David Shlaes

Dr. David Shlaes, an infectious disease expert and ACSH advisor, is incensed over the nation's lack of preparedness for the coronavirus epidemic. A scenario like this has been discussed for three decades, yet we are still in the middle of a disaster. Here are his thoughts.
Dr. David Shlaes has written numerous times on "pull incentives" to encourage new antibiotic discovery, and why professional societies (like the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the AMA) aren't providing enough input to emphasize the importance of emerging bacterial resistance. Today our ACSH advisor expands on both topics.