Among the many books on the pandemic, Covid-19: Separating Fact From Fiction is a stand-out publication — for the information and insights it offers, for the way it blends science, history and sociology, and, above all, for the clarity and ease with which Author Dr Anirban Mahapatra talks to the reader. In a highly engaging session, Odisha Dialogues’ founding member Dr Bidhu K Mohanti, catches up with the Arlington, VA, United States-based microbiologist to learn more about the book and the issues it covers.