Dr. Michael Osterholm’s Bestseller Asks Is COVID-19 Our Deadliest Enemy?
06 Apr 2020
New to the New York Times Bestsellers List is Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs by epidemiologist, COVID-19 expert and APB speaker Dr. Michael Osterholm. Hailed by CNN as “the infectious disease expert who has been warning us for a decade and a half that the world will face a pandemic,” Dr. Osterholm is the go-to voice on the public health impact of COVID-19. He predicted a pandemic like COVID-19 in Deadliest Enemy, a detailed account of the most pressing infectious diseases of our day. In the bestseller, Dr. Osterholm lays out a nine-point plan to combat “an overwhelming army of deadly, invisible enemies” to prevent “the unthinkable from the inevitable.”
The Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, Dr. Osterholm explains the various resources and programs we need to create to help keep ourselves safe when infectious diseases come. A sharp critic of the complacency that led to the current global pandemic, he points to current shortfalls in our system, individual and public health strategies and an urgent need to mobilize our healthcare system.