The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy (Paperback)
The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy
Simon & Schuster, 9781439158654, 439pp.
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Praise For The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy…
“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