New book tackles the persistent and controversial questions about COVID
Ohio University mathematics professor Winfried Just's new book COVID-19: Unmasked - The News, the Science, and Common Sense tackles the persistent and sometimes controversial questions people have been asking about COVID-19 in a new, conversational way.
Written in the form of dialogues between four students, Just uses casual conversation between student characters to ask questions and address concerns he's often heard since the start of the pandemic. He constructs one character, Alice, as an epidemiology student to explain the science behind their questions to the other characters.
Just also assures in the book that each of the students posing questions has a different perspective on the many issues that have risen in connection with COVID-19, such as health, the economy, and people's freedoms.
"The book is trying to empower people to think about these conversations in a new way and to challenge people to think less narrowly focused but take in the pandemic from a bird's eye view - think about the population as a whole rather than just themselves and people they're closest to," Just explained.
The book's overall …
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