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Author Mackenzie, Debora, author.

Title Stopping the next pandemic : how COVID-19 can help us save humanity / Debora Mackenzie.

Edition Revised and expanded edition.
Publication Info. New York, New York : Hachette Books, 2021.
©2020
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction-NEW  616.2414 MAC    AVAILABLE
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Description xxix, 353 pages ; 21 cm
Note "Previously published as Covid-19: The pandemic that never should have happened and how to stop the next one."--Title page versa.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-353).
Contents 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 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.
Summary The Covid-19 pandemic has left a trail of loss, misery, and economic ruin in its wake. With such destruction, can there be any silver lining? As veteran science journalist Debora MacKenzie illuminates in this acclaimed, eye-opening book, there is one: with the lessons learned from this disaster, we can stop it from happening again. Here, she lays out the full story in accessible, gripping detail: the previous viruses that should have prepared us, the shocking public health failures that led to this catastrophe, the wrong decisions made at every turn. And employing what we have learned about viruses, vaccines, inequality, global cooperation, and more, she charts a bold, optimistic path forward for protecting humanity from threats to come.
Subject COVID-19 (Disease)
Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Epidemics -- Prevention.
Respiratory infections -- History.
ISBN 9780306924224
0306924226
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