Misanthropes are using the disease to spread unfounded fears.
Yes, the E. coli outbreak in Germany is serious, but the panic-fuelled overreaction to it has ended up making things even worse.
The over-reaction to H1N1 influenza in 2009 was built on years of waiting for ‘the Big One’.
Before you fall for the scare about antibiotic-resistant plagues, just consider how insanely wrong the authorities were about swine flu.
This year’s swine flu panic crowned a decade in which the gap between public-health scaremongering and reality was vast.
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People are right to be sceptical about the swine-flu scare, but it is telling – and worrying – that they focus their scepticism on swine-flu jabs.
Agriculture has provided great benefits to mankind, yet greens are keen to blame it for the swine flu pandemic.
It was only a matter of time before the swine-flu scare lobby turned its attention to those who are seen as an easy target for fear: mums-to-be.
The bizarre advice given to us doctors on how to deal with swine flu confirms that top-down scaremongering is destroying medical practice.
Tessa Mayes reports from Mexico on how the government’s reaction to the outbreak is seen as evidence of political intrigue.