I have just read a very interesting Blog, and article in the Guardian, by Dick Puddlecote called
Staunch Belief In Abject Failure
It basically goes on about the health scares over last 10 - 15 years.
Have a read it is very interesting, it does make you think.
The problem is, I keep thinking about the story of 'The boy who cried wolf. '
If, god forbid, we ever get a proper pandemic will the public believe the scientists.