How to Survive a Pandemic by Michael Greger, MD, explains how infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, bird flu, HIV and coronavirus, share a common origin, namely from the close interaction of humans and animals.
These zoonotic diseases have continued to emerge since man first domesticated animals. Dr Greger reveals how the current methods of raising these animals have exacerbated the emergence of these deadly pathogens.
Epidemics and pandemics have been recorded throughout history as causing millions of deaths around the world. As new pathogens emerge and threaten our very existence we need to learn where they come from and what we can do to help prevent them.
Dr. Michael Greger, a noted physician and internationally recognized expert on public health issues, explores the nature of these deadly pathogens, including the currently emerging flu and coronaviruses.
As the human race battles with the ongoing impact of COVID-19, Dr. Greger advises on practices that we can adopt to protect ourselves and our families during this pandemic. He also discusses the changes that need to be made to reduce the probability of the catastrophic loss of human life in the future.
This is, I believe, the most important publication of its kind since Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”, which was published in 1962, and exposed the damage to both the environment and human life regarding the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
In “How to Survive a Pandemic” Dr Michael Greger tackles the current, equally dangerous, farming methods used worldwide and explains their consequences. Land clearing has also driven wild animals into closer contact with humans with fatal consequences. Currently we are at odds with the planet that sustains us.
Dr Greger, however, does give us hope for the future, provided we are prepared to commit ourselves to change. He also gives good advice and reassurance regarding the COVID-19 crisis.
Anyone who cares for the future of our planet, and, therefore, that of their friends and loved ones, needs to read this book and take Dr Greger’s advice to heart.
How to Survive a Pandemic is available in paperback and e-book
About Michael Greger, MD
Dr Michael Greger is a physician, author and internationally recognised speaker on nutrition, food safety and public health issues. He runs the popular website NutritionFacts.org, a non-profit, science-based public service providing free daily updates on the latest in nutrition via bite-sized videos. Dr Greger has lectured at the National Institutes of Health, testified before Congress and was invited as an expert witness in Oprah Winfrey’s defense at the Texas ‘meat defamation’ trial. A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, he is licensed as a general practitioner specialising in clinical nutrition. He currently serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Human Society of the United States.