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Post-Corona: In the Rush for More Wireless, We Should All Remember Past Experiments on the Unsuspecting Public

Years after the fact, the truth of unethical experimentation on American citizens during the 1900s came to light … for example, the Tuskegee Syphilis trials. Poor black men were told that they were being treated for the disease, but in fact, researchers were studying the progression of the disease instead and withheld treatment. This also resulted in the men infecting their partners and/or spouses and children. As a result of the Tuskegee experiment, many African Americans developed a lingering, deep mistrust of public health officials. In part to foster racial healing, President Clinton issued a 1997 apology, stating, The United States government did something that was wrong—deeply, profoundly, morally wrong… It is not only in remembering that shameful past that we can make amends and repair our nation, but it is in remembering that past that we can build a better present and a better future.  Read more....

 

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