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The Ruby Princess

The Ruby Princess (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McNab, Duncan

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In the early hours of Thursday 19 March 2020, the luxury cruise liner Ruby Princess docked at Sydney's Circular Quay, the gateway to Australia. Hours later, 2700 passengers disembarked. Yet in the middle of a pandemic sweeping the planet, there were no health checks. Over the nex...t few days, the passengers got some bad news. The COVID-19 virus had infected some on the ship, and it spread rapidly. Eventually over 900 passengers and crew would be diagnosed, and 28 would die from the disease. Months of investigation and a Special Commission uncovered a series of catastrophic mistakes, from negligence to corporate greed of an industry with a history of only caring for its bottom line. This 'super-spreader incident' was a viral bomb that exploded in the heart of Australia's biggest city - and a disaster that could and should have been prevented. In his page-turning book, investigative journalist Duncan McNab explores the causes of the spectacular quarantine failure, the cruise industry, the lives of the victims and their families, and the turbulent politics of blame.
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ISBN 9781760982973
Published NZ 23 Feb 2021
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760982973
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Australia
Published 23 Feb 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 4 other possible formats available
Author(s) By McNab, Duncan
Category True Stories
True Stories: Discovery / Historical / Scientific
Criminal Law
Personal & Public Health
Australian
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 387g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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