Summary: In this meticulously researched and ultimately explosive new book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of The Coming Plague, Laurie Garrett takes on perhaps the most crucial global issue of our time. She asks: Is our collective health in a state of decline? If so, how dire is this crisis, and has the public health system itself contributed to it? Using riveting detail and finely honed storytelling, Garrett exposes the underbelly of the worl
d's globalization to find out if it can still be assumed that government can and will protect the people's health, or if that trust has been irrevocably broken.
Summary: In this meticulously researched and ultimately explosive new book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of The Coming Plague, Laurie Garrett takes on perhaps the most crucial global issue of our time. She asks: Is our collective health in a state of decline? If so, how dire is this crisis, and has the public health system itself contributed to it? Using riveting detail and finely honed storytelling, Garrett exposes the underbelly of the world's globalization to find out if it can still be assumed that government can and will protect the people's health, or if that trust has been irrevocably broken. ...show less
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1. Filth And Decay: Pneumonic plague hits India and the world ill responds . 2. Landa-Landa: An Ebola virus epidemic in Zaire proves public health is imperiled by corruption . 3. Bourgeois Physiology: The collapse of all semblances of public health in the former Soviet Socialist Republics 4. Preferring Anarchy And Class Disparity: The American public health infrastructure in an age of antigovernmentalism 5. Biowar: Threatening biological terrorism and public health 6. Epilogue: The changing face of public health and future global prophylaxis
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