HILLSDALE, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Academy for Science and Liberty 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 was a tragedy,” said Scott W. Atlas, a founding fellow at the Hillsdale Academy for Science and Freedom. “Not only was the response ineffective; it also revealed how quickly the ruling class and scientific experts were willing to throw away the freedoms that define the American way of life.
The 10-point statement was written by the Academy for Science and Freedom in collaboration with several national and international experts in medical sciences and related fields.
Notable contributors to the statement include:
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
President, Center for Ethics and Public Policy, Washington, DC
Scott W. Atlas, MD
Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Founding Member, Academy for Science and Liberty, Hillsdale College; Co-director of the Global Liberty Institute, Switzerland
David Bell, MBBS, Ph.D.
Public Health Physician, Texas
Jay Bhattacharya, MD, Ph.D.
Professor, Health Policy and Director, Center for Demography and the Economics of Health and Aging, Stanford University School of Medicine; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Founding Fellow, Academy for Science and Freedom, Hillsdale College
David Doat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Laboratory of ETHICS, Catholic University of Lille, France; Associate Researcher at ESPHIN Institute, University of Namur, Belgium
Carl Heneghan, BM, BCH, MA, MRCGP, D.Phil.
Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Professor, University of Oxford, UK
Aaron Kheriaty, MD
Senior Fellow, Zephyr Institute; Chief of Medical Ethics, Unity Project; Fellow and Director, Bioethics and American Democracy Program, Center for Ethics and Public Policy, Washington, DC
Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard University (on leave); Senior Research Fellow, Brownstone Institute; Founding Fellow, 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 Fellow, Center for Ethics and Public Policy, Washington DC
“Many in the fields of medicine, ethics and public health who expressed concerns about the response to the pandemic were silenced,” Atlas said. “This statement was created with the help of many who were ignored.”
Hillsdale College established the Academy for Science and Freedom to combat recent and widespread abuses of individual and academic freedom committed in the name of science. The academy, which operates out of 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 that work.
“We are truly grateful for the help and support we have received across the country and the world,” Atlas said. “The American people should be too.”
The statement can be read and shared here.
To learn more about the Academy for Science and Freedom, its mission and its collaborators, click here.
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About Hillsdale in DC
Hillsdale College’s 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 Scholarship Program, the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, the Academy for Freedom in Science, and a variety of lectures and events open to policymakers and the public, Hillsdale in DC seeks to inspire and form students, citizens, practitioners, and statesmen, who will restore the principles of America 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 located 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 federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of grants or student loans. It also conducts an effort to promote civil and religious liberty, including a monthly free speech review, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 6.3 million. For more information, visit hillsdale.edu.