The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9781324035534
ISBN: 9781324035534
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company
Autor: Lewis, Michael
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 320
Tipo de pasta: Pasta blanda
Descripción: About the AuthorMichael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.New York Times BestsellerFor those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about.Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work.Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.ReviewAn urgent, highly readable contribution to the literature of what might be called the politics of disease.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"Lewis brings a welcome gimlet eye to the Trump era... the lessons of the "The Premonition" apply to more than just the C.D.C. -- they tell us why government bureaucracies fail.--Nick Confessore "New York Times Book Review"From the Back CoverPraise for Michael LewisI would read an 800-page history of the stapler if he wrote it.-- John Williams, New York Times Book Review
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