The Next Pandemic

  • by Ali Khan, William Patrick
  • Narrated by Ben Sullivan
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases - and the panic and corruption that make them worse.
Throughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over 100 million deaths. We ignore this reality most of the time, but when a new threat - Ebola, SARS, Zika - seems imminent, we send our best and bravest doctors to contain it. People like Dr. Ali S. Khan.
In his long career as a public health first responder - protected by a thin mask from infected patients, napping under nets to keep out scorpions, making life-and-death decisions on limited, suspect information - Khan has found that rogue microbes will always be a problem, but outbreaks are often caused by people. We make mistakes, politicize emergencies, and, too often, fail to imagine the consequences of our actions.
The Next Pandemic is a firsthand account of disasters like anthrax, bird flu, and others - and how we could do more to prevent their return. It is both a gripping story of our brushes with fate and an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic.

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Worth Giving it a go, lots of little anecdotes, warnings for the future, well written.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-01-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio