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No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by [Piot, Peter]
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Starred review. ...Piot helped assure that affordable drugs revolutionizing AIDS treatment would be available to the poorest victims. He leaves a legacy of change and hope in two worlds medicine and politics and an urgent reminder that their cooperation saves lives." Publishers Weekly

"Piot, [...] in No Time to Lose has written an insightful memoir of his career. "Financial Times

"...offers an inspirational account of one person's career and how Piot's following his heart on science, integrity, and justice helped change our world for the better " --Science

"No Time to Lose will serve as an inspiration to anyone looking to understand, or break into, global health research and policy." --Times Higher Education

About the Author

Peter Piot is the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, former undersecretary general of the United Nations and former director of UNAIDS.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6404 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (28 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007HXL27S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book takes us on the journey of the life of Peter Piot and his career in public health. His open style to writing gives us a real insight into public health issues which is totally gripping and addictive. This book will serve as an inspiration for budding scientists of the future as they try to cope with the effects of inertia by governments (particularly in Africa) who did not prevent the spread of HIV.
Truly awe inspiring biography!
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A really interesting account of Peter Piot's career, including the discovery of Ebola and the outbreak of HIV/AIDS. Absolutely loved it! If you're interested in global health, I would really recommend it! Very well written, although occasionally I did get confused as to the relative chronology of events as there was a bit of going backwards and forwards in time.
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I read this book a couple of years ago and was transfixed by Peter Piot's tales of derring do in Africa as he discovered Ebola and played a pivotal part in getting HIV treatment recognised by the medical establishment and world at large. This book is now more timely that ever with the news of the recent ebola outbreak. A fascinating (and at times terrifying) read.
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This is a riveting book and gives a really unusual perspective on two heath stories which have been massive during much of my life: Ebola and AIDS. The Ebola story, especially, is fantastically vividly told, anchored throughout in the stories of the people involved - victims, unwitting vectors and the ingenious (and occasionally heroic) people who worked to isolate the virus and save as many patients as they could.

We're used to seeing AIDS through a Western lens - primarily American but the gay subculture in Europe too. This was the background to my youth. I was at the last gig Freddie Mercury performed with Queen. Piot tells another story, a bigger one that evokes anger and bewilderment, as African states either failed to accept the cause of AIDS or were unable to afford the drugs to treat it.Ben Goldacre was forced to remove a chapter from Bad Science dealing with Matthias Rath due to legal action; it was released after publication on Goldacre's website:[...] - this looked like simple thuggery at the time but now with Piot's vivid account of the deadly effect that charlatans had on AIDS policy in South Africa, it looks much, much worse.

I got the Audible version, despite the slightly hectoring tone of the narration it was absolutely compelling form the outset.
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If you are interested in how scientists put their lives on the line to ensure that diseases that are lethal, are found, and the perils of what these scientists have to face from the ridiculous puppet governments who have no idea how their country is run by unscrupulous town/city villains, then this is the book for you, it is gripping and harrowing at the same time and explains why there are still ongoing problems in Africa and no doubt other countries around the world.
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This is a fascinating, if scary, account of the race to find the source of the apocalyptic Ebola virus. Peter Piot has travelled to so many places researching some of the most deadly viruses known to mankind.I read the Hot Zone a long time ago, and it was terrifying, but I remember ,along with feeling great compassion for the poor souls who contracted such a horrific virus, I was lulled into a false sense of security thinking that awful as it is, it was highly unlikely to reach the Western World. How wrong can you be?
This is a fast paced, thoroughly absorbing account of virology at it's most terrifying- a real page turner.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Its a page turner and for someone with an interest in Ebola and HIV, with little knowledge, Piot really explains everything well and keeps you engaged. You feel as if you were with him through his adventurous journey and its a book to keep on the shelf with regular reference to it. It does some have life lessons.
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Excellent book with quite a pace for a factual account and very amusing at times. It is also very moving and heartbreaking that the people who make policy can be so ignorant,prejudiced and I would say stupid even sometimes from their own viewpoints. Easter island is a prime example but one that sadly isn't recognised enough.
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