Against the Gods & The Patient as Victim and Vector

Reading for March Week 2, 2020

As I reflected on SARS with my dad--my family lived in Asia during its outbreak--a particular book came to mind, called Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk.

And from a college health ethics course, a textbook entitled The Patient as Victim and Vector, seems relevant given Covid-19's asymptomatic contagion elements.

As it happens, for the health ethics course my group developed an in-class game to simulate response to pandemics…some of the selfish behavior around resources emerged, but also the difficult but mutually beneficial task of detailed and accurate communication combined with coordinated activities.