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The Global Burden: The Human Experience Hidden Behind Covid-19 by Lisa Jo Symonds tackles the current topic of the Covid-19 pandemic that has changed the lives of everyone on the global platform. As the entire world observes what needs to be done to stay safe, the author gives an unbiased record of the true human experience of living through these times of global emergency with the help of a compilation of writings of different people, based on their experiences, emotions, and thoughts from the beginning of this pandemic to now. Readers of the coming generations will be able to understand how it was to live through a pandemic once they read this book and know that what was experienced was real.
The Global Burden: The Human Experience Hidden Behind Covid-19 will make readers ponder about the credibility of this pandemic or if it is a cover for something else. This captures the fear, anxiety, and disbelief that everyone experienced when the lockdown crippled the world. The author captures the contradictory lives she has to lead as a health care professional, and a wife and mother, making readers see people's fear that actually makes them misunderstand the information about the virus. Every writer's experience in the book is an eye-opener to readers and they reflect the insecurities, including the inner ones, difficulties, and challenges that accompany this pandemic, and how it has affected people in different ways. The book captures the current scenario and the fears of the general public and shows that at the rate things are going, the only way to ensure survival is to stop physically interacting with other human beings, which can actually be difficult. As the world continues to battle the pandemic, there are millions across the globe who are hoping for normalcy to be restored soon.