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Thinking in a pandemic : the crisis of science and policy in the age of COVID-19  Cover Image Book Book

Thinking in a pandemic : the crisis of science and policy in the age of COVID-19

Lord, Matt, (editor.).

Summary: We are living in the midst of the greatest public health crisis of our time. Confronting the many challenges of this moment--from the medical to the economic, the social to the political--demands all the moral and deliberative clarity we can muster. Bringing together coverage of the unfolding pandemic from the critically acclaimed Boston Review, this collection explores the history and social legacies of pandemics, explores the place of science in popular culture and policy-making, and interrogates the ways in which science and health have been politicized. 'Thinking in a Pandemic' collects the latest arguments from doctors and epidemiologists, philosophers and economists, legal scholars and historians, activists and citizens, as they think not just through this moment but beyond it. While much remains uncertain, our responsibility to public reason is sure. Now, more than ever, we affirm the power of collective reasoning and imagination to create a healthier and more just world.

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  • ISBN: 9781839763120
  • ISBN: 1839763124
  • Physical Description: print
    171 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Boston Review, [2020]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Subtitle from cover.
"A copublication of Boston Review & Verso Books made possible by a generous grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Pandemic history. New pathogen, old politics / Alex de Waal ; Technocracy after COVID-19 / Jonathan White ; How epidemics end / Jeremy A. Greene & Dóra Vargha -- Pandemic philosophy. Models versus evidence / Jonathan Fuller ; Good science is good science / Marc Lipsitch ; The totality of the evidence / John P.A. Ioannidis ; From pandemic facts to pandemic policies / Jonathan Fuller -- Pandemic policy. Recessions often improve population health, but COVID-19 may be different / Sarah Burgard & Lucie Kalousova ; Hydroxychloroquine and the political polarization of science / Cailin O'Connor & James Owen Weatherall ; Will evidence-based medicine survive COVID-19? / Trisha Greenhalgh ; Steps to better COVID-19 response / Natalie E. Dean ; How a popular medical device encodes racial bias / Amy Moran-Thomas.
Subject: COVID-19 (Disease)
Epidemics
Evidence-based medicine
Medical policy
Technocracy
Essays
COVID-19 (Disease)
Epidemics
Essays
Evidence-based medicine
Medical policy
Technocracy

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