Just published: The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis.
New York Times: “We do not yet know how the movie ends. But Lewis, whose book is among the first wave of narrative accounts of the pandemic, is more interested in how it began. Believed to be the rich country best prepared for a pandemic, we ended up with almost a fifth of the world’s Covid deaths. Popular blame has centered, not undeservedly, on former President Donald Trump, who ignored his advisers’ warnings, publicly downplayed Covid’s dangers in the hopes of preserving his re-election chances and left states to fend for themselves.”
“But Lewis has a different thesis. As one character puts it, ‘Trump was a comorbidity.’ The rot ran deep through the American system of public health, and in particular the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, once considered a crown jewel of American government.”
- Amazon Kindle Edition
- Lewis, Michael (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 319 Pages - 05/04/2021 (Publication Date) - W. W. Norton & Company (Publisher)