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If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing - cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities because a select group of parents refuses to vaccinate their children. 

Between Hope and Fear tells the remarkable story of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and their social and political implications. While detailing the history of vaccine invention, Michael Kinch reveals the ominous reality that our victories against vaccine-preventable diseases are not permanent - and could easily be undone. In the tradition of John Barry’s The Great Influenza and Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, Between Hope and Fear relates the remarkable intersection of science, technology, and disease that has helped eradicate many of the deadliest plagues known to man.

©2020 Michael Kinch (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Minsi Zhang
  • 03-05-20

Enjoyed

Very informative. It's clear that the author did a lot of research and he does a great job of describing the science of immunology and the history of vaccines

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  • batsncats
  • 09-05-21

Safe and effective

A book to brainwash parents using buzz words like safe and effective every 5 minutes. Tried to hear the other side but it biased $cience.

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  • Living in Virginia
  • 20-06-20

very informative

i loved learning about the history and present stage of vaccines! a great read for everyone

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  • Robert Nemshick
  • 30-07-21

Terrible

I really struggled with this book. I don't know if it was the narration or just way it was written. I was hoping for so much more. Just very disappointed.

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