This is the uncut video of an October 5, 2016 presentation I gave in Minneapolis to the annual meeting of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Diseases Research & Policy Leadership Forum. It runs 101 minutes.
The presentation had a subtitle that exceeded the Vimeo length limits: "True or False? Dishonest or Self-Deceptive? Harmful or Benign?"
After a generic introduction about the dishonesty of the public health profession -- its motives, impacts, etc. -- I intended to focus on four detailed examples: the oral polio vaccine, the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, Ebola quarantine, and Zika funding. My position wasn't that public health professionals are wrong about these four controversies, but rather that they are dishonest and disrespectful in the way they make their case. I ran out of time and had to settle for a very short summary of my views about Zika funding.
I plan to post my notes on my risk communication website, psandman.com -- but I want to add some additional evidence and links first.