epidemics

Keeping Perspective on Ebola

Irrational fears are highly contagious, and there’s no vaccine for that. So just like in the hospital, we need to use universal precautions. Be skeptical of hype. Get your facts from reliable sources and keep things in perspective. More

People, Panic, and Pandemics

by Danielle Ofri Forbes Yesterday was a typically busy day in my medical clinic, plenty of killers on the loose – diabetes, hypertension, coronary disease. But every patient wanted to talk about swine flu. The news that swine flu had come to New York City sent my patients into a panic and they peppered me … More

Books by Danielle Ofri

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