New report points to lessons from SARS about epidemic panic
Some parts of the nation is in a panic over Ebola. But a few years ago it was H1N1, and before that it was SARS. So what are the lessons learned from past epidemics on how to avoid panic, while distributing information responsibly? Two University of Chicago professors recently explored the topic in the paper, PANIC! Social Learning and the Response to SARS in Taiwan. One of the authors, law professor Anup Malani, joins us to talk about how some of those lessons can inform the response to Ebola.
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