Here are a few items to provide more information on how to understand the pandemic. Be sure to read the one at the very end that is an online article.
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
This is the best starting point to understand the scale of the impacts of a pandemic and provides a multifaceted view of political, social, economic, health, and other consequences.
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
This may seem like a dry title, but Levinson covers the history of the shipping container in an interesting way that makes for an enjoyable read. Now that the world has experienced just how crucial this simple piece of the global trade infrastructure this has become, it is a very useful way to grasp how the world is still at risk.
Misinformation and Lies
This section is specifically to address some of the motivations and psychology behind what has turned the pandemic into a global catastrophe. Some people still don’t see it as such, but it should be quite clear early in 2022.
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
It’s very easy to see the manipulation that has been going on with information with the help of this book. This is particularly true where people often simply frame lies as “questions” to spread a false narrative.
People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil
This is very pertinent not only to the lies being spread about the pandemic, but also around those that have led up to the insurrection on January 6, 2021 and the continued attempts to cast doubt on our electoral process. The final third of the book is of particular interest in that it addresses organizational evil through the author’s work for the military to find the root causes behind the Mỹ Lai massacre during the Vietnam War and the means to correct those problems.
How The Koch Network Hijacked The War On COVID – As Omicron surges, a shadowy institute filled with fringe doctors appears to be part of big business’ two-year strategy to legitimize attacks on pandemic interventions
This article is foundational to understanding the money behind the lies being spread behind the pandemic and the various individuals connected.
Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe
Omicron is starting to look like it could be most rapidly transmitted virus in human history. Again, rethink your holiday plans, and daily activities thereafter. In a matter of weeks, injuries from motor vehicle accidents that may have been treatable in the past may be triaged into the expectant category. Even routine procedures may not be available. Only travel if necessary, go to indoor public places if necessary, and always use a N95 or equivalent mask if you do need to be around others outside of your home.