covid-19 (disease)

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covid-19 (disease)

The premonition

a pandemic story
"For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis's taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl's science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm's-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu...everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in"--Provided by publisher.

Healthcare heroes

medical workers take on COVID-19
"This title examines the efforts of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic such as working with an unknown pathogen, PPE and equipment shortages, having to quarantine away from family, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO."--.

Masks & smiles

"...shares the journey of one student's day at school focused on the expressions he knows are behind his helper's masks. Knowing that the masks might feel scary and unfamiliar, this story normalizes these feelings while reuniting the main character with his favorite helpers: bus drivers, crossing guards, teachers, administrators, lunch monitors, firefighters, policeman, doctors, nurses, the mailman, grandparents, and his family. Each helper's smile is described behind a unique and colorful mask to help children feel at ease at school."--Amazon description.

Past pandemics and COVID-19

"Hi-Lo YA nonfiction. COVID-19 is not the first disease to spread around the world. The Black Death killed nearly one-third of Europe's population in the 1300s. More than 500 million people became sick with the flu in 1918. Past Pandemics and COVID-19 examines how COVID-19 compares to other widespread diseases in history"--Provided by the publisher.

Keeping the city going

"An ode to the essential workers keeping the country operating during the Covid-19 pandemic"--.

Don't stand so close to me

"Thirteen-year-old Quinn and her friends can't believe their luck when spring break is extended an extra two weeks, even if it's because of some virus. But when the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic becomes apparent, everyone, not just the students, has to learn to adjust to their new reality"--Provided by publisher.

A lasting impact

"Explore how COVID-19 has affected countries, businesses, and individuals. Readers will learn about economic and environmental effects, both negative and positive, as we look toward a future beyond the virus"--Provided by publisher.

Social distancing

"Explore the idea of social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Readers will examine the reasons behind social distancing, ways to adapt to it, and how it may continue to impact people in the future"--Provided by publisher.

COVID-19 pandemic

"This title focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic and gives information related to its symptoms, causes, and global impact. This hi-lo title is complete with . . . historical photographs, simple text, glossary, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

And we came outside and saw the stars again

writers from around the world on the COVID-19 pandemic
Writers from around the world provide essays, stories, poems and artwork detailing the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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