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Disgraced Doctor Use case

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:02:20 -0700
To: Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56F99BDC.2050702@sunshine.net>


Great negative use-case proving need for Verifiable Credentials. Even 
has love-interest at the end of the story, that would have benefited 
from VC also!  ;-)

Medium-long but well-written and I think shows clearly the major 
advantages that achieving a usable, clear, safe credentials system 
could have throughout our society.

For example, in this case the lack of them appears to have killed many 
unsuspecting patients and almost brought down the Karolinska Institute 
[KI], a highly-regarded scientific bio-research establishment.

A few paragraphs from the last half of the article:

"KI's vice-chancellor Anders Hamsten, and the general secretary of the 
Nobel Assembly Urban Lendahl, both resigned in February. The 
Karolinska Institute's board has largely been replaced in the wake of 
the controversy.
"The doctor is accused of lying about his research by claiming that he 
conducted tests on animals before attempting similar transplants on 
human beings. He also faces allegations that he lied about his 
scientific research and his past experience with prestigious medical 
research centres.

"Paolo Macchiarini supplied false or misleading information in the CV 
he submitted to KI," the institute said, adding that he "demonstrated 
scientific negligence" in his research.
"During their courtship, the doctor reportedly told [his fiancee] he 
had operated on Bill and Hillary Clinton, Emperor Akihito of Japan and 
US President Barack Obama. He apparently also promised her that Pope 
Francis would officiate at their wedding.

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