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The premonition : a pandemic story  Cover Image Book Book

The premonition : a pandemic story / Michael Lewis.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393881554
  • ISBN: 0393881555
  • Physical Description: xv, 304 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The missing Americans -- Prologue: The looking glass -- Dragon -- The making of a public-health officer -- The pandemic thinker -- Stopping the unstoppable -- Clairvoyance -- The red phone -- The redneck epidemiologist -- In Mann Gulch -- The L6 -- The bug in the system -- Optics -- Epilogue: The sin of omission.
Summary, etc.:
Michael Lewis's nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. 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... except official permission to implement their work.
"For 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"-- Provided by publishe
Subject: COVID-19 (Disease) > Forecasting.
COVID-19 (Disease) > Research.
Coronavirus infections > China > Wuhan.
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Available copies

  • 54 of 64 copies available at Bibliomation.

Holds

  • 3 current holds with 64 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ansonia Public Library 614.5 LEW (Text) 34045120764217 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford 614.592 LEWIS, M. (Text) 32544072646317 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bethel Public Library NEW 614.59 LEW (Text) 34030148191668 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry ANF 614.592 LEW (Text) 33260000556499 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Brookfield Library 614.5924/LEWIS (Text) 34029146696033 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/01/2022
Burnham Library - Bridgewater 614.5 LEWIS (Text) 36937002164789 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport 614.5 LEWIS (Text) 34000151212479 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 614.59 LEW (Text) 34014150091172 Adult Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 614.59 LEW (Text) 34014150096478 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Chester Public Library 614.59 LEW (Text) 33210000528642 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/10/2022
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