The Reaper’s Dance: 1000 Days of COVID

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From the suburbs of Washington, DC, and northern Virginia to the bat-infested caves of Wuhan, China, Dr. Ravi Iyer traces the myriad networks of the virus that brought the entire world to its knees for twenty-four months and decimated the lives of millions in its path. The Reaper’s Dance puts you in a ringside seat to the horror of the COVID pandemic, the calculations of men who were in positions to influence the fate of millions, the science that might have unleashed the pandemic, and the science that saved the world. From the failures of governments and leaders to the triumphs of individual men and women, The Reaper’s Dance is a story of the complex and compelling tapestry of human hubris and humility, courage, and cowardice, with an enduring, cautionary message for all humankind.

The Reaper’s Dance is a must-read that will inspire you, shake you, and wake you up.


5.0 out of 5 stars: Dr. Ravi Iyer has done a fabulous job in pulling together the story on the political stance changes, the thinking on the origins of the virus, and weaving it into the narrative in a fast-moving book that gripped me from the first page..... Anusha Bhagat

5.0 out of 5 stars: Demonstrates that the clinician is the foundation block for good medical bench science … and are lighthouses to the sea-like curiosity of medical scientists ….. Lloyd Pratsch

5.0 out of 5 stars: Riveting even if sobering view from the trenches - of the pandemic that almost conquered this world …..Jyothi Raghavan

5.0 out of 5 stars:  Come for the science; stay for an unvarnished ringside view of the horrors that unfolded; leave with life lessons that go far beyond. A must-read for anyone that wants a good understanding of the science, the politics that almost destroyed everything that we have built even while leaving you with gratitude for the sheer strength of the few that worked tirelessly to safeguard the lives of many. Ram Ramachandran

5.0 out of 5 stars: A Must Read....! A fast paced read, which you will not be able to put down once you start...! Arvin Chawla, MD

5.0 out of 5 stars: Gripping emotionally charged and authentic account of a human catastrophe. Seldom have I read a non-fiction book that is replete with factual detail yet grips you emotionally from the very first page. This has all the hallmarks of a best seller. …. Rajeev Khanna, MD

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