Pandemic

“Shrewdly articulated . . . thought-provoking and well-documented”–
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#qotd People have stopped wearing masks & are crossing all borders of social distancing.
Is the pandemic over?
How can we come back to normal, so soon?
When will we learn our lessons??
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PANDEMIC- tracking contagions, from cholera to corona viruses & beyond
by
SONIA SHAH.

pandemic: from the Greek pan “all” + dēmos “people”.

A disease outbreak that spreads throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world.

272 pages, 10 chapters
with
introduction, glossary, notes, index etc.

There are coloured, glossy paper pictures too.
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This book couldn’t be more relatable, than in the present times.

The book was first published in 2016 in the United States
&
is now, first published in 2020, in India by HarperCollins, with a new preface.
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SONIA SHAH is an investigative journalist and author of critically acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights, and international politics. 
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✨Basic premise of the book:

The book explores history, with deep, rigorous research to find the causes & effects of pathogens, why we take so long to acknowledge & accept them as a pandemic and have we ever learnt our lessons?

This highly, informed read, aims to pull off the mask of various pandemics in history & tries to establish a relation between them & even with the future pandemics.

It says, the future lies in our hands..
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Read the book if;

✨you want a detailed character- sketch of past pathogens & pandemics, the present & the probable future ones.
✨you want to understand each and every aspect, with a scientific point of view, in a simple, lay- man language.
✨It helps us understand our role as an individual, as a society, as a human species in this entire conundrum.
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What did I learn?

✨Life keeps on repeating it’s trials & tribulations until and unless we understand our lessons from it & improve & move on.
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✨A good, descriptive read for starters on the said topic.
The personal experiences of the author, adds to the reading experience.

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