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Robert M. "Bob" Wachter is an academic physician and author. He is on the faculty of University of California, San Francisco, where he is chairman of the Department of Medicine, the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine, and the Holly Smith Distinguished Professor in Science and Medicine.
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Preparing for the Inevitable
Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic
Scott Gottlieb - 2021-09-21
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The former FDA commissioner outlines how the United States must prepare for future pandemics by learning from the mistakes made handling the Covid-19 outbreak.In the early 2000s, Scott Gottlieb spent years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration developing a “Pandemic Influenza Plan” to ready the United States for the threat of a global pandemic. ...
Bob Wachter
2021-09-21T17:34:14.000Z
The book is a well written, meticulously researched view of the pandemic, seen thru the lens of a true insider. I finished w/ a deeper understanding of the systems failures (particularly @CDCgov but also FDA & others) that led to our awful response. We need to learn & do better.      source
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Preventable
The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response
Andy Slavitt - 2021-06-15
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* NATIONAL BESTSELLER *“Painfully good. The book could have been called, ‘Outrageous.’ The story Andy Slavitt tells is not just about Trump’s monumental failures but also about the deeper ones that started long before, with our health system, our politics, and more.” --Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal The definitive, behind-the-scenes look at t...
Bob Wachter
2021-06-17T03:28:30.000Z
@ASlavitt Fan Club here: 1) Andy's book Preventable is splendid. It seamlessly toggles from inside dish (Birx, Trump...) to powerful reflections on US healthcare system & our society. Well worth a read. I'll interview Andy @UCSF grand rounds tomorrow.(1/2)      source
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When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi - 2016-01-12
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chr...
Bob Wachter
2016-01-07T07:06:00.000Z
Extraordinary @nytimes revu of Paul Kalinithi's book, "When Breath Becomes Air" "Intimate, illuminating, unmissable"      source