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Duty of Care

One Doctor’s Story of the COVID-19 Crisis
Narrated by: Dr Dominic Pimenta
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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Summary

The first book to tell the full story of the COVID-19 pandemic, from an NHS doctor working inside hospitals to save lives and combat the virus on the front line. This audiobook features additional questions and answers with the author, Dr Dominic Pimenta, providing even further expert insights.

On the eighth of February, Dr Dominic Pimenta encountered his first suspected case of coronavirus. Within a week, he began wearing a mask on the tube and within a month, he was moved over to the Intensive Care Unit to help fight the virus. 

Duty of Care is the first book to tell the full story of the COVID-19 pandemic from someone on the front line, working in one of the NHS's hardest hit areas. From the initial whispers coming out of China and the collective hesitation to class this as a pandemic to full lockdown and the continued battle to treat whoever came through the doors, Dr Pimenta tells the heroic stories of how the entire system shifted to tackle this outbreak and how, ultimately, the staff managed to save lives.

This incredible account captures the shock and surprise, the panic and power of an unprecedented time, and how, at this moment of despair, human generosity and kindness prevailed.

©2020 Dr Dominic Pimenta (P)2020 W F Howes

Critic reviews

“Beautifully written, passionate and moving.” (Kate Mosse) 

“Gripping, humane, eye-opening and seriously tense.” (Ian Dunt) 

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Really great insight into what was happening in hospitals during the peak of the pandemic, as well as a more personal moving story. Incredibly interesting.

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Duty of care

A real hero! Great read to follow Dominic , an NHS Doctor through this pandemic. A real account of being on the frontline facing the changing guidelines throughout the months and also managing to set up a charity as well. I would love to read another book by this author

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  • 06-09-20

Excellent Book

Honest and eye opener on COVID-19. Lessons need to be learned from herd immunity. The leadership in every country needs to read this book before the second and third wave of COVID-19 happens again.

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