Roads to COVID-19 Containment and Spread

Roads to COVID-19 Containment and Spread

by Leon Robertson
Roads to COVID-19 Containment and Spread

Roads to COVID-19 Containment and Spread

by Leon Robertson


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Eight democratic countries traversed the road to remarkable containment of COVID-19 in 2020-2021, five without economically damaging shutdowns. During the first two years of the pandemic, the United States and the United Kingdom each had COVID-19 death rates per population 6 times higher than any one of these eight countries and more than 135 times the best. Why? This book reveals successes and mistakes in science, governmental policies, and politics that vastly altered the incidence and severity of COVID-19 in different parts of the world. The author explains his research in a near conversational, human-focused approach understandable to nonscientists. The topics range from the nature of coronaviruses to the economic consequences of the pandemic. The movement toward a "new normal" of living with the virus is dangerous, he writes. Without recognition of governmental policy failures and implementation of new science-based policies, periodic surges in infections will continue and more lethal mutations cannot be ruled out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798886931464
Publisher: Austin Macauley
Publication date: 03/03/2023
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Leon S. Robertson returned to the Yale University faculty in 2018 as Professor Adjunct after retirement. During his career, he served on the faculties of Wake Forest, Harvard, and Yale Universities, and the Graduate Summer Sessions in Epidemiology at the Universities of Minnesota and Michigan. He was Senior Behavioral Scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the 1970s. Much of his research focused on the effects of education, laws, regulations, and funding of preventive efforts on injury and disease risk. His publications include 15 books and 162 articles and chapters in the scientific literature. Royalties from his books are donated to educational endowments.

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