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The Coronavirus Preparedness Handbook by
The novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, started in Wuhan, China. Shortly thereafter, 11 million people in Wuhan and 57 million people in other regions of China were under lockdown. But that was half a world away and couldn't happen here. On March 7, 2020, less than 90 days after the initial Wuhan outbreak, 16 million people in Italy were put on lockdown. How many of these people put on lockdown were prepared? Are you prepared? From a description of the virus and how to prevent yourself from getting the virus to the supplies you should have in your house in case of a lockdown, this book will prepare you for all possibilities.
The next pandemic by
America is suffering from two public health crises. One is caused by a virus. The other, a brutal economic shutdown, is something we have brought on ourselves. The shutdown wasn’t caused by the virus. It was a frantic response to America’s unpreparedness. For more than two decades, a dozen official reports sounded the alarm. The career pols and federal bureaucrats did nothing. McCaughey shows how to battle the next pandemic without an economic shutdown, including technologies to make workplaces healthier, protections for hospital workers, and severing dependence on China for medical supplies. Despite the suffering, there's reason for optimism. America will be ready for the next pandemic.
Who's in Charge? Leadership During Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises, 2nd Edition by
With a new preface assessing leadership responses to the coronavirus pandemic, this classic text explores leadership problems that can develop during public health crises such as the 2001 anthrax attacks, 2003 SARS epidemic, and 1980's-90's Mad Cow disease epidemic. A threat to public health, such as a rampaging virus, is no time for a muddled chain of command and contradictory decision making. Kahn explores the crucial relationships between political leaders, public health officials, and journalists to see why leadership confusion develops. The reluctance of politicians to risk alarm can run counter to the public-health need to prepare for worse cases. Since politicians are not medical experts the more they speak the more they risk disseminating harmful information. How to achieve the right balance is the essence of Dr. Kahn's book.