Updated: Nov 24, 2020
Today our guest is Debora Mackenzie.
Debora MacKenzie has been covering emerging diseases for more than 30 years as a science journalist for outlets like New Scientist magazine. From SARs to rabies and Ebola to AIDs, she’s been on the frontline in reporting on how pandemics form, why they spread, and how to stop them throughout her career. In addition to infectious disease, she also specializes in reporting on the science of complexity and social organization. In 2010, she won the American Society for Microbiology Public Communication Award. Before becoming a journalist, she worked as a biomedical researcher.
I talk to Debora about her new book “COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One”. In a gripping, accessible narrative, a veteran science journalist lays out the shocking story of how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic happened and how to make sure this never happens again.
This episode is brought to you by Jonathan Ball Publishers. “COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One” by Debora Mackenzie is published by The Bridge Street Press and distributed in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers. You can find it at all good book stores and also online through Loot and Takealot for R355. Thank you to Jonathan Ball Publishers for arranging this interview.
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