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Excerpted from The Monster at Our Door by Davis, Mike Copyright © 2006 by Davis, Mike. Excerpted by permission.
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|Preface : Pieta||3|
|1||Evolution's fast lane||9|
|2||The virulence of poverty||21|
|3||The wrong lessons||31|
|4||Birds of Hong Kong||45|
|5||A messy story||55|
|7||The triangle of doom||81|
|8||Plague and profit||97|
|9||Edge of the abyss||115|
|12||The Titanic paradigm||151|
|13||Year of the rooster||165|
Posted March 8, 2006
I read this book in two days flat! It is very well researched. It gives a chronological account of the outbreaks that have occured from 1997 through 2005. It also compares and contrasts the influenza pandemics of 1918, 1957, and 1976. The book describes how the H5N1 virus jumped the species barrier, and why it is dangerous to humans. According to the author, the avian flu pandemic is behind schedule. Globalization, factory farming, and a failing world health care system make this a perfect storm. Governments need to make a deal with pharmaceutical companies to entice them to make a vaccine. This is a great read. This book will tell you everything about the Bird Flu that goverments and the press have been trying to hide.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.