Review of The Prepper's Guide to Surviving Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Infectious Disease

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Review of The Prepper's Guide to Surviving Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Infectious Disease

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Prepper's Guide to Surviving Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Infectious Disease" by William W. Forgey, M.D..]
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Do you have an insatiable curiosity about disease-causing organisms? Do you enjoy understanding how pandemics work? Are you curious about the science behind bioterrorism? Would you like to learn how to increase your chances of surviving a pandemic or bioterrorist attack? Then The Prepper’s Guide to Surviving Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Infectious Disease is the book for you.

Written by Dr. William W. Forgey, author of The Prepper’s Medical Handbook, this concisely researched book explains complex medical concepts in a way that laypersons can understand. The information on COVID-19 alone is worth the cost of the book. Dr. Forgey discusses the mechanisms that caused the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as concepts such as how herd immunity works and how the different types of tests for the virus work.

I appreciate the fact that Dr. Forgey does not politicize the material included in this book. It is essential that such information be presented in a neutral fashion so that readers across the political spectrum and of any belief system will be willing to learn from it.

Dr. Forgey explains how the decline in herd immunity allows diseases to spread without singling out adherents of given belief systems or political parties. By explaining viral mutations and the way the COVID-19 vaccine works, he also makes clear that it is necessary to continue taking precautions even if one is vaccinated.

I do not have any criticism for the book. It was clearly professionally edited. I found no errors in the text. The writing style is intelligent, detailed, and informative without becoming bogged down in medicalese.
I found the book a relatively quick read despite the amount of information that it contained. However, the fact that I do have a medical background may have contributed to my ability to easily understand the material presented.

Readers do not need to have a medical or scientific background to appreciate this book. It is perfect for anyone who is curious about biological threats, whether naturally occurring or human-caused.

This book’s perfect audience includes people like me, who used to look through my mother’s nursing textbooks as a child to learn about various horrific diseases, many of which are, thankfully, controlled in modern society. Although readers do not require a medical or scientific background to appreciate the material contained in this book, it will not appeal to those readers who are uninterested in medicine and science.

With overwhelming praise and no criticism, I am pleased to give The Prepper’s Guide to Surviving Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and Infectious Disease four out of four stars.

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As resourceful and somehow technical the book's information seem, I so much appreciate the fact that it's easy to understand for even a layman. Thanks for the review.
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A book about learning to survive a pandemic is one the world needs at this very moment. Well done on a great review.
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I heard much appreciation for the medical handbook written by the author and I expect not less from this one as well. Thanks for the review.
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That's in my field of interest. I would like to know. Thank you for the review. Although that I've read some complaints regarding his other book
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The title of this book is so scary, I had to read your review! I like that I'd be able to understand the book with no intensive medical background, and I love the questions in your opening paragraph! Now the theme song for the television show "Monk" is playing in my head! Nice review!
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