The Tale of the Coronavirus from an Unconventional Point of View


David Mendes-Nassi wanted to educate children and adolescents about how viruses work and ultimately – how to rid themselves of them. It is for this reason he has written, “Diary of the Coronavirus Family” (published by Partridge Singapore), the tale of the coronavirus from an unconventional point of view.

Coronavirus COV-2 caused the illness COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, and today it has an international reputation as a champion of all sorts of other viruses, most of whom he do not actually know. His parents called him Virion. He was tiny and always aggressive, but he lacked a living entity. They said he would not have a life until he had grown and learned to live.

The coronavirus family, a rowdy group of viruses who use human beings as entertainment and cause them all sorts of trouble, gathers together and reminisces about the past, including various epidemics that they brought about over the course of history, up until the day that the coronavirus pandemic broke out, leaving the human beings confused and helpless. Coronavirus COV-2 describes how he caused the pandemic while also voicing some harsh criticism regarding the way human beings chose to cope with it.

“This book is unique in telling the story by the virus family themselves, the way they see and appreciate their strength and the weakness of human beings,” Mendes-Nassi says. “Also, one of the topics discussed is the crucial importance of the genetic material that viruses share with all living organisms.”

When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, Mendes-Nassi answers, “To understand who is their enemy in this pandemic, what is their circle of life, not to fear from the viruses and what are the means human beings have to fight the viruses.”

You can read the excerpt of this book on Mendes-Nassi’s site –

“Diary of the Coronavirus Family”

By David Mendes-Nassi

Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 46 pages | ISBN 9781543764604

Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 46 pages | ISBN 9781543764598

E-Book | 48 pages | ISBN 9781543764635

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

David Mendes-Nassi was born in Rome to a family of physicians. In 1939, his family migrated to Israel and his father and grandfather were pioneers in the treatment of tuberculosis and its eradication. After completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery, he established a hip surgery clinic at a New York hospital. From 1975 until his retirement in 2002, he ran the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Centre for Implant Surgery at the Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa. He served as a professor on the clinical staff of Yeshiva University in New York, a member of the academic staff at Mt. Sinai in New York and at the Technion in Haifa, organized and oversaw the annual international conferences of the Centre for Implant Surgery, and trained a generation of orthopaedic surgeons. Today, he writes about various subjects and last year he published the book “Who Is Afraid of Medical Malpractice?”


Cover: Visually appealing and an easy read – Diary of The Coronavirus Family by David Mendes-Nassi (image credit: author’s website)

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