Author: Rachel Clark. Review by Nick Wilde
This book is about faith. Not faith in God, but faith in medicine, and faith in one’s fellow professionals.
‘You have to promise me something… you’ll make sure you won’t catch it. You, the nurses, all of you here.’ This is from one of two sons watching their father die. It is a poignant start to this story of the coronavirus by Rachel Clarke, who writes in the night when she can’t sleep. She chronicles the development of the pandemic from its start in China, where the alarm was raised and suppressed, to its rapid spread across the world, fuelled by international travel and connectivity. Her husband is an airline pilot, and the link is not lost; indeed Rachel succumbs to the virus and is very ill.
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