Patient Zero

Patient Zero
  • Author : Jonathan Maberry
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2009-03-03
  • ISBN : 9781429991629

Patient Zero Book Review:

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance....

Patient Zero (Revised Edition)

Patient Zero (Revised Edition)
  • Author : Marilee Peters
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2021-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781773215129

Patient Zero (Revised Edition) Book Review:

Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases—now revised to include updated information and a new chapter on Covid-19. More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters, but the process of identifying these diseases and determining how they spread is often a terrifying gamble. Epidemiologists have been ignored, mocked, or silenced all while trying to protect the population and identify “patient zero”—the first person to have contracted the disease, and a key piece in solving the epidemic puzzle. Patient Zero tracks the gripping tales of eight epidemics and pandemics—how they started, how they spread, and the fight to stop them. This revised edition combines a brand-new design with updated information and features diseases such as Spanish Influenza, Ebola, and AIDS, as well as a new chapter on Covid-19.

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic
  • Author : Richard A. McKay
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2017-11-22
  • ISBN : 9780226064000

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic Book Review:

The search for a “patient zero”—popularly understood to be the first person infected in an epidemic—has been key to media coverage of major infectious disease outbreaks for more than three decades. Yet the term itself did not exist before the emergence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. How did this idea so swiftly come to exert such a strong grip on the scientific, media, and popular consciousness? In Patient Zero, Richard A. McKay interprets a wealth of archival sources and interviews to demonstrate how this seemingly new concept drew upon centuries-old ideas—and fears—about contagion and social disorder. McKay presents a carefully documented and sensitively written account of the life of Gaétan Dugas, a gay man whose skin cancer diagnosis in 1980 took on very different meanings as the HIV/AIDS epidemic developed—and who received widespread posthumous infamy when he was incorrectly identified as patient zero of the North American outbreak. McKay shows how investigators from the US Centers for Disease Control inadvertently created the term amid their early research into the emerging health crisis; how an ambitious journalist dramatically amplified the idea in his determination to reframe national debates about AIDS; and how many individuals grappled with the notion of patient zero—adopting, challenging and redirecting its powerful meanings—as they tried to make sense of and respond to the first fifteen years of an unfolding epidemic. With important insights for our interconnected age, Patient Zero untangles the complex process by which individuals and groups create meaning and allocate blame when faced with new disease threats. What McKay gives us here is myth-smashing revisionist history at its best.

Pandemic: Patient Zero

Pandemic: Patient Zero
  • Author : Amanda Bridgeman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2021-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781839080210

Pandemic: Patient Zero Book Review:

An exciting new series based on the hit family game Pandemic begins with a deadly disease breaking out in darkest Peru - it's up to a crack team of experts to find the source before it spreads, in this taut airport thriller. Bodhi Patel is the brand new Lead Epidemiologist for the world's top epidemic specialists, Global Health Agency, but there's no time to settle in: his new boss, Helen Taylor, deploys GHA to contain a mysterious new killer virus spreading into Brazil. On the ground they learn that the virus is loose in a region controlled by a heavily armed drug warlord, and the race against time to discover a cure just got a whole lot tougher. Meanwhile, Bodhi finds himself with a newly reshuffled team still smarting from the changes, including his ex - the last person he expected to be working with.

Quackery

Quackery
  • Author : Lydia Kang,Nate Pedersen
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2017-10-17
  • ISBN : 9781523501854

Quackery Book Review:

What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

Patient Zero

Patient Zero
  • Author : Tomas Q. Morin
  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2017-03-30
  • ISBN : 9781619321700

Patient Zero Book Review:

“I will call the voice of this poet a ‘common’ voice… a voice a poet could take into an entire lifetime of memorable writing.” —Philip Levine, Ploughshares This second collection from APR-Honickman winner Tomás Q. Morín explores love gone sideways in the lives of lovers, parents and children, humans and the divine. Patient Zero is filled with voices—of all the people, places, and things that surround a life sick with heartbreak. Doors are the wooden tongues of a house, grocery-store cashiers are gatekeepers to the infinite, and food is the all-powerful life force behind every living thing. From Patient Zero Love is a worried, old heart disease, as Son House once put it, the very stuff blues are made of, real blues that consist of a male and female, not monkey junk like the “Okra blues” or “Pay Day blues,” though I think House would agree two hearts of any persuasion are enough for a real blues, if one of them is sick, that sickly green of a frog bitten in two by the neighbor’s dog, all of which makes me wonder about the source of our disease and whose teeth first tore the heart after Adam and Eve left the garden?... Tomás Q. Morín's debut poetry collection A Larger Country was the winner of the APR/Honickman Prize. He is co-editor with Mari L'Esperance of the anthology Coming Close, and translator of The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda. He teaches at Texas State University and in the low residency MFA program of Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Patient Zero

Patient Zero
  • Author : Lydia Kang,Nate Pedersen
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Pages : 678
  • Relase : 2021-11-16
  • ISBN : 9781523515363

Patient Zero Book Review:

How did it start? Why did it spread? How do we stop it? Packed with one thrilling medical mystery after another, Patient Zero tells the curious story of 21 of the world’s worst diseases—including smallpox, Bubonic plague, polio, AIDS—by combining Patient Zero narratives with historical examinations of missteps, milestones, scientific theories, and more. Discover the tragic story of Zaire schoolteacher Mabalo Lokela, whose relaxing vacation resulted in him becoming Patient Zero of Ebola virus disease. How a rye fungus in 1951 turned a small village in France into a phantasmagoric scene reminiscent of Burning Man. And what the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic has to teach us about Covid-19. (Guess what: There was an anti-mask movement back then, too)

And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On
  • Author : Randy Shilts
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 2011-11-03
  • ISBN : 9780285640764

And the Band Played On Book Review:

In 1981, the year when AIDS came to international attention, Randy Shilts was employed by the San Francisco Chronicle as the first openly gay journalist dealing with gay issues. He quickly devoted himself to reporting on the developing epidemic, trying to understand the cultural, medical and political impact of the disease on the gay community and United States society as a whole. Extensively researched, weaving together personal stories with political and social reporting, And the Band Played On is a masterpiece of investigative reporting that led to Randy Shilts being described as "the pre-eminent chronicler of gay life" by The New York Times. Shilts exposed why AIDS was allowed to spread - while the medical and political authorities ignored (and even denied) the threat. It was awarded the Stonewall Book Award, became an international bestseller translated into 7 languages, and was made into a major movie in 1993 starring Richard Gere and Sir Ian McKellen. And the Band Played On is one of the great works of contemporary journalism, and provides the foundation for the continuing debate about the greatest medical epidemic faced in our time.

Countdown to Zero

Countdown to Zero
  • Author : Adrianne Lemke
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 382
  • Relase : 2019-07
  • ISBN : 1077312547

Countdown to Zero Book Review:

Feeling lost after Scout's disappearance, Zero just wanted time to regroup. Unable to risk returning to Ground Zero, she and her allies retreat back to their friends at home. When they come across one of their dogs loose on the road, Zero realizes something is wrong. They discover their farm is deserted. Their friends missing. Animals freed. And no way to tell what happened. In their desperate scramble to find answers, they run into Mike, who delivers the worst news: The guards demand Zero. She must turn herself in or they will sacrifice her friends to the horde. Zero finds herself in a race against time. She must rescue her friends... and avoid becoming a prisoner herself.

The Origins of AIDS

The Origins of AIDS
  • Author : Jacques Pépin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 392
  • Relase : 2021-01-21
  • ISBN : 9781108487498

The Origins of AIDS Book Review:

An updated edition of Jacques Pépin's acclaimed account of the events that transformed a chimpanzee virus into a global pandemic.

Affliction Z

Affliction Z
  • Author : L. T. Ryan
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 166
  • Relase : 2013-04-04
  • ISBN : 1483997189

Affliction Z Book Review:

Something dark lurks in the wilds of Southern Nigeria. An experiment has gone horribly wrong and threatens to wipe all traces of humanity from Earth. 3rd Ranger Battalion, Bravo Company is sent in to assist, clean up the mess before it gets out of control. They've vanished. Sean Ryder is an Air Force Pararescueman. Attached to SEAL Team 8, he believes he is on a routine rescue and recovery mission. Less than half an hour after landing in Nigeria, he knows that is not the case. And the further his mission leads him, the harder it becomes to get out alive. Patient Zero is the first book in the zombie apocalypse / post-apocalyptic series Affliction Z. "Estimated Publishing Dates: " Affliction Z: Book Two - May, 2013 Affliction Z: Book Three - Late Summer/Early Fall, 2013 Affliction Z: Book Four - TBD The Sickness of Ronald Winters: A Novella - June, 2013 Untitled: A First Person Account of Affliction Z - TBD

Patient Zero

Patient Zero
  • Author : Fritz Galt
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 254
  • Relase : 2017-05-05
  • ISBN : 1521227438

Patient Zero Book Review:

Welcome to the hot zone! Caught in a raging pandemic, disease detectives put it all on the line to find Patient Zero. Through all the coughing, choking and misery of a killer virus on the loose, public health officials must combat Chinese secrecy, U.S. drug company interests and a criminal coverup to stop the disease in its tracks. But are they too late? Enjoy this close-up, clinical look at an unfolding disaster, with a Chinese city in crisis, relationships lost, international criminal justice in action, and a medical community's desperate search for Patient Zero. "This novel sparkles!" - author Henry D. Smith

Contagious

Contagious
  • Author : Priscilla Wald
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2008-01-09
  • ISBN : 0822341530

Contagious Book Review:

DIVShows how narratives of contagion structure communities of belonging and how the lessons of these narratives are incorporated into sociological theories of cultural transmission and community formation./div

Zero Harm: How to Achieve Patient and Workforce Safety in Healthcare

Zero Harm: How to Achieve Patient and Workforce Safety in Healthcare
  • Author : Craig Clapper,James Merlino,Carole Stockmeier
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2018-11-09
  • ISBN : 9781260440935

Zero Harm: How to Achieve Patient and Workforce Safety in Healthcare Book Review:

From the nation’s leading experts in healthcare safety—the first comprehensive guide to delivering care that ensures the safety of patients and staff alike. One of the primary tenets among healthcare professionals is, “First, do no harm.” Achieving this goal means ensuring the safety of both patient and caregiver. Every year in the United States alone, an estimated 4.8 million hospital patients suffer serious harm that is preventable. To address this industry-wide problem—and provide evidence-based solutions—a team of award-winning safety specialists from Press Ganey/Healthcare Performance Improvement have applied their decades of experience and research to the subject of patient and workforce safety. Their mission is to achieve zero harm in the healthcare industry, a lofty goal that some hospitals have already accomplished—which you can, too. Combining the latest advances in safety science, data technology, and high reliability solutions, this step-by-step guide shows you how to implement 6 simple principles in your workplace. 1. Commit to the goal of zero harm.2. Become more patient-centric.3. Recognize the interdependency of safety, quality, and patient-centricity.4. Adopt good data and analytics.5. Transform culture and leadership.6. Focus on accountability and execution. In Zero Harm, the world’s leading safety experts share practical, day-to-day solutions that combine the latest tools and technologies in healthcare today with the best safety practices from high-risk, yet high-reliability industries, such as aviation, nuclear power, and the United States military. Using these field-tested methods, you can develop new leadership initiatives, educate workers on the universal skills that can save lives, organize and train safety action teams, implement reliability management systems, and create long-term, transformational change. You’ll read case studies and success stories from your industry colleagues—and discover the most effective ways to utilize patient data, information sharing, and other up-to-the-minute technologies. It’s a complete workplace-ready program that’s proven to reduce preventable errors and produce measurable results—by putting the patient, and safety, first.

Plane Queer

Plane Queer
  • Author : Philip James Tiemeyer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 9780520274778

Plane Queer Book Review:

"In this vibrant new history, Phil Tiemeyer details the history of men working as flight attendants. Beginning with the founding of the profession in the late 1920s and continuing into the post-September 11 era, Plane Queer examines the history of men who joined workplaces customarily identified as female-oriented. It examines the various hardships these men faced at work, paying particular attention to the conflation of gender-based, sexuality-based, and AIDS-based discrimination. Tiemeyer also examines how this heavily gay-identified group of workers created an important place for gay men to come out, garner acceptance from their fellow workers, fight homophobia and AIDS phobia, and advocate for LGBT civil rights. All the while, male flight attendants facilitated key breakthroughs in gender-based civil rights law, including an important expansion of the ways that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act would protect workers from sex discrimination. Throughout their history, men working as flight attendants helped evolve an industry often identified with American adventuring, technological innovation, and economic power into a queer space."--Publisher's website.

Ground Zero

Ground Zero
  • Author : Adrianne Lemke
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2017-06-22
  • ISBN : 1547203005

Ground Zero Book Review:

Being kidnapped was only the beginning.Since she returned home, Zero's life has been upended by the appearance of creatures she never thought possible. Even more unbelievable to her is her strange connection to them. Using her unique abilities, she tries to protect her friends. But nothing lasts forever. Now she's on a quest to find the people behind the creation of these monsters. She needs answers. They need to be stopped. To do that, they must first reach the original outbreak zone. They must reach Ground Zero.

Zero Patience

Zero Patience
  • Author : Wendy Gay Pearson,Susan Knabe
  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2012-01-03
  • ISBN : 9781551524238

Zero Patience Book Review:

A Queer Film Classic on John Greyson's controversial 1993 film musical about the AIDS crisis which combines experimental, camp musical, and documentary aesthetics while refuting the legend of Patient Zero, the male flight attendant accused in Randy Shilts' book And the Band Played On of bringing the AIDS crisis to North America. Wendy Gay Pearson and Susan Knabe both teach in the women's studies and Feminist Research department at the University of Western Ontario. Arsenal's Queer Film Classics series cover some of the most important and influential films about and by LGBTQ people.

Apollo's Arrow

Apollo's Arrow
  • Author : Nicholas A. Christakis
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Pages : 455
  • Relase : 2020-10-27
  • ISBN : 9780316628228

Apollo's Arrow Book Review:

A piercing and scientifically grounded look at the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and how it will change the way we live—"excellent and timely." (The New Yorker) Apollo's Arrow offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020, and of how the recovery will unfold in the coming years. Drawing on momentous (yet dimly remembered) historical epidemics, contemporary analyses, and cutting-edge research from a range of scientific disciplines, bestselling author, physician, sociologist, and public health expert Nicholas A. Christakis explores what it means to live in a time of plague—an experience that is paradoxically uncommon to the vast majority of humans who are alive, yet deeply fundamental to our species. Unleashing new divisions in our society as well as opportunities for cooperation, this 21st-century pandemic has upended our lives in ways that will test, but not vanquish, our already frayed collective culture. Featuring new, provocative arguments and vivid examples ranging across medicine, history, sociology, epidemiology, data science, and genetics, Apollo's Arrow envisions what happens when the great force of a deadly germ meets the enduring reality of our evolved social nature.

From Grassroots Activism to Disinformation

From Grassroots Activism to Disinformation
  • Author : Aim Sinpeng,Ross Tapsell
  • Publisher : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Pages : 233
  • Relase : 2020-10-21
  • ISBN : 9789814951036

From Grassroots Activism to Disinformation Book Review:

This book reflects on the role of social media in the past two decades in Southeast Asia. It traces the emergence of social media discourse in Southeast Asia, and its potential as a “liberation technology” in both democratizing and authoritarian states. It explains the growing decline in internet freedom and increasingly repressive and manipulative use of social media tools by governments, and argues that social media is now an essential platform for control. The contributors detail the increasing role of “disinformation” and “fake news” production in Southeast Asia, and how national governments are creating laws which attempt to address this trend, but which often exacerbate the situation of state control. From Grassroots Activism to Disinformation explores three main questions: How did social media begin as a vibrant space for grassroots activism to becoming a tool for disinformation? Who were the main actors in this transition: governments, citizens or the platforms themselves? Can reformists “reclaim” the digital public sphere? And if so, how?

Sport and the Pandemic

Sport and the Pandemic
  • Author : Paul M. Pedersen,Brody J. Ruihley,Bo Li
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2020-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781000224771

Sport and the Pandemic Book Review:

This book takes a close look at how the sport industry has been impacted by the global Coronavirus pandemic, as entire seasons have been cut short, events have been cancelled, athletes have been infected, and sport studies programs have moved online. Crucially, the book also asks how the industry might move forward. With contributions from sport studies researchers across the world, the book offers commentaries, cases, and informed analysis across a wide range of topics and practical areas within sport business and management, from crisis communication and marketing to event management and finance. While Covid-19 will inevitably cast a long shadow over sport for years to come, and although the situation is fast-evolving and the future is uncertain, this book offers some important early perspectives and reflections that will inform debate and influence policy and practice. A timely addition to the body of knowledge regarding the pandemic, this is an important resource for researchers, students, practitioners, the media, policy-makers, and anybody who cares about the future of sport.