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Global climate is warming rapidly, US draft report warns

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3824 (Published 09 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3824

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

13 August 2017
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA