Covid-19 Africa, Haiti, And The U.S. Virgin Islands

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
249 Pages
Reviewed on 11/04/2021
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Author Biography

Dr. Hugues Fidele Batsielilit, Ph.D., is the President and CEO of the International Consulting Aid Network (ICAN). He works as an emergency management specialist focusing on health, public health issues, and post disaster impacts (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Dr. Batsielilit has served as an expert international consultant in public health surveillance and a communicable disease specialist (The Peace Corps, and ICAN), a healthcare administrator, and a community health coordinator for more than ten years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the National Institute of Executives, a Master of Sciences and a Ph.D. in public health and healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona. Additionally, Dr. Batsielilit, holds an Associate's degree in medical logistics from Fort Lee Military Academy in Virginia. He served in the United States Army from 2008 to 2012, where he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Medical Division as a medical logistics specialist.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joanne Ang for Readers' Favorite

Covid-19 Africa, Haiti, And The U.S. Virgin Islands is a non-fiction book by Dr. Hugues F. Batsielilit on the novel virus that has plagued the world for 2 years. This book explores the reality of Covid-19 in the eyes of developing countries that struggled to contain the virus due to the unique characteristics of the countries. From the human condition, government, technology, politics, and diseases, Dr. Hugues F. Batsielilit shares with us the history and evolution of the SARS-COV strain, his observation on the progression of Covid-19 in Africa, Haiti, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, its impact on society, and how such countries could move forward into the future with the virus.

Covid-19 Africa, Haiti, And The U.S. Virgin Islands by Dr. Hugues F. Batsielilit is an eye-opening journey and a reflection on the mismanagement that made Covid-19 into a worldwide pandemic for what felt like 2 years too long. I really liked how the author also included a past evaluation on the state of Covid-19 in these countries, which gave a short but sufficient overview of the overall condition of Covid-19 in the respective countries, along with a look at the multiple variations of Coronaviruses. Aside from the in-depth explanations of Covid-19 over denial by leading figures and the public in these developing countries, Dr. Hugues F. Batsielilit also stressed that precautionary measures should still be taken to ensure that another surge of cases does not happen. The emphasis on this area shows the severity of the virus but also gives hope that a sense of normalcy will return, albeit a little different. This book is a very thorough investigation of Covid-19, definitely an interesting read!