The contagion next time / Sandro Galea.
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- ISBN: 9780197576427
- ISBN: 0197576427
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A better and healthier time to be alive than ever -- An unhealthy country -- An unhealthy world -- Who we are, the foundational forces -- Where we live, work, and play -- Politics, power, and money -- Compassion -- Social, racial, and economic justice -- Health as a public good -- Understanding what matters most -- Working in complexity and doubt -- Humility and informing the public conversation
"It began with a bat. This was the species in which the virus first emerged before infecting humans. A member of the coronavirus family of diseases, the symptoms of the virus included high fever, dry cough, body aches, diarrhea, and pneumonia. It spread primarily through respiratory droplets emitted when an infected person coughed or sneezed. This made it important to minimize person-to-person contact and observe social distancing in public spaces where the virus could be transmitted. Once the world became aware of the disease, it mobilized to stop it. These efforts were successful. Quarantine measures, quickly adopted, substantially slowed the spread of the disease. Within months of the detection of the virus in humans, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak contained. A total of 8,098 people were infected during the outbreak, and 774 died"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #2
Reflecting on the COVID-19 catastrophe, public health expert Galea believes the path to preventing future pandemics requires a restructuring of society that ardently promotes health for all. Health is influenced by many nonmedical forces political, economic, environmental, and social. Spending massive amounts of money on medical treatment is not sufficient to advance the overall health of society and individuals. Unless health inequalities, economic hardship, and racial injustice are effectively addressed, the world will remain seriously susceptible to pandemics. Fortifying health and constructing an improved world requires compassion, justice, humility, and a reaffirmation of the importance of science. Galea points to the many missteps occurring throughout the pandemic and the damage done by mistrust and scapegoating. He considers concepts of vulnerability, uncertainty, and collective sacrifice. Even in a post-COVID-19 world, other dangerous viral contagions will lurk in a tropical forest being razed, a wet market, perhaps even a laboratory. Galea offers a basic blueprint to help society better prepare for viral onslaughts. He wisely surmises, We are all attempting to navigate life in the same fogânone of us know nearly enough. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
<br><strong>Sandro Galea</strong> is Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. He has been named an "epidemiology innovator" by <em>Time</em> and one of the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" by <em>Thomson</em> <em>Reuters</em>. A native of Malta, he has served as a field physician for Doctors<br>Without Borders and held academic positions at Columbia University, University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. At the time of his current appointment, he was the youngest dean of a school of public health in the United States.<br>
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