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Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19 Paperback – October 20, 2020

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Editorial Reviews



We are fortunate, indeed, that for so long Rob Wallace has been preparing, plunging into subjects as varied
as ecology and political economy, so that he can articulate the scope of COVID-19. Read this book as if your life depended on it, because it does.

" -- Mindy Thompson Fullilove, author, Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All

"In his brilliance and in the extraordinary depth, range, and courage of his thinking, Rob Wallace is unique. Dead Epidemiologists makes sense of the COVID-19 pandemic like no other work I’ve encountered anywhere. This is radical thinking in the very best sense. Written in perfect, pissed-off, punk-rock eloquence and fury." -- Ben Ehrenreich, author, Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time

"Crafting in real time a political-economic ecology of pandemics in the age of climate change and agribusiness." -- Edgar Rivera Colón, co-author of Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine

"The breadth and depth of issues considered with authority and perspicacity in the new collection of essays makes this book essential reading. Dead Epidemiologists sets the context for understanding how neoliberal capitalism is threatening the annihilation of billions of people." -- Firoze Manji, host, ‘Organising in the Times of COVID-19,’ Daraja Press

About the Author

Rob Wallace received a Ph.D. in biology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and did post-doctorate work at the University of California, Irvine, with Walter Fitch, a founder of molecular phylogeny. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he is both a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota and a deli clerk at a local sandwich shop.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 260 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1583679022
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1583679029
  • Publisher : Monthly Review Press (October 20, 2020)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Language: : English

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