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Vaxxers: The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus
 

Vaxxers: The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus (Hardback)

By Gilbert, Sarah
By Green, Catherine

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  • Pub Date
    30 Nov 21

Our future hangs on the success of the Oxford vaccine. This is the story of its creation, its makers and how science will ultimately beat the virus. On 1 January 2020, Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University, read an article about four people in China with a ...strange pneumonia. Within two weeks, she had designed a vaccine against a pathogen that no one had ever seen before. Twelve months later, vaccination is being rolled out across the world to save millions of lives from Covid-19. In Vaxxers, we hear directly from Professor Gilbert and her colleague Dr Cath Green as they reveal the inside story of making the Oxford vaccine and the cutting-edge science behind it. This is their story of trying to fight a pandemic as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Sarah and Cath share the heart-stopping moments in the eye of the storm; they separate fact from fiction; they explain how they made a safe vaccine in record time with the eyes of the world watching; and they give us hope for the future. This is one of the most epic and pioneering moments in human history, comparable to the race to put a man on the moon, the discovery of DNA, or the first ascent of Everest. As we wait for vaccinations to release us from the grip of the virus, Vaxxers invites us into the lab to find out how science will save us from this pandemic, and how we can prepare for the inevitable next one.
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ISBN 9781529369854
Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529369854
Stock Release date is 30 November 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton
Released 30 Nov 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Gilbert, Sarah
By Green, Catherine
Category Immunology
Popular Science
Life Sciences: General Issues
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code 614.592414
Weight 572g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress COVID-19 Disease - Vaccination, Viral vaccines - Research - England - Oxford
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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