An Insider’s Plague Year, by Peter Doherty

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If there’s one thing we’ve all learned from Covid-19 it’s that good management of the pandemic depends on good, reliable and trustworthy information…

As retirees,  from the beginning of the pandemic The Spouse and I have had the luxury of being able to watch the daily Victorian press conference which, with a team of politicians and health experts, has educated us about what we need to know and where to find out more information that we can rely on.  But even a cursory look at social media shows that there are plenty of people who don’t understand even the simplest ideas about mask-wearing, social distancing or vaccinations, much less have an understanding of the science behind the decisions that governments have had to make.

An Insider’s Plague Year is Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty’s attempt to fill that gap.  This is the blurb:

An illuminating glimpse into the scientific response…

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