How to Survive a Pandemic
A vital, timely text on the pathogens that cause pandemics and how to face them, from physician, international lecturer, founder of NutritionFacts.org, and New York Times best-selling author Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM. From tuberculosis and measles to AIDS and COVID-19, these infectious diseases share a common origin story: human interaction with animals. Otherwise known as zoonotic diseases for their passage from animals to humans, these infections—both pre-existing ones and those newly identified—have sparked some of the deadliest plagues in history.
Uncovering the Origins of Deadly Zoonoses
How did these diseases come about? And what—if anything—can we do to stop them and their fatal march into our communities, our homes, and our bodies? In How to Survive a Pandemic: Overcoming COVID-19 and Preventing the Next Deadly Outbreak, Dr. Greger digs deep into the roots of the pandemics and tackles the fundamental question: How can we stop the emergence of pandemic viruses in the first place? If there is one concept Dr. Greger draws from his work on preventing and reversing chronic disease, it’s that we must—whenever possible—treat the cause.
Protecting Ourselves, Our Loved Ones, and Our Future
As the world grapples with the devastating impact of COVID-19, Dr. Greger reveals not only what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones during a pandemic, but also what human society must rectify to reduce the likelihood of even worse catastrophes in the future.