Corona: A Death We Knew Was Coming

Non-Fiction, Current Affairs

The dramatic report of our global crisis

What started in late December 2019 as warnings from an eye doctor in Wuhan rapidly turned into a global pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 is a dangerous virus, easily transmitted and deadly, but Covid-19 has become an even greater catalyst for a global cataclysm that has robbed all societies and economic systems of their certainties and is now threatening their very existence.

A team of doctors, scientists and reporters, including many award-winning journalists, has been tracking down the background of the virus and studying how it spread from an animal market in central China around the world, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.

The question is why governments for a third time - on the heels of the climate crisis and the refugee crisis - have failed to develop a far-sighted political framework built on numerous studies and warnings. The authors also attempt to find out how the human race can still manage to get the pandemic under control.

  • A joint research endeavor by 18 international doctors and journajoint research endeavor by 18 international doctors and journalists
  • Early history, outbreak, spread, effects of the Corona Virus, and the failure of governments to cope with it
  • Spiegel bestseller: rank 5

 

David Schraven (Hg.)

David Schraven is the founder of CORRECTIV and serves as publishing director for this research center. Over the years, he has worked for die taz, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Welt Group, and Ruhrbarone, a blog that he co-founded. He was also in charge of the investigative department at the former WAZ Group (which is now known as the Funke Group). David Schraven has received multiple awards for his work.

Cordt Schnibben (Hg.)

Cordt Schnibben is an economist, an editor at Die Zeit, and a reporter and departmental head at Spiegel. He has received numerous prizes, including the Theodor Wolff Prize, the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize, and the Henri Nannen Prize. He is also a two-time winner of the Adolf Grimme Prize. In addition, he is the author and editor of several Spiegel books, such as September 11: The Story of a Terrorist Attack, Iraq: The Story of a Modern War, Tsunami: The Story of an Earthquake, and Billionaires’ Poker: How Banks and Governments Flood the World with Money.

Corona: A Death We Knew Was Coming

The dramatic report of our global crisis

What started in late December 2019 as warnings from an eye doctor in Wuhan rapidly turned into a global pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 is a dangerous virus, easily transmitted and deadly, but Covid-19 has become an even greater catalyst for a global cataclysm that has robbed all societies and economic systems of their certainties and is now threatening their very existence.

A team of doctors, scientists and reporters, including many award-winning journalists, has been tracking down the background of the virus and studying how it spread from an animal market in central China around the world, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.

The question is why governments for a third time - on the heels of the climate crisis and the refugee crisis - have failed to develop a far-sighted political framework built on numerous studies and warnings. The authors also attempt to find out how the human race can still manage to get the pandemic under control.

  • A joint research endeavor by 18 international doctors and journajoint research endeavor by 18 international doctors and journalists
  • Early history, outbreak, spread, effects of the Corona Virus, and the failure of governments to cope with it
  • Spiegel bestseller: rank 5

 

Bibliographic Data
368 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-26281-1
First published 2020