The Premonition by Michael Lewis
The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis
Such great insight into our decentralized state being ill-equipped for a national public health crisis. I love how Lewis finds the human characters to tell this story through. So compelling as I try to understand what happened, what went wrong, how did we get here.
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.
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