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This is your go to book to know about the Covid-19 issues, right from the details of the origin of the disease to the biology of the virus to the conspiracies revolving around this pandemic. A light and good read! -Amazon Reviewer
The SARS-CoV-2 virus killed close to a million worldwide and induced global panic, making 2020 an unforgettable year.
With the epicenter in Wuhan, China, this virus caused extreme physical, emotional and economical distress worldwide.
This book unfolds the origins, myths and conspiracies surrounding the deadly virus through two main protagonists – Dr. Joshua, Head of the Secret Service and a microbiologist, and his teenage son, Sam. As they sit down for dinner, Sam, a curious lad, bombards his dad with relentless questions and insists him to shed light on every mystery surrounding this virus.
His dad smiles and patiently reveals the answers in the form of an intriguing story, that helps Sam connect the dots with ease. Being a first of its kind, this book provides an alternative interpretation of the virus and its 5 Ws – WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and WHY, that will interest everyone including conspiracy buffs and curious addicts. It is literally a book for the common man, by a common man.
Very informative and easy to read book. It covers every aspect of the Corona viruses starting from the difference between endemic, epidemic and pandemic, history of pandemics with data, anatomy and the structure of the virus, how it slips into you and multiplies and takes over the functioning of your body. Then of course how it may have originated, the role of WHO, controversies, and must say the author has looked at it objectively, stating the facts. The book is presented as a father telling his son a story of the virus and its impact on the world 2 or 3 years after it happened. It has interesting illustrations and data as facts, though the text in the cartoons could have been darker and more readable in the Kindle version. A balanced and very well researched book indeed , a must read. Congratulations to the author on his first attempt as an author.
~ ~ ~Covid-19 has been on the headlines for the last few months..yet I guess many of us are unaware of critical facts. This book has collated biology, timeline and the controversies..and much more to make it really understandable and educative! The language and content is very easy to grasp and keeps the reader glued! Certainly look forward to part two!~ ~ ~
About the Author
Shyam Balasubramanian, is an engineer by profession who is passionate about chess, drones and electric vehicle chargers. An avid reader and cognoscente in politics and economy, he has a penchant for research and giving importance to details. The initiation of his first book happened as he keenly followed the pandemic from day one. Driven by curiosity, he spent months on investigating and understanding the ABCs of the pandemic, from its biology to its timeline and the controversies surrounding it. Being his debut as an author, he has attempted to translate the scientific and the non-scientific data about the Covid-19 in simple words. Shyam is a proponent of sharing knowledge and leaving his mark in the society.