Happy to report another review for COVID-19: From Chaos To Cure has been published, my second five-star one. More to come, and if you’ve read the book I’d appreciate if you would take the time to review it as well. Here’s the Amazon link if interested in purchasing.
Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite (5 Stars)
COVID-19: From Chaos to Cure: The Biology Behind the Fight Against the Novel Coronavirus by Dale Yuzuki is a non-fiction resource that digs below the superficial data provided to the general public to explain the true forecast of where we are and where we might expect to be. Over the course of twelve distinct and comprehensive chapters, Yuzuki covers a wide-ranging scope of detail from the biological background of humans to the revolutionary Genome Project, breakthroughs, the importance of proper testing, transmission, and treatment to the background of vaccines and a bit of optimism that ultimately the likelihood of managing and containing most of the pandemic will occur, and that we will be prepared for future outbreaks of other viruses as well.
There is a lot to unpack in COVID-19: From Chaos to Cure and I admit it took me much longer to read and process than most other books. Dale Yuzuki makes it clear that the narrative is approachable to those with just a cursory understanding of science and mathematics, but I still found the content on the heavier side and I probably have a stronger grasp on biology than the average reader, growing up in a household where my father described his religion as ‘academic’. Still, the information is critical to a worldwide population being delivered bite-sized morsels of misinformed or misunderstood facts. My favorite chapter was seven, and the insight on the layering of immunity over the history of mankind. In the interest of full disclosure, I have personally tested positive for both SARS-CoV-2 antibodies but was 100% asymptomatic. I only disclose this because it definitely heightened my interest in Yuzuki’s work. Overall, this book goes above and beyond the information provided in similar texts, and I imagine a great many readers will find it as informative as I have.