The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankinds Gravest Dangers Audiobook, by Ali S. Khan Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Ali Khan, Ali S. Khan, William Patrick Narrator: Ben Sullivan Publisher: PublicAffairs Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478917854

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An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases-and the panic and corruption that make them worse

Throughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million deaths. We ignore this reality most of the time, but when a new threat-Ebola, SARS, Zika-seems imminent, we send our best and bravest doctors to contain it. People like Dr. Ali S. Khan.

In his long career as a public health first responder-protected by a thin mask from infected patients, napping under nets to keep out scorpions, making life-and-death decisions on limited, suspect information-Khan has found that rogue microbes will always be a problem, but outbreaks are often caused by people. We make mistakes, politicize emergencies, and, too often, fail to imagine the consequences of our actions.

The Next Pandemic is a firsthand account of disasters like anthrax, bird flu, and others-and how we could do more to prevent their return. It is both a gripping story of our brushes with fate and an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic.

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  • “Skillfully chronicles the engrossing investigative work spawned by recent pathenogenic outbreaks…Well-written…Remarkable.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Khan excels at writing for general readers. Not only does he describe the effects of specific diseases and how he investigates an outbreak and creates a plan to stop it, but he also creates vivid pictures of the setting, the people, and often the politics involved in diagnosis and treatment…. The details are sometimes disturbing, but Khan writes with verve, clarity, and a touch of humor.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

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About the Narrator

Ben Sullivan is an actor, voice artist, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator.