Dr. Bonnie Henry is the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia. You may have seen her in her televised daily reports to the citizens of her province. She never closed her eyes to the truth of the numbers and even maintained her empathetic emotional response to the trauma being faced by her constituents - especially those in long term care. She is now a Canadian Heroine.
She is also a leading epidemiologist (microbe hunter) and public health doctor at the forefront of the fight against the worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, has spent the better part of the last three decades chasing bugs all over the world - from Ebola in Uganda to polio in Pakistan, SARS in Toronto, and the H1N1 influenza outbreak across North America.
Now she offers three simple rules to live by: wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, and stay at home when you have a fever. From viruses to bacteria to parasites and fungi, Dr. Henry takes us on a tour through the halls of Microbes Inc., providing up-to-date and accurate information on everything from the bugs we breathe, to the bugs we eat and drink, the bugs in our backyard, and beyond. Urgent and informative, Soap and Water & Common Sense is the definitive guide to staying healthy in a germ-filled world.
This is certainly a book that should be read by everyone - in the interest of emerging from our socially distanced world.