This was a professional issue that would irk me while I was working at Medscape. I’d see such embargoes come through via email on important information & it would instantly anger me.
I would think to myself, “This is a free press, if you’re going to release important news, release it when you want it released. Don’t hold everyone hostage to print it all on a certain day or under your chosen timing & make them sit on it because you’re not ready for it to come out yet. Don’t be an effing tease.”
Thinking outside of common subjects that my rare disease communities are hesitant to discuss (for fear of coming across as morbid or negative), I was thinking of innovations we should be celebrating, but are hesitant to because they may run afoul of our friends & family’s personal ethics & would cause several heated personal & social media discussions over the ethics involved.