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How to Survive a Pandemic

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From tuberculosis to bird flu and HIV to coronavirus, these infectious diseases share a common origin story: human interaction with animals. Otherwise known as zoonotic diseases for their passage from animals to humans, these pathogens - both preexisting ones and those newly identified - emerge and reemerge throughout history, sparking epidemics and pandemics that have resulted in millions of deaths around the world.

How did these diseases come about? And what - if anything - can we do to stop them and their fatal march into our countries, our homes and our bodies? In How to Survive a Pandemic, Dr Michael Greger, Physician and internationally recognised expert on public health issues, delves into the origins of some of the deadliest pathogens the world has ever seen. Tracing their evolution from the past until today, Dr Greger spotlights emerging flu and coronaviruses as he examines where these pathogens originated, as well as the underlying conditions and significant human role that have exacerbated their lethal influence to large and even global levels.

As the world grapples with the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus 2019, Dr Greger reveals not only what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones during a pandemic, but also what human society must rectify to reduce the likelihood of even worse catastrophes in the future.

©2020 Michael Greger (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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A must read!

a clearly written and we'll read narration on the current crisis, and it's beginning. A wake up call that this could pale into insignificance if we do not act as a major far more frightening pandemic is on its way. Gives insight on what needs to be done to stop this or at least reduce the risk. if concerns about your health and environment were not enough this should make you think seriously about the consumption of meat particularly poultry produced on an industrial scale.

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Thought provoking and terrifying

If you are worried about Covid19 do not get this. This is a no bs look at the very real possibility of the h5n1 avian flu virus becoming airborne, and with a 60% mortality, making COVID19 look cuddly in comparison.

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Great work!

Another great work by Dr. Michael Greger. There should be a movie documentary made on this book.

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Essential reading/listening

Great delivery. Great detail. Accessible to listeners of any background Great material and essential info for our current/future lives

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Recommend!!!

Interesting I site to how pandemics originate. Looking at the main causes etc. Going in to science and history. This is a good book

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A lesson for all of us.

We can't carry on as we are doing. listening to thus book will make you rethink your diet, lifestyle and beliefs. Adopting a plant based diet won't be such a scary thing after all. Give it a try ! A great scientific, informative book.

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A must read/listen for everybody

I loved this book. Scared me at times, but this is the reality folks. Time to do something about it. Top marks.

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Super informative!

Loved the book! It she's light and answered a lot of questions I had about pandemics. Thanks for writing this book!

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Absolutely terrifying

Hugely informative and absolutely terrifying. Everyone should read this and lobby central government to do the same and take heed.

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Frightening, but avoidable

loved this book although it frightened me half to death. Covid-19 is a mild pandemic, we've been lucky. We need to be prepared for one much, much worse. Dr. Greer tells us how