Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Nine great books for the amateur virologist

At Vulture David Vogel tagged nine great books "that introduce a wider historical context for the way we deal with global illness," including:
The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide, Steven W. Thrasher (2022)

The perfect book for this moment in time. Using his years of studying the effects of the HIV epidemic, Thrasher shows how viral epidemics expose the flaws in the modern American social system in the forms of racism, homophobia, classism, and ableism. Combining years of research with the personal stories of people living with these diseases or fighting for justice for those who are, this book speaks perfectly to the intersection of virology and activism.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue