“Painfully good. The book could have been called, ‘Outrageous.’ The story Andy Slavitt tells is not just about Trump’s monumental failures but also about the deeper ones that started long before, with our health system, our politics, and more.” Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal
The definitive, behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Coronavirus crisis from one of the most recognizable and influential voices in healthcare
From former Biden Senior Advisor Andy Slavitt, Preventable is the definitive inside account of the United States' failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Slavitt chronicles what he saw and how much could have been prevented an unflinching investigation of the cultural, political, and economic drivers that led to unnecessary loss of life.
With unparalleled access to the key players throughout the government on both sides of the aisle, the principal public figures, as well as the people working on the frontline involved in fighting the virus, Slavitt brings you into the room as fateful decisions are made and focuses on the people at the center of the political system, health care system, patients, and caregivers. The story that emerges is one of a country in which despite the heroics of many bad leadership, political and cultural fractures, and an unwillingness to sustain sacrifice light a fuse that is difficult to extinguish.
Written in the tradition of The Big Short, Preventable continues Andy Slavitt’s important work of addressing the uncomfortable realities that brought America to this place. And, he puts forth the solutions that will prevent us from being here again, ensuring a better, stronger country for everyone.
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Table of Contents
1 Is This Really Happening? 9
2 Unexploded Bombs 38
3 Waking Up Late 52
4 The Virus and the White House, Part I 77
5 The Virus and the White House, Part II 102
6 Trump Eats the Marshmallow 118
7 No One Left in Charge but the Virus 132
8 The Room Service Pandemic 149
9 The Folly of the Free Market Pandemic 172
10 Anti-Expert, Pro-Magic 195
11 Deniers, Fauxers, and Herders (Oh My) 215
12 The Work to Do 236
Afterword: What Happened Next 248