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Author Miller, Joe (Correspondent), author.

Title The vaccine : inside the race to conquer the COVID-19 pandemic / Joe Miller, with Dr. Özlem Türeci and Dr. Uğur Şahin.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.


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Edition First edition.
Description 278 pages ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-270) and index.
Contents The outbreak -- Project lightspeed -- The unknowns -- The mRNA biohackers -- The tests -- Forging alliances -- First in human -- On our own -- It works! -- The new normal.
Summary "Winners of the Paul Ehrlich Prize. The dramatic story of the married scientists who founded BioNTech and developed the first vaccine against COVID-19. Nobody thought it was possible. In mid-January 2020, Ugur Sahin told Özlem Türeci, his wife and decades-long research partner, that a vaccine against what would soon be known as COVID-19 could be developed and safely injected into the arms of millions before the end of the year. His confidence was built upon almost thirty years of research. While working to revolutionize the way that cancerous tumors are treated, the couple had explored a volatile and overlooked molecule called messenger RNA; they believed it could be harnessed to redirect the immune system's forces against any number of diseases. As the founders of BioNTech, they faced widespread skepticism from the scientific community at first; but by the time Sars-Cov-2 was discovered in Wuhan, China, BioNTech was prepared to deploy cutting edge technology and create the world's first clinically approved inoculation for the coronavirus. The Vaccine draws back the curtain on one of the most important medical breakthroughs of our age; it will reveal how Doctors Sahin and Türeci were able to develop twenty vaccine candidates within weeks, convince Big Pharma to support their ambitious project, navigate political interference from the Trump administration and the European Union, and provide more than three billion doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to countries around the world in record time. Written by Joe Miller-the Financial Times' Frankfurt correspondent who covered BioNTech's COVID-19 project in real time-with contributions from Sahin and Türeci, as well as interviews with more than sixty scientists, politicians, public health officials, and BioNTech staff, the book covers key events throughout the extraordinary year, as well as exploring the scientific, economic, and personal background of each medical innovation. Crafted to be both completely accessible to the average reader and filled with details that will fascinate seasoned microbiologists, The Vaccine explains the science behind the breakthrough, at a time when public confidence in vaccine safety and efficacy is crucial to bringing an end to this pandemic"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject COVID-19 (Disease) -- Vaccination.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
MEDICAL / Research.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases & Conditions / Contagious (incl. Pandemics).
COVID-19 Vaccines -- history (DNLM)D000086663Q000266
Drug Discovery -- history (DNLM)D055808Q000266
Drug Development -- history (DNLM)D000076722Q000266
Drug Industry -- history (DNLM)D004345Q000266
Biotechnology. (OCoLC)fst00832729
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Vaccination. (OCoLC)fst02021881
Immunology. (OCoLC)fst00968006
Vaccines. (OCoLC)fst01163573
COVID-19 Pandemic (2020-) (OCoLC)fst02024716
Added Author Türeci, Özlem, author.
Şahin, Uğur, author.
ISBN 9781250280367 (hardcover)
1250280362 (hardcover)
9781250280374 (ebook)
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