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The Virus and the Vaccine

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Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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The Virus and the Vaccine by Book Resume:

Jonas Salk's polio vaccine has taken on an almost legendary quality as a medical miracle, for it largely eradicated one of the most feared diseases of the 20th century. But the story of the vaccine has a dark side, one that has never been fully told before... Between 1954 and 1963, close to 98 million Americans received polio vaccinations contaminated with a carcinogenic monkey virus, now known as SV40. A concerted government effort downplayed the incident, and it was generally accepted that although oncogenic to laboratory animals, SV40 was harmless to humans. But now SV40 in showing up in human cancers, and prominent researchers are demanding a serious public health response to this forgotten polio vaccine contaminant. A gripping medical detective story, The Virus and the Vaccine raises major questions about vaccine policy.


Spike [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jeremy Farrar,Anjana Ahuja
Publisher: Profile Books
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Spike by Jeremy Farrar,Anjana Ahuja Book Resume:

THE TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR A GUARDIAN BEST POLITICS BOOK OF THE YEAR A TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *Revised and updated edition with new chapter reflecting on the impact of Covid-19 two years on, and what come next* Did the UK government really 'follow the science' throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, as it claims? As head of the Wellcome Trust, Jeremy Farrar was one of the first people in the world to hear about a mysterious new disease in China - and to learn it could readily spread between people. A member of the SAGE emergency committee, Farrar was a key figure in both the UK and the World Health Organization at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic amid great uncertainty, fast-moving situations and missed opportunities. Spike is his widely acclaimed inside story. His account casts light on the UK government's claims to be 'following the science' and is informed not just by Farrar's views but by interviews with other top scientists and political figures.


Plandemic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Mikki Willis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Plandemic by Mikki Willis Book Resume:

The incredible true story of the most banned documentary in history. Researching the controversy arising after the release of the viral phenomenon known as Plandemic, the most seen and censored documentary in history, an investigative journalist sets out to disprove and debunk claims made throughout the film. Instead, the journalist opens a Pandora’s box to witness firsthand an underworld of corruption, lies, and the darkest of unsolved mysteries. The result? A fascinating behind-the-scenes account about the making of Plandemic and Plandemic: Indoctornation; an exposé of the truth behind the origins of COVID-19; an alarming examination of individuals, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates, and organizations like the CDC, NIH, WHO, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others, driving the global vaccination agenda; and a look at the tech giant and mainstream media forces doing their utmost to silence and suppress the veracity of these findings. Investigative filmmaker Mikki Willis focuses his unflinching lens on two key subjects: virologist Dr. Judy Mikovits, who speaks frankly about the machinations for control and profit corrupting individuals and institutions tasked with overseeing public health; and Dr. David E. Martin, whose research and shocking data corroborate allegations of conflicts of interest. The US media and fact checkers condemned the two documentaries as “dangerous conspiracy theory.” Today, the two-part bombshell is being hailed globally for warning the world of the crimes against humanity that are just now being uncovered. From the death of his brother and mother due to bad medicine, to his awakening at Ground Zero on 9/11, Mikki Willis describes in detail the incredible life experiences that led him to risk his career and safety to create the Plandemic series.

The Panic Virus

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Author: Seth Mnookin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Panic Virus by Seth Mnookin Book Resume:

WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE? In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. The media seized hold of the story and, in the process, helped to launch one of the most devastating health scares ever. In the years to come Wakefield would be revealed as a profiteer in league with class-action lawyers, and he would eventually lose his medical license. Meanwhile one study after another failed to find any link between childhood vaccines and autism. Yet the myth that vaccines somehow cause developmental disorders lives on. Despite the lack of corroborating evidence, it has been popularized by media personalities such as Oprah Winfrey and Jenny McCarthy and legitimized by journalists who claim that they are just being fair to “both sides” of an issue about which there is little debate. Meanwhile millions of dollars have been diverted from potential breakthroughs in autism research, families have spent their savings on ineffective “miracle cures,” and declining vaccination rates have led to outbreaks of deadly illnesses like Hib, measles, and whooping cough. Most tragic of all is the increasing number of children dying from vaccine-preventable diseases. In The Panic Virus Seth Mnookin draws on interviews with parents, public-health advocates, scientists, and anti-vaccine activists to tackle a fundamental question: How do we decide what the truth is? The fascinating answer helps explain everything from the persistence of conspiracy theories about 9/11 to the appeal of talk-show hosts who demand that President Obama “prove” he was born in America. The Panic Virus is a riveting and sometimes heart-breaking medical detective story that explores the limits of rational thought. It is the ultimate cautionary tale for our time.

In the Year of the Virus: A Poignant Look Back at the Time When the World Was Affected by the Coronavirus

In the Year of the Virus: A Poignant Look Back at the Time When the World Was Affected by the Coronavirus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Felix Cheong,Jia He Yi
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
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In the Year of the Virus: A Poignant Look Back at the Time When the World Was Affected by the Coronavirus by Felix Cheong,Jia He Yi Book Resume:

In the Year of the Virus is an innovative poetry comic book inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic. The story revolves around several characters affected -- and infected --- by the viral outbreak. The poetry by award-winning writer Felix Cheong, adapted beautifully by artist Eko, examines our humanity as our lives are upended and ended.This is a ground-breaking work that marries text with artwork and aptly captures the wild swings of emotion we all felt after the pandemic hit and the lockdown began.


Viral [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Matt Ridley,Alina Chan
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Viral by Matt Ridley,Alina Chan Book Resume:

"Chan and Ridley write with an urgency...that inspires gripping depictions of what viruses are, how infectious-disease laboratories work and wonderfully lucid descriptions of bats. . . . They powerfully recount how dangerous pathogens can both leak from a lab and emerge in nature." (New York Times Book Review) Understanding how Covid-19 started is crucial for the future of humankind. Viral is the most incisive and authoritative book about the search for the source of the virus. A new virus descended on the human species in 2019 wreaking unprecedented havoc. Finding out where it came from and how it first jumped into people is an urgent priority, but early expectations that this would prove an easy question to answer have been dashed. Nearly two years into the pandemic, the crucial mystery of the origin of SARS-CoV-2 is not only unresolved but has deepened. In this uniquely insightful book, a scientist and a writer join forces to try to get to the bottom of how a virus whose closest relations live in bats in subtropical southern China somehow managed to begin spreading among people more than 1,500 kilometres away in the city of Wuhan. They grapple with the baffling fact that the virus left none of the expected traces that such outbreaks usually create: no infected market animals or wildlife, no chains of early cases in travellers to the city, no smouldering epidemic in a rural area, no rapid adaptation of the virus to its new host—human beings. To try to solve this pressing mystery, Viral delves deep into the events of 2019 leading up to 2021, the details of what went on in animal markets and virology laboratories, the records and data hidden from sight within archived Chinese theses and websites, and the clues that can be coaxed from the very text of the virus’s own genetic code. The result is a gripping detective story that takes the reader deeper and deeper into a metaphorical cave of mystery. One by one the authors explore promising tunnels only to show that they are blind alleys, until, miles beneath the surface, they find themselves tantalisingly close to a shaft that leads to the light.

Hepatitis B

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Author: Irving Millman,Toby K. Eisenstein,Baruch S. Blumberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Hepatitis B by Irving Millman,Toby K. Eisenstein,Baruch S. Blumberg Book Resume:

Toby K. Eisenstein Symposium Committee Chairperson Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140 This symposium is the thirteenth biennial clinical microbiology program sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology in cooperation with the Philadelphia area medical schools and the Bureau of Laboratories of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. This year a generous contribution from Merck, Sharp and Dohme has helped to make the program a reality. The subject matter for this symposium represents an attractive spectrum of medical, biological and molecular approaches to the practical solution of a public health prob1em--name1y, prevention of infection with the hepatitis B virus. The symposium may be unique in that it focuses on a product which was first marketed less than three months ago, but included in the program are presen tations on two new approaches to hepatitis B vaccine production which may replace the one which is newly unveiled. The rapidity of progress in our present era of biological research is indeed astonishing.

Tewyx, the virus that has changed our lives

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Author: Alex Adams
Publisher: Alex Adams
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Tewyx, the virus that has changed our lives by Alex Adams Book Resume:

A moving story about how the corona virus pandemic impacts both our private and business relationships. From the top to the rock bottom, and back. How will those who lose ecerything take it? And what about those who become really wealthy real fast?


Flu [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Gina Kolata
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Flu by Gina Kolata Book Resume:

The fascinating, true story of the world's deadliest disease. In 1918, the Great Flu Epidemic felled the young and healthy virtually overnight. An estimated forty million people died as the epidemic raged. Children were left orphaned and families were devastated. As many American soldiers were killed by the 1918 flu as were killed in battle during World War I. And no area of the globe was safe. Eskimos living in remote outposts in the frozen tundra were sickened and killed by the flu in such numbers that entire villages were wiped out. Scientists have recently rediscovered shards of the flu virus frozen in Alaska and preserved in scraps of tissue in a government warehouse. Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter for The New York Times, unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. Delving into the history of the flu and previous epidemics, detailing the science and the latest understanding of this mortal disease, Kolata addresses the prospects for a great epidemic recurring, and, most important, what can be done to prevent it.

Deep Hell

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Author: Bruce Alterman
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
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Deep Hell by Bruce Alterman Book Resume:

Far into the future, the utopian society of Bliss enjoys every comfort, sustainable food sources and advanced technologies. They believe themselves to be the only survivors of the long-ago, unknown viral calamity. This self-contained community allows their denizens to spend their time pursuing intellectual interests or just fishing and relaxing by the shore. Unexpectedly, they discover a mysterious radio signal which seems to indicate there may be life outside of their enclave. Driven by curiosity, a team known as “The Crew” ventures out from Bliss to investigate the source of the signal. They discover a bizarre, segregated society where tyrants horrifically abuse and subjugate an entire civilization to their evil will.

Where Is Coco The Virus?

Where Is Coco The Virus? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Nathalie Bannout
Publisher: دار القلم للطباعة و النشر و التوزيع - بيروت / لبنان
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Where Is Coco The Virus? by Nathalie Bannout Book Resume:

This is one of the books In “Coco” series. It is inspired by the Coronavirus outbreak and explains how the virus works and how people can protect themselves from it. Remember “Coco The Virus”? What happened to her after leaving planet Earth? Let’s explore new adventures with Coco.

Bernie and Babs vs the Virus

Bernie and Babs vs the Virus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Grandma Ness
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
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Bernie and Babs vs the Virus by Grandma Ness Book Resume:

Journey with Bernie and Babs on a self-healing visualization. Bang those baddies on the head and send them to waste disposal. Bernie and Babs take on the virus with magic hammers and some serious hi-tech know-how. Adventure awaits in this charming and useful book that gives you a visual that can be used to imagine your own healing. See you in the cranial control center for bug and bot deployment.

Pandemic: The virus that shook the entire world

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Author: Praneet Ray
Publisher: Verses Kindler Publication
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Pandemic: The virus that shook the entire world by Praneet Ray Book Resume:

Starting of a new decade is always referred to as commencement of new aspirations, trends, opportunities and many memories which we leave behind us as we close that chapter in our lives. A new decade opens up new possibilities & often ushers in a new era. The Corona Virus Pandemic has wiped away the smiles off our faces and has darkened the whole world with its raging outbreak. In the midst of this deadly outbreak, 21 people from different walks of life coming on the same page trying to express their feelings and experiences during the pandemic. Get immersed in 21 different Lives, 21 different Characters & see the world from 21 different perspectives. This is a book which is very close to every co authors' hearts. Everyone loved being a part of this journey. This book gives a perspective of various lives being trapped by a virus. The book also symbolises that it doesn't matter if someone belongs to an affluent background or a underprivileged one. Whenever a disaster strikes, everyone comes at the same level and nobody is different from anyone.

The Virus in the Age of Madness

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Author: Bernard-Henri Lévy
Publisher: Yale University Press
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The Virus in the Age of Madness by Bernard-Henri Lévy Book Resume:

A trenchant look at how the coronavirus reveals the dangerous fault lines of contemporary society With medical mysteries, rising death tolls, and conspiracy theories beamed minute by minute through the vast web universe, the coronavirus pandemic has irrevocably altered societies around the world. In this sharp essay, world-renowned philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy interrogates the many meanings and metaphors we have assigned to the pandemic—and what they tell us about ourselves. Drawing on the philosophical tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Lacan and Foucault, Lévy asks uncomfortable questions about reality and mythology: he rejects the idea that the virus is a warning from nature, the inevitable result of global capitalism; he questions the heroic status of doctors, asking us to think critically about the loci of authority and power; he challenges the panicked polarization that dominates online discourse. Lucid, incisive, and always original, Lévy takes a bird’s-eye view of the most consequential historical event of our time and proposes a way to defend human society from threats to our collective future.

Toxic Masculinity

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Author: Stephen M. Whitehead
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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Toxic Masculinity by Stephen M. Whitehead Book Resume:

Humankind is at the tipping point in its greatest-ever revolution - a revolution in gender relationships, gender identities and gender power. Women are confidently on the rise while men and their behaviours are under scrutiny like never before. At the core of this historic shift lies 'toxic masculinity'. You'll have heard the term, but do you know what it means? Where does TM come from? Who has it? How does one catch the TM virus? What does it look like? What does it mean for women, love and relationships? Is it the only masculinity out there? And, most importantly, how can we get rid of it? This fascinating, insightful and engaging book provides all the answers while exploring the most pressing issue of the 21st century. Informed by the author's 30 years of research into men and masculinities and the latest global studies, this book is the definitive examination of modern man and a must read for anyone concerned with the future of men, gender and sexual relationships.

Coco The Virus

Coco The Virus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Nathalie Bannout
Publisher: دار القلم للطباعة و النشر و التوزيع - بيروت / لبنان
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Coco The Virus by Nathalie Bannout Book Resume:

This is one of the books In “Coco” series. It is inspired by the Coronavirus outbreak and explains how the virus works and how people can protect themselves from it.


Virus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Marilyn J. Roossinck
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Virus by Marilyn J. Roossinck Book Resume:

An essential illustrated guide to the 101 most fascinating viruses This stunningly illustrated book provides a rare window into the amazing, varied, and often beautiful world of viruses. Contrary to popular belief, not all viruses are bad for you. In fact, several are beneficial to their hosts, and many are crucial to the health of our planet. Virus offers an unprecedented look at 101 incredible microbes that infect all branches of life on Earth—from humans and other animals to insects, plants, fungi, and bacteria. Featuring hundreds of breathtaking color images throughout, this guide begins with a lively and informative introduction to virology. Here readers can learn about the history of this unique science, how viruses are named, how their genes work, how they copy and package themselves, how they interact with their hosts, how immune systems counteract viruses, and how viruses travel from host to host. The concise entries that follow highlight important or interesting facts about each virus. Learn about the geographic origins of dengue and why old tires and unused pots help the virus to spread. Read about Ebola, Zika, West Nile, Frog virus 3, the Tulip breaking virus, and many others—how they were discovered, what their hosts are, how they are transmitted, whether or not there is a vaccine, and much more. Each entry is easy to read and includes a graphic of the virus, and nearly every entry features a colorized image of the virus as seen through the microscope. Written by a leading authority, this handsomely illustrated guide reveals the unseen wonders of the microbial world. It will give you an entirely new appreciation for viruses.

I'm a Virus!

I'm a Virus! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Bridget Heos
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
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I'm a Virus! by Bridget Heos Book Resume:

Scary science is introduced with humor-laced facts in this new nonfiction picture book series from a prolific, award-winning children’s book author, starting with our tiniest invader—the common cold virus, and its more frightening relatives! How does a virus make us sick? How does it spread? And what can people do to beat them? Hi, I'm Virus! And I'm here to answer all these questions and more! In friendly, simple text, the most "common" virus, rhinovirus (the common cold), explains how viruses work and spread. With funny, engaging, and informative illustrations, this is the perfect way to explain viruses to young children who have questions in the wake of a pandemic. The nonthreatening common cold walks readers through the basics of viruses, and then features past viruses we have defeated, as well as introducing COVID-19. The start of a new series designed to make scary science more approachable, Science Buddies is here to explain the world to curious young minds!

Learning from SARS

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Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publisher: National Academies Press
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Learning from SARS by Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats Book Resume:

The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in late 2002 and 2003 challenged the global public health community to confront a novel epidemic that spread rapidly from its origins in southern China until it had reached more than 25 other countries within a matter of months. In addition to the number of patients infected with the SARS virus, the disease had profound economic and political repercussions in many of the affected regions. Recent reports of isolated new SARS cases and a fear that the disease could reemerge and spread have put public health officials on high alert for any indications of possible new outbreaks. This report examines the response to SARS by public health systems in individual countries, the biology of the SARS coronavirus and related coronaviruses in animals, the economic and political fallout of the SARS epidemic, quarantine law and other public health measures that apply to combating infectious diseases, and the role of international organizations and scientific cooperation in halting the spread of SARS. The report provides an illuminating survey of findings from the epidemic, along with an assessment of what might be needed in order to contain any future outbreaks of SARS or other emerging infections.

The Influenza Viruses

The Influenza Viruses [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robert M. Krug
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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The Influenza Viruses by Robert M. Krug Book Resume:

Influenza virus is an important human pathogen, frequently causing widespread disease and a significant loss of life. Much has been learned about the structure of the virus, its genetic variation, its mode of gene expression and replication, and its interaction with the host immu nologic system. This knowledge has the potential of leading to ap proaches for the control of influenza virus. In addition, research on influ enza virus has led to important advances in eukaryotic molecular and cellular biology and in immunology. A major focus of this book is the molecular biology of influenza virus. The first chapter, which serves as an introduction, describes the structure of each of the genomic RNA segments and their encoded pro teins. The second chapter discusses the molecular mechanisms involved in the expression and replication of the viral genome. In addition to other subjects, this chapter deals with one of the most distinctive features of influenza virus, namely the unique mechanism whereby viral messenger RNA synthesis is initiated by primers deaved from newly synthesized host-cell RNAs in the nudeus. Among the most significant accomplish ments in influenza virus research has been the delineation of the three dimensional structure of the two surface glycoproteins of the virus, the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase. This has provided a structural basis for mapping both the antigenic sites and the regions involved in the major biological functions of these two molecules.

The Viruses

The Viruses [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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The Viruses by Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat Book Resume:

During the past two decades, virus taxonomy has advanced to the point where most viruses can be classified as belonging to families, genera, or groups of related viruses. Virus classification is primarily based on chem ical and physical similarities, such as the size and shape of the virion, the nature of the genomic nucleic acid, the number and function of com ponent proteins, the presence of lipids and of additional structural fea tures, such as envelopes, and serological interrelationships. The families, genera, or groups of viruses that have been defined on the basis of such criteria by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) will be described in some detail in this catalogue and illustrated by elec tron micrographs. In my present attempt to list most if not all well es tablished and studied viruses in alphabetical order, I have largely confined myself to identifying them only in such taxonomic terms, generally without quoting specific data reported for individual viruses. If the latter data do not at times agree closely with those given for the taxon or group, it is difficult to decide to what extent this is attributable to misclassi fication due to insufficient data and errors in the analytical procedures and descriptions, or to what extent this is an expression of Nature's free dom of choice and abhorrence of restrictive classifications.

The Plague Year

The Plague Year [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Lawrence Wright
Publisher: Knopf
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The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright Book Resume:

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Looming Tower, and the pandemic novel The End of October: an unprecedented, momentous account of Covid-19—its origins, its wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain it "A book of panoramic breadth ... managing to surprise us about even those episodes we … thought we knew well … [With] lively exchanges about spike proteins and nonpharmaceutical interventions and disease waves, Wright’s storytelling dexterity makes all this come alive.” —The New York Times Book Review From the fateful first moments of the outbreak in China to the storming of the U.S. Capitol to the extraordinary vaccine rollout, Lawrence Wright’s The Plague Year tells the story of Covid-19 in authoritative, galvanizing detail and with the full drama of events on both a global and intimate scale, illuminating the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the pandemic. Wright takes us inside the CDC, where a first round of faulty test kits lost America precious time . . . inside the halls of the White House, where Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger’s early alarm about the virus was met with confounding and drastically costly skepticism . . . into a Covid ward in a Charlottesville hospital, with an idealistic young woman doctor from the town of Little Africa, South Carolina . . . into the precincts of prediction specialists at Goldman Sachs . . . into Broadway’s darkened theaters and Austin’s struggling music venues . . . inside the human body, diving deep into the science of how the virus and vaccines function—with an eye-opening detour into the history of vaccination and of the modern anti-vaccination movement. And in this full accounting, Wright makes clear that the medical professionals around the country who’ve risked their lives to fight the virus reveal and embody an America in all its vulnerability, courage, and potential. In turns steely-eyed, sympathetic, infuriated, unexpectedly comical, and always precise, Lawrence Wright is a formidable guide, slicing through the dense fog of misinformation to give us a 360-degree portrait of the catastrophe we thought we knew.

Ypsilon and The Plague Doctor

Ypsilon and The Plague Doctor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Zachary Chopchinski
Publisher: Books and Bow Ties Publishing
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Ypsilon and The Plague Doctor by Zachary Chopchinski Book Resume:

Humorous Portal Fiction Adventure Series - USA Today Bestselling Science Fantasy Author " I can guarantee you've never read anything like this before." A missing Creator. An army of mechanical zombies. And a devastating secret that will destroy everything. Adal, Arija and the rest of their team are happy to be back home in the World Machine. But before they can get comfortable, things start to heat back up between the Dwellers that live in the Machine and those that would see it destroyed. Webley is the only one who can quell the buzz of war, but the Creator has gone missing. That's when the screaming starts. Reports of a masked creature spread like the plague. Then a virus breaks out in the Machine. A virus that turns the Dwellers into Zombies. Can the team unmask the doctor and find a cure before the virus destroys the world? "The most intense book of the series so far!" "This is a twisty turny thrill ride and I can't wait for the next one!" "If you love great world building, wonderful characters, loads of fast-paced action and tons of snark, give this series a try. You won't be disappointed!" *** Keywords: science fiction books, science fiction stories, science fiction series, portal book, portal stories, portal story, cute and diverse characters, strong women, funny books, horror books, zombie apocalypse, zombie books, viruses, plagues, Bestselling Young Adult Fantasy Series, Coming-of-age, Science Fantasy, Action Adventure, Anthea Sharp, Portal Fantasy, books for teens, books for boys, books for girls, YA reader, best book,


Rage [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Rage by Bob Woodward Book Resume:

Rage is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest. Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19 epidemic would be the biggest national security threat to his presidency. In dramatic detail, Woodward takes readers into the Oval Office as Trump’s head pops up when he is told in January 2020 that the pandemic could reach the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed 675,000 Americans. In 17 on-the-record interviews with Woodward over seven volatile months—an utterly vivid window into Trump’s mind—the president provides a self-portrait that is part denial and part combative interchange mixed with surprising moments of doubt as he glimpses the perils in the presidency and what he calls the “dynamite behind every door.” At key decision points, Rage shows how Trump’s responses to the crises of 2020 were rooted in the instincts, habits and style he developed during his first three years as president. Revisiting the earliest days of the Trump presidency, Rage reveals how Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats struggled to keep the country safe as the president dismantled any semblance of collegial national security decision making. Rage draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses as well as participants’ notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents. Woodward obtained 25 never-seen personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a “fantasy film.” Trump insists to Woodward he will triumph over Covid-19 and the economic calamity. “Don’t worry about it, Bob. Okay?” Trump told the author in July. “Don’t worry about it. We’ll get to do another book. You’ll find I was right.”

Pandemic 2020

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Author: Yash Tiwari
Publisher: Notion Press
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Pandemic 2020 by Yash Tiwari Book Resume:

About the Novel An impoverished boy in China, a helpless doctor in the U.S., a stranded traveler in Italy, and a blooming journalist in India - Pandemic 2020, World's First Fictional Novel On The Novel Corona Virus Outbreak, provides a harrowing look at how the pandemic turned the lives of everyone around the world upside down. The story is a globally-interconnecting tale, intriguingly blending majorly affected regions around the world through characters facing the severity of one common pandemic, the Corona Virus outbreak. The story is narrated from four regions following the mishaps and the rife of the contagion in four majorly affected parts of the world and brings an immersive perspective on the atrocities, privation, loss of life, and most significantly, the uncertainty of life and death that the COVID-19 flu brought about.

If God Is a Virus

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Author: Seema Yasmin
Publisher: Haymarket Books
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If God Is a Virus by Seema Yasmin Book Resume:

Based on original reporting from West Africa and the United States, and the poet 's experiences as a doctor and journalist, If God Is A Virus charts the course of the largest and deadliest Ebola epidemic in history, telling the stories of Ebola survivors, outbreak responders, journalists and the virus itself. Documentary poems explore which human lives are valued, how editorial decisions are weighed, what role the aid industrial complex plays in crises, and how medical myths and rumor can travel faster than microbes. These poems also give voice to the virus. Eight percent of the human genome is inherited from viruses and the human placenta would not exist without a gene descended from a virus. If God Is A Virus reimagines viruses as givers of life and even authors of a viral-human self-help book.

Why(r)us The Virus

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Author: Kathleen Finnegan
Publisher: Putztein
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Why(r)us The Virus by Kathleen Finnegan Book Resume:

Sing along with Sami and Seira as they learn what it will take to defeat the COVID-19 coronavirus. Why(r)us the Virus provides gentle reassurance that fun is not where you are but who you are with, a promise of a future that is even better than today, and a simple explanation of the need for hand washing and face masks during a pandemic. Encourages compliance with safer at home guidelines and practices.

The Virus

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Author: Juan Moises de la Serna
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
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The Virus by Juan Moises de la Serna Book Resume:

Life can sometimes bring us surprises for which we are not prepared, or at least we think we are not. A simple virus, a cold, can change everything we knew - a tiny being that enters our life and transforms it completely. A novel to reflect on the fragility of our daily life and how at times, the most important things are not so much what we want, but what we already have.

The Banker and The Dragon

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Author: Martin Lundqvist
Publisher: Martin Lundqvist
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The Banker and The Dragon by Martin Lundqvist Book Resume:

When a new virus emerges, one man is set to change the future. The Australian agent Jared Pond is sent to investigate the rumours of a new Chinese bioweapon, the Hei Bai virus. During his assignment, Jared meets and falls in love with the Chinese civil rights activist Eileen Lu, the enemy of the CPOC. Together, Jared and Eileen try to uncover the dark secrets of the villainous dictator Chairman Jing Xi and his assistant Tzi Cheng. But who is Pierre Beaumont, and what is the connection between the spread of the virus and the World Bank's CEO?

The Insect Viruses

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Author: Lois K. Miller,L. Andrew Ball
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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The Insect Viruses by Lois K. Miller,L. Andrew Ball Book Resume:

There are over a million different species of insects, and individually they 8 outnumber humans by more than 10 to 1. Moreover, some insects live in close association with both plants and higher animals and naturally exchange viruses with them. It has even been speculated that viruses in general may have radiated through the plant and animal kingdoms from common insect origins. Be that as it may, since insects play pivotal roles in the biosphere, both to the benefit and detriment of mankind, they and the viruses that infect them are important subjects for study. Insects are infected by a diverse medley of viruses, and this volume focuses on those insect virus families that are found primarily or exclusively in insects. All major families of insect-selective viruses are covered except for the baculo viruses, which were described in a separate volume of The Viruses series. Included in this volume are the established families of insect viruses, the newly recognized ascovirus family, and the nudiviruses, which probably represent a separate family but currently remain unclassified. The coverage of arboviruses is limited to a single chapter that focuses on their potential utility as vectors and in insect control. Omitted for practical reasons are several individual insect viruses that have been described sporadically in the literature and probably represent novel virus families.

Cyrus the Virus

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Author: D. J. Chakraborty
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Cyrus the Virus by D. J. Chakraborty Book Resume:

The character Cyrus the Virus was created in 1979 when the author was nine-years-old and welcomed a new baby brother. Always fond of cleanliness, she was especially careful to keep her two brothers and the family home disinfected and deodorized. In science class, she learned that a dirty environment breeds disease, especially viruses; what better name for a virus than Cyrus? The responsible big sister was keen to make sure her baby brother, five-year-old brother, and all their friends kept clean and safe from foul, fetid Cyrus the Virus. After two or three patient years, the author’s mother told her, “Enough of your Cyrus the Virus stories! It is not nice to frighten your brothers and friends.” After an intermission, Cyrus the Virus was reborn in 1991 when the author became a mother welcoming her own baby boy. She had never abandoned her love for cleanliness and was enthusiastic to keep her son, her two brothers, and the family home superbly sanitized. Once again, two or three patient years elapsed. Her mother again said, “Enough already with your Cyrus the Virus stories! What kind of mother frightens her own child?” A milder version of Cyrus the Virus came back to life in 2018 as the author recovered from influenza. Enthusiastic to keep her students healthy, she related the importance of proper hygiene and developed lessons plans and techniques to accomplish it. Those techniques are discussed and detailed in this book; washing hands is only one part of the clean procedure. Today, the deadly coronavirus has proliferated a pandemic beyond human imagination. Recommended for ages nine to adult, this book will hopefully inspire readers to utilize the cure they already possess. Happy, healthy reading!

The War Against the Virus

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Author: Dr. Rich Murphy
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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The War Against the Virus by Dr. Rich Murphy Book Resume:

Billions of people world-wide are struggling with this never-before-seen virus that has kept the world in lock down for the better part of the last 3 months. The number of infections is increasing and mortalities have started to pile up. People have become more and more uncertain of what this virus is, and how they can keep themselves and their loved ones safe. In this information packed guide, you can learn all of the current tips and tricks available to minimize the risks of catching COVID-19 and effectively stopping the spread of this new virus. The tips and tricks outlined in this book can be a difference between staying strong and healthy, or getting critically sick and possibly succumbing to the new coronavirus. Dr. Rich Murphy takes us on a detailed journey to understanding our new normal with COVID-19. As a long time survivalist, he brings over forty-five years of experience as an Army Officer and Engineer to his own war-- a war against a virus


Virus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Nina Burleigh
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Virus by Nina Burleigh Book Resume:

New York Times bestselling author Nina Burleigh weaves together the key narrative strands to create an uncompromising and highly informed expose about our shared global pandemic experience and what it means for our future Virus: Vaccinations, the CDC, and the Hijacking of America’s Response to the Pandemic takes readers on an extraordinary journey from the medical science of viruses and vaccines, to conspiracy theories, through the history of knowledge, to the precipice—where we are now—of uncertainty about the future. This is not a book for those who think they already know how the story ends, but one that asks the tough questions in terse, hard-hitting paragraphs and chapters. Virus walks a tightrope wire, in the same way that nearly all Americans are already doing, and does not presume our lives will be saved by any one approach or answer, or that any side has ownership of the truth, but puts us on a path towards a better understanding of what just happened to us and where we’re likely to be headed when, not if, the next virus appears. Here is: • The true story behind the triumph of science in an era of unprecedented science denialism; • The other true story of government malfeasance that brought the U.S. to its knees and saw more Americans die from the pandemic than in any other nation; • An eye-opening series of interviews with researchers and creators of the mRNA vaccine, its test subjects, and other key figures; • The history behind one of the great medical milestones: the astonishingly fast development and clinical deployment of the first mRNA vaccine, and how it will change the way medicine is practiced in the future; • The alternate reality of bizarre conspiracy theories that undergird pandemic denialism and vaccine hesitancy; • The return of eugenics and how shock doctrine capitalism, crony corruption and extreme free ideology killed people of color, the poor, and the frail; • An assessment of the lessons learned and opportunities lost and what this will mean for the future of our democracy and our people. Virus includes original research and interviews with many key figures and experts including MIT engineer (“The Edison of Medicine”) and Moderna founder Robert Langer, Stanford microbiologist David Relman, first mRNA clinical trial (Seattle) participant Missy Pena, medical anthropologist Martha Louise Lincoln, among many others, and a deep reading of publicly available documents and reporting.

The Virus

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Author: Valarie Prince
Publisher: The Mermaid Literary Group
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The Virus by Valarie Prince Book Resume:

After decades of living under the radar, Nina Brody decides to take life by the throat and choke the hell out of it. She has a fantastic career, a best friend who never falters in that role and that means she’s only missing one thing—a quality man to love. After a horrific encounter crushes her hopes, Nina bravely accepts a friend request from a man who could possibly be the answer to her quiet prayers...or maybe not.Deon Parker has an uncanny knack for attracting women who are stuck on stupid and glued to dumb. He never imagined finding the right woman could be so riddled with chaos. Deon is not looking for just any woman. He’s looking for his woman—an intelligent woman who is comfortable in her skin and in his bed. So after a run-in with a deranged ex-girlfriend, Deon takes a step back and decides to start over. When he connects with a woman online, Deon wonders if his search for his woman is finally over or if he has just opened the door to the most deadly threat to his heart and his secrets.As their relationship evolves into something more than just friends, secrets from Deon’s past drives Nina to the edge of her sanity. Armed with a healthy dose of rage and formidable determination, she takes Deon on at his own game and proves that she is more than his equal—she might be his worst nightmare. When a man is a virus who infects women with false hopes and the promise of love, the cure is often forged in revenge.

Coronavirus Outbreak

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Author: Stephanie Quiñones
Publisher: Cristopher Rivera
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Coronavirus Outbreak by Stephanie Quiñones Book Resume:

This book is written to exhaustively discuss the science behind Coronavirus and everything that should be known about it. This includes its scientific origin as well as the causative elements involved in the infection. Also, it will discuss how the infection can be transmitted and the preventive measures that can be undertaken to curtail the spread. Coronavirus Outbreak: The Science Behind the Coronavirus Pandemic and Tips That Could Save Your Life from Covid-19 It is no news that the entire world is passing through a very rough time at the moment. Coronavirus became a global issue as a result of its wildfire spread ever since it was discovered. The year 2020 has not been too good for most countries around the world. The realities that follow this new state of the world continue to make life difficult as the larger parts of the world are struggling to adjust. Here you’ll get an understanding how the virus infects our bodies and strategies toward treatment can help us allay our anxiety about it. This book is written to exhaustively discuss the science behind Coronavirus and everything that should be known about it. This includes its scientific origin as well as the causative elements involved in the infection. Also, it will discuss how the infection can be transmitted and the preventive measures that can be undertaken to curtail the spread. Download: Coronavirus Outbreak: The Science Behind the Coronavirus Pandemic and Tips That Could Save Your Life from Covid-19. Inside You Will Discover... *How Long Will This Pandemic Last? *Are There New Treatments Being Developed? *Science and the Power of Soap *Symptoms Associated with an Infection *How Deadly Is Coronavirus? *How The Virus Infects Your Body *Plus much, much, more! Click “BUY NOW” at the top of the page, and instantly Download: The Coronavirus Outbreak: The Science Behind The Coronavirus Pandemic and Tips That Could Save Your Life from Covid-19


Coronavirus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: The Centers for Disease Control's Website
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Coronavirus by The Centers for Disease Control's Website Book Resume:

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is now officially a global pandemic with over 130,000 confirmed cases and over 5,000 deaths. Its path is exponential, and panic is being felt around the globe. But the most important thing you can do to combat the virus is to understand how it works, how it spreads, and to STAY INFORMED. What Does This Coronavirus Outbreak Guide Contain? In-depth history of the virus since its inception Scientific explanation of what coronavirus is and how it works Actionable advice on how to stop the novel coronavirus from spreading Specific tips for employers, employers, and those who must travel during the outbreak Updated statistics on symptoms, treatment, and global survival rates. This 2019-2020 Coronavirus Outbreak Guide is from the CDC Website. Learn the truth about how this virus works. And whatever you do, don’t forget to wash your hands.

Nightmare Scenario

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Author: Yasmeen Abutaleb,Damian Paletta
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Nightmare Scenario by Yasmeen Abutaleb,Damian Paletta Book Resume:

Instant #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller From the Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta—the definitive account of the Trump administration’s tragic mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the chaos, incompetence, and craven politicization that has led to more than a half million American deaths and counting. Since the day Donald Trump was elected, his critics warned that an unexpected crisis would test the former reality-television host—and they predicted that the president would prove unable to meet the moment. In 2020, that crisis came to pass, with the outcomes more devastating and consequential than anyone dared to imagine. Nightmare Scenario is the complete story of Donald Trump’s handling—and mishandling—of the COVID-19 catastrophe, during the period of January 2020 up to Election Day that year. Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta take us deep inside the White House, from the Situation Room to the Oval Office, to show how the members of the administration launched an all-out war against the health agencies, doctors, and scientific communities, all in their futile attempts to wish away the worst global pandemic in a century. From the initial discovery of this new coronavirus, President Trump refused to take responsibility, disputed the recommendations of his own pandemic task force, claimed the virus would “just disappear,” mocked advocates for safe-health practices, and encouraged his base and the entire GOP to ignore or rescind public health safety measures. Abutaleb and Paletta reveal the numerous times officials tried to dissuade Trump from following his worst impulses as he defied recommendations from the experts and even members of his own administration. And they show how the petty backstabbing and rivalries among cabinet members, staff, and aides created a toxic environment of blame, sycophancy, and political pressure that did profound damage to the public health institutions that Americans needed the most during this time. Even after an outbreak in the fall that swept through the White House and infected Trump himself, he remained defiant in his approach to the virus, very likely costing him his own reelection. Based on exhaustive reporting and hundreds of hours of interviews from inside the disaster zone at all levels of authority, Nightmare Scenario is a riveting account of how the United States government failed its people as never before, a tragedy whose devastating aftershocks will linger and be felt by generations to come.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
File Size: 575 KB
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Read Count: 7146761


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle Book Resume:

From his rooms in Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes grapples with forces of deceit, intrigue, and evil in Victorian London. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes inspired The Map of Chaos by New York Times bestselling author Félix J. Palma. As a gift to readers, this ebook edition includes an excerpt from The Map of Chaos.

CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel

CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Book Resume:

THE ESSENTIAL WORK IN TRAVEL MEDICINE -- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED FOR 2018 As unprecedented numbers of travelers cross international borders each day, the need for up-to-date, practical information about the health challenges posed by travel has never been greater. For both international travelers and the health professionals who care for them, the CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel is the definitive guide to staying safe and healthy anywhere in the world. The fully revised and updated 2018 edition codifies the U.S. government's most current health guidelines and information for international travelers, including pretravel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts. The 2018 Yellow Book also addresses the needs of specific types of travelers, with dedicated sections on: · Precautions for pregnant travelers, immunocompromised travelers, and travelers with disabilities · Special considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees · Practical tips for last-minute or resource-limited travelers · Advice for air crews, humanitarian workers, missionaries, and others who provide care and support overseas Authored by a team of the world's most esteemed travel medicine experts, the Yellow Book is an essential resource for travelers -- and the clinicians overseeing their care -- at home and abroad.

The Epstein-Barr Virus

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Author: M. A. Epstein,B. G. Achong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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The Epstein-Barr Virus by M. A. Epstein,B. G. Achong Book Resume:

The Epstein-Barr virus was discovered 15 years ago. Since that time an immense body of information has been accumu lated on this agent which has come to assume great signifi cance in many different fields of biological science. Thus, the virus has very special relevance in human medicine and oncology, in tumor virology, in immunology, and in mole cular virology, since it is the cause of infectious mononu cleosis and also the first human cancer virus, etiologically related to endemic Burkitt's lymphoma and probably to nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In addition, continuous human lymphoid cell lines initiated and maintained by the transform ing function of the virus genome provide a laboratory tool with wide and ever-growing applications. Innumerable papers on the Epstein-Barr virus have ap peared over recent years and reports of work with this agent now constitute a veritable flood. The present book provides the first and only comprehensive, authoritative over-view of all aspects of the virus by authors who have been the original and major contributors in their particular disciplines. A complete and up-to-date survey of this unique and important agent is thus provided which should be of great interest to experts, teachers, and students engaged in cancer research, virology, immunology, molecular biology, epide miology, and cell culture. Where topics have been dealt with from more than one of these viewpoints, some inevitable overlap and duplication has resulted; although this has been kept to a minimum, it has been retained in some places because of positive usefulness.