The COVID-19 Textbook

Infectious Diseases

T he COVID-19 Textbook: Science, Medicine, and Public Health explores every facet of SARS-COV-2, giving the reader an understanding of what is needed to control the spread of the virus, prevent and manage its pathological effects, as well as mitigate the impact of future pandemics. Each chapter is authored by leading global experts in the field and includes topics such as molecular biology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunology, diagnosis, and the latest prevention and treatment approaches. Edited by renowned educator and medical researcher Dr. William A. Haseltine, physician-researcher, and chronic fatigue syndrome expert Dr. Roberto Patarca, it includes detailed references in every chapter, allowing easy access to comprehensive primary data. • Offers a timely, reliable overview authored and edited by leading global experts in the multifaceted areas covered on SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic. • Serves as an authoritative and comprehensive text to be utilized by physicians, medical professionals, researchers, students, public health professionals, and policymakers. In Dr. Haseltine’s career at the forefront of medical research and application, he has educated a generation of doctors at Harvard Medical School, designed the strategy to develop the first treatment for HIV/AIDS, is well-known for his groundbreaking work on cancer, and led the team that pioneered the development of new drugs based on information from the human genome. He is the author of more than two hundred peer-reviewed manuscripts and fifteen books. As Chair and CEO of ACCESS Health International, Dr. Haseltine is dedicated to ensuring that advances in medical technology translate to improved health outcomes worldwide. Roberto Patarca, MD, PhD Dr. Patarca is the Chief Medical Officer at ACCESS Health International and a former pharmaceutical and medical device company executive and faculty at Harvard Medical School and the University of Miami. His research has focused on the AIDS virus, microbial replication regulation, adoptive cellular immunotherapy, drug resistance testing, cardiovascular interventions, and chronic fatigue syndrome. He served on Advisory Committees to two U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services, was elected to the Academy of Sciences of Latin America; worked with the World Health Organization on standardization of cytokine level measurements, and has been published widely. ABOUT THE EDITORS William A. Haseltine, PhD

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