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The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One

Over the last 30 years of epidemics and pandemics, we learned nearly every lesson needed to stop this coronavirus outbreak in its tracks. We heeded almost none of them. The result is a pandemic on a scale never before seen in our lifetimes.

In this captivating, authoritative, and eye-opening book, science journalist Debora MacKenzie lays out the full story of how and why it happened: the previous viruses that should have prepared us, the shocking public health failures that paved the way, the failure to contain the outbreak, and most importantly, what we must do to prevent future pandemics.

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See also: Author Debora MacKenzie - Freelance reporter specialising in biomedical and social issues

Details last updated 02-Nov-2020

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