Mercedes Jiménez and Nuria Campillo, researchers at the Margarita Salas Center for Biological Research (CSIC), in collaboration with Matilde Cañelles, from the Institute of Philosophy (CSIC), have published the book Las vacunas. It belongs to the collection "¿Qué sabemos de?", published by the CSIC and Los Libros de la Catarata.
“¿Qué sabemos de? Las vacunas” summarizes in a few pages the complex field of these drugs, explaining its history since Edward Jenner’s discovery of the pox vaccine to the last scientific advances with the new COVID-19 vaccines. The book explains how the vaccines are made, which are there formats, and how they interact with our immune system.
The vaccines are the pharmaceutical drugs that have saved more lives in history, they have eradicated pox and are about to do the same with poliomyelitis. This fact cannot be forgotten. For this reason, the book also highlights the risk of disinformation and fake news about vaccines and the threat to public health they pose.
The collection "Qué sabemos de" brings key scientific research topics to a broad audience through short and accessible texts prepared by CSIC scientists and it is the result of an agreement between the CSIC and the Publishing House Los Libros de la Catarata.
More information (in Spanish):
CSIC Press Release: link.
Buy the book here: link