How to Prevent the Next Pandemic (Hardback)Bill Gates (author)
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Bringing all the intelligence and rigour he demonstrated in How to Avoid a Climate Disaster to a wide-ranging, optimistic account of what must be done to avert another global pandemic and the humanitarian and economic ruin it would cause.
The COVID-19 pandemic isn't over, but even as governments around the world strive to put it behind us, they're also starting to talk about what happens next. How can we prevent a new 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 in this book he lays out clearly and convincingly what the world should have learned from COVID-19 and what all of us can do to ward off another disaster like it. Relying on the shared knowledge of the world's foremost experts and on his own experience of combating fatal diseases through the Gates Foundation, he first makes us understand the science of corona diseases. Then he helps us understand how the nations of the world, working in conjunction with one another and with the private sector, can not only ward off another COVID-like catastrophe but also go far to eliminate all respiratory diseases, including the flu.
Here is a clarion call - strong, comprehensive, and of the gravest importance - from one of our greatest and most effective thinkers and activists.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 29 mm
'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... Passionate but never preachy, Gates delivers an expert, well-reasoned, and robust appeal for the world to unite in averting upcoming pandemics.' - Booklist
'Gates delivers a thoughtful exploration of how lessons learned from Covid-19 can inform future global public health policies. In accessible prose, he spells out steps for preventing future pandemics, among them creating a global task force dedicated to doing so... Gates is realistic about what he's up against... but he does a good job of making [the task force's] $1 billion price tag seem reasonable.' - Publishers Weekly
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