Tag - epidemics

Man-made epidemics

Re avian flu in WDDTY vol 16 no 9, there have been several epidemics and medical scares in my lifetime, and it would seem that most of these are man-made. When you think of the deplorable state that chickens and other animals are kept in, is it...

ME is not all in the head

As a subscriber to WDDTY and someone who has been badly affected by the illness ME [myalgic encephalomyelitis] for almost 15 years, I was astonished and disappointed to read ‘Epidemic by hysteria’ on page 8 of WDDTY vol 16 no 9.

Viewpoint:Vital bogeymen

The most fearsome bogeyman of our troubled dreams is not a serial murderer or Al Qaeda operative. It is a microbe out of control. Nothing strikes more terror in the heart than the idea of an epidemic. Every confident assertion by the medical great...

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