Watch Meredith Wadman talk about her new book

Meredith Wadman spoke about her book The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease at the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland. Watch video of the event here. [C-SPAN.org]

More great press for Meredith Wadman’s The Vaccine Race

Meredith Wadman, author of The Vaccine Race, has been featured on NPR and at The Guardian. Meredith Wadman is clear about the source of Hayflick’s woes. He was working under duress, reined back by “obdurate, ultra-conservative, self-protective vaccine regulators” who were preventing him from using his cells for vaccine work. Hence his decision to sell… Read more »

The Human Cost of a Life-Saving Vaccine

Meredith Wadman’s new book has been reviewed at the Wall Street Journal. In the summer of 1968, the microbiologist Leonard Hayflick loaded a bomb-shaped canister into the back of his secondhand green Buick LeSabre, piled his kids in the car, and drove from the Philadelphia suburbs to his new home on the campus of Stanford… Read more »