Influenza should scare you.
Listen to this detailed and chilling account of the influenza outbreak of 1918. A terrifying virus that stretched across the globe. Even now, a century after the great flu of 1918, which left an estimated 50 to 100 million people dead worldwide, there’s still no cure.
This audiobook examines influenza from all sorts of angles – history, diagnosis and treatment, economics and epidemiology‚ healthcare policy, and prevention. It gives insights on pandemics and provides the much-needed knowledge to evaluate the truthfulness of the proliferating, often contradicting information about the present pandemic.
While influenza is now often thought of as a common but mild disease, it still kills more than 30,000 people in the United States each year. What can we learn from the original 1918 virus that will protect us from the next outbreak?
War on Influenza 1918: History, Causes and Treatment of the World’s Most Lethal Pandemic is part-science, part-history, and part-expert advice. This is precisely the book you want to listen to when you’re tucked in bed feeling feverish.