The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear

March 03, 2011

How do we decide which facts are true? One of the most devastating health scares ever, the theory that linked routine childhood vaccines to autism spectrum disorder, has been circulating since 1998. In The Panic Virus, author Seth Mnookin interviews parents, scientists, and activists to try to answer that single fundamental question. He'll talk about his findings and more today on Focus.

Guest: Seth Mnookin (Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair; author of The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear)