Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 17/1/22

I’ve got some topical reads for this week, all about vaccination and COVID-19 in particular:

A Shot to Save the World by Gregory Zuckerman is the story of COVID-19 vaccines and the race to produce a successful one in record time. It sounds very dramatic with negotiations, clashes and ambition but also shows the amount of time, effort and testing that went into the research.

The Vaccine by Joe Miller with Dr Özlem Türeci and Dr Ȗgur Șahin is about the scientists who came together to start work on a COVID-19 vaccine. Their end result was the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The First Shots by Brendan Borrell is about the development of the COVID-19 vaccine and the competition to produce one alongside political upheaval in the US. It discusses Operation Warp Speed, the companies involved in development and those on the ground investigating COVID-19.

To see other books received/bought this week across the world, drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Book Date.

What I read last week:

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

The Couple by Helly Acton

What I’m reading at the moment:

In between books right now.

What I’ll be reading next:

Not sure.

5 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 17/1/22

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  1. You obviously enjoy reading about the pandemic. I do hope you don’t need to wear a mask when you are reading. Enjoy your books. I’m reading Patricia Cornwell’s latest at the moment.

  2. Interesting new books! I’m not a nonfiction fan and am heartily sick of Covid although I know ignoring it won’t make it go away. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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