We seem to have a situation of denial in the US, perhaps it’s because we live in such a clean environment with safe fresh water to drink, proper disposal services, and some of the best doctors and medicines in the world. We also have the best food supply chain. Yes, we live with abundance, but we must not let our guide down. There are dangers we must come to terms with, one of the most serious of course being disease, viruses, and the potential for pandemics or even bio-terrorism.
In fact, over the years I’ve recommended many books on the topic of bio-terrorism and natural pandemics, and what we can do about it. No, I am not meaning to scare anyone, more so, recommending that we educate the public to the reality of how serious things can get. Indeed, I’ve also recommended by Richard Preston such as Demons in the Freezer, Hot Zone, and Cobra event. Yes, I’ve also recommended classics on Influenza such as “The Great Influenza – Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History,” written by John M. Barry.
Today, however, I’d like to recommend an extremely good book that is simple to read, 100% spot on with important information, and written in a way that anyone can comprehend. It’s vital that our citizenry and policy makers get it. I recommend that you read this book, it’s one I own and use as a reference, it is flat excellent:
“Pandemic” by Gary C. Ridenour, M.D., Jack Bacon and Company Publishers, Reno, NV, (2007), pages 101, ISBN: 0-930083-35-0
If you never read another book in your entire life on the issues of flu pandemics – READ THIS ONE! Dr. Ridenour was a Naval Doctor, and as you know they have some of the greatest doctors in the world in the US Navy, it’s a necessity. What he has to say is the straight skinny, and this book is accurate and to the point without wasting the readers time. Although it is only 101 pages, it’s filled with 100 pages of what you need to know. So, I hereby recommend this book for anyone and everyone who is interested in this topic, and if you are not; You should be!