What Is Coronavirus?: How It Infects, How It Spreads, and How to Stay Safe (Paperback)

What Is Coronavirus?: How It Infects, How It Spreads, and How to Stay Safe By Sabbithry Persad, MBA, Camilly P. Pires de Mello, PhD (Editor), Viveca Giongo, PhD (Editor) Cover Image

What Is Coronavirus?: How It Infects, How It Spreads, and How to Stay Safe (Paperback)


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An award-winning illustrated book explaining viruses, coronaviruses, COVID-19, and other topics. In November 2019, scientists discovered a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. By March 2020, the virus and the disease it causes (COVID-19), spread to countries around the world. In an effort to contain the spread, global leaders implemented public health measures to protect citizens and manage their health systems. Some people followed the recommended public health guidance to stay indoors and practice social distancing while some were less inclined. Meanwhile, scientists worked frantically to understand the virus and develop vaccines to protect everyone. But, the virus continues to spread and mutate, challenging the boundaries of public health measures and science. In this book, author Persad teams up with Dr. de Mello and Dr. Giongo, virologists with over twenty years' experience in virology research, to answer important questions about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. What are viruses? How do viruses change? Where did SARS-CoV-2 come from? How does SARS-CoV-2 infect the cells? What happens when a person develops COVID-19? What are scientist doing to help? How can people stay safe?
Product Details ISBN: 9780981243931
ISBN-10: 0981243932
Publisher: Firewater Media Group
Publication Date: October 1st, 2021
Pages: 104
Language: English
“A succinct and compelling Covid-19 analysis, packed with valuable information for readers young and old."  —Kirkus Reviews, recommended review

"This book is exceptionally well written and is a must-read during this time of confusion."  Readers Favorite, 5 star review

"Many an adult who has difficulty understanding COVID-19, or who wants to review the basics, will find What is Coronavirus? well-detailed, well referenced, and filled with insights about why this virus differs from all others that have affected the human race in the past."  D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"Reading this book is a genuine pleasure. The graphics-intensive format makes complex topics approachable. This book is accessible to anyone who can read at a high school level but can easily be shared with younger readers by an adult who can help answer questions." Jacalyn Newman, PhD (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology), Medical Writer & Scientist

"I enjoyed reading this book!...The book is accessible for teens and adults with or without a science background....If you are curious about coronavirus and would like to learn more about it, I highly recommend this book. Dr. Noelle Ochotny, Medical Writer and Editor

"Highly recommend to unpack and explore the virus that changed the world as we knew it." Maria Gintova, PhD Policy Studies, Masters in Public Administration

"This comprehensive guide to COVID-19 is very informative and demystifies COVID-19." Jestine Ware, Author and Writing Professional (Rebel Girls series and other books)

"The sense of calm Persad and her literary team radiate is crucial to the book’s success in its genre. It’s clean, informative, and should make older children and preteens feel empowered." Kendall Townsend, The Magic Pen

"A nicely done workbook for high school students, their parents and anyone else who would like a good foundation in what to do to stay safe during the current world wide pandemic." Joshua Lane, Radio Host