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When COVID-19 started to spread around the world in early 2020, Singapore’s readiness to deal with a global pandemic was put to the test. There were both wise decisions and missteps along the way, while questions about scientific consensus, trade-offs and vaccines swirled about in our hyperconnected age of social media. The Pandemic Cookbook revisits those early days of unprecedented global disruption, including social distancing rules, Circuit Breakers, migrant worker dormitory lockdowns, elections and TraceTogether controversies.
Based on interviews with front-line workers, journalists, policymakers, academics, migrant workers and more, infectious diseases expert Dr Hsu Li Yang and Eisner-winning graphic novelist Sonny Liew present a unique recollection of Singapore’s pandemic experience.
"[A] brilliant book telling the story of Singapore’s fight against COVID 19." - Professor Tommy Koh, Former Chairman of the National Art Council
Dr Hsu Li Yang is the Vice Dean of Global Health at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. Over the past two years, he has been heavily involved in COVID-19 research and education, although his primary academic focus remains in the area of drug-resistant infections.
Sonny Liew is the creator of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, a New York Times and Amazon bestseller. It is the first graphic novel to win the Singapore Literature Prize, and has been translated into eight languages.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 176
Year Published: 2022
Size: 255mm x 170mm