The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers (Compact Disc)

The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers By Ali S. Khan, William Patrick, Ben Sullivan (Read by) Cover Image

The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers (Compact Disc)

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Throughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred 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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781478919902
ISBN-10: 1478919906
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
Language: English