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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs Paperback – May 12, 2020
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"This book will change the way you think. It is clear, well written, and has a narrative drive provided by a subtext worthy of Stephen King. It is also based on solid science--in fact, I wish the science weren't so solid, so I could dismiss its conclusions. If enough people--or the right people--read it, it will do what few books can do: it will save many, many lives."
―John M. Barry, author of The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History and Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
"Osterholm and Olshaker calmly show us that Mother Nature is the 'greatest bioterrorist of them all.' Marshaling solid scientific evidence, they question why we have spent billions on the 'war on terror' and virtually nothing for an inevitable calamity that will kill millions. This stunning book is a clarion call to mount a Manhattan Project 2.0 that would prepare for the coming global pandemic. Someone should listen."―Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and coauthor of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
"As a former governor responsible for the welfare and health of my state, and a former United States Senator concerned with national security, I applaud Deadliest Enemy as a chilling and important wakeup call. Not only is it a fascinating human story and medical detective drama, it lays out the great public health challenges facing humanity and the actions that need to be initiated or enhanced to avert their life or death consequences."―Bob Graham, former Governor of Florida, U.S. Senator and Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee
"Dr. Michael Osterholm is 'the Paul Revere of the Germ War.' To those of us who have peered over the horizon and seen the enemy, his work is heroic and critical. So I am extremely gratified that he and Mark Olshaker are now sharing that vital knowledge and insight in their compelling new book, Deadliest Enemy."―Michael Leavitt, former Governor of Utah, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Secretary of Health and Human Services
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Osterholm provides just enough science to understand important questions, such as why people need to get flu shots every year, why are antibiotics becoming increasingly ineffective, and which pathogens are the biggest threat to humanity.
Yet he always ties the science directly to the larger socio-political and economic contexts that illustrate why these issues matter to our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
Most chilling is the chapter where he describes the influenza pandemic scenario that he and his colleagues have mapped out in the hope of persuading policy makers, governments, and the public to pay attention and start preparing. Most of the scenario reads line-by-line like it was copied from the news reports of the 2019/2020 Coronavirus (Covid) pandemic occurring as I write this.
About the only thing they didn’t predict was the panicked runs on toilet paper. However they anticipated the panicked runs on other groceries, so their accuracy was uncanny and unfortunately all too easy to understand.
Please read this book and share it with others so that we can start demanding real leadership in government and industry to implement the clear and reasoned action plans laid out on the pages within.
Osterholm and Olshaker explain exactly where these viruses and bacteria are lurking and the mechanisms whereby they will indeed pounce on us again. This comprehensive book includes the science on microbes, outbreak containment techniques (some of which you’ve read about and others you haven’t), the strain that globalization and animal production has placed on containment efforts, the politics of disease control, and the impact of outbreaks on the very fabric of civilization.
It’s not a question of if, it’s a matter of when. The authors are talking about more than local catastrophes. Even earthquake, tsunami, and hurricane damage will seem local compared to a 1918 style influenza outbreak on our modern worldwide just-in-time delivery system. This will wreak havoc on the first world as well as the third. What we consider important News headlines today will suddenly not seem so important anymore.
The time to act is now. This book explains what must be done.
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What is particularly interesting is that many of these are known and yet scant lip service is being paid to the eradication/prevention of them especially by the Chinese and certain Far East countries.
The epidimologists are the detectives but the real heroes are those patients that provide the clues.
This is a MUST read for those who make the decisions as to how we fund pandemic & epidemic prevention.
A real pity some of the idiots ( especially BBC Breakfast) haven't read this before they open their mouths and spread disinformation or imply that not enough is being done to help our NHS with resources at this present time.
Let’s hope COVID-19 gives governments around the world the wake-up call needed; as bigger pandemic threats certainly loom.
The Precipice is next on my reading list!
Erklärt einfach verständlich aber dennoch allumfassend die Problematik mit Viren, Bakterien etc.
Gerade zu Corona Zeiten noch interessanter. Deutlich mehr wissen und Infos als aus den Medien oder sonst was
However, in times of SARS-COV-2 this books is essential to understand that what we are going thorough was not a surprise rather something we refuse to acknowledge.
Author previewed the COVID19 and our inability for an adequate reaction long time ago.
I hope his ideas are finally heard and followed through.