Science, Culture, and Politics: Despair and Hope in the Time of a Pandemic


Consolato M. Sergi, MD (Author) – Emeritus Professor, Chief of Anatomical Pathology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada

Series: Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
BISAC: MED078000

New waves of the current COVID-19 pandemic are still messing up our lives and magnetizing the compass of our life. No other epidemics or pandemics have been politicized at such a level since ancient times. The full political spectrum from right to left has tried to ride this pandemic and upset the public health response efforts. Statistics and politics have changed our daily approach to this brutal infection, but even crueler has been the palpable miscommunication. Massive and uncontrolled lockdowns and not climate change are destroying the economy of our planet. Intolerance against vaccine opponents and hesitant families has been vocalized with martial tones in both social media and news channels. In this book, the author analyzes the pandemic in a historical context, emphasizes the importance of facemasks, but also highlights our human approach to anti-mask psychology. It would be appalling to call mistakes in public health decisions “learned lessons” because it reduces the gravity of the consequences of inadequate communication. Our youth is our future. The mental issues arising from a lack of social interaction and in-person education are dreadful. Vaccines are powerful and represent the most outstanding progress in medicine. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but vaccine acceptance or herd immunity is not the answer, or probably, not the only one. There is true hope that we are going back to our world, but the COVID-19 pandemic may be an occasion to reconsider the traditional family in the center of our lives and daily politics. A tolerance towards any race needs to be contagious, militant, and blazing to vehemently rebuild and revitalize the American Dream.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Epidemics & Pandemics

Chapter 2. Testing & COVID-19 Natural Immunity

Chapter 3. Containment Levels and Preventive Measures

Chapter 4. Face-/Head Covering & Faith

Chapter 5. Villainy & Anti-Mask Psychology

Chapter 6. Rage & Scapegoating

Chapter 7. Mental Health and 21st Century Family Challenges

Chapter 8. Vaccines & WARP

Chapter 9. Vaccines Failure, Hesitancy & Refusal

Chapter 10. Mass and Elite Cultures & Tolerance

Chapter 11. Solidarity, Social, and Socialism

Chapter 12. American Dream

Concluding Remarks

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