Top 101 Epidemic Quotes

We have collected the best Epidemic Quotes by famous authors including Christian Slater, Tom Frieden, David Malpass, Scott Gottlieb, Charles B. Rangel and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

I took a lot of time off after Mobsters and although I
I took a lot of time off after Mobsters and although I did something I had never done before, which was to direct a play, The Laughter Epidemic, it felt like a vacation.

Christian Slater
People have a misconception that the tobacco epidemic is a thing of the past. Tobacco still kills more Americans than any other cause.

Tom Frieden
The assumption that Washington could and would resolve Lehman Brothers without a bankruptcy, as it had Bear Stearns, was the single biggest mistake in the series of mistakes in 2007 and 2008 that led to the financial panic and the ensuing epidemic of job losses.

David Malpass
When some states introduced mandatory smallpox vaccinations during the epidemic of 1898-1903, Americans resisted by the thousands. The ensuing battles produced medical conventions and case law that altered the balance between government authority and medical practice, in favor of federal control.

Scott Gottlieb
As a nation we should commit ourselves not only to the fight against terrorism, but to economic justice, defeat of the AIDS epidemic and vestiges of discriminatory policies of all kinds.

Charles B. Rangel
Violence against women and children resembles an epidemic. It has spread through society, sparing no social group or class.

Cyril Ramaphosa
However, as a parent, as a grandparent, as a former educator, I know that these practices alone when we are dealing with young children are insufficient. We will never control this rising epidemic without greater accountability from the food industry.

Bob Filner
One of the epidemics in our industry is the abuse of power.

Nancy Dubuc
Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School three years ago, we have lost over 90,000 Americans to gun violence. This is a manmade crisis that needs to be treated as the public health epidemic it has become.

Elizabeth Esty
The problem with the standard American diet, a primary cause of our current obesity epidemic, is the fact that the majority of foods consumed are high in calories and low in micronutrients.

Joel Fuhrman
The 20th-century ulcer epidemic was a sign of good health in American people – good diet, strong acidity and healthy immune response actually make ulcers more likely. That’s why businessmen eating giant T-bone steaks were prone to ulcers.

Barry Marshall
One of my worries about America is the epidemic of depression we’ve been in. One of the possibilities about that is that the ‘I’ gets bigger and bigger, and the ‘we’ gets smaller and smaller.

Martin Seligman
Although it is still important to develop an HIV vaccine, we have significant tools already at our disposal that can make a major impact on the trajectory of this epidemic.

Anthony Fauci
Kids need other kids, they need school. But we also don’t need an epidemic.

Norman Swan
I have Jewish friends. I have Middle Eastern friends. I have Spanish and Italian and British and Scottish and German friends and Austrian friends, and guess what? They all deal with homophobia. It’s an earthling epidemic; it’s not isolated in the black community.

Jussie Smollett
The time I spent working with our law enforcement community when I was Senator McConnell’s general counsel gave me the breadth of relationships, helping them confront what I, in many ways, think has become the public safety challenge of our lifetime – the drug epidemic.

Daniel Cameron
Neanderthals might think differently than we do. They could even be more intelligent than us. When the time comes to deal with an epidemic or getting off the planet, it’s conceivable that their way of thinking could be beneficial.

George M. Church
It’s striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating epidemic diseases to give to Europeans, in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases that Indians received from the Old World.

Jared Diamond
I guess growing up I realized that there is really this huge epidemic in a city like Los Angeles, and many other cities, where they put down thousands upon thousands of animals every day.

Will Estes
With epidemics, people have been standing on the shore, waiting for the gusher to hit the ocean. But to prevent epidemics, you have to look at the various little sources that feed into the river.

Nathan Wolfe
Recommending gastric bypass as a national solution for our diabetes epidemic is bad medicine and bad economics.

Mark Hyman
The stories about epidemics that are told in the American press – their plots and tropes – date to the nineteen-twenties, when modern research science, science journalism, and science fiction were born.

Jill Lepore
Domestic violence is an epidemic, and yet we don’t address it. Until it happens to celebrities.

Nelsan Ellis
Everybody in the South loves the one closeted homosexual who’s married. It’s just too funny to not have in a movie about the South. It’s an epidemic. You gotta represent!

Tate Taylor
Epidemics follow patterns because diseases follow patterns. Viruses spread; they reproduce; they die.

Jill Lepore
This country must break the cycle of childhood obesity. Unless we reverse course, this epidemic will continue to put more of our children and the future of our nation at risk.

Marcia Fudge
Epidemics, like disasters, have a way of revealing underlying truths about the societies they impact.

Anne Applebaum
An eating disorder epidemic suggests that love and disgust are being jointly marketed, as it were; that wherever the proposition might first have come from, the unacceptability of the female body has been disseminated culturally.

Rachel Cusk
We have an epidemic of insecure people in our society today.

Joyce Meyer
You can have an epidemic in a state. You can have it in a region. You can have it in a country where the critical level of disease passes a certain threshold, and we call that an ‘epidemic threshold.’

Anthony Fauci
As we face an epidemic of veteran suicides, we must make sure that all of our returning servicemembers are honored and taken care of, no matter the wounds they bear.

Ron DeSantis
Where you criminalize people living with HIV or those at greatest risk, you fuel the epidemic.

Shereen El Feki
The persistent belief that we are living through an epidemic of racially biased police shootings is a creation of selective reporting.

Heather Mac Donald
Dependence on oil from volatile foreign markets undermines our economic security and threatens our national security. Moreover, that addiction is producing toxic air and a public-health epidemic.

Kevin de Leon
The infant mortality rates are insanely high. The obesity epidemic is on the rise. It is all related.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Malaria has long been a devastating and life-threatening global epidemic disease in human history.

Tu Youyou
As more and more people adopt an urban lifestyle and cities continue to swell, not only does the risk of urban epidemics increase – something we haven’t seen much of for decades – but the need for larger emergency stockpiles can increase, too.

Seth Berkley
The people in power have created an obesity epidemic.

Robert Atkins
One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.

Philip Emeagwali
Gun violence in the U.S. is an epidemic.

Adam Cohen
Just as we demand that our governments address risks associated with terrorism or epidemics, we should put concerted pressure on them to act now to preserve our natural environment and curb climate change.

Johan Rockstrom
There is, of course, no larger mass hysteria in American history than the epidemic of racism.

Kevin Young
There’s a huge AIDS epidemic in Africa, and one of Bad Boy’s plans this year is to give more awareness to that. We’re gonna be doing a big charity concert helping to save some of the brothers and sisters in Africa.

Sean Combs
As a young surgeon in training at the University of California San Francisco General Hospital in the early ’80s, my colleagues and I were inundated with an epidemic of young men with fevers, rashes, swollen lymph nodes and eventually death.

Richard Carmona
History will not judge HIV/AIDS kindly… the harshest words will be reserved for how the world responded, or rather failed to respond, to the epidemic.

Seth Berkley
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.

George Bernard Shaw
Exercise is essential for good health. But we can’t exercise our way out of the obesity epidemic.

Laurie David
Many diseases including malaria, dengue, meningitis – just a few examples – these are what we call climate-sensitive diseases, because such climate dimensions for rainfall, humidity and temperature would influence the epidemics, the outbreaks, either directly influencing the parasites or the mosquitoes that carry them.

Margaret Chan
The AIDS epidemic began before I was born – I’ve never known a world without it. And yet, despite its omnipresence in our lives, there remains a pervasive silence around AIDS among young people, particularly young women.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell
As demonstrated by the emergence of the Mexican swine flu in the U.S., infectious diseases have little respect for borders; helping developing countries detect and deal with their diseases is the surest way for us to protect ourselves from new and potentially devastating epidemics.

Seth Berkley
China is certainly an important player in the global economy, and a widespread AIDS epidemic would threaten that growth.

Bill Gates
You can find episodes like the flu epidemic or war times when mortality rates go up, but sustained increases in mortality for any major group in any society are really quite rare. It’s an indication that something is very wrong.

Angus Deaton
It’s an epidemic. Instead of socialising and having proper conversations, we’re staring at pictures of models in bikinis and wondering how they look like that. It’s like self-loathing.

Whitney Wolfe Herd
Now a cholera epidemic was sweeping through Southeast Asia and south Asia in the early 1970s, so I started medical school and I joined a laboratory to work on this.

Peter Agre
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teens are bullied and ostracized in epidemic proportions. It’s disgusting, and it must change.

Monica Raymund
We must continue our fight to ensure that Federal, State, and local authorities have the resources and support necessary to combat this growing epidemic. This is a top priority for me and many of my colleagues here in Congress.

Ron Lewis
I think the world should unite and focus on strong health systems to prepare the whole world to prevent epidemics – or if there is an outbreak, to manage it quickly – because viruses don’t respect borders, and they don’t need visas.

Tedros Adhanom
When there were cases of Ebola in the States, I respected that people wanted to address concerns and take some sort of action, but the focus turned completely to the U.S. At one point, we started to wonder, Where is the Ebola epidemic happening? The States – or West Africa?

Joanne Liu
All the men in my life have been two things: an epic and an epidemic.

Ethel Waters
My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover.

Tom Glazer
This epidemic of student demands for ‘safe places’ to protect against threatening words and ideas would make a great science fiction film, but unbelievably, events seem to be outpacing the political imagination.

Tom Tancredo
If you find diseases before they’ve really emerged, you can control them early on, before you get a major epidemic.

Nathan Wolfe
There is an epidemic right now of girls dumbing themselves down… in middle school because they think it makes them attractive.

Danica McKellar
Twenty years ago, when I spoke about women getting harassed by politicians, people said I was getting personal. Today, the climate has changed. It has become an epidemic. It’s happening in every place.

Subramanian Swamy
We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic.

Rick Larsen
I just want to recognize, the HIV epidemic was solved by the community, the HIV advocates and activists who stood up when no one was listening and got everyone’s attention.

Deborah Birx
The only thing wrong with the NBA – or any other professional sport, for that matter – is a wild epidemic of Dumbness and overweening Greed. There is no Mystery about it, and no need to change any rules.

Hunter S. Thompson
There are so many people getting dementia. It is like an epidemic now. It is a terrible disease because once you get it, your life changes completely.

Engelbert Humperdinck
Part of my job at ‘The Economist’ was writing about HIV, and that included the grim task of reporting on the state of the global epidemic.

Shereen El Feki
Skyjackers had a pretty abysmal success rate – once you commandeered a plane in American airspace, your odds of a happy ending were slim. After the epidemic ended in 1973, what folks tended to remember most about the skyjackers was their futility.

Brendan I. Koerner
In spite of the advances of medicine, deathly epidemics are more menacing than ever before.

Christian de Duve
Epidemiologists study patterns in order to combat infection. Stories about epidemics follow patterns, too. Stories aren’t often deadly, but they can be virulent: spreading fast, weakening resistance, wreaking havoc.

Jill Lepore
In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.

Warren Buffett
I am proud of the advances we have made in New York where we have continued a legacy of substantive HIV/AIDS policy, but we must continue the fight to end the epidemic and ensure an AIDS-free generation.

Letitia James
To amplify our efforts, USDA is joining with First Lady Michelle Obama in aggressively promoting the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign, which will combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that builds on effective strategies, and mobilizes public and private sector resources.

Tom Vilsack
If you look upon chronic diseases as an epidemic, and you see that the chronically ill are the poor, then you see that this issue of the uninsured is not really a moral but a financial obligation to change health care.

Patrick Soon-Shiong
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.

Wallace Stevens
Economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago persuasively argue that one of the biggest reasons for the nation’s current obesity epidemic is that food is now so much cheaper and easier to prepare.

Charles Duhigg
I was a gay man living in the epicenter of 20th-century America’s worst health epidemic.

Robert Gober
The face of the eviction epidemic is moms and kids, especially poor moms from predominantly Latino and African American neighborhoods.

Matthew Desmond
Without an adequate response, an epidemic can develop into a pandemic, which generally means it has spread to more than one continent.

Alan Huffman
If the childhood obesity epidemic remains unchecked, it will condemn many of our kids to shorter lives, as well as the emotional and financial burdens of poor health.

Richard Carmona
I have covered wars, before the epidemic began and since. They are all ugly and painful and unjust, but for me, nothing has matched the dread I felt while walking through the Castro, the Village, or Dupont Circle at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

Michael Specter
Malaria was one of the epidemic diseases with the most comprehensive records in traditional Chinese medical literature.

Tu Youyou
Promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging fitness are so important for our children’s development and reducing the nation’s epidemic of childhood obesity.

Marcia Fudge
There is certainly a longstanding idea within western culture that civilization is only a thin veneer. As soon as something happens, say a war or a natural disaster or an epidemic like we’re going through right now, the worst comes out in each of us.

Rutger Bregman
There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country. There are more women who have put off child-bearing in favor of their professional lives. For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China.

Iris Chang
The face of America’s eviction epidemic is a mom with kids.

Matthew Desmond
When I first ran for mayor in 2005, I made a pledge to confront the epidemic of gun violence in Braddock.

John Fetterman
As of 2013, according to the World Health Organization, 35 million people were estimated to be living with HIV or AIDS globally, and 39 million have died from the disease. The epidemic of denial won, and now everyone knows there is money in the making of drugs for AIDS.

Alexander Chee
Online harassment, especially gendered online harassment, is an epidemic. Women are being driven out; they’re being driven offline. This isn’t just in gaming. This is happening across the board online, especially with women who participate in or work in male-dominated industries.

Anita Sarkeesian
I think in today’s society we are dealing with an epidemic of fatherless homes. We’re turning everywhere else for people to be fathered.

Andy Mineo
Fixing obesity is going to require a change in our modern relationship with food. I’m hopeful that we begin to see a turnaround in this childhood obesity epidemic.

S. Jay Olshansky
Cybercrime is becoming everything in crime. Again, because people have connected their entire lives to the Internet, that’s where those who want to steal money or hurt kids or defraud go. So it’s an epidemic for reasons that make sense.

James Comey
When the HIV/AIDS epidemic first appeared, a lot of the reaction was that it’s not happening here. It doesn’t exist. It’s not on the continent of Africa. Then we moved into this other phase, in which it was kind of like, it’s everywhere.

Uzodinma Iweala
Nations don’t have friends; they have interests. The best motivation for a state to act if it is remote from an epidemic is if its own security is at risk.

Joanne Liu
I started to write about science and medicine at the ‘Washington Post,’ in the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

Michael Specter
Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication.

Andrew Weil
Food is being purposefully formulated to addict you.Then it is purposefully marketed, targeted to young children to addict them at an early age. This is unethical, right? This is immoral, particularly when you see the results of it which is this world-wide epidemic of diabetes and obesity.

Laurie David
We tell stories with maps about global warming, biodiversity; we can design more livable cities, track the spread of epidemics. That makes a difference.

Jack Dangermond
I don’t think you just can put people on the starting block and then wait… for the next Ebola-like epidemic. I think that you need somehow a small-capacity response who’s going to run the first few kilometers of the marathon.

Joanne Liu