Category: David Ozonoff

CDC’s brash top modeler makes disease estimates and courts controversy

Associated Press David Ozonoff, School of Public Health Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention… Expert quote: “The way risk assessment is done in this country is the policy makers shoot the arrow and the risk assessors paint a target around it. […]

Health study of former South Weymouth Naval Air Station stirs controversy

Patriot Ledger David Ozonoff, School of Public Health The Massachusetts Department of Public Health plans to unveil Thursday the results of its investigation into cases of multiple sclerosis and possible links to contamination at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, but some local officials are asking why they received little or no information about […]

Hanover residents still waiting for state to act on contamination cleanup

Patriot Ledger David Ozonoff, School of Public Health Eight months after state environmental officials assured concerned residents that they were working on a plan to clean up a high-priority contamination site, there is still no plan or timeline for the cleanup… Expert quote: “If the EPA is in charge, they’re much harder to influence than […]