How to Survive a Pandemic

How to Survive a Pandemic

A vital, timely text on the viruses that cause pandemics and how to face them, by the New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die.

From tuberculosis to bird flu and HIV to coronavirus, these infectious diseases share a common origin story: human interaction with animals. Otherwise known as zoonotic diseases for their passage from animals to humans, these pathogens—both pre-existing ones and those newly identified—emerge and re-emerge throughout history, sparking epidemics and pandemics that have resulted in millions of deaths around the world.

How did these diseases come about? And what—if anything—can we do to stop them and their fatal march into our countries, our homes, and our bodies? In How to Survive a Pandemic, Dr. Michael Greger, physician and internationally-recognized expert on public health issues, delves into the origins of some of the deadliest pathogens the world has ever seen. Tracing their evolution from the past until today, Dr. Greger spotlights emerging flu and coronaviruses as he examines where these pathogens originated, as well as the underlying conditions and significant human role that have exacerbated their lethal influence to large, and even global, levels.

As the world grapples with the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus 2019, Dr. Greger reveals not only what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones during a pandemic, but also what human society must rectify to reduce the likelihood of even worse catastrophes in the future.

Title:How to Survive a Pandemic
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250791429
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    How to Survive a Pandemic Reviews

  • Dr Appu Sasidharan

    "Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and...

  • Jeanette (Again)

    Dr. Michael Greger is best known for his nutritional expertise, but he studied infectious diseases for many years before focusing on food. If you want clarification about all of the information and mi...

  • Janet

    What a book to read during a mild pandemic, COVID-19. Mild? Well, yes, as a matter of fact there are some really terrible pandemics waiting in the wings with death rates over 50%. We thought this one ...

  • Rebe

    How to Survive a Pandemic is the second book I've read by Michael Greger. He seems to research everything thoroughly (literally half this book is just references), writes about scary subjects without ...

  • Tim

    3.5 stars: Some great content and inspiring thoughts in there: especially on the fact that the current Covid-19 is way less serious than a human H5N1 outbreak would be and how mass chicken production ...

  • Ericka Clouther

    There was interesting information and analysis here even with all the reading I’ve been doing on this topic. However, it needed more editing, as it was repetitive, seemed to go back and forth to the...

  • Johanna

    The science in this is astounding, I found the insight into viruses and their evolution fascinating. Dr Greger’s depth of research never ceases to amaze me. Absolutely insightful read - it really is...

  • Trace Nichols

    Wow is this timely... particularly because the author wrote this book amidst a global pandemic. Chock FULL of information, this read is truly educational. It covers not on the history of viruses, path...

  • Rootul Patel

    Best book of 2020.Actionable personal takeaways:- Use 60%+ alcohol based hand sanitizer because humans (including myself) can't be trusted to wash their hands properly. If hands are visibly soiled, wa...

  • George Jacobs

    How to Survive a Pandemic by Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, Published by Bluebird Books for Life, 2020.Currently, Dr Michael Greger devotes his considerable energies to the NutritionFacts.org non-profit ...