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Moorhead Public Library 614.5924 GAT (Text) 33500013591243 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593534489
  • ISBN: 0593534484
  • Physical Description: 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Learn from COVID -- Create a pandemic prevention team -- Get better at detecting outbreaks early -- Help people protect themselves right away -- Find new treatments fast -- Get ready to make vaccines -- Practice, practice, practice -- Close the health gap between rich and poor countries -- Make, and fund, a plan for preventing pandemics -- Afterword: How COVID changed the course of our digital future.
Summary, etc.:
"The COVID-19 pandemic isn't over. But even as governments around the world try to get it under control, they're also starting to talk about what happens next. How can we prevent another pandemic from killing millions of people and devastating the global economy? Can we even hope to accomplish this? Bill Gates believes the answer is yes, and he has written a largely upbeat book that lays out clearly and convincingly what the world should learn from COVID-19, explains the science of fighting pandemics, and suggests what all of us can do to help prevent another one. Given the worldwide success of How to Avoid a Climate Disaster (which debuted at #1 on the New York Times best seller list), Gates is more respected than ever for his approach to solving the world's biggest challenges"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 April #2
    *Starred Review* By now, most people are fluent in the parlance of pandemics—lockdowns, social distancing, masking, PCR tests, contact tracing, flattening the curve—but they are also understandably worried about where we go from here. In this concise and lucid book, global health activist Gates reflects on the current COVID-19 pandemic, considers future ones, and renders several sensible recommendations for prevention. Heed lessons on success and on failure from our response to COVID-19, Gates advises. Prioritize establishing a pandemic prevention team, (the equivalent of a global fire department). Enhance disease surveillance to identify outbreaks early, and protect folks quickly. Discover new remedies rapidly, expediting testing and approval of drugs. Have vaccine pipelines ready to roll (development, manufacturing in massive quantities, efficient delivery). Ramp up efforts at creating universal vaccines for coronaviruses and influenza viruses. Practice makes perfect: implement full-scale exercises to gauge the world's readiness to locate and react to outbreaks, strive for health equity, increase investment in public health infrastructure, design and financially support a sound pandemic prevention system. Gates emphasizes the importance of urgency; complacency itself is a threat. Passionate but never preachy, Gates delivers an expert, well-reasoned, and robust appeal for the world to unite in averting upcoming pandemics. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

BILL GATES is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. In 1975, he cofounded Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. Today, he is cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he has spent more than twenty years working on global health and development issues, including pandemic prevention, disease eradication, and problems concerning water, sanitation, and hygiene. He has three children.

Subject: Pandemics > Prevention.
COVID-19 (Disease) > Prevention.
Public health.
COVID-19 (Disease) > Prevention.
Pandemics > prevention & control
COVID-19 > prevention & control
Genre: Popular Work

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