The real threat to the West does not come from ebola.
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.
Must-reads from the past week
This year’s swine flu panic crowned a decade in which the gap between public-health scaremongering and reality was vast.
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.