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Michael Lewis Does It Again!
Reviewed in Canada on May 8, 2021
Another remarkable contribution from Michael Lewis. His trademark is tackling incredibly complex subjects---the great financial meltdown, the hollowing out of the American civil service, flash trading---and bringing it home to the reader with a story about a small number of individuals working together. This time, his subject is the pandemic and specifically the catastrophic failure of the US government, judged ahead of time to be the best prepared in the world for precisely such an event. There are a number of remarkable individual stories and one major institutional failure, the much-vaunted CDC. Highly recommended.