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The premonition : a pandemic story, Michael Lewis

Label
The premonition : a pandemic story
Title
The premonition
Title remainder
a pandemic story
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis's taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl's science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm's-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu ... everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lewis, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
  • Coronavirus infections
  • Epidemics
Target audience
adult
Label
The premonition : a pandemic story, Michael Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
21992386
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780393881554
Lccn
2021013723
Label
The premonition : a pandemic story, Michael Lewis
Publication
Control code
21992386
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780393881554
Lccn
2021013723

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