Epidemics

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This book is one volume of the highly acclaimed opposing viewpoints series developed by greenhaven press.

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Overview

This book is one volume of the highly acclaimed opposing viewpoints series developed by greenhaven press.

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Gr 9 Up-By presenting varying perspectives, this collection of articles is designed to enhance critical- and evaluative-thinking skills. The questions addressed include: "Do Infectious Diseases Pose a Significant Threat to Humanity?" "What Can Be Done to Curtail the AIDS Epidemic?" "Are Vaccines Harmful?" and "How Can Food-Borne Illness Be Prevented?" Each chapter introduces an issue, and individual articles open with a descriptive annotation and a list of questions to consider while reading. A list of supplementary periodical articles is appended to each chapter. Sidebars highlight quotes, and political cartoons are scattered throughout; a compilation of organizations to contact for additional information is provided. This title is useful for reports, term papers, and debates, yet is interesting enough for general reading. All in all, an excellent resource.-Beth Jones, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737752205
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 3/25/2011
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Do Epidemics Pose a Significant Health Risk?

Chapter Preface 20

1 Infectious Diseases Are a Threat to America and the World Margaret A. Hamburg et al. 22

2 The Media Exaggerate the Risks of Infectious Diseases Colin Schultz 34

3 The Aids Pandemic Is Still a Global Health Threat Josh Ruxin 43

4 The Aids Pandemic Can Be Eliminated Clare Wilson 49

5 The Threat of a Heterosexual Aids Pandemic Is Over Jeremy Laurance 59

6 The Obesity Epidemic Poses a Global Health Threat Rita E. Carey 65

7 The Obesity Epidemic Is a Myth Patrick Basham John Luik 75

8 The Indian Superbug Ndm-1 Is a Growing Health Threat Michael Hanlon 79

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 85

Chapter 2 How Serious Was the Threat of air HiNi Swine Flu Pandemic?

Chapter Preface 87

1 H1N1 Was Never a Serious Threat to world wealth DanielJ. Ncayiyana 89

2 H1N1 Could Have Posed a Serious Threat to World Health Mark Honigsbaum 93

3 The Government Manufactured the H1N1 Threat Karen DeCoster 98

4 The Government Did Not Manufacture the H1N1 Threat Sam Vaknin 106

5 Pharmaceutical Companies Paid Health Experts to Hype the H1N1 Threat Rudi C. Loehwing 111

6 Health Experts Were Not Paid to Hype the H1N1 Threat Debora MacKenzie 119

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 124

Chapter 3 Are Vaccines Harmful?

Chapter Preface 126

1 Requiring Mandatory Vaccination Is Dangerous Associated Press 129

2 Vaccines Are Safe and Effective Brenda L. Bartlett Stephen K. Tyring 134

3 Compelling Evidence Shows That Vaccines Trigger Autism J.B. Handley 146

4 Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism Kelley King Heyworth 152

5 Vaccination Refusal Is a Right to Safeguard Personal Health Sherri Tenpenny

6 Vaccination Refusal Endangers Public Health Saad B. Omer 169

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 183

Chapter 4 Are America and the World Prepared for Coming Pandemics?

Chapter Preface 185

1 Federal and State Authorities Are Not Prepared for a Serious Pandemic Stephen E. Flynn Irwin Redlener 187

2 Americans' Concerns About Vaccination Must Be Overcome to Prepare for Future Pandemics Gillian K. SteelFisher 194

3 America Is Not Prepared for Bioterrorism Attacks Tata O'Toole 205

4 America Is Better Prepared for Bioterrorism Attacks Aaron Katz Andrea B. Staiti Kelly L. McKenzie 219

5 Nations Have Not Shown Willingness to Overcome Self-interest in Fighting Pandemics John Barry 240

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 246

For Further Discussion 247

Organizations to Contact 251

Bibliography of Books 257

Index 260

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