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Virus by Nina Burleigh


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Virus by Nina Burleigh
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May 18, 2021 | ISBN 9781644211809

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“Some day, movies will be made about the political chaos and collective insanity of America during the 2020 pandemic. Until then, we have Virus, an action packed, information rich, rapid-fire recounting of an incompetent government, a terrified citizenry, and medical research in hyperdrive despite a healthcare system in shambles. Nina Burleigh is a tireless reporter and a dazzling storyteller. This book had me in its grip on every page and left me knowing more than I ever thought I could know — including how much we have yet to understand.”
Meghan Daum, author of The Problem With Everything: My Journey Though The New Culture Wars

“Nina Burleigh’s Virus is a fast-paced narrative that captures the spirit of our dystopian times. In doing so, it transforms the battle of science against a deadly pathogen into one pitting the fact-based world against the dark forces of paranoid cults, cynical political calculations, and greed in a senseless war that caused hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths.”
—Craig Unger, author of American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power and Treachery.

“Nina Burleigh has written a riveting, big-picture account of the unfolding of the pandemic in America. She shows how the spread of conspiracy theories, the Trump administration’s favoring of ideology and nativism over science and international collaboration, and an anti-public welfare mindset among influential right-wing billionaires produced this tragedy. Essential and timely reading.” 
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History at New York University and bestselling author of Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present

“The book is a useful, page-turning, blow-by-blow account of events… [A] worthy summary of where we’ve been and where we are in the pandemic.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Nina Burleigh has managed to craft the painful headlines of 2020 into a gripping narrative, as well as a thoughtful meditation on the uses and misuses of science.”
—James Ledbetter, Chief Content Officer, Clarim Media, and author of 
One Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Dominated the American Political Imagination for Four Centuries

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