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    Five Books About COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of several recent non-fiction releases. These five selections explore several issues surrounding COVID-19 and the ramifications the pandemic has had on society.

    Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, An Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege by Robert Meyer, M.D. and Dan Koeppel

    In Every Minute Is a Day, Robert Meyer, an E.R. doctor working in the Bronx, relays his experience treating patients with COVID-19 to his cousin, New York Times journalist Dan Koeppel. Every Minute Is a Day is best for readers interested in a personal account of what it was like to work in a hospital during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis

    Lewis, the author of The Blind Side and The Big Short, chronicles how a group of epidemiologists had long predicted the pandemic and had written out a response plan to deal with it. Entertaining and readable, The Premonition is a narrative for readers looking for accessible explanations of disease modeling, genome sequencing, and the politics surrounding COVID-19.

    Shutdown: How COVID Shook the World’s Economy by J. Adam Tooze

    In Shutdown, British historian Adam Tooze covers how the COVID-19 pandemic affected stocks, debt, and mental health worldwide. Shutdown is recommended for those who are interested in learning more about how a global pandemic affects supply lines and the overall global economy. Shutdown will be published on September 7, 2021.

    This Will All Be Over Soon: A Memoir by Cecily Strong

    Written by Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong, This Will All Be Over Soon is a memoir about the loss of her cousin, Owen, shortly before the COVID-19 outbreak. This Will All Be Over Soon is a life-affirming work about grief, love, and recovery in the face of a global pandemic.

    Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley
    Manaugh and Twilley chronicle the history of quarantines from the Black Death to the current global pandemic. Until Proven Safe is for readers looking for information concerning the positive and negative impacts of quarantining and the effects it has had on public health.

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