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Epidemics and Pandemics by J N Hays
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After reading Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction, I was thinking about my rating on this and decided to knock it down.

While this author's tone is (mostly) not as obviously bad as in Pandemics, I do know I had reservations about his tone, and I'm now aware of the serious state of vaccine hesitancy currently. And so similar to my opinion expressed my Pandemics review, I think his tone and the lack of the explanation of by an epidemologist scientific explanation of the pathology, prevention, and cures by an epidemiologist this book could tend to increase hesitancy. Besides of course the tendency to possibly inaccuracy of tone (tone is part of accuracy).

And yet, like with the other, I still to recommend this to the serious-minded reader with a desire for accurate knowledge of disease and who has a basic understanding of disease pathology and vaccination.


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Reading Progress

June 13, 2018 – Started Reading
July 25, 2018 – Shelved
July 25, 2018 – Finished Reading
June 19, 2019 – Shelved as: epidemiology

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