Book ID: CBB659711878

How to Make a Vaccine: An Essential Guide for COVID-19 and Beyond (2021)

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Rhodes, John (Author)


University of Chicago Press


Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 184
Language: English

Distinguished expert in vaccine development John Rhodes tells the story of the first approved COVID-19 vaccines and offers an essential, up-to-the-minute primer on how scientists discover, test, and distribute vaccines. As the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every corner of the world, changing our relationship to our communities, to our jobs, and to each other, the most pressing question has been—when will it end? Researchers around the globe are urgently trying to answer this question by racing to test and distribute a vaccine that could end the greatest public health threat of our time. In How to Make a Vaccine, an expert who has firsthand experience developing vaccines tells an optimistic story of how three hundred years of vaccine discovery and a century and a half of immunology research have come together at this powerful moment—and will lead to multiple COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. John Rhodes draws on his experience as an immunologist, including working alongside a young Anthony Fauci, to unravel the mystery of how vaccines are designed, tested, and produced at scale for global deployment. Concise and accessible, this book describes in everyday language how the immune system evolved to combat infection, how viruses responded by evolving ways to evade our defenses, and how vaccines do their work. That history, and the pace of current research developments, make Rhodes hopeful that multiple vaccines will protect us. Today the complex workings of the immune system are well understood. The tools needed by biomedical scientists stand ready to be used, and more than 160 vaccine candidates have already been produced. But defeating COVID-19 won’t be the end of the story: Rhodes describes how discoveries today are also empowering scientists to combat future threats to global health, including a recent breakthrough in the development of genetic vaccines, which have never before been used in humans. As the world prepares for a vaccine, Rhodes offers a current and informative look at the science and strategies that deliver solutions to the crisis.

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Authors & Contributors
Harrison, Mark
Guerrini, Anita
Weston, Robert
von Engelhardt, D.
Poliana Maia
Justi, Rosaria
Journals
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadien d'Histoire de la Medecine
Acta Historica Leopoldina
Science and Education
Zeitschrift für Ideengeschichte
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Publishers
Yale University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Polistampa
Franco Angeli
Viella
Routledge
Concepts
Medicine and society
Public health
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Medicine, general histories
Medicine
Pandemics
Places
Europe
China
Kenya
Italy
Sicily
England
Times
Early modern
Modern
Medieval
21st century
Ancient
Renaissance
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