by David Mendes-Nassi, Illustrated by Ruth Beer & Translated by Nina



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/29/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 46
ISBN : 9781543764598
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 46
ISBN : 9781543764604
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781543764635

About the Book

Hi, it's nice to meet you. My name is Coronavirus COV-2. It was I who caused the illness COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus pandemic, and today I have an international reputation as champion of all sorts of other viruses, most of whom I don't actually know. When my parents created me, they called me Virion. I was tiny and always aggressive, but I lacked a living entity. They said I wouldn't have a life until I'd grown and learned to live. The Coronavirus family, a rowdy group of viruses who use the Human Beings as entertainment and cause them all sorts of trouble, gathers together and reminisces about the past, including various epidemics that they brought about over the course of history, up until the day that the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, leaving the Human Beings confused and helpless. The Coronavirus, whose name is CoV-2, describes how he caused the pandemic while also voicing some harsh criticism regarding the way the Human Beings chose to cope with it. This is the tale of the Coronavirus from an unconventional point of view, whose purpose is to educate children and adolescents about how viruses work and ultimately – how to rid ourselves of them.

About the Author

Prof. David Mendes was born in Rome to a family of physicians. His grandfather Prof. Mendes oversaw the Red Cross hospital in Rome. In 1939 his family migrated to Israel and his father and grandfather were pioneers in the treatment of tuberculosis and its eradication. After completing his residency in orthopedic surgery, he established a hip surgery clinic at a New York hospital. During the Six Day War and The Yom Kippur War he went to Israel to volunteer in the IDF Medical Corps. From 1975 until his retirement in 2002 he ran the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Center for Implant Surgery at the Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa. He served as a professor on the clinical staff of Yeshiva University in New York, a member of the academic staff at Mt. Sinai in New York and at the Technion in Haifa, organized and oversaw the annual international conferences of the Center for Implant Surgery, and trained a generation of orthopedic surgeons. Today he writes about various subjects and last year he published the book "Who Is Afraid of Medical Malpractice?"