A conversation with Stuart Newman, professor of cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, editor-in-chief of the journal Biological Theory and co-author of the book “Biotech Juggernaut: Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience.” Prof. Newman gives us his reflections on the state of viral research in China and elsewhere, and the theory of how the novel coronavirus may have went from lab experiment to global pandemic. Was is a deliberate leak? Did it infect a lab worker? Or is the wet market to blame?
Pat Thomas talks with Jonathan Latham Ph.D., co-founder of Bioscience Resource Project & editor of Independent Science News. Dr. Lantham discusses Ecohealth Alliance's role in funding the Chinese research + the group's potential conflicts of interest. Dr. Lantham has a Ph.D. in virology and has published scientific papers in many disciplines including plant ecology, plant virology, genetics and genetic engineering.
Pat Thomas joins Andre Leu, international director of Regeneration International and author of the books, “Poisoning our Children” + “The Myths of Safe Pesticides.” Andre talks about the connections between the coronavirus and regenerative agriculture, as well as challenge the narrative the virus began in exotic or wild animals and spread to humans via wet markets in Wuhan. He also discusses the important lessons we must learn from this global pandemic.
Pat Thomas joins writer & journalist Sam Husseini to talk about the media’s response to the pandemic. Is it right to dismiss concerns of a lab outbreak as “coincidence” or “conspiracy theories”? Is the mainstream media avoiding giving space to potentially politically sensitive info on the origins of the virus — and how does this square with the idea of a free press and an informed electorate?
In addition to his journalistic work, Sam is communications director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a D.C.-based nonprofit group that promotes progressive experts as alternative sources for mainstream media reporters.
Learn more about Sam's work here: https://husseini.posthaven.com/