Michael Lewis ’82’s The Premonition: A Pandemic Story (W.W. Norton) tells the story of how three characters, a biochemist, a public health worker, and a federal employee understood the consequences of the coronavirus for the United States before many others. In January of 2020, this group of scientists, traced and predicted the exponential trajectory of the coronavirus. Lewis tells the story of just how unprepared the U.S. government and its institutions were for what was about to come.