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The Next Pandemic Audiobook

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

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An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases - and the panic and corruption that make them worse.

Throughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over 100 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.

©2016 Ali Khan (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    aaron los angeles, CA, United States 01-24-17
    aaron los angeles, CA, United States 01-24-17 Member Since 2017

    Let's face it, these authors aren't paying me, so there's no need to lie!!

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    "Many Outstanding Stories about Many Scary Microbes"

    This book is a story-friendly retelling of many of Ali's more interesting case studies, while working at the CDC. This guy really encountered some mean little viruses, and the sheer volume of historical science (scientific history?) alone is worth the price of the book. I found Ali's storytelling style to be engaging and quite entertaining. He rarely goes off on tangents, and knows that the reader is interested in the "sizzle" of these afflictions, and not just cold, hard data.

    Overall, if you're interested in the history of killer germs, or the potential for said germs to become "viral" and potentially wipe out a sizable section of the population, then this book is for you!

    Narrator is great.

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    Rashan 02-23-17
    Rashan 02-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "whoa!"

    scary but without trying.
    stories told matter-of-factly about many ways to die.
    Dr.Kahn did a wonderful job weaving together the backstories of so many health scares i remember.

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    Worth Giving it a go, lots of little anecdotes, warnings for the future, well written.

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