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Covid-19: Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus and the Race for the Vaccine

Michael Mosley

From award-winning science journalist Dr Michael Mosley: the story of Covid-19, the greatest public health threat of our time

This book charts the trajectory of a novel virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread.

Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley provides a fascinating and detailed understanding of the secrets of this coronavirus, how it spreads, how it infects your body and how your immune system tries to fight back. With access to leading experts, he reports on the battle to find treatments and a safe and effective vaccine (ultimately, the only way to defeat the virus).

Armed with the facts about Covid-19 you'll be in a better position to protect yourself and your family as the world begins to reopen.

Eating well, sleeping soundly, exercising and managing stress are all vital for keeping your body and immune system in the best possible shape to fight the virus. These are areas where Dr Mosley, creator of the 5:2 diet, is well known for his science-based and practical approach.

'A fascinating overview of the corona pandemic.' - Daily Mail

'This is an incredibly readable summary of the latest research. A magical mixture of scientific realism and reasoned hope.' - Dr Mathew Vadas, Professor of Medicine and leading immunologist, Centenary Institute and University of Sydney


Dr Michael Mosley is a science presenter, journalist and executive producer. After training to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London, he spent 25 years at the BBC, where he made numerous science documentaries. Now freelance, he is the author of several bestselling books The Fast Diet, The Fast 800, The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet and Fast Asleep. He is married with four children.

Category:  Health
ISBN:  9781780724614
Publisher:  Octopus Publishing
On sale:  December 2020
Format:  Paperback
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