Vaxxers : the inside story of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and the race against the virus / Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green ; written with Deborah Crewe.

Author
Gilbert, Sarah, 1962- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2021.
Description
336 pages ; 24 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Author
Summary note
This is the story of a race - not against other vaccines or other scientists, but against a deadly and devastating 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 and her team had designed a vaccine against a pathogen that no one had ever seen before. Less than 12 months later, vaccination was 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 Catherine Green as they reveal the inside story of making the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and the cutting-edge science and sheer hard work behind it. This is their story of fighting 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 highly effective vaccine in record time with the eyes of the world watching; and they give us hope for the future. 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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Prologue: 'We don't know what's in it' -- We made a vaccine -- Disease X -- Designing the vaccine -- Money, money, money -- Making the vaccine -- Scale-up -- With great care, and due haste -- Trials -- The prince and the protestors: vaccine acceptance and hesitancy -- Vogue -- Waiting -- To licensure and beyond -- Disease Y: next time -- Appendix A: different types of vaccine -- Appendix B: the classic method and the rapid method -- Appendix C: what is in the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine?
ISBN
  • 9781529369854 (hardcover)
  • 1529369851 (hardcover)
  • 9781529369878 (paperback)
  • 1529369878 (paperback)
LCCN
jb2021029664
OCLC
1255796372
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view