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TitleThe helpers : profiles from the front lines of the pandemic / Kathy Gilsinan. First edition. Ed
AuthorGilsinan, Kathy, author.
Call No616.24 GIL
CollectionAdult 600-699
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LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacAvailable616.24 GIL 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780393867022 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0393867021 (hardcover)
Personal Name Gilsinan, Kathy, author.
Title Statement The helpers : profiles from the front lines of the pandemic / Kathy Gilsinan.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice ©2022.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, [2022]
Physical Description xxii, 288 pages ; 22 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note Note on the sources -- Introduction -- Patient (Sick) -- Vaccine developer (Gamble) -- CEO (Ramping up) -- Paramedic (Road trip) -- Nurse (Worst shift) -- Chef (Shutdown) -- Patient (Downhill) -- CEO (Down to Kokomo -- Vaccine Developer (Racing ahead) -- Paramedic (NYC) -- Nurse (Testing shortage) -- Chef (Made with love) -- Patient (Waking up) -- Paramedic (Procession) -- CEO (Stockpile) -- Chef (Keep going) -- Nurse (Organizing) -- Vaccine developer (Emergency use) -- Funeral director (Last responder)
Summary, Etc. "A deeply moving narrative of the coronavirus pandemic, told through portraits of eight individuals who worked tirelessly to help others. In March 2020, COVID-19 overtook the United States, and life changed for America. In a matter of weeks the virus impacted millions, with lockdown measures radically reshaping the lives of even those who did not become infected. Yet despite the fear, hardship, and heartbreak from this period of collective struggle, there was hope. In The Helpers, journalist Kathy Gilsinan profiles eight individuals on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle: a devoted son caring for his family in the San Francisco Bay Area; a not-quite-retired paramedic from Colorado; an ICU nurse in the Bronx; the CEO of a Seattle-based ventilator company; a vaccine researcher at Moderna in Boston; a young chef and culinary teacher in Louisville, Kentucky; a physician in Chicago; and a funeral home director in Seattle and Los Angeles. These inspiring individual accounts create an unforgettable tapestry of how people across the country and the socioeconomic spectrum came together to fight the most deadly pandemic in a century"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term First responders United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term COVID-19 (Disease) Social aspects United States.
Location 616.24 GIL 31662001710318

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