The premonition : a pandemic story
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New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021].
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
xv, 304 pages ; 25 cm.
Status
Main Library - Adult  2 available
614.592 Lew
Oliver La Farge - Adult  1 available
614.592 Lew
Southside - Adult  1 available
614.592 Lew

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English
ISBN
9780393881554, 0393881555

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"For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis's taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl's science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm's-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu...everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in"--,Provided by publisher.
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Michael Lewis's nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. A thirteen-year-old girl's science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm's-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu... except official permission to implement their work.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lewis, M. (2021). The premonition: a pandemic story (First edition.). W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lewis, Michael. 2021. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lewis, Michael. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lewis, Michael. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story First edition., W.W. Norton & Company, 2021.

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