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The Rationing

作者 Charles Wheelan
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 The Rationing:,Americaisintrouble--atthemercyofapuzzlingpathogen.Thatordinarilywouldn'tleadtocatastrophe,thankstomodernmedicine,butthere'sjustoneproblem:thego


內容簡介 America is in trouble--at the mercy of a puzzling pathogen. That ordinarily wouldn't lead to catastrophe, thanks to modern medicine, but there's just one problem: the government supply of Dormigen, the silver bullet of pharmaceuticals, has been depleted just as demand begins to spike. Originally published before the COVID-19 pandemic, The Rationingis set in the near future, and centers around a White House struggling to quell the crisis--and control the narrative. Working together, just barely, are a savvy but preoccupied president; a Speaker more interested in jockeying for position--and a potential presidential bid--than attending to the minutiae of disease control; a patriotic majority leader unable to differentiate a virus from a bacterium; a strategist with brilliant analytical abilities but abominable people skills; and, improbably, our narrator, a low-level scientist with the National Institutes of Health who happens to be the world's leading expert in lurking viruses.Little goes according to plan during the three weeks necessary to replenish the stocks of Dormigen. Some Americans will get the life-saving drug and others will not, and nations with their own supply soon offer aid--but for a price. China senses blood and a geopolitical victory, presenting a laundry list of demands that ranges from complete domination of the South China Sea to additional parking spaces at the UN, while India claims it can save the day for the U.S.Political backstabbing, rank hypocrisy, and dastardly deception reign in this delightfully entertaining debut that presciently anticipated the COVID-19 crisis.


書名 / The Rationing
作者 / Charles Wheelan
簡介 / The Rationing:,Americaisintrouble--atthemercyofapuzzlingpathogen.Thatordinarilywouldn'tleadtocatastrophe,thankstomodernmedicine,butthere'sjustoneproblem:thego
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9780393867589
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9780393867589
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 21.3X14.2X2.8CM
重量(g) / 158.8
語言 / 3:英文
級別 / N:無
頁數 / 432
裝訂 / P:平裝