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COVID-19 : the pandemic that never should have happened and how to stop the next one / Debora Mackenzie.

Mackenzie, Debora, (author.).

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Pocono Mountain Public Library 614.5 Mac (Text) 35540000060387 PMPL 2nd Floor Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0306924242
  • ISBN: 9780306924248
  • Physical Description: xxi, 279 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-279).
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- A note on the virus -- Could we have stopped this whole thing at the start? -- What are these emerging diseases, and why are they emerging? -- SARS, MERS - you can't say we weren't warned -- Don't blame the bats -- Wasn't the pandemic supposed to be the flu? -- So what do we do about disease? -- Things fall apart -- The pandemic that never should have happened - and how to stop the next one -- Acknowledgments -- Notes.
Summary, etc.:
Over the last thirty years of epidemics and pandemics, we learned nearly every lesson needed to stop this coronavirus outbreak in its tracks. We heeded almost none of them. The result is a pandemic on a scale never before seen in our lifetimes. In this captivating, authoritative, and eye-opening book, science journalist Debora MacKenzie lays out the full story of how and why it happened: the previous viruses that should have prepared us, the shocking public health failures that led to this disaster, and the failure to contain the outbreak. With the accumulated knowledge of our failings and a range of expert opinions, she charts a bold, optimistic path forward for protecting humanity from even worse threats to come. Drawing on more than three decades of experience reporting on emerging disasters, MacKenzie delivers a narrative equal parts fascinating and terrifying, packed with colorful anecdotes of scientists at work, damning stories of negligent governments, and new bombshell details about the COVID-19 outbreak. It is too early to say where this pandemic will go, but it is past time to talk about what went wrong and how we can do better.
Subject: COVID-19 (Disease)
Communicable diseases > Prevention.
Epidemics > Prevention.

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