Vaxxers: A Pioneering Moment in Scientific History (Paperback)

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Vaxxers: A Pioneering Moment in Scientific History (Paperback)

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Chosen as a Book of the Year 2021 by the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Prospect, Guardian and The Times.

'Vaxxers is so good that the book will be read for long after the pandemic is over'
Financial Times

'One of the most epic and pioneering moments in human history'
Sir Jeremy Farrar

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The bestselling inside story of a historic moment for science and for humanity.

On 1 January 2020, Professor Sarah Gilbert read an article about four people in China with an illness of unknown cause. Within two weeks, she and her team had designed a new vaccine that would go on to save millions of lives from Covid-19.

Capturing a landmark moment, Sarah Gilbert and Catherine Green reveal their story of making the pioneering Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and fighting a pandemic as ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. They separate fact from fiction, they explain how they made their highly effective vaccine in record time with the eyes of the world watching, and they give us hope for the future.

Sarah Gilbert (Author)
Sarah Gilbert is Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow at Christchurch College. Having devoted her career to developing vaccines against infectious diseases, since January 2020 she has been the Oxford Project Leader for the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. Professor Gilbert has over 25 years of experience in the design and early development of new vaccines, and a commitment to increasing public understanding of science. In 2021 she was awarded a Damehood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Catherine Green (Author)
Catherine Green is Associate Professor in Chromosome Dynamics at the University of Oxford, Head of the Nuffield Department of Medicine's Clinical BioManufacturing Facility and a Senior Research Fellow at Exeter College. As a specialist in manufacturing vaccines for clinical trials, she is an integral part of the Oxford Vaccine project. In 2021 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.


Product Details ISBN: 9781529369885
ISBN-10: 1529369886
Publisher: Hodder
Publication Date: December 13th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English
This book is a profound success. I have read few that have given me such an immediate, eye-level view of working science - of brilliant, committed, heroic science.Sunday Times

This book is a profound success. I have read few that have given me such an immediate, eye-level view of working science - of brilliant, committed, heroic science.Sunday Times

What an enthralling tale of toil, tenacity and triumph this is. The authors' intelligence, idealism and sheer, bloody-minded grit shine through. The world needs all the Sarah Gilberts and Catherine Greens it can get. Just brilliant.

Vaxxers is the amazing tale of a vaccine that has saved so many of our lives. It's a dramatic, page-turning read, and incredibly moving

Moving and awe-inspiring... The story of the decadeMail on Sunday

Moving and awe-inspiring... The story of the decade—Mail on Sunday

Excellent and readable ... Vaccine production has never been explained more clearly... Green writes movingly about the difficult intersection between work and home life... Vaxxers is so good that the book will be read for long after the pandemic is over, as a vivid account of research in action and the way individuals respond in the face of a scientific emergency.—Financial Times

Excellent and readable ... Vaxxers is so good that the book will be read for long after the pandemic is over.Financial Times

Vaxxers can be read as much as a manifesto for the importance of good science communication and an antidote to anti-vax conspiracy theories as a biomedical thriller.—Observer

Urgent and fascinating ... A tale of hard work and victory against steep odds, a unique insight into vaccines generally ... A gripping yarn ... I dare anyone to read this and not come away impressed.Guardian

Urgent and fascinating ... A tale of hard work and victory against steep odds, a unique insight into vaccines generally ... A gripping yarn ... I especially loved the book's personal moments ... I dare anyone to read this and not come away impressed.Guardian

An enthralling tale of toil, tenacity and triumph ... The world needs all the Sarah Gilberts and Catherine Greens it can get. Just brilliant.

Heroes of our time ... Fired by a mission to save the world, these researchers are dedicated, altruistic, and determined ... Let's hope people who have not yet taken up the vaccine read Vaxxers and decide to have the jab.—The Lancet

A most accessible read... A personal story of one of the most epic moments in human history, perfectly capturing how scientific discovery on this scale is rarely a Eureka moment for a lone genius. As a grateful recipient of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, I take my hat off in thanks to these remarkable women.

Irish Times

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. The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is a triumph and its creators are life savers. Science is the exit strategy, as long as we make that science equitably available to the world - as all the incredible people behind the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine always intended - truly the "People's Vaccine".

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. The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is a triumph and its creators are life savers.

An extraordinary story with a remarkable beginning and an astonishing denouement—Observer

An extraordinary story with a remarkable beginning and an astonishing denouement—Observer

One of the most extraordinary stories in the history of medicine

A personal story of one of the most epic moments in human history ... I take my hat off in thanks to these remarkable women.—Irish Times

An extraordinary story of professional determination and excellence... Vaxxers is a quintessential feel-good read... Bravo Sarah. Bravo Cath. Thank you for making the world a safer place.—Irish Examiner

One of the most extraordinary stories in the history of medicine.

A book that anyone even slightly vaccine-hesitant should read, because it addresses almost every concern or question that might be raised... a fascinating behind-the-scenes look ... One of the great moments in modern scienceSydney Morning Herald

A biomedical thriller.—Observer

Enthralling and engagingly personal ... Vaxxers is an engrossing tale of solid science that should reassure anyone.—The Australian