• Pandemic

  • The Great Influenza Since 1918 Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola Until the Viruses of Our Days.
  • By: John M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Jono Mammel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Health & Wellness
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Are you looking for a complete guide on pandemic diseases? Then, keep reading...

Pandemics are large-scale infectious disease outbreaks which can significantly increase morbidity and death across a wide geographical area and cause major economic, social, and political disruption.

Evidence suggests that over the past century, the risk of pandemics increased with increasing global travel and migration, urbanization, land use changes, and greater natural environment exploitation. Such patterns are expected to continue and increase.

Critical policy emphasis has been on recognizing and reducing emerging pandemics and increasing and maintaining investment to develop readiness and health capacity. In planning for the consequences of pandemics, the international community has made progress and mitigation.

The 2003 severe pandemic of ASRS and the increasing concern about the danger of avian influenza have led many countries to formulate pandemic plans. The World Health Assembly's delayed notification of early SRS cases has also brought the IHR update to oblige all member states of the World Health Organization to comply with common standards of identification and report on ASRS.

Throughout the 2009 influenza pandemic, the system introduced with the new IHR (international health regulations) enabled a more organized global response. International donors have also begun to invest in enhancing readiness through improved standards and health capacity-building support.

The book focuses on influenza, its symptoms, and the diagnosis and self-quarantine of the recovery program. Influenza is actually the family of viruses that cause cold and extreme illnesses, such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-Cove). The zoonotic influenza viruses are transmitted from animals to humans.

Clinical studies have shown that SARS-Cove is passed from civet cats to people and MERS-Cove from dromedaries to humans. Influenzaes control the distribution of other known influenzaes in animals that have not yet infected human beings.

The latest influenza epidemic was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization in Wuhan, China. Infections such as fever, breathing problems, and coughing are typical symptoms of influenza. Pneumonia, multiple organ failure, and death may be caused. The influenza incubation time is projected to be between one and 14 days. Before symptoms appear, it is infectious.

Asymptomatic patients may also be infected, which means that, given the infection in their bodies, no symptoms are shown. The seventh known to impact humans, was called influenza. Efforts have been disastrous for the management of the outbreak in China, with around 20 cities facing travel restriction, affecting at least 60 million people. Then, 12 countries evacuated residents of their Wuhan, while others prohibited entry for Chinese citizens. Various aviation from and to China have been suspended.

As such, this audiobook discusses the following topics:

  • Great influenza 1918
  • The pestilence: the black death
  • Contagions from Ebola
  • What exactly is a pandemic?
  • Latest virus: influenza?
  • How can influenza spread and infect other people
  • Guide: medical precautions for influenza
  • How to treat infections and viruses
  • Myths and misconceptions about viruses
  • When will we know if the influenza is a global pandemic?
  • Guidelines on prevention and control of influenza
  • What’s the truth about common rumors?
  • If you get sick
  • Preventive behavior
  • How can I further educate myself and stay in front?

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©2020 John M. Banks (P)2020 John M. Banks

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The narrator did a great job. But I struggled to finish this because it was overly simplified and outdated information. Most of the data is current as of late February and March of 2020. COVID-19 and the pandemic has developed significantly since.

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Easy straightforward style, seems helpful. I highly recommend. This audiobook is really helpful and a good audiobook.

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This audiobook is incredible. The coverage on the aspects of Pandemic is quite rich and easily to listen. I am so fortunate to peruse this.

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It has revealed some history to me

This audiobook was a tough listen for me, as it dives down into the deepest crevices to build the history before during and after the great pandemic. It has revealed some history to me that I was totally unaware of and I appreciate the author and all this audiobook contains.

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  • Merle Vargas
  • 06-07-20

Excellent time to listen this audiobook

The audiobook is about influenza, but the same society problems and scientific problems parallel coronavirus. There is lots of scientific language but Jono Mammel even makes that easy to listen to.

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  • Angel Buchanan
  • 06-07-20

A Must Listen in 2020!!!

In the World of 2020 COVID-19 this is s Must listen. So much information. Predicts the unprepared state we are in now! Tracks the way the influenza spreads and there is no cure. John M Banks please update this audiobook for today’s pandemic!! Excellent!!

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  • Don Newman
  • 06-07-20

Very interesting and eye opening audiobook.

I was fascinated and horrified by the realities of the 1918 influenza! How far we've come in 100 years...yet stil a virus can hold the world hostage. Very interesting and eye opening audiobook.

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  • 06-07-20

Very good & important listen

Excellent narration. Although very expansive, not boring at all. Well researched; provides a good account of what happened in 1918.

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  • 05-31-20

This audio-book is so amazing!!!

Typically, I go for audio-book of post apocalyptic kind. This one was coming up so I gave it an attempt. It is probably something of a psychological thriller on conspiracy theories. Yet it was good. I got to get the next audio-book because it's still loose ends and I want to know. This is a good audio-book.

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  • 05-31-20

This is an essential guide for everyone!!!

The story was interesting and nice. Yet many of the phrases were hard to listen and pronounce. Also, I was very annoyed by the use of "cholera vibrio" instead of "vibrio cholera." The sound was fine, made it more dramatic, I just couldn't bear all the mispronouncements.

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  • 05-31-20

This audio-book is so informative!!!

This is my first audio-book about John M. Banks. I just couldn't stop listening. This story is an epic tale of the danger as people determine what's best for the world. If you like mysteries susoenseful, scientific, ... this audio-book is for you. Healthy Vision!

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  • 05-31-20

This audio-book has good actuality information!!!

I just loved the audio-book. It's well decoration, and complex subjects are well explained to people who don't have a scientific background. I considered the material both interesting and important. The author has done a good job of describing the medical, geographical, evolutionary, and social dimensions of cholera pandemics and the implications for possible pandemics. She's doing her research, obviously.

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  • Emilio Howard
  • 05-31-20

One of the best audio-book I found!!!

Any high school student will need the past of pandemics. This is an opportunity to combine all coursework with issues of the real world. As a 30-year data science teacher trying to carry computer science education to everyone I know our future depends on providing our youth with digital learning resources-like "R" and a motivator for doing something for others.