ColumbiaDC | The Vaccine Race

Join us for a captivating book-talk as Meredith Wadman, a J-School alumna, physician and veteran medical reporter with Science discusses The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease. (Andrew Carnegie Medal nominee for Excellence in Non-Fiction; Washington Post Notable Book of 2017.) Wadman’s critically acclaimed tale tells the true story of how German measles was defeated with a vaccine forged in a David-and-Goliath fight between two academic scientists and their competitors in the pharmaceutical industry. In the age of Zika and Ebola, her tale holds plenty of lessons for today.