Pandemic threat overblown by both experts and media

Andresen, Margot
August 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/15/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 4, p341
Academic Journal
This article reports on the position of several health experts and media representatives regarding the alleged pandemic threat posed by the H5NI avian flu. During a conference that took place in Toronto, Ontario, a speech was given by Dr. Richard Schabas. This convention was aimed at helping people understand how to best inform the public in the event of an influenza epidemic. On the other hand, media people believed that public interest will be best served if the health risks associated with the epidemic are discussed.


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