On The Origin Of The Deadliest Pandemic In 100 Years: An Investigation

August 31, 2021|
On The Origin Of The Deadliest Pandemic In 100 Years: An Investigation by Elaine Dewar
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In this compelling whodunnit, Elaine Dewar reads the science, follows the money, and connects the geopolitical interests to the spin.

When the first TV newscast described a SARS-like flu affecting a distant Chinese metropolis, investigative journalist Elaine Dewar started asking questions: Was SARS-CoV-2 something that came from nature, as leading scientists insisted, or did it come from a lab, and what role might controversial experiments have played in its development? Why was Wuhan the pandemic''s ground zero—and why, on the other side of the Atlantic, had two researchers been marched out of a lab in Winnipeg by the RCMP? Why were governments so slow to respond to the emerging pandemic, and why, now, is the government of China refusing to cooperate with the World Health Organization? And who, or what, is DRASTIC?

Locked down in Toronto with the world at a standstill, Dewar pored over newspapers and magazines, preprints and peer-reviewed journals, email chains and blacked-out responses to access to information requests; she conducted Zoom interviews and called telephone numbers until someone answered as she hunted down the truth of the virus’s origin. In this compelling whodunnit, she reads the science, follows the money, connects the geopolitical interests to the spin—and shows how leading science journals got it wrong, leaving it to interested citizens and junior scientists to pull out the truth.

Elaine Dewar—author, journalist, television story editor—has been propelled since childhood by insatiable curiosity and the joy of storytelling. Her journalism has been honored by nine National Magazine awards, including the prestigious President’s Medal, and the White Award. Her first book, Cloak of Green, delved ...
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Title:On The Origin Of The Deadliest Pandemic In 100 Years: An Investigation
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:472 pages, 7.7 X 4.4 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:472 pages, 7.7 X 4.4 X 1.2 in
Published:August 31, 2021
Publisher:Biblioasis
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771964258

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