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Author Galea, Sandro, author.

Title The contagion next time / Sandro Galea.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]


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 Avon Free Public Library - New Materials  362.1 GALEA    DUE 12-27-21
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials  362.1 GALEA    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - New Materials  362.1089 GALEA    Check Shelf
Description xx, 272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A better and healthier time to be alive than ever -- An unhealthy country -- An unhealthy world -- Who we are, the foundational forces -- Where we live, work, and play -- Politics, power, and money -- Compassion -- Social, racial, and economic justice -- Health as a public good -- Understanding what matters most -- Working in complexity and doubt -- Humility and informing the public conversation
Summary "It began with a bat. This was the species in which the virus first emerged before infecting humans. A member of the coronavirus family of diseases, the symptoms of the virus included high fever, dry cough, body aches, diarrhea, and pneumonia. It spread primarily through respiratory droplets emitted when an infected person coughed or sneezed. This made it important to minimize person-to-person contact and observe social distancing in public spaces where the virus could be transmitted. Once the world became aware of the disease, it mobilized to stop it. These efforts were successful. Quarantine measures, quickly adopted, substantially slowed the spread of the disease. Within months of the detection of the virus in humans, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak contained. A total of 8,098 people were infected during the outbreak, and 774 died"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Health Status Disparities. (DNLM)D054624
Social Determinants of Health. (DNLM)D064890
Global Health. (DNLM)D014943
Socioeconomic Factors. (DNLM)D012959
Delivery of Health Care. (DNLM)D003695
Pandemics -- prevention & control. (DNLM)D058873Q000517
COVID-19. (DNLM)D000086382
United States. (DNLM)D014481
Health and race.
World health.
Minorities -- Medical care.
Equality -- Health aspects.
COVID-19 (Disease)
Epidemics -- Prevention.
Other Form: Online version: Galea, Sandro. Contagion next time New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022] 9780197576441 (DLC) 2021038472
ISBN 9780197576427 (hardback)
0197576427 (hardback)
9780197576441 (epub)
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