Author: Sonia Shah
In Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, From Cholera to Coronaviruses and Beyond, prizewinning science journalist Sonia Shah presents a startling examination of the pandemics that have ravaged humanity-and how history prepares us to confront the most serious acute global health emergency of our time.
Interweaving history, original reportage, and personal narrative, Shah draws parallels between cholera, one of history’s most deadly pandemic-causing pathogens, and the new diseases that stalk humankind today.
To reveal how a new pandemic might develop, Shah tracks each stage of cholera’s dramatic journey. Along the way she reports on the pathogens now following in its footsteps, from the MRSA bacterium that besieges her own family to the never-before-seen killers coming out of China’s wet markets, the surgical wards of New Delhi, and the suburban backyards of the East Coast.
Delving into the convoluted science, strange politics, and checkered history of one of the world’s deadliest diseases, Pandemic is a work of epidemiological history like no other, with urgent lessons for today.
To begin with, the cover is really good. I really loved the palette used. It suits perfectly for a science fiction
Since the coronavirus outbreak, I always had an urge to know why and how this type of pandemic happens. Being a science freak I had many questions related to the current situation, That is when I found this book and I am glad I did. I loved how deeply the author has researched all facts and compiled it in this book. It not only answered my questions, but helped me understand how pandemic can affect us and the whole world.
Beautifully explained and easy narration made this book even better. If you want to know about pandemics and beyond, then this book is surely a pick for you