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Panic attack : playing politics with science in the fight against COVID-19 / Nicole Saphier.

Saphier, Nicole, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

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Summary:

"In Panic Attack, nationally bestselling author and physician Nicole Saphier uncovers the hypocrisy and hysteria which has characterized so much of the American pandemic response. While journalists trumpeted the importance of following science to "flatten the curve," they praised Governors Andrew Cuomo and Phil Murphy, who sanctioned ill-equipped nursing homes to take COVID-positive patients, leading to an enormous death spike for New York and New Jersey. Plus, the old guard medical establishment captured by Dr. Fauci proved to be far too rigid during a health care emergency. While some state legislators are still concealing accurate records of nursing home deaths, many others have made anti-science decisions regarding re-opening plans; all of which fuel distrust and civil unrest. Democrat mayors like Bill de Blasio openly admitted that their decisions to keep schools closed were fueled by a "social contract" with teachers (that is: teachers' unions), despite hard science saying this would be harmful. When anti-science measures are continuously implemented, the long-term consequences of such actions will likely stay with us for years to come. The pandemic has resulted in a failure of government, much of which is unavoidable in a unique disaster scenario. However, the rampant politicization of science, from the origin of the virus to the simple concept of wearing facemasks, has hopelessly muddied the water, divided the country, and knee-jerk anti-Trumpism made it all worse."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 614.592414 SAP 2021 (Text) 33892100736645 Adult New Books Book None 06/08/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063079694
  • ISBN: 0063079690
  • Physical Description: xviii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Politicizing science at the expense of the people -- Widespread panic -- Face masks: unmasking the truth -- Research under pressure: polarization closes minds and hinders progress -- Hydroxychloroquine: silenced hope or dangerous hoax? -- Flattening the curve: the consequences of lockdowns -- Reaching immunity: simple concept, complex quest -- Universal lockdown: the fallout from neglecting science -- The origin of SARS-CoV-2 -- The Chinese cover-up begins -- Misguidance from the World Health Organization -- Upon American soil: what happened? -- Pushing back the regulatory red tape -- Fork in the road: winners and losers -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.:
"In Panic Attack, nationally bestselling author and physician Nicole Saphier uncovers the hypocrisy and hysteria which has characterized so much of the American pandemic response. While journalists trumpeted the importance of following science to "flatten the curve," they praised Governors Andrew Cuomo and Phil Murphy, who sanctioned ill-equipped nursing homes to take COVID-positive patients, leading to an enormous death spike for New York and New Jersey. Plus, the old guard medical establishment captured by Dr. Fauci proved to be far too rigid during a health care emergency. While some state legislators are still concealing accurate records of nursing home deaths, many others have made anti-science decisions regarding re-opening plans; all of which fuel distrust and civil unrest. Democrat mayors like Bill de Blasio openly admitted that their decisions to keep schools closed were fueled by a "social contract" with teachers (that is: teachers' unions), despite hard science saying this would be harmful. When anti-science measures are continuously implemented, the long-term consequences of such actions will likely stay with us for years to come. The pandemic has resulted in a failure of government, much of which is unavoidable in a unique disaster scenario. However, the rampant politicization of science, from the origin of the virus to the simple concept of wearing facemasks, has hopelessly muddied the water, divided the country, and knee-jerk anti-Trumpism made it all worse." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: COVID-19 (Disease)
COVID-19 (Disease) > Political aspects > United States.
Epidemics > United States > 21st century.
Medical policy > United States > History > 21st century.

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