Richard Preston

Richard, an author and a writer for The New Yorker, is the only nondoctor recipient of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Champion of Prevention Award.

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Lessons from Ebola

Books | The dramatic story of the 2014 crisis offers wisdom as the world faces the current COVID-19 pandemic
by Richard Preston
Posted 3/14/20, 01:50 pm

In Richard Preston’s Crisis in the Red Zone, which made WORLD’s short list for the 2019 Book of the Year in the Understanding the World category, we get a page-turning account of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. With the current spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s a good time to read his authoritative account of a new virus strain that invaded the world.

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