Monday, August 23, 2010

Alter press embargo ends in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

At 3:01 p.m. EDT (about 10 minutes from now at this writing), there will be a teleconference by experts from the FDA, NIH, and CDC to answer questions about the Alter et al paper that was put on hold in June.
Reporters should call 1-888-677-4212 and enter passcode 9258555. For those unable to participate, the briefing will be available on replay approximately two hours after briefing concludes. For replay, dial 1-866-373-4990 and enter passcode 5711. [Emphasis mine.]
Full press release available at Dancing with the Sandman.

I don't hold out much hope that mainstream media reporters will ask the hard questions, like why this paper was on hold for so long when the CDC's negative results were published relatively quickly. But this is still good news. Fingers crossed.

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