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Gregory Zuckerman

A Shot to Save the World

by Gregory Zuckerman

A Shot to Save the World

Gregory Zuckerman

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Gregory Zuckerman details the efforts of pharmaceutical companies to develop COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, describing the decades of work that prepared them for this feat.

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A Shot to Save the World

by Gregory Zuckerman

A Shot to Save the World

Gregory Zuckerman

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By now it's clear that many things went wrong with the initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including unprepared governments, faulty medical advice, and negligent policies. But the rapid development of vaccines and treatments for the novel disease was one of the few things that went right.

Gregory Zuckerman is an investigative reporter at the Wall Street Journal who has authored several books on economics and business. In A Shot to Save the World, Zuckerman interviewed over 300 public health professionals to understand how developing a vaccine so quickly was possible. Through conversations with top scientists and executives at Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and BioNTech, the book illuminates the massive scope of work that went into this feat of medical technology.

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"Treatments save lives, but vaccines save communities."

Hanneke Schuitemaker, Global Head of Viral Vaccine Discovery at Johnson & Johnson

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