         From Fox News comes this piece from progressive Democratic member of Congress Raul Grijalva: Now that President Obama has made up his mind about taking America ... Read on »
Swine research confirms flu shots can increase risk of flu and cause more severe illness/ CIDRAP by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Meantime, new research by US government scientists confirms what Canadian (and some other) researchers have been saying for years:  flu shots can actually increase your ri ... Read on »
Nonsense: 1. Vaccinate for flu now 2. Protection starts decreasing about two weeks after a shot... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Vaccinate your children for flu asap, say the experts.  From NBC News: "Get your kids their flu vaccines now, pediatricians advise." “With the exception of children le ... Read on »
Back from the Brink, Finally / AP by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Obama finally "got it" that his red line and his hawkish posturing left him standing on the brink, alone.  Hollande might jump off the cliff with him, but then again, he mig ... Read on »
Thin: The US Gov't Intelligence Report on Syria's CW / NY Times by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here is the report and it says very little. The report makes the case that a CW attack occurred.  I think by now everyone agrees it occurred.  The issue of import, howev ... Read on »
I JUST MOVED--New email address, phone, and other contact info by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Meryl Nass, MD 45 Beals Ave. Ellsworth, Maine 04605 (H) 207 412-0004 (C) 207 522-5229 EMAIL:  merylnass@gmail.com Read on »