The End of Epidemics: How to Stop Viruses and Save Humanity 2020

The End of Epidemics: How to Stop Viruses and Save Humanity 2020

Author : Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, Bronwyn Fryer

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Classification Popular Science/ Health
Pub Date November 2020
Imprint Amaryllis
Page Extent 320
Binding Paperback
Language English
ISBN 9789390085507
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About the Book

An outbreak of a new, deadly, highly contagious virus was inevitable. An explosive global pandemic was not inevitable. There is hope.
It’s the dystopian nightmare pandemic experts have warned about. But it’s happening right now. Covid-19 has catapulted us into a science fiction scenario – now our lived reality across the globe. Seemingly overnight, literally billions of people around the globe have had their lives upended by fear, uncertainty, bankruptcy, illness or death.
At home we ask: When can I hug grandma again? Will the job I’ve been preparing for even exist when COVID-19 has passed? Will the business I built with sweat ever re-open? When can we safely travel abroad – or even to some parts of our own country? Will everyday life ever go back to normal? When will we have a vaccine?
Experts ask not whether suicides will increase, children will die from disrupted immunization programs, people will starve from broken food systems, or families will be pushed into poverty – but how many will suffer these and other consequences the pandemic.
Boiled up from the blood of a bat in rural China, the novel coronavirus has scourged every continent except Antarctica, and every major city – from Sydney to Stockholm, New York to Nairobi, Moscow to Miami, and Brasilia to Bangkok. By the time the pandemic has passed, Covid-19 will have killed hundreds of thousands of people, sickened millions of people, upended the lives of tens of millions, and cost the global economy trillions of dollars.
In The End of Epidemics, leading public health authority Dr Jonathan D. Quick tells the stories of the heroes, past and present, who have succeeded in their fights to stop the spread of illness and death. He explains the science and the politics of combatting epidemics. And he provides a detailed seven-part plan showing exactly how world leaders, health professionals, the business community, media, and ordinary citizens can work together to prevent epidemics, saving millions of lives.

About the Author(s)

Jonathan D. Quick is a family physician, health-management specialist; managing director for pandemic response, preparedness, and prevention at The Rockefeller Foundation; and an adjunct professor of global health at the Duke Global Health Institute. He is also the former president and chief executive for the global non-profit organization Management Sciences for Health and former director of essential medicines and pharmaceutical policies at the World Health Organization. Dr Quick has carried out assignments to improve the health and lives of people in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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