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The premonition : a pandemic story / Michael Lewis



The true story of America's response to the COVID-19 pandemic could read like a thriller where naysaying leadership faces medical visionaries who refuse to follow directives they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. A secret team of dissenting doctors nicknamed the Wolverines has the resources to fight the pandemic, local public-health officials have unique perspectives into society that the CDC misses, even a young student's science project provides a model for disease control, but all know even their communications are a risk in this age of surveillance.

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  • ISBN: 9780393881554
  • ISBN: 0393881555
  • Physical Description: xv, 304 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note:
part I. Prologue: The looking glass ; Dragon ; The making of a public-health officer ; The pandemic thinker ; Stopping the unstoppable ; Clairvoyance -- part II. The red phone ; The redneck epidemiologist ; In Mann Gulch ; The L6 -- part III. The bug in the system ; Plastic flowers ; The sin of omission.
Subject: COVID-19 (Disease) > Forecasting.
COVID-19 (Disease) > Research.
COVID-19 (Disease) > United States.
Coronavirus infections > China > Wuhan.
Trump, Donald, 1946-
Public health.
CDC Foundation.
Common fallacies.

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