SIRC – Media Watch 25-05-99

CJD confusion

It is interesting to note that despite the significant developments witnessed in the British media this week which express a concern with a reliance on scientific studies, there appears to be little respite from health concerns. For every article that scrutinises media responsibility there are countless other pieces that serve only re-assert these imbalances. On May 20 the Express asks, "Is mad cow disease a myth?" and on the following day the BBC reports an increase in the cases of CJD. The trend continues.