Plagued: Surviving a Modern Pandemic

Plagued: Surviving a Modern Pandemic

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c-b-2020, , reviewed, 2020

Pandemics cannot be eliminated, but they can be stopped; the trick is discovering what will curtail any one particular outbreak. Renowned environmentalist and science writer Albert Bates presents an easy-to-understand scientific explanation and overview of the global consequences of pandemics and offers a fresh perspective on how we can coexist with them, individually and collectively. Bates recounts the history of deadly pandemics and provides a basic explanation for why diseases can infect and spread quickly, as well as how viruses invade the body and travel from host to host, further illustrating why we are all at risk. He also reminds us that disrupting natural ecosystems increases the chances of letting loose even more viruses into global populations. Discover which methods have been used to battle infectious outbreaks in the past, which social solutions are the most effective, and how to bolster our resources before the next pandemic strikes.

Title:Plagued: Surviving a Modern Pandemic
ISBN:9781570674006
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    Plagued: Surviving a Modern Pandemic Reviews

  • Kristine Mckenna

    This book really was not cohesive. Part of it read as a medical textbook with charts and bogged down jargon. Then other parts were more of a self help book, but pretty shallow. A list such as How To C...

  • Lynda Stevens

    The story of our Times, this book looks at the case of Covid 19, whilst also examining how other viruses have 'worked, including the Spanish flu, and been the scourge of humanity that they are.Smallpo...

  • Cat

    Pretty timely book and a quick easy read, as well. It's nice to find all the vital information needed in one book, from origin of disease to managing it's origins. I found the book very helpful at eas...

  • Steve

    DisappointingThe book left me unsatisfied. I thought the science discussion was weak and that some of the suggestions were simplistic. On the other hand, the book does maintain a conversational, frien...

  • Polly Krize

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I found this a strangely calming read during the COVID-19 pandemic the world is suffering right now. Details the history of previous wor...

  • Robin Dix

    I found this book to be very informative and enjoyed reading about other historical pandemics. I don’t agree with a lot of the authors comments but still found it very useful, I’d not dry in place...

  • Rebekka Steg

    Not going to finish this after the straight up misinformation in the first chapter makes me mistrust anything else in the book. Viruses don't choose to be especially nasty, and R0 can't be negative. ...