A Pandemic Playbook for the Times

A blog, a memoir, and five recommendations for further reading By Laura Anne Bird I have to admit that I wasn’t exactly eager to read a book about the COVID-19 pandemic because...well, because we’re still in it. The omicron variant rages on, my city continues to have a mask mandate, and nothing feels normal. Most of the time, I simmer in helplessness and anger, so when The Accidental Plague Diaries was pressed into my hands, my first thought was: I really don’t want think about the pandemic any more than is absolutely necessary. But author Andrew Duxbury MD intrigued me. [...]