Literature in the News
New Book about the COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 27, 2022, WTTW’s Black Voices talked with the author of “The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER”, a new book out about the COVID-19 pandemic and the medical challenges hospital staff faced in the ER.
Discussed by the show was “the health inequities illuminated by the pandemic, as the COVID Tracking Project points to a death rate 1.4 times higher for Black people than White people.”
“[Dr.] Fisher dedicated his book to his patients…”
From the publisher’s website:
ABOUT THE EMERGENCY
The riveting, pulse-pounding story of a year in the life of an emergency room doctor trying to steer his patients and colleagues through a crushing pandemic and a violent summer, amidst a healthcare system that seems determined to leave them behind.
The book is available in paperback, large print, hardcover, eBook, and audio.