Hektoen International

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  • The flu vaccine: transparency, uncertainty, and trust in medicine

    Anthony Papagiannis Thessaloniki, Greece   Sailing for the Holy Mountain from Ouranoupolis, Greece A few years ago the fear of ‘pandemic flu’ was spread widely all over the world, causing what has been termed an “emotional epidemic.”1 The disease itself, its social dimensions, and the ways it was publicly handled could form the subject for an…