I thought this was a nice quote describing Barrett’s inspiration, a reason I am drawn to books such as these:
“Infectious disease exists at this intersection between real science, medicine, public health, social policy and human conflict,” Barrett tells Melissa Block. “There’s a tendency of people to try and make a group out of those who have the disease. It makes people who don’t have the disease feel safer, so I think it’s that moment that really interests me,” she says.
Andrea Barrett quoted from npr.org