Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Dr. Jacqueline Moline, director of the World Trade Center monitoring and treatment program at Mount Sinai Medical Center, examines Warren Bub, 42. She says some ground zero workers are being examined for the first time.
Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Dr. Robin Herbert, center, director of the data and coordination center for the World Trade Center monitoring program, with her staff at Mount Sinai. Mount Sinais 9/11 Health Program (Oversize Graphic)
posted on 09/07/2007 12:22:05 AM PDT
The old "fake but useful" defense:
"The Selikoff doctors acknowledge their mistakes, but they do not apologize for speaking out aggressively about the potential health dangers. If our advocacy has brought in people and weve saved their lives because weve identified health problems, whether theyre World Trade Center-related or not, Ill take that any day of the week, said Dr. Moline. And if thats our epitaph that we talked loudly and we brought people in for health care so be it.
I sure do not know what medical science may or may not know about 9/11-related hazards and illnesses, but I sure would not trust as scientific any "doctor" who expresses this kind of activist outlook.
fwiw (not too much), I have a relative who is an MD/MPH and who has worked with public health programs in NYC, and who has a rather low opinion of the kinds of activist/agitator types who have too damned much influence in public health related issues there.
posted on 09/07/2007 2:38:48 AM PDT
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I am not too sure what to make of this group. Medical carpetbaggers or heroes for stepping up to assist during a time of crisis.
The day the towers fell on 9/11 I remember saying there would be a lot of sickend people from the dust. Even the office workers exposed on that day were at risk from the acute exposure.
What I don’t seem to understand though in reading the article, is most of the workers responding to Ground Zero had/have baseline occupational medical exams yearly. The ones who didn’t most likely were volunteers or by-standers.
Even if responders went to the clinic for initial treatment why weren’t those records shared with the employers occupational team(s)?
A 72 page screening questionnaire? Holy cow! The baseline records are with the employer occupational doctors?
If they were feeling that overstretched then they should have taken the appropriate responsibility to direct workers to their own doctors or those of their employer treatment. If the records are as sloppy as what is stated, then so was the actual treatment and their ability to follow-up with workers is/was too. They have left themselves open to accustations of malpractice.
posted on 09/07/2007 2:58:08 AM PDT
I got flamed severely a while back because I wasn’t going along with some poster’s claim that the 9/11 was the equivalent of a Hiroshima type environmental disaster that would have lasting effects for a generation. It sounded just too much over the top to me.
Flame away again if you feel like it.
posted on 09/07/2007 3:02:48 AM PDT
(Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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posted on 09/07/2007 5:03:51 PM PDT
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posted on 09/08/2007 7:04:13 AM PDT
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