Endemic

A Post-Pandemic Playbook

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Pub Date 11 Jul 2023 | Archive Date 26 Jul 2023

Description

Endemic aims squarely at reckoning with our present condition: comprehending and living with a new respiratory disease and how to face the coming variants and next pandemic with reason, science, understanding, courage, and compassion. It does not shy from rigorous scrutiny, and it pulls no punches about where we have been, where we find ourselves now, and how we ought to manage the virus in the coming years. 
“Endemic” refers to an Infectious Disease practitioner’s knowledge of what features of a virus make it both “eradicable” and which features make it “controllable.” These two things translate to becoming endemic or having achieved endemicity. As for eradicable viruses in recorded human history, only smallpox has reached this status. The features of SARS-CoV-2 make it non-eradicable. However, living with an endemic virus and using the tools we do have is possible and does not have to be disruptive to society. Instead, it becomes the “problem” of the medical community. We must first acknowledge that the virus is endemic and not eradicable. This takes a shift in both mindset and policy. Secondly, we must understand that we now have a greater knowledge of pathogens allows us to prepare for future variants, and for future pandemics.
This book is a clarion call for reason while also assessing the story, science, and politics thus far with its hits and misses, and providing a roadmap for the future of COVID-19 variants and future epidemic crises. Dr. Gandhi’s 10-point plan is the center of this book and will serve to guide us today and into our future. Her roadmap includes:
  • the expansion of equitable vaccine distribution
  • easing restrictions
  • emphasising harm reduction over coercive or punitive measures
  • encouraging outdoor activities
  • avoiding school closures
  • understanding the long-term economic and psychological consequences of sustained lockdowns
  • eliminating ineffective measures
  • reassessing testing policies and practices
  • increasing access to outpatient therapies and prophylactics
  • focusing on better preparation for future pandemics
Dr. Gandhi brings her unique blend of professional history, training and experience, academic authority, accessibility for general readers, and recognized role as expert commentator for general audiences to bear. Endemic is for readers confused by inconsistent mandates and policies who are concerned about and want to be prepared for the future, as well as public health professionals, medical professionals, and policymakers.
Endemic aims squarely at reckoning with our present condition: comprehending and living with a new respiratory disease and how to face the coming variants and next pandemic with reason, science...

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Advance Praise

“Throughout the pandemic, I often turned to the compassionate and clearheaded voice of Dr. Monica Gandhi. Drawing on her experience from the frontlines of HIV, she was able to make meaning from mountains of data and deftly balance an approach that helped keep people safe while reducing harm. Now, eyes cast to the future, she outlines a thoughtful and reasoned plan to help prepare for the next pandemic.”--Sanjay Gupta, M.D., CNN chief medical correspondent and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Keep Sharp and World War C

"Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Monica Gandhi has emerged as a unique voice, passionately arguing for an approach that balances the threat of the virus and the harms of mitigation strategies. In this timely, lucid, and well-referenced book, Gandhi lays out the lessons of the pandemic – lessons that should be heeded as we manage the continued threat of Covid and plan for the next pandemic. An essential addition to the Covid lexicon."

Robert Wachter, M.D., Chair, Department of Medicine, UCSF and New York Times bestselling author of The Digital Doctor

 

"As we look back on the years 2020-2022 and forward to the coming decades, Dr. Monica Gandhi's bold work will be among the few go-to analyses helping to set the stage for the long-term playbook we can rely on in future epidemics."--Emily Oster, New York Times bestselling author of Cribsheet and Professor of Economics, Brown University


"A  heartfelt and urgently needed exploration of the success and mistakes of the COVID-19 response.  This vivid account from a doctor and mother on the frontlines of the pandemic can help us all do better in the endemic period we are now entering--still so surrounded by uncertainty. Here is a sane and reliable guide to a better future." -- Chris Beyrer MD, MPH, Director, Duke Global Health Institute


“Dr. Monica Gandhi’s work in global HIV gives her a long view of equity in antiretroviral treatment and prevention access.  She is also an active infectious diseases clinician. This provided her with a unique, pragmatic view of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of the need for global vaccine and treatment equity, as well as universal healthcare access coverage.”-- Eric Goosby, M.D., former Global AIDS Ambassador under President Obama


“As a specialist who has been on the forefront of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Dr. Gandhi is no stranger to the fear, stigma, discrimination, and uncertainty a new disease can create. Her book provides assurance and clarity as she reflects on the lessons learned from the HIV response and discusses what went right and what went wrong in our response to the COVD-19 pandemic and how to prepare for the next public health emergency.”--Carlos del Rio, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; President, Infectious Diseases Society of America


“For years, Dr. Gandhi has been a faithful and diligent force on the HIV/AIDS front line, especially in terms of global equity.  She has now turned her years of expertise into an invaluable tool—a handbook—for future medical crises.”--Ingrid Katz, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Faculty Director, Harvard Global Health Institute 

 

 “Dr. Gandhi has been a star presence in the medical community for many years, particularly in the fight against HIV/AIDS. As we face the future of epidemics both in the U.S. and abroad, it’s people like Dr. Gandhi who we can rely on to show us a clear path forward. With this book, Dr. Gandhi provides a solid map."--Jeffrey Flier, M.D., former Dean, Harvard Medical School 


“Throughout the pandemic, I often turned to the compassionate and clearheaded voice of Dr. Monica Gandhi. Drawing on her experience from the frontlines of HIV, she was able to make meaning from...


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