Best Virology Books
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1. Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science (Children’s Health Defense)
Author: by Judy Mikovits
#1 on Amazon Charts, New York Times Bestseller, USA Today BestsellerOver 100,000 Copies in Print! Kent Heckenlively and Judy Mikovits are the new dynamic duo fighting corruption in science. Ben Garrison, America’s #1 political satirist Dr. Judy Mikovits is a modern-day Rosalind Franklin, a brilliant researcher shaking up the old boys’ club of science with her groundbreaking discoveries.
And like many women who have trespassed into the world of men, she uncovered decades-old secrets that many would prefer to stay buried. From her doctoral thesis, which changed the treatment of HIV-AIDS, saving the lives of millions, including basketball great Magic Johnson, to her spectacular discovery of a new family of human retroviruses, and her latest research which points to a new golden age of health, Dr. Mikovits has always been on the leading edge of science.
With the brilliant wit one might expect if Erin Brockovich had a doctorate in molecular biology, Dr. Mikovits has seen the best and worst of science. When she was part of the research community that turned HIV-AIDS from a fatal disease into a manageable one, she saw science at its best.
2. An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives
Author: by Matt Richtel
March 12, 2019
National Bestseller”A valuable read that will help you understand what it takes to stop COVID-19. A super interesting look at the science of immunity. Bill Gates, Gates Notes Summer Reading ListThe Pulitzer Prizewinning New York Times journalist “explicates for the lay reader the intricate biology of our immune system” (Jerome Groopman, MD, New York Review of Books)From New York Times science journalist Matt Richtel, An Elegant Defense is an acclaimed and definitive exploration of the immune system and the secrets of health.
Interweaving cutting-edge science with the intimate stories of four individual patients, this epic, first-of-its-kind book give[s] lay readers a means of understanding what’s known so far about the intricate biology of our immune systems (The Week). The immune system is our body’s essential defense network, a guardian vigilantly fighting illness, healing wounds, maintaining order and balance, and keeping us alive.
It has been honed by evolution over millennia to face an almost infinite array of threats. For all its astonishing complexity, however, the immune system can be easily compromised by fatigue, stress, toxins, advanced age, and poor nutritionhallmarks of modern lifeand even by excessive hygiene.
3. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
Author: by Richard Preston
The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. Now a mini-series drama starring Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D’Arcy, and Noah Emmerich on National Geographic. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.There is no cure.
In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their “crashes” into the human race.
Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.
4. The Truth About Contagion: Exploring Theories of How Disease Spreads
Author: by Thomas S. Cowan MD
Skyhorse (June 22, 2021)
For readers of Plague of Corruption, Thomas S. Cowan, MD, and Sally Fallon Morell ask the question: are there really such things as “viruses”? Or are electro smog, toxic living conditions, and 5G actually to blame for COVID-19? The official explanation for today’s COVID-19 pandemic is a dangerous, infectious virus.
This is the rationale for isolating a large portion of the world’s population in their homes so as to curb its spread. From face masks to social distancing, from antivirals to vaccines, these measures are predicated on the assumption that tiny viruses can cause serious illness and that such illness is transmissible person-to-person.
It was Louis Pasteur who convinced a skeptical medical community that contagious germs cause disease; his germ theory now serves as the official explanation for most illness. However, in his private diaries he states unequivocally that in his entire career he was not once able to transfer disease with a pure culture of bacteria (he obviously wasn’t able to purify viruses at that time).
5. Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases
Author: by Kent Heckenlively
#10 on Amazon Charts, USA Today Bestseller This book is my best attempt to tell the truth about my research, the culture in science today which is hostile to new ideas, and what science can really do if allowed to pursue promising areas of inquiries.
Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhDThis is a story for anybody interested in the peril and promise of science at the very highest levels in our country. On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prostate cancer, lymphoma, and eventually neurodevelopmental disorders in children.
When Dr. Judy Mikovits finished her presentation, the room was silent for a moment, then one of the scientists said, Oh my God! The resulting investigation would be like no other in science. For Dr. Mikovits, a twenty-year veteran of the National Cancer Institute, this was the midpoint of a five-year journey that would start with the founding of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease at the University of Nevada, Reno, and end with her as a witness for the federal government against her former employer, Harvey Whittemore, for illegal campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
6. Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
Author: by David Quammen
A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases, Spillover is fascinating and terrifying a real-life thriller with an outcome that affects us all (Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction). In 2020, the novel coronavirus gripped the world in a global pandemic and led to the death of hundreds of thousands.
The source of the previously unknown virus?Bats. This phenomenonin which a new pathogen comes to humans from wildlifeis known as spillover, and it may not be long before it happens again. Prior to the emergence of our latest health crisis, renowned science writer David Quammen was traveling the globe to better understand spillover’s devastating potential.
For five years he followed scientists to a rooftop in Bangladesh, a forest in the Congo, a Chinese rat farm, and a suburban woodland in New York, and through high-biosecurity laboratories. He interviewed survivors and gathered stories of the dead.
He found surprises in the latest research, alarm among public health officials, and deep concern in the eyes of researchers. Spillover delivers the science, the history, the mystery, and the human anguish of disease outbreaks as gripping drama. And it asks questions more urgent now than ever before: From what innocent creature, in what remote landscape, will the Next Big One emerge?
7. Corona, False Alarm? Facts and Figures
Author: by Karina Reiss Ph.D.
Chelsea Green Publishing
Does the race for vaccine development make sense? What are the chances of success? Will the vaccine be safe? Will people accept it?? In June 2020, Corona, False Alarm? Exploded into the German market, selling 200,000 copies and 75,000 e-books in the first six weeks.
No other topic dominates our attention as much as coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global deluge of contradictory opinions, fake news, and politically controlled information. Differing views on the dangers posed by the pandemic have led to deep division and confusion, within governments, society, and even among friends and family.
In Corona, False Alarm?, award-winning researchers Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Karina Reiss give clarity to these confusing and stressful times. They offer analysis of whether radical protective measuresincluding lockdown, social distancing, and mandatory maskinghave been justified, and what the ramifications have been for society, the economy, and public health.
8. Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again
Author: by Eric Topol MD
One of America’s top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship-the heart of medicine-is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound.
In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality.
By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.
Illustrations note: 46 Halftones, black & white 11 Tables, black & white
9. Principles of Virology, Multi-Volume (ASM Books)
Author: by Jane Flint
Principles of Virology, the leading virology textbook in use, is an extremely valuable and highly informative presentation of virology at the interface of modern cell biology and immunology. This text utilizes a uniquely rational approach by highlighting common principles and processes across all viruses.
Using a set of representative viruses to illustrate the breadth of viral complexity, students are able to understand viral reproduction and pathogenesis and are equipped with the necessary tools for future encounters with new or understudied viruses. This fifth edition was updated to keep pace with the ever-changing field of virology.
In addition to the beloved full-color illustrations, video interviews with leading scientists, movies, and links to exciting blogposts on relevant topics, this edition includes study questions and active learning puzzles in each chapter, as well as short descriptions regarding the key messages of references of special interest.
Volume I: Molecular Biology focuses on the molecular processes of viral reproduction, from entry through release. Volume II: Pathogenesis and Control addresses the interplay between viruses and their host organisms, on both the micro- and macroscale, including chapters on public health, the immune response, vaccines and other antiviral strategies, viral evolution, and a brand new chapter on the therapeutic uses of viruses.
10. A Planet of Viruses: Third Edition
Author: by Carl Zimmer
In 2020, an invisible germa viruswholly upended our lives. We’re most familiar with the viruses that give us colds or Covid-19. But viruses also cause a vast range of other diseases, including one disorder that makes people sprout branch-like growths as if they were trees.
Viruses have been a part of our lives for so long that we are actually part virus: the human genome contains more DNA from viruses than our own genes. Meanwhile, scientists are discovering viruses everywhere they look: in the soil, in the ocean, even in deep caves miles underground.
Fully revised and updated, with new illustrations and a new chapter about coronaviruses and the spread of Covid-19, this third edition of Carl Zimmer’s A Planet of Viruses pulls back the veil on this hidden world. It presents the latest research on how viruses hold sway over our lives and our biosphere, how viruses helped give rise to the first life-forms, how viruses are producing new diseases, how we can harness viruses for our own ends, and how viruses will continue to control our fate as long as life endures.
11. Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach
Author: by Marjorie Kelly Cowan
Cowan’s Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach, Third Edition, is a perfect fit for the course. The author team includes a practicing Registered Nurse who shows students how the content on each page relates to their lives and future career. Connect is aligned with the text and provides a highly reliable, easy-to-use homework and learning management solution that embeds learning science and award-winning adaptive tools to improve student results.
This updated version incorporates information about the Microbiome throughout the textbook, including a separate boxed feature at the end of each chapter that walks students through how to critically analyze the onslaught of new research findings. To increase student success and critical thinking, “SmartGrid,” a new end-of-chapter feature, organizes questions that assess the major curriculum guidelines outlined by the American Society for Microbiology and represent the increasing levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning.
12. Unreported Truths About Covid-19 and Lockdowns: Part 3: Masks
Author: by Alex Berenson
Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson offers the third installment in the best-selling series that offers an honest counterpart to credulous media coverage about the risks of the coronavirus and ways to stop it. Unreported Truths Part 1 focused on the way we count deaths from COVID-19.
Part 2 explained lockdowns. But Part 3 covers a topic even more central to our lives every day – the evidence that masks do or do not work to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. For months, public health experts have proclaimed, “My mask protects you, while yours protects me.” Governments all over the world now make people wear face coverings in public.
But the proof that masks do any good is far weaker than almost anyone understands. Like Parts 1 and 2, this section draws on primary sources like Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization reports, along with news articles, government documents, and scientific papers.
It will give you a new perspective on whether masks work – and the truthful and accurate information you need as the debate over mask requirements rages on. Please note: This booklet contains only the third section of Unreported Truths.
13. Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
Author: by Richard Preston
July 23, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses and a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, told through the story of the deadly 20132014 Ebola epidemic Crisis in the Red Zone reads like a thriller.
That the story it tells is all true makes it all more terrifying. Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Sixth Extinction From the #1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone, now a National Geographic original miniseries … This time, Ebola started with a two-year-old child who likely had contact with a wild creature and whose entire family quickly fell ill and died.
The ensuing global drama activated health professionals in North America, Europe, and Africa in a desperate race against time to contain the viral wildfire. By the endas the virus mutated into its deadliest form, and spread farther and faster than ever before30,000 people would be infected, and the dead would be spread across eight countries on three continents.