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Covid-19

Covid-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One

In Covid-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One, the veteran science journalist, Debora MacKenzie, lays out the shocking story of how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic happened and how to make sure this never happens again. Over the last 30 years of epidemics and pandemics, we learned nearly every lesson needed to stop this coronavirus outbreak in its tracks. We heeded almost none of them. The result is a pandemic on a scale never before seen in our lifetimes. Read more…

A Biography of Cancer

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. Read more…