The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear (Hardcover)
A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear
Simon & Schuster, 9781439158647, 448pp.
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Praise For The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear…
“Seth Mnookin’s The Panic Virus is a lesson how fear hijacks reason and emotion trumps logic. . . . A brilliant piece of reportage and science writing."
—Michael Shermer, The Wall Street Journal
"The Panic Virus is sure to attract attention. . . . Mnookin's book is an unsparing brief against the vaccine skeptics. But in a larger sense, this volume is less about the insurrection against inoculations than it is about the democratization of information. . . . Less about the contagion of ideas than about the contagion of misinformation and mistrust that metastasizes in the new technology."
—David M. Shribman, The Boston Globe