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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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Syria's chemical weapons attack(s) an Erdogan False Flag/ Seymour Hersh by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Seymour Hersh provides a very plausible deconstruction of how chemical weapons were used in an attempt to draw the United States into military engagement with Syria  last ... Read on »
Anthrax Industry report published/ Research and Markets by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Wondering which corporations feed at the anthrax biodefense rice bowl?  For a minimum of $995 (US) you can find out about where the anthrax money is being spent and who's ... Read on »
UN Human Rights Committee Finds US in Violation on 25 Counts/ Truthout by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine (Illustration:  Lance Page / t r u t h o u t )While President Obama told the country to "look forward, not backward" when it came to Bush's torture program, the United N ... Read on »
The CIA should cooperate with the Senate on torture report/ WaPo editorial by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Senate committee votes whether to declassify on April 3.  Give the committee members your opinion. Maine's Senators Collins and King will vote to declassif ... Read on »
Is American democracy headed to extinction? WaPo editorial by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It took only 250 years for democracy to disintegrate in ancient Athens. A wholly new form of government was invented there in which the people ruled themselves. That constit ... Read on »
5 years after H1N1 Swine Flu was discovered, what do we know about Pandemrix and Narcolepsy? by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 1.  How widely was Pandemrix vaccine used? Virtually all the narcolepsy data comes from Europe, where the GlaxoSmithKline Pandemrix swine flu vaccine was given to about 3 ... Read on »
NSA warrantless spying on Americans (and probably blackmailing) goes back decades by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Thanks to DS Wright at FireDogLake for this article with useful links.  Don't miss Scott Shane's Baltimore Sun piece of how intelligence agency trainees listened in to phon ... Read on »
"NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay 100% of phone... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine And now from the Snowden cache is the story of how it ain't only the metadata that is vacuumed up by NSA and saved for posterity. No, it is the complete audio recording ... Read on »
European Parliament votes for consequences if NSA Mass Surveillance Does Not Cease/ European... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20140307IPR38203/html/US-NSA-stop-mass-surveillance-now-or-face-consequences-MEPs-say Read on »
My Op-Ed: Maine senators should abide by Constitution, OK release of torture report/ Portland... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Maine Voices: Maine senators should abide by Constitution, OK release of torture report They should also place the full force of their offices behind a return to constit ... Read on »
GCHQ collected, stored webcams of 1.8 million users during a six-month period in 2008 /Guardian by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This article is also based on documents from the Guardian's Snowden cache. How can people believe that NSA, GCHQ and their ilk are not storing all phone calls (full au ... Read on »
Mumps outbreak at Fordham University -- every affected student had been vaccinated/ ABC by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From ABC News in NYC The outbreak of the mumps at Fordham University has spread from one campus to another. There are now 13 reported cases, 12 at the Rose Hill campus i ... Read on »
Combating Corruption by Creating an International Corruption Police Force/ NY Times by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Alexander Lebedev penned the following NY Times Opinion piece .  He is "a businessman and former senior officer in the K.G.B., is an owner of the Moscow newspaper Novaya Gaz ... Read on »
CDC reports high death rates in young Americans, but may be overestimating by 300% by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine CDC notes the following , where P stands for pneumonia and I stands for influenza: Among 14,628 P&I deaths reported through the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System fro ... Read on »
Covering Up Corruption: KBR and Halliburton/ WP by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Whistleblowers have some protections under US law.  In fact, those who report on corruption that costs the government money are entitled to a large chunk of what $ is reco ... Read on »
Is this a very severe flu season?/ WP and CDC by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Today's Washington Post headline reads "‘Swine flu’ strain returns; dramatic rise in deaths of young adults, children ." But the data do not bear this out. Swine flu isn' ... Read on »
In 2011, Tony Blair told Rebekah Brooks (editor, News of the World) how to beat the rap: publish... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine David Kelly was the UK WMD expert and weapons inspector who was found "dead in the woods" in 2003 after he told a BBC reporter that the Blair government memo on WMD did not ... Read on »
How does the US minimum wage compare to other developed nations?/ The Guardian by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The UK Guardian published the following chart in October 2012.  PPP stands for purchasing power parity, or how much the minimum wage is able to buy in its country.  In te ... Read on »