Arup K. Chakraborty and Andrey S. Shaw ; illustrated by Philip J.S. Stork
"Informed and accessible overview of viruses and pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work to form the foundation of public health"-- Provided by publisher.
Peter J. Hotez, MD, PHD
"With global cooperation and cohesion in decline, Hotez, a former member of the US Science Envoy Program, zeroes in on the factors that drive our most controversial and pressing global health concerns, including war and conflict, climate change, antivaxxers, and poverty. He proposes historically proven methods to soothe fraught international relations while preparing us for a safer, healthier future. The 2020 coronavirus crisis makes the book more timely than ever."-- Provided by publisher.
In a gripping, accessible narrative, a veteran science journalist lays out the shocking story of how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic happened and how to make sure this never happens again.
Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan (Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine)
"No one will ever again die of smallpox. With the battle against that "most terrible of the ministers of death" won, an unprecedented humanitarian coalition has now turned to polio, malaria and measles."--Jacket flap.
John Fabian Witt
"From yellow fever to smallpox to polio to AIDS to COVID-19, epidemics have prompted Americans to make choices and answer questions about their basic values and their laws. In five concise chapters, historian John Fabian Witt traces the legal history of epidemics, showing how infectious disease has both shaped, and been shaped by, the law. Arguing that throughout American history legal approaches to public health have been liberal for some communities and authoritarian for others, Witt shows us how history's answers to the major questions brought up by previous epidemics help shape our answers today: What is the relationship between individual liberty and the common good? What is the role of the federal government, and what is the role of the states? Will long-standing traditions of government and law give way to the social imperatives of an epidemic? Will we let the inequities of our mixed tradition continue?"--Amazon
Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr.
"This Book Will Keep You Safer Than a Face Mask offers calming, straightforward advice to address the ongoing spread of COVID-19 as well as arming readers with knowledge about infectious diseases for every cold and flu season. This practical, myth-busting approach will give you peace of mind as it helps you learn how to protect yourself in a variety of scenarios, from shopping and eating to commuting and travel to taking care of your family, boosting immunity, and staying safe inside the home"-- Provided by publisher.
Dr. Seema Yasmin
"This book dissects medical myths and pseudoscience and explores how misinformation can spread faster than microbes. Yasmin debunks public health myths ranging from the spurious link between vaccines and autism to the truth about so-called chemtrails left behind by airplanes. In short chapters covering popular myths, Yasmin parses the science behind fearful rumors and models how to be a more informed consumer of health news"-- Provided by publisher.