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Climate change: things we can do

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3591 (Published 02 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3591

Beware of Scare-care


Scare-care is a poor substitute for healthcare. Healthcare experts who manufacture public hysteria about controversial issues, without acknowledging the legitimacy of opposing points of view, are not advancing public health. Healthcare is not monolithic, and there are legitimate questions about such sacred cows as vaccines, statins, antibiotics, tranquilizers, antidepressants, and global warming (climate change). Healthcare requires balance and fairness, not bias or fear.


Competing interests: No competing interests

02 July 2015
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, USA