[Free E–pub] The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic Author Alan Sipress


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  • The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic
  • Alan Sipress
  • English
  • 18 October 2020
  • 9780670021277

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review The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic 103 A riveting account of why science alone can’t stop the next pandemic Outbreaks of avian and swine flu have reawakened fears that had lain dormant for nearly a century ever since the influenza pandemic of 1918 that killed at least 50 million people worldwide When a highly lethal strain of avian flu broke out in Asia in recent years and raced westward the Washington Post’s Alan Sipress chased the emerging threat as it infiltrated remote jungle villages mountain redoubts and teeming cities He tracked the virus across nine countries watching its secrets repeatedly elude the world’s brightest scientists and most intrepid disease hunters Savage and mercurial this novel influenza strain H5N1 has been called the kissing cousin of the Spanish flu and with just a few genetic tweaks could kill mil. Interesting topic but the book labored on about the same points for some very long winded chapters It also focused mainly on the politics and economics of Asia as a sole factor for the potential panepidemic of avian flu and I was expecting of a discussion about what happens when the next fatal strain comes Overall though not bad Trivial Complaints riveting account of why science alone can’t stop the next pandemic Outbreaks of avian and swine flu have My Philadelphia Father reawakened fears that had lain dormant for nearly a century ever since the influenza pandemic of 1918 that killed at least 50 million people worldwide When a highly lethal strain of avian flu broke out in Asia in Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier recent years and De Munich à la Libération. 1938-1944 raced westward the Washington Post’s Alan Sipress chased the emerging threat as it infiltrated Essays Biographical Critical and Historical IIlustrative of the Rambler Adventurer Idler and of the Various Periodical Papers Volume 1 remote jungle villages mountain Captain Action Riddle of the Glowing Men redoubts and teeming cities He tracked the virus across nine countries watching its secrets Unbridled Unlikely Lovers #1 repeatedly elude the world’s brightest scientists and most intrepid disease hunters Savage and mercurial this novel influenza strain H5N1 has been called the kissing cousin of the Spanish flu and with just a few genetic tweaks could kill mil. Interesting topic but the book labored on about the same points for some very long winded chapters It also focused mainly on the politics and economics of Asia as a sole factor for the potential panepidemic of avian flu and I was expecting of a discussion about what happens when the next fatal strain comes Overall though not bad

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review The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic 103 Lions of people None of us is immune The Fatal Strain is a fast moving account that weaves cultural political and scientific strands into a tale of inevitable epidemic In his vivid portrayal of the struggle between man and microbe Sipress chronicles the accelerating number of near misses and explores the cruel dynamic that has often made Asia the fountainhead of killer flu strains Even than modern medicine it is chicken smugglers fighting cock breeders and witch doctors who could determine the evolution of this viral menace by allowing it to breed and speeding it on its wayThe ease of international travel and the delicate balance of today’s global economy have left the world vulnerable to pandemic in a way the victims of 1918 could never imagine But it is human failings that may pose the gr. A good overview of how disease spreads from the farmer straight to the masses This book makes a reasonable argument that the flu is dangerous than diseases like Ebola The author combines together interviews and medical research into a fascinating account of the avian flu spread A book over epidemiology does not seem interesting however this book went well beyond expectations The interviews are my favorite part Someone needs to spin the Cock fighting chapter into a separate book Here is a random assortment of things I enjoyed in the spoilerview spoiler Alan Sipress formerly a Washington Post reporter spends years tracking avian fluThe trail of the virus led Sipress from one end of Southeas Asia to the other across nine countries through hospitals and laboratories into chicken coops rice paddies wet markets and cockfighting ringsSipress believes it s all but certain that someday the virus will hit upon just the right combination of lethality and communicability to cause a worldwide pandemic with the potential to kill tens of millions of people And he backs his belief up with a lot of history and a lot of scienceThe tale of the coming fatal strain is a complicated and unnerving one twisting through the politics of underfunded public health agencies trying to keep ahead of the virus but facing political and economic pressures to cover up outbreaks of avian flu When even rumors of outbreaks can lead to the killing of millions of chickens ducks and geeese its no surprise that local sellers and raisers of these birds stubbornly resist acknowledging that the virus might be present in their flocks Add to that the fact that of the virus strains needed to prepare vaccines is mostly found in impoverished third world countries who want to be paid for providing specimens and you ve got the makings of intense political friction Horrific descriptions of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic which killed 50 million people worldwide including nearly 13000 people in Philadelphia alone His cockfighting interviews were amazing I enjoyed to see the love and care that the people place into their cock raising hide spoiler

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review The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic 103 Eatest peril Political bosses in country after country have covered up outbreaks Ancient customs like trading in live poultry and the ritual release of birds to earn religious merit have failed to adapt to the microbial threat The world’s wealthy countries have left poorer frontline countries without affordable vaccines or other weapons for confronting the disease fostering a sense of grievance that endangers us allThe chilling truth is that we don’t have command over the H5N1 virus It continues to spread thwarting efforts to uproot it And as it does the viral dice continue to roll threatening to produce a pandemic strain that is both deadly and can spread as easily as the common cold Swine flu has reminded us that flu epidemics happen Sipress reminds us something far worse could be brewi. If I haven t read so many other books related to epidemiology of infectious disease I might have given this book 35 stars It drags and I have trouble keeping my mind focused on the works I m reading Maybe my expectations were too high given the subject matter bird flu and SARS There are many interesting statements made in this book but the overall content is lackluster in my opinion I wish it had faced the subject matter in something of a timeline as to tell a story about the history of bird flu in the world Instead it jumps around time and place making it a very unorganized read Some excerpts from the book are eerie as it foreshadows events we are experiencing throughout the world today For this reason I could see it being a great book for laymen to pick up now and enjoy


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    characters The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic [Free E–pub] The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic Author Alan Sipress I've been reading a lot of science and especially virus related books lately and most of them have been chock full of great information and presented in a compelling formatThe Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic sadly doesn't fall into that compelling category It contained a lot of good facts

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    [Free E–pub] The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic Author Alan Sipress Interesting topic but the book labored on about the same points for some very long winded chapters It also focused mainly on the politics and economics of Asia as a sole factor for the potential panepidemic of avian flu and I was expecting of a discussion about what happens when the next fatal strain comes Overal

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    [Free E–pub] The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic Author Alan Sipress A fascinating and absolutely terrifying read

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    characters The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic [Free E–pub] The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic Author Alan Sipress Alan Sipress ☆ 3 characters Excellent overview of avian flu and the risk it poses to humanity Sipress has obviously done extensive research and travel on the topic and his journalistic instincts are good The mixture of science with the personality of those hunting and researching influenza along with vignettes from victims and their families make for a good if disturbin

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    characters The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic Alan Sipress ☆ 3 characters characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Alan Sipress A good overview of how disease spreads from the farmer straight to the masses This book makes a reasonable argument that the flu is dangerous than diseases like Ebola The author combines together interviews and medical research into a fascinating account of the avian flu spread A book over epidemiology does not seem interesting how

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    characters The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic [Free E–pub] The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic Author Alan Sipress A vital book these days As the virus is circulating the globe it's good to catch up on how viruses are fought How much work the WHO and governments are doing to discover the next pandemic strains of viruses Mostly the boo

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    [Free E–pub] The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic Author Alan Sipress A lot of research went into this book and overall it was really interesting with all the intense details about about the flu but I think it coul

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    [Free E–pub] The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic Author Alan Sipress If I haven’t read so many other books related to epidemiology of infectious disease I might have given this book 35 stars It drags and I have trouble keeping my mind focused on the works I’m reading Maybe my expectations were too high given the subject matter bird flu and SARS There are many interesting statements made in this book but the overall content is lackluster in my opinion I wish it had faced the

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    [Free E–pub] The Fatal Strain On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic Author Alan Sipress Interesting topic with a troubled executionThe author jumps from one country to the next from one year to the other and then jumps back to the start from one paragraph to the other making it very hard to follow at times and utterly redundantAdditionally the amount of characters introduced is too much compared to how little new information they added to the plot

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