(A ProMed moderator wrote at the time of the first reports in 2002: "While both last reports deal with the evolution of the FMD epizootic, their views differ in various aspects, such as the role of computer modelling; their accuracy and their impact upon decisions and decision-makers. Though the "Lessons to be learned" Inquiry had, obviously, to manoeuvre within a politically challenged landscapes, the document makes a very instructive reading. Science-based lessons are to be sought in the excellent Royal Society's document. " our italics)
M.J. Marshall, P.A. Roger & J.B. Bashiruddin
Making better use of technological advances to meet stakeholder needs (1)
Vaccination in Uruguay (from embassy)
" In a civilised society, animal disease should be treated according to ethically acceptable methods based on independent and scientifically validated knowledge - not agro-economic or political considerations."