China coronavirus outbreak means the world is once again gripped by the six-year pandemic panic syndrome

//China coronavirus outbreak means the world is once again gripped by the six-year pandemic panic syndrome

China coronavirus outbreak means the world is once again gripped by the six-year pandemic panic syndrome

As the world wrings its hands over the emergence of a new pandemic threat from Wuhan in China, I am reminded of the last time I addressed the subject – in 2015, during the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) – and of my discovery then of what I like to call the six-year pandemic panic syndrome.Almost six years ago, I was writing about Mers. Six years before that, there was panic over swine flu (H1N1) and, six years earlier, I was observing hysteria over severe acute respiratory…

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