COVID-19 was the dystopian nightmare pandemic experts warned us about. How do we stop it from ever happening again?
COVID-19 catapulted us into a science-fiction scenario: seemingly overnight, literally billions of people around the globe had their lives upended by fear, uncertainty, bankruptcy, illness, or death. It killed millions of people, and cost the global economy trillions of dollars.
An outbreak of a new, deadly, highly contagious virus was inevitable. But an explosive global pandemic was not. There is hope, and as The End of Epidemics explains, a pandemic-free world is possible.
In The End of Epidemics, leading public health authority Dr Jonathan D. Quick tells the stories of the heroes, past and present, who have succeeded in their fights to stop the spread of illness and death. He explains the science and the politics of combatting epidemics. And he provides a detailed seven-part plan showing exactly how world leaders, health professionals, the business community, media, and ordinary citizens can work together to prevent epidemics, saving millions of lives and safeguarding our future.
Jonathan D. Quick is a family physician, health-management specialist, managing director for pandemic response, preparedness, and prevention at The Rockefeller Foundation, and an adjunct professor of global health at the Duke Global Health Institute. He is also senior fellow emeritus at the global non-profit organisation Management Sciences for Health, where he served as president and chief executive officer from 2004 to 2017. Dr Quick has carried out assignments to improve the health and lives of people in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Bronwyn Fryer is a veteran writer, researcher, and editor, widely recognised for her collaborations with leading authors.