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Modern aircraft enable travel from any major city, USA to Africa or the Pacific Rim in only 15 hours. Given the sheer volume of traffic and connections from these airports, a pathogen brought in from abroad could infect most major American cities in a matter of days. Nine authors allow us a peek into their world during such such a crisis.
Laugh, cry, gasp, and cringe along with them.
To be sure, have many interesting views on these topics. But, I would've like to see more in the way of citing sources: The studies mentioned in your book and research already done on these topics are but two. Overall, I consider these great topics of discussion. Great idea.