Tell Me When It's Over: An Insider's Guide to Deciphering Covid Myths and Navigating Our Post-Pandemic World (Hardcover)

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From one of the world’s top virologists, the definitive guide to understanding—and navigating—COVID-19.

Three years on, COVID is clearly here to stay. So what do we do now? Drawing on his expertise as one of the world’s top virologists, Dr. Paul Offit helps weary readers address that crucial question in this brief, definitive guide. 

As a member of the FDA Vaccine Advisory Committee and a former member of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices to the CDC, Offit has been in the room for the creation of policies that have affected hundreds of millions of people. In these pages, he marshals the power of hindsight to offer a fascinating frontline look at where we were, where we are, and where we’re heading in the now-permanent fight against the disease. 

Accompanied by a companion website populated with breaking news and relevant commentary, this book contains everything you need to know to navigate COVID going forward. Offit addresses fundamental issues like boosters, immunity induced by natural infection, and what it means to be fully vaccinated. He explores the dueling origin stories of the disease, tracing today’s strident anti-vax rhetoric to twelve online sources and tracking the fallout. He breaks down long COVID—what it is, and what the known treatments are. And he looks to the future, revealing whether we can make a better vaccine, whether it should be mandated, and providing a crucial list of fourteen takeaways to eradicate further spread.  

Filled with pragmatic analysis and sensible advice, TELL ME WHEN IT’S OVER is for anyone interested in finding new solutions to the new normal.

About the Author

Paul A. Offit, M.D. is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. The co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine for infants, he has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, and many other programs. He lives near Philadelphia, PA.

Praise For…

"Skillfully combining scientific precision with an accessible style, this book brings clarity to the uncertainties of the pandemic."—Publisher's Weekly
"I've been waiting for this book to be written where someone takes a look back and asks, What have we learned, what did we get right, what did we get wrong, and what we can do better in the future."—Morning Joe
Product Details
ISBN: 9781426223662
ISBN-10: 1426223668
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English