The Chimp and the River

The Chimp and the River
Author: David Quammen
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN: 0393350843
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chimp and the River Book Excerpt:

In this "frightening and fascinating masterpiece" (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the true origins of HIV/AIDS. The real story of AIDS—how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people—is very different from what most of us think we know. Recent research has revealed dark surprises and yielded a radically new scenario of how AIDS began and spread. Excerpted and adapted from the book Spillover, with a new introduction by the author, Quammen's hair-raising investigation tracks the virus from chimp populations in the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of when, where, and under what circumstances such a consequential "spillover" can happen. An audacious search for answers amid more than a century of data, The Chimp and the River tells the haunting tale of one of the most devastating pandemics of our time.

The Chimp and the River How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

The Chimp and the River  How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest
Author: David Quammen
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-02-16
ISBN: 0393350851
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chimp and the River How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest Book Excerpt:

In this "frightening and fascinating masterpiece" (Walter Isaacson), David Quammen explores the true origins of HIV/AIDS. The real story of AIDS—how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people—is very different from what most of us think we know. Recent research has revealed dark surprises and yielded a radically new scenario of how AIDS began and spread. Excerpted and adapted from the book Spillover, with a new introduction by the author, Quammen's hair-raising investigation tracks the virus from chimp populations in the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of when, where, and under what circumstances such a consequential "spillover" can happen. An audacious search for answers amid more than a century of data, The Chimp and the River tells the haunting tale of one of the most devastating pandemics of our time.

Viral Pandemics

Viral Pandemics
Author: Rae-Ellen W. Kavey,Allison B. Kavey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 1000174913
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viral Pandemics Book Excerpt:

Written by a public health practitioner and a medical historian, Viral Pandemics explores the terrifying world of viruses as the cause of all acute pandemics since 1900, including the COVID-19 pandemic. The book illuminates the critical dual roles of viral biology and increasing global interconnectedness that have resulted in an escalating pandemic spiral. Viral Pandemics is the first book to focus exclusively on pandemics caused by viruses and the first to report the COVID-19 pandemic. In each chapter, the historiographic narrative follows the path of the virus from its original detection through its first appearance as the cause of disease, to its emergence as an explosive pandemic. Scientific information is presented in an accessible, straightforward style in compelling narratives that introduce the extraordinary universe of diverse, opportunistic viruses whose remarkable capacities make them formidable adversaries. The book makes it clear that global viral disease challenges are a persistent reality with the potential to cause catastrophic loss of life and major social and economic damage. A summary chapter draws together lessons learned and develops a proposed multidisciplinary global response. Viral Pandemics is the only book that provides a complete historical narrative focused on viral pandemics. This comprehensive survey is designed for students and scholars in biology, epidemiology, public health, global history and the history of medicine, as well as general readers interested in the science of pandemics.

In the Forest of No Joy The Congo Oc an Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism

In the Forest of No Joy  The Congo Oc  an Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism
Author: J. P. Daughton
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-07-20
ISBN: 0393541029
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Forest of No Joy The Congo Oc an Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism Book Excerpt:

The epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad and the human costs and contradictions of modern empire. The Congo-Océan railroad stretches across the Republic of Congo from Brazzaville to the Atlantic port of Pointe-Noir. It was completed in 1934, when Equatorial Africa was a French colony, and it stands as one of the deadliest construction projects in history. Colonial workers were subjects of an ostensibly democratic nation whose motto read “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” but liberal ideals were savaged by a cruelly indifferent administrative state. African workers were forcibly conscripted and separated from their families, and subjected to hellish conditions as they hacked their way through dense tropical foliage—a “forest of no joy”; excavated by hand thousands of tons of earth in order to lay down track; blasted their way through rock to construct tunnels; or risked their lives building bridges over otherwise impassable rivers. In the process, they suffered disease, malnutrition, and rampant physical abuse, likely resulting in at least 20,000 deaths. In the Forest of No Joy captures in vivid detail the experiences of the men, women, and children who toiled on the railroad, and forces a reassessment of the moral relationship between modern industrialized empires and what could be called global humanitarian impulses—the desire to improve the lives of people outside of Europe. Drawing on exhaustive research in French and Congolese archives, a chilling documentary record, and heartbreaking photographic evidence, J.P. Daughton tells the epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad, and in doing so reveals the human costs and contradictions of modern empire.

Fundamentals of HIV Medicine

Fundamentals of HIV Medicine
Author: William David Hardy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 617
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN: 0190493097
Category: AIDS (Disease)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of HIV Medicine Book Excerpt:

Completely updated for 2017, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine is a comprehensive clinical care publication for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Published by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, the book offers physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other care providers the most up-to-date overview of the latest HIV treatments and guidelines plus online access to CME. The online access expires August 2018. Embodying the AAHIVM's commitment to promoting uniform excellence in care of seropositive patients, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2017 empowers health professionals to deliver standardized, life-sustaining treatment to the patients who need it most. It will serve as an essential clinical reference and provide valuable career enrichment to users across the spectrum of HIV care, treatment, and prevention.

Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2017

Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2017
Author: William David Hardy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN: 0190847093
Category: AIDS (Disease)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2017 Book Excerpt:

Completely updated for 2017, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine is a comprehensive clinical care publication for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Published by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, the book offers physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other care providers the most up-to-date overview of the latest HIV treatments and guidelines. Embodying the AAHIVM's commitment to promoting uniform excellence in care of seropositive patients, Fundamentals of HIV Medicine 2017 empowers health professionals to deliver standardized, life-sustaining treatment to the patients who need it most. It will serve as an essential clinical reference and provide valuable career enrichment to users across the spectrum of HIV care, treatment, and prevention.

The Histories of HIVs

The Histories of HIVs
Author: William H. Schneider
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN: 0821447440
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Histories of HIVs Book Excerpt:

This new collection of essays on HIV viruses spans disciplines to topple popular narratives about the origins of the AIDS pandemic and the impact of the disease on public health policy. With a death toll in the tens of millions, the AIDS pandemic was one of the worst medical disasters of the past century. The disease was identified in 1981, at the height of miraculous postwar medical achievements, including effective antibiotics, breakthrough advances in heart surgery and transplantations, and cheap, safe vaccines—smallpox had been eradicated just a few years earlier. Arriving as they did during this era of confidence in modern medicine, the HIV epidemics shook the public’s faith in health science. Despite subsequent success in identifying, testing, and treating AIDS, the emergence of epidemics and outbreaks of Ebola, Zika, and the novel coronaviruses (SARS and COVID-19) are stark reminders that such confidence in modern medicine is not likely to be restored until the emergence of these viruses is better understood. This collection combines the work of major social science and humanities scholars with that of virologists and epidemiologists to provide a broader understanding of the historical, social, and cultural circumstances that produced the pandemic. The authors argue that the emergence of the HIV viruses and their epidemic spread were not the result of a random mutation but rather broader new influences whose impact depended upon a combination of specific circumstances at different places and times. The viruses emerged and were transmitted according to population movement and urbanization, changes in sexual relations, new medical procedures, and war. In this way, the AIDS pandemic was not a chance natural occurrence, but a human-made disaster. Essays by: Ernest M. Drucker, Tamara Giles-Vernick, Ch. Didier Gondola, Guillaume Lachenal, Amandine Lauro, Preston A. Marx, Stephanie Rupp, François Simon, Jorge Varanda

Somebody to Love

Somebody to Love
Author: Matt Richards,Mark Langthorne
Publsiher: Weldon Owen
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 1681884097
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Somebody to Love Book Excerpt:

For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man. Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s. Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous. The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.

Understanding the Art of Biblical Counseling

Understanding the Art of Biblical Counseling
Author: Dr. Sam S. Gasela-Mhlanga
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2020-10-23
ISBN: 1664208267
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Art of Biblical Counseling Book Excerpt:

It is a Biblical Counseling book that zeros in counseling people with HIV/AIDS in particular and any other general disease that has similar stigma in nature in general. The book discusses the counsel for sexual behavioral change, counseling children with HIV/AIDS, women, especially in Africa who face social inequality and are exposed to HIV/AIDS infections more than men. The book also discusses a secular Rational Emotive Therapy as a model for interventions contrary to Biblical Counseling posing a question if Christian women can opt to use RET as alternative options. Counseling people with suicidal thoughts, the orphans and counseling the dying is part of the main thrust of this book. As a matter of fact, this book answers many questions for all Christians who are confronted by dire decisions to make about their health and lives. This is a highly recommended book gives practical guidance in making one’s decisions about health and choices in life for better future.

Hiv Aids Dilemma

Hiv Aids Dilemma
Author: Dr. Sabelo Sam Gasela Mhlanga
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2021-01-18
ISBN: 1664218203
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiv Aids Dilemma Book Excerpt:

The book explores the fundamental human dignity and respect relating to HIV/AIDS positive people who have suffered scorn, isolation, discrimination and stigma in the society. The book suggests a God-honoring way to relate to God’s image-bearers (imago-dei) who have HIV/AIDS or any disease that has similar stigma. It is out of that aspiration and anticipation of this book to plan and implement a teaching series to the church/organizations as Christian response to HIV/AIDS. The book goes a long way in providing teaching series and resources to garner that goal and objective to treat all people equally, with dignity and respect as God’s image-bearers. This book is highly recommended to everyone, including Christian teachers, leaders and Ministers who desire to see the members of the society treated with dignity and respect as Dr. Sabelo Sam Gasela Mhlanga outlines all the fabric social issues patterning to HIV/AIDS that hang on the balance and pose a threat to the 21st generation.

Understanding Viruses

Understanding Viruses
Author: Teri Shors
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 969
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1284025926
Category: Virus diseases
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Viruses Book Excerpt:

Understanding Viruses continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of virology. This classic textbook combines molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of human viral diseases in a new stunning interior design featuring high quality art that will engage readers. Preparing students for their careers, the Third Edition greatly expands on molecular virology and virus families. This practical text also includes the latest information on influenza, global epidemiology statistics, and the recent outbreaks of Zika and Ebola viruses to keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge virology information. Numerous case studies and feature boxes illuminate fascinating research and historical cases stimulate student interest, making the best-selling Understanding Viruses the clear choice in virology. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources (available to adopting instructors with course ID), and learning analytics reporting tools (available to adopting instructors with course ID).

VIRAL The Fight Against AIDS in America

VIRAL  The Fight Against AIDS in America
Author: Ann Bausum
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 042528722X
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

VIRAL The Fight Against AIDS in America Book Excerpt:

Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America. Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government's inaction unforgivable. The AIDS Crisis fundamentally changed the fabric of the United States. Viral presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the brave victims and activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives. This compassionate but unflinching text explores everything from the disease's origins and how it spread to the activism it inspired and how the world confronts HIV and AIDS today.

LGBTQ Americans in the U S Political System An Encyclopedia of Activists Voters Candidates and Officeholders 2 volumes

LGBTQ Americans in the U S  Political System  An Encyclopedia of Activists  Voters  Candidates  and Officeholders  2 volumes
Author: Jason Pierceson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN: 1440852774
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LGBTQ Americans in the U S Political System An Encyclopedia of Activists Voters Candidates and Officeholders 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive sourcebook covers the evolution of LGBTQ engagement in American politics, from the emergence of gay rights as a political issue in the early 1970s to the present day, when LGBTQ issues occupy a prominent place in politics. • Provides historical essays detailing the evolution of LGBTQ Americans in U.S. politics as voters, candidates, and officeholders • Offers more than 250 reference entries of individuals, organizations, cultural forces, political issues, and legal decisions • Presents primary documents of additional insight into major events, issues, and individuals associated with LGBTQ politics • Features a chronology of events for at-a-glance coverage of the most important events in LGBTQ history • Includes an appendix of LGBTQ organizations involved in politics

Virus

Virus
Author: MARILYN. ROOSSINCK
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2025-05-06
ISBN: 0711260923
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virus Book Excerpt:

Viruses are the last frontier of undiscovered life on our planet. The most abundant type of organism on Earth, they infect all types of cellular life, and, as micro-organisms that cause disease in their hosts, they are highly opportunistic and relentlessly efficient. They exist at the vanguard of DNA variance, exhibiting more structural diversity than plants, animals, archaea, or even bacteria. This 21st-century guide offers an engaging introductory section explaining exactly what viruses are and how they operate, followed by individual profiles of 101 of the world's most notable examples, each with its own dazzling mugshot

Viruses

Viruses
Author: Marilyn J. Roossinck
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2023-04-04
ISBN: 069123759X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viruses Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive and richly illustrated introduction to the world of viruses As parasites that are often hundreds of times smaller than bacteria, viruses exist in and on everything, everywhere. Rapidly evolving, they are highly opportunistic and relentlessly efficient. While some viruses are obviously agents of disease, as the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded the world only too well, others can be beneficial, helping to protect their hosts from other microbes, or allowing hosts to function in otherwise impossible ways. In Viruses, virus expert and author Marilyn Roossinck presents a comprehensive and richly illustrated introduction to viruses that reveals their true nature. Using lively text, clear graphics, and beautiful imagery, Viruses examines all the aspects of viruses that are essential for understanding them—their diversity, behaviors, life cycles, and much more. Written in a nontechnical and easy-to-follow style, the book covers what viruses are and where they come from; how they transmit and evolve; the battle between viruses and hosts, including immunity and vaccination; viruses that are good for us; the critical role viruses play in the balance of earth’s ecosystems; what makes a virus—including COVID-19 and influenza—become pandemic in plants or animals; and the cutting-edge research that is discovering thousands of new viruses. Each chapter concludes with stunningly illustrated profiles that highlight key viruses. In a world where understanding viruses is more important than ever, Viruses offers a rich and inviting introduction to organisms that, for all the harm they can do, are also essential for the health of animals, plants, and the world we share.

Great American Diseases

Great American Diseases
Author: Ian R. Tizard,Jeffrey MB Musser
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-01-28
ISBN: 0323989268
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great American Diseases Book Excerpt:

Great American Diseases: Their Effects on the Course of North American History presents medical history as it pertains to the major infectious diseases of North America. The book is designed to provide an interesting and engaging introduction to microbiology, immunology and epidemiology. With the advent of COVID-19, this book will serve as a reference on the history of previous epidemics. The book presents pandemics in an easy-to-read volume and provides concise chapters on the history of a disease, progression of understanding on the pathogen (agent of the disease), and their social ramifications through the history of North America. Focuses on the major infectious and parasitic diseases of North America Provides historical and scientific information in an easy-to-digest volume Includes an introduction to the basic science of bacteriology, virology, immunology and epidemiology

Virus

Virus
Author: Marilyn J. Roossinck
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN: 069116696X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virus Book Excerpt:

An essential illustrated guide to the 101 most fascinating viruses This stunningly illustrated book provides a rare window into the amazing, varied, and often beautiful world of viruses. Contrary to popular belief, not all viruses are bad for you. In fact, several are beneficial to their hosts, and many are crucial to the health of our planet. Virus offers an unprecedented look at 101 incredible microbes that infect all branches of life on Earth—from humans and other animals to insects, plants, fungi, and bacteria. Featuring hundreds of breathtaking color images throughout, this guide begins with a lively and informative introduction to virology. Here readers can learn about the history of this unique science, how viruses are named, how their genes work, how they copy and package themselves, how they interact with their hosts, how immune systems counteract viruses, and how viruses travel from host to host. The concise entries that follow highlight important or interesting facts about each virus. Learn about the geographic origins of dengue and why old tires and unused pots help the virus to spread. Read about Ebola, Zika, West Nile, Frog virus 3, the Tulip breaking virus, and many others—how they were discovered, what their hosts are, how they are transmitted, whether or not there is a vaccine, and much more. Each entry is easy to read and includes a graphic of the virus, and nearly every entry features a colorized image of the virus as seen through the microscope. Written by a leading authority, this handsomely illustrated guide reveals the unseen wonders of the microbial world. It will give you an entirely new appreciation for viruses.

Pharma

Pharma
Author: Gerald Posner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 1501152041
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharma Book Excerpt:

Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Gerald Posner reveals the heroes and villains of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical industry and delivers “a withering and encyclopedic indictment of a drug industry that often seems to prioritize profits over patients (The New York Times Book Review). Pharmaceutical breakthroughs such as anti­biotics and vaccines rank among some of the greatest advancements in human history. Yet exorbitant prices for life-saving drugs, safety recalls affecting tens of millions of Americans, and soaring rates of addiction and overdose on pre­scription opioids have caused many to lose faith in drug companies. Now, Americans are demanding a national reckoning with a monolithic industry. “Gerald’s dogged reporting, sets Pharma apart from all books on this subject” (The Washington Standard) as we are introduced to brilliant scientists, incorruptible government regulators, and brave whistleblowers facing off against company exec­utives often blinded by greed. A business that profits from treating ills can create far deadlier problems than it cures. Addictive products are part of the industry’s DNA, from the days when corner drugstores sold morphine, heroin, and cocaine, to the past two decades of dangerously overprescribed opioids. Pharma also uncovers the real story of the Sacklers, the family that became one of America’s wealthiest from the success of OxyContin, their blockbuster narcotic painkiller at the center of the opioid crisis. Relying on thousands of pages of government and corporate archives, dozens of hours of interviews with insiders, and previously classified FBI files, Posner exposes the secrets of the Sacklers’ rise to power—revelations that have long been buried under a byzantine web of interlocking companies with ever-changing names and hidden owners. The unexpected twists and turns of the Sackler family saga are told against the startling chronicle of a powerful industry that sits at the intersection of public health and profits. “Explosively, even addictively, readable” (Booklist, starred review), Pharma reveals how and why American drug com­panies have put earnings ahead of patients.

Getting Risk Right

Getting Risk Right
Author: Geoffrey C. Kabat
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN: 0231542852
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Risk Right Book Excerpt:

Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Does BPA threaten our health? How safe are certain dietary supplements, especially those containing exotic herbs or small amounts of toxic substances? Is the HPV vaccine safe? We depend on science and medicine as never before, yet there is widespread misinformation and confusion, amplified by the media, regarding what influences our health. In Getting Risk Right, Geoffrey C. Kabat shows how science works—and sometimes doesn't—and what separates these two very different outcomes. Kabat seeks to help us distinguish between claims that are supported by solid science and those that are the result of poorly designed or misinterpreted studies. By exploring different examples, he explains why certain risks are worth worrying about, while others are not. He emphasizes the variable quality of research in contested areas of health risks, as well as the professional, political, and methodological factors that can distort the research process. Drawing on recent systematic critiques of biomedical research and on insights from behavioral psychology, Getting Risk Right examines factors both internal and external to the science that can influence what results get attention and how questionable results can be used to support a particular narrative concerning an alleged public health threat. In this book, Kabat provides a much-needed antidote to what has been called "an epidemic of false claims."

Epidemic Politics in Contemporary Vietnam

Epidemic Politics in Contemporary Vietnam
Author: Martha Lincoln
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-11-04
ISBN: 0755636198
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epidemic Politics in Contemporary Vietnam Book Excerpt:

Through a tumultuous 20th-century period of revolution and foreign wars, Vietnam's public health system was praised by international observers as a “bright light in an epidemiologically dark world,” standing out for its accomplishments in infectious disease control. Since the country's transition to a “market economy with socialist orientation” in the mid-1980s, however, some of these achievements have been reversed as the “renovation” of national systems for welfare and health leaves gaps in the social safety net. A series of cholera outbreaks that spread through Northern Vietnam in 2007-2010 revealed the paradoxes, contradictions, and challenges that Vietnam faces in its post-transition period. This book presents an anthropological analysis of the political, economic, and infrastructural inputs to these epidemics and suggests how the most commonly repeated accounts of disease spread misdirected public attention and suppressed awareness of risk factors in Vietnam's capital. Drawing a parallel to the experience of novel coronavirus in Asia and beyond, this book reflects on how political priorities, economic forces, and cultural struggles influence the experience and the epidemiology of infectious disease.