HILLSDALE, Michigan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Academy of Science and Freedom at Hillsdale College has released a statement titled “Ethical Principles of Public Health.” The statement, co-authored by a dozen leading experts in medical science, public health and biomedical ethics from around the world, outlines the conditions necessary for a humane and effective response to a national public health crisis.
“The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a tragedy,” said Scott W. Atlas, founding fellow of the Hillsdale Academy of Science and Freedom. “Not only was the response ineffective; it also revealed how quickly the ruling class and scientific pundits were ready to throw away the freedoms that define the American way of life.
The 10-point statement was authored by the Academy of Science and Freedom in collaboration with several national and international experts in medical science and related fields.
Notable contributors to the statement include:
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
President, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC
Scott W. Atlas, MD
Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; founding member, Academy for Science and Freedom, Hillsdale College; Co-Director, Global Liberty Institute, Switzerland
David Bell, MBBS, Ph.D.
Public Health Physician, Texas
Jay Bhattacharya, MD, Ph.D.
Professor, Health Policy, and Director, Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging, Stanford University School of Medicine; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Founding Member, Academy for Science and Freedom, Hillsdale College
David Doat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, ETHICS Laboratory, Catholic University of Lille, France; Associate researcher at the ESPHIN Institute, University of Namur, Belgium
Carl Heneghan, BM, BCH, MA, MRCGP, D.Phil.
Director, Center for Evidence-based Medicine and Professor, University of Oxford, UK
Aaron Kheriaty, MD
Principal Investigator, Zephyr Institute; Chief of Medical Ethics, The Unity Project; Fellow and Director, Bioethics and American Democracy Program, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC
Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard University (on leave); Principal Investigator, Brownstone Institute; Founding Member, Academy for Science and Freedom, Hillsdale College
Robert W. Malone, MD, M.Sc.
Molecular Immunologist, Founder, The Malone Foundation, Virginia
Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH
internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases; Chief Medical Advisor, Truth for Health Foundation, Tucson, Arizona
Elisabeth Paul, Ph.D.
Independent consultant, Health policies and systems, Liège, Belgium
vice-president, The Heritage Foundation; Senior Researcher, Center for Ethics and Public Policy, Washington DC
“Many in the fields of medicine, ethics and public health who have raised concerns about the pandemic response have been silenced,” Atlas said. “This statement was created with the help of many who have been overlooked.”
Hillsdale College created the Academy of Sciences and Liberty to combat recent and widespread abuses of individual and academic freedom committed in the name of science. The Academy, which operates from the Hillsdale campus in Washington, DC, educates the American people about the free exchange of scientific ideas and the proper relationship between freedom and science in the pursuit of truth. This statement is emblematic of this work.
“We are sincerely grateful for the help and support we have received across the country and around the world,” Atlas said. “The American people should be too.”
The statement can be read and shared here.
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About Hillsdale in DC
The Hillsdale College campus in Washington, DC extends the College’s educational mission to the nation’s capital by teaching and promoting the principles and practice of American constitutionalism. As home to the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program, the James Madison Fellowship Program, the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, the Academy for Freedom of Science, and a variety of conferences and events open to policymakers and the public, Hillsdale in DC seeks to inspire and nurture students, citizens, practitioners, and statesmen, who will restore American principles and revive self-government in the political life of the nation. For more information, visit dc.hillsdale.edu.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College is an independent, nonsectarian Christian liberal arts college in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its core classical liberal arts curriculum and its principled refusal to accept grants from federal or state taxpayers, even indirectly in the form of scholarships or scholarships. student loans. It also leads an outreach effort to promote civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of over 6.3 million. For more information, visit hillsdale.edu.