Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs Michael T. Osterholm

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Author: Michael T. Osterholm
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Book Title
Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
Author
Michael T. Osterholm
ISBN
9780316343695
A leading epidemiologist shares his "powerful and necessary" stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for global epidemics (Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone). Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their families, infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt. In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of COVID-19, Ebola, MERS, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully underprepared to deal with the fallout. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind's deadliest enemy?Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, policy research, and hard-earned epidemiological lessons, Deadliest Enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease. The authors show how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bioterror is a certainty, and the threat of a disastrous influenza or coronavirus pandemic looms ever larger. Only by understanding the challenges we face can we prevent the unthinkable from becoming the inevitable. Deadliest Enemy is high scientific drama, a chronicle of medical mystery and discovery, a reality check, and a practical plan of action.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Michael T. Osterholm, Mark OlshakerPublisher: Little, Brown SparkPublished: 03/14/2017ISBN: 9780316343695Pages: 352Weight: 1.20lbsSize: 9.30h x 6.50w x 1.50dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2017Publishers Weekly 01/30/2017Library Journal 02/15/2017 pg. 107Booklist 02/15/2017 pg. 10Shelf Awareness 04/04/2017
A leading epidemiologist shares his "powerful and necessary" stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for global epidemics (Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone).

Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their families, infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt.
In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of COVID-19, Ebola, MERS, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully underprepared to deal with the fallout. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind's deadliest enemy?
Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, policy research, and hard-earned epidemiological lessons, Deadliest Enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease. The authors show how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bioterror is a certainty, and the threat of a disastrous influenza or coronavirus pandemic looms ever larger. Only by understanding the challenges we face can we prevent the unthinkable from becoming the inevitable.

Deadliest Enemy is high scientific drama, a chronicle of medical mystery and discovery, a reality check, and a practical plan of action.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Michael T. Osterholm, Mark Olshaker
Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
Published: 03/14/2017
ISBN: 9780316343695
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.50w x 1.50d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2017
Publishers Weekly 01/30/2017
Library Journal 02/15/2017 pg. 107
Booklist 02/15/2017 pg. 10
Shelf Awareness 04/04/2017
A leading epidemiologist shares his "powerful and necessary" stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for global epidemics (Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone).

Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their families, infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt.
In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of COVID-19, Ebola, MERS, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully underprepared to deal with the fallout. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind's deadliest enemy?
Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, policy research, and hard-earned epidemiological lessons, Deadliest Enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease. The authors show how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bioterror is a certainty, and the threat of a disastrous influenza or coronavirus pandemic looms ever larger. Only by understanding the challenges we face can we prevent the unthinkable from becoming the inevitable.

Deadliest Enemy is high scientific drama, a chronicle of medical mystery and discovery, a reality check, and a practical plan of action.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Michael T. Osterholm, Mark Olshaker
Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
Published: 03/14/2017
ISBN: 9780316343695
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.50w x 1.50d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2017
Publishers Weekly 01/30/2017
Library Journal 02/15/2017 pg. 107
Booklist 02/15/2017 pg. 10
Shelf Awareness 04/04/2017