Pandemic fears

Pandemic fears

11 August 2009

Sickened by modern farming?

Agriculture has provided great benefits to mankind, yet greens are keen to blame it for the swine flu pandemic.

20 July 2009

The fearmongers preying on pregnant women

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.

When public health becomes a public nuisance

The bizarre advice given to us doctors on how to deal with swine flu confirms that top-down scaremongering is destroying medical practice.

12 May 2009

Swine flu conspiracy theories go viral

Tessa Mayes reports from Mexico on how the government’s reaction to the outbreak is seen as evidence of political intrigue.

5 May 2009

What swine flu reveals about the culture of fear

Essay: As health officials tell us ‘all of humanity is under threat’, Frank Furedi provides a guide to today’s various species of scaremonger.

5 May 2009

Putting Mexico in an isolation unit

Tessa Mayes reports from Mexico City on the country’s transformation into a diseased, pariah state.

5 May 2009

Avian history repeated as porcine farce

The swine flu scaremongers have no shame: four years ago they were making exactly the same wild claims about bird flu.

30 April 2009

Swine flu: official panic is making things worse

The gap between the reality of swine flu and officialdom’s hysteria is widening every day, with potentially dangerous consequences.

28 April 2009

Swine flu and the dramatisation of disease

Recent events show that, while society has the scientific know-how to cope with outbreaks of flu, it still sees disease as a harbinger of apocalypse.

28 April 2009

The day I was tested for swine flu

Tessa Mayes reports from Mexico City on what it's like to fall ill in the world capital of the new influenza strain.