The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear Audiobook (Unabridged)

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear (Unabridged), by Seth Mnookin
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The Panic Virus is a gripping scientific detective story about how grassroots radicals, snake-oil salesmen, and cynical journalists have perpetrated the biggest health-scare hoax of all time. It explores what happens when the media treats all viewpoints as equally valid, regardless of facts, from parents who are convinced that vaccines caused their children's autism to right-wing radicals who believe that climate change is a myth. It also explains how the endless quantity of information available online has radicalized partisans by fueling their tendency to filter out anything that doesn't reinforce their way of thinking.

Tens of millions of dollars have been wasted appeasing denialists who think the government is perpetrating a health holocaust on children. Declining vaccination rates have caused recent outbreaks of measles, whooping cough, and Hib - and children around the country are dying as a result.

Like works by Oliver Sacks and Richard Dawkins, The Panic Virus uses everyday experiences to show how science affects our lives. Listeners will learn why definitive proof in science is virtually impossible, how rational decision-making is ruled by emotion, and why paupers' graves in the 1880s led to an outbreak of throat cancer in the 1950s.

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Though you may know Seth Mnookin from the popular title The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, Mnookin is actually one of the most renowned Nonfiction authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 1 audiobook from Mnookin, with the latest Nonfiction title being: The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear. The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear was added to our catalog in 2011, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear is the most popular and bestselling from Mnookin. Enjoy over 10 hours of listening from Mnookin, among the 1 audiobook we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Nonfiction books from Seth Mnookin. Mnookin was born on April 27, 1972. For more choices and information on Seth Mnookin, please visit their author page: Seth Mnookin.