More Information on Vaccines and Pandemics

Viruses, pandemics, and immunity

Arup K. Chakraborty and Andrey S. Shaw ; illustrated by Philip J.S. Stork
2021
ISBN: 9780262542388

"Informed and accessible overview of viruses and pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work to form the foundation of public health"-- Provided by publisher.

Preventing the next pandemic : vaccine diplomacy in a time of anti-science

Peter J. Hotez, MD, PHD
2021
ISBN: 9781421440385

"With global cooperation and cohesion in decline, Hotez, a former member of the US Science Envoy Program, zeroes in on the factors that drive our most controversial and pressing global health concerns, including war and conflict, climate change, antivaxxers, and poverty. He proposes historically proven methods to soothe fraught international relations while preparing us for a safer, healthier future. The 2020 coronavirus crisis makes the book more timely than ever."-- Provided by publisher.

COVID-19 : the pandemic that never should have happened and how to stop the next one

Debora Mackenzie
2020
ISBN: 9780306924248

In a gripping, accessible narrative, a veteran science journalist lays out the shocking story of how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic happened and how to make sure this never happens again.

Vaccines did not cause Rachel's autism : my journey as a vaccine scientist, pediatrician, and autism dad

Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD ; foreword by Arthur L. Caplan (Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine)
2018
ISBN: 9781421426600

The health of nations : the campaign to end polio and eradicate epidemic diseases

Karen Bartlett
2017
ISBN: 9781786070685

"No one will ever again die of smallpox. With the battle against that "most terrible of the ministers of death" won, an unprecedented humanitarian coalition has now turned to polio, malaria and measles."--Jacket flap.

American contagions : epidemics and the law from smallpox to COVID-19

John Fabian Witt
2020
ISBN: 9780300257274

"From yellow fever to smallpox to polio to AIDS to COVID-19, epidemics have prompted Americans to make choices and answer questions about their basic values and their laws. In five concise chapters, historian John Fabian Witt traces the legal history of epidemics, showing how infectious disease has both shaped, and been shaped by, the law. Arguing that throughout American history legal approaches to public health have been liberal for some communities and authoritarian for others, Witt shows us how history's answers to the major questions brought up by previous epidemics help shape our answers today: What is the relationship between individual liberty and the common good? What is the role of the federal government, and what is the role of the states? Will long-standing traditions of government and law give way to the social imperatives of an epidemic? Will we let the inequities of our mixed tradition continue?"--Amazon

First, wear a face mask : a doctor's guide to reducing risk of infection during the pandemic and beyond

Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr.
2020
ISBN: 9780593233030

"This Book Will Keep You Safer Than a Face Mask offers calming, straightforward advice to address the ongoing spread of COVID-19 as well as arming readers with knowledge about infectious diseases for every cold and flu season. This practical, myth-busting approach will give you peace of mind as it helps you learn how to protect yourself in a variety of scenarios, from shopping and eating to commuting and travel to taking care of your family, boosting immunity, and staying safe inside the home"-- Provided by publisher.

Viral BS : medical myths and why we fall for them

Dr. Seema Yasmin
2021
ISBN: 9781421440408

"This book dissects medical myths and pseudoscience and explores how misinformation can spread faster than microbes. Yasmin debunks public health myths ranging from the spurious link between vaccines and autism to the truth about so-called chemtrails left behind by airplanes. In short chapters covering popular myths, Yasmin parses the science behind fearful rumors and models how to be a more informed consumer of health news"-- Provided by publisher.