The Premonition, is the https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/690219/the-premonition-by-michael-lewis/9780393881554story of a group of American medics and scientists who attempt to get the US government to take pandemic response seriously. Lewis described the book as “a superhero story where the superheroes seem to lose the war.” Lewis’s main subjects are a group of extraordinarily dedicated, resourceful and conscientious people who understand how drastically underprepared America is for a viral pandemic. They know what needs to be done to redress the situation, but are up against the fragmented dysfunction of the federal government and the malicious indifference of the Trump White House. The CDC does not come out smelling like roses either. The book presents a damning portrayal of an organization in which no one is willing to risk getting fired by making a wrong move, and in which an institutional abundance of caution amounts to a form of recklessness.
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