An Insider's Plague Year

Peter Doherty
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An Insider's Plague Year

Published

3 August 2021

ISBN

9780522877519

Pages

256

Weight

344g

Size

234mm x 154mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

An Insider's Plague Year

Peter Doherty
An illuminating glimpse into the scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic from Australia's most prominent 'insider'.
In An Insider's Plague Year, Nobel laureate and prominent COVID-19 authority Professor Peter Doherty recounts his response to the pandemic as it developed from January 2020-February 2021. As citizens and governments around the world suddenly became acutely dependent on the capacity of scientists to understand and recommend appropriate public health policy responses to the disease, Doherty and his team were at the forefront. In his always conversational style, Doherty systematically provides a deep understanding of the virus and of the numerous areas of knowledge that have been brought together in the fight against it. Rendering complex medical and scientific issues accessible and providing a fascinating glimpse into how health experts have worked with governments to control and manage the challenge, Doherty also turns his mind to what we can hope for in the months and years ahead, considering even larger questions about the pivotal role of science in our lives.
In An Insider's Plague Year, Nobel laureate and prominent COVID-19 authority Professor Peter Doherty recounts his response to the pandemic as it developed from January 2020-February 2021. As citizens and governments around the world suddenly became acutely dependent on the capacity of scientists to understand and recommend appropriate public health policy responses to the disease, Doherty and his team were at the forefront. In his always conversational style, Doherty systematically provides a deep understanding of the virus and of the numerous areas of knowledge that have been brought together in the fight against it. Rendering complex medical and scientific issues accessible and providing a fascinating glimpse into how health experts have worked with governments to control and manage the challenge, Doherty also turns his mind to what we can hope for in the months and years ahead, considering even larger questions about the pivotal role of science in our lives.

Australian Nobel laureate and viral immunologist Professor Peter Doherty is the David Attenborough of the COVID-19 pandemic ... Doherty is a hero to many, not just as a scientist but as a person who strives constantly to use his intellect and platform to make the world a better place.”
The Age

Professor Doherty has produced an important book.”
The Canberra Times

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty is one of the most well placed individuals to write a walk-through of the past year and a half of pandemic life ... Doherty is calm, extremely well informed and passionate about the history of efforts to fight infectious disease.”
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Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defence. Based at the University of Melbourne, he continues to be involved in research directed at understanding and preventing the severe consequences of influenza virus infection. He has published six books for general readers, including the bestselling The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize.

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