How To Prevent the Next Pandemic

Knopf. May 2022. 304p. ISBN 9780593534489. $28. MED
Philanthropist Gates (How To Avoid a Climate Disaster) offers an insightful look into how the world can be better prepared, and possibly thwart, the next pandemic, whether natural or man-made. He synthesizes the lessons learned during the COVID pandemic to propose nearly step-by-step plans that governments, organizations, nonprofits, and individuals can take to prevent and prepare for future viral outbreaks. Gates’s book is not a narrative of COVID; instead, its aims exclusively to propose global strategies for dealing with future pandemics. Utilizing his prodigious ability to analyze and synthesize data, Gates lays out a comprehensive, idealized plan to try and prepare every level of society to deal with widespread illness.
VERDICT This book is a possible future blueprint for pandemic preparedness, which means that it’s best audiences might be governments and NGOs, rather than individuals.
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