Since when and how did a common disease like measles turn into a to-be-feared-killer? All simple infectious diseases have over the last forty years been turned into major health problems. Is there a scientific reason for this fear? Stories are put in the media that show the danger and also that points the finger at people who are held rsponsible for the threat to the entire community. The solution, as suggested by the medical industry, is always to listen to their recommendation and, when need be, to put pressure on the government to allow more procedures and treatments on the NHS.
Why were they called "common" in the first place? Because they were, and still are, common place during the first few years of human life.
The talk will explore these childhood diseases individually. We will examine the information we receive from the medical profession and will try and make sense of it. We will alsol take a closer look at where our fear originates from and whether this truly justified. We especially search for things these diseases may have in common in order to understand the mechanics behind the infectious process better.
The talk will focus on finding out what these diseases are about, what is starting them off, and how we can effectively deal with them.
Sunday, 17 September 2017 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)
Venue: The Garden Gallery, 38 West Street, GU9 7DX Farnham, United Kingdom