To End a Plague: America’s Fight to Defeat AIDS in Africa
by Emily Bass
This is a story of the largest (and only) successful global fight against a 21st century pandemic –AIDS. The best way to understand what needs to happen with #covid19!
To End a Plague is not merely the definitive history of this extraordinary program; it traces the lives of the activists who first impelled President Bush to take action, and later sought to prevent AIDS deaths at the whims of American politics. Moving from raucous street protests to the marbled halls of Washington and the clinics and homes where Ugandan people living with HIV fight to survive, it reveals an America that was once capable of real and meaningful change—and illuminates imperatives for future pandemic wars. Exhaustively researched and vividly written, this is the true story of an American moonshot.