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A Shot To Save The World - The Remarkable Race And Ground-Breaking Science Behind The Covid-19 Vaccines (Paperback) Loot Price: R280
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A Shot To Save The World - The Remarkable Race And Ground-Breaking Science Behind The Covid-19 Vaccines (Paperback): Gregory...

A Shot To Save The World - The Remarkable Race And Ground-Breaking Science Behind The Covid-19 Vaccines (Paperback)

Gregory Zuckerman

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The authoritative account of the race to produce the vaccines that are saving us all, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Solved the Market.

Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug and vaccine makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response.

It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with skepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning Wall Street Journal investigative journalist lauded for his “bravura storytelling” (Gary Shteyngart) and “first-rate” reporting (The New York Times), Zuckerman takes us inside the top-secret laboratories, corporate clashes, and high-stakes government negotiations that led to effective shots. Deeply reported and endlessly gripping, this is a dazzling, blow-by-blow chronicle of the most consequential scientific breakthrough of our time. It’s a story of courage, genius, and heroism. It’s also a tale of heated rivalries, unbridled ambitions, crippling insecurities, and unexpected drama. A Shot to Save the World is the story of how science saved the world.

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Imprint: Penguin Business
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2022
Authors: Gregory Zuckerman
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-0-241-53171-6
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
Books > Professional & Technical > Biochemical engineering > Biotechnology > General
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders > Immunology > General
LSN: 0-241-53171-3
Barcode: 9780241531716

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