There is a difference between, on the one hand, fighting epidemics of contagious diseases and, on the other hand, what is called "public health." In reality, public health is basically a political movement that aims at increasing government intervention in the health area as well as in other areas of life. I provide a few examples of this in a comment on the Reason Foundation's website ("Public Health Officials Far Too Often Ignore the Costs and Trade-Offs Involved In Policy...