The Next Pandemic by Ali S. Khan audiobook

The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers

By Ali S. Khan , with William Patrick
Read by Ben Sullivan

PublicAffairs, Hachette Original 9781610395915

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478919902

  • ISBN: 9781478919803

Runtime: 8.91 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Skillfully chronicles the engrossing investigative work spawned by recent pathenogenic outbreaks…Well-written…Remarkable.” Publishers Weekly
“Khan excels at writing for general readers. Not only does he describe the effects of specific diseases and how he investigates an outbreak and creates a plan to stop it, but he also creates vivid pictures of the setting, the people, and often the politics involved in diagnosis and treatment…. The details are sometimes disturbing, but Khan writes with verve, clarity, and a touch of humor.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Ali S. Khan

Author Bio: Ali S. Khan

Titles by Author

Author Bio: William Patrick

Author Bio: William Patrick

William Patrick, a former editor for science and medicine at Harvard University Press, is the editor in chief of the Journal of Life Sciences. He lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English