Skip navigation
Have a gift or promo code? Get started
Skip content
Celebrate Pride Month with! Learn more
Coming Soon

$29.88 USD

Available for pre-order

Publication date: January 04, 2022

  Add to wish list

Almost ready!

In order to save audiobooks to your wish list you must be signed in to your account.

      Log in       Create account


The Inside Story of the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine


This is the story of what it took to create a coronavirus vaccine in record time – a feat that will likely eclipse the importance of  Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine in medical history.

Barney Graham is not a household name, but it should be. Before the morning of January 11, 2020, when he learned about a novel coronavirus that had appeared in Wuhan, China, Graham was working on a vaccine for an obscure disease called Nipah, a brutal illness that had broken out in India in 2018. His mission, as he saw it, was to prove that the United States government could, if it absolutely needed to, produce a vaccine fast enough to stop a pandemic.
In What Doesn't Kill Us, journalist David Heath writes the story of how circumstances conspired to put Graham’s theory to the test. The book will narrate the race to create a vaccine for COVID-19 from the day the virus first appeared to the intense final stages of the vaccine’s development. The author draws on hundreds of hours of interviews with key players in the story, describing how the race to create the vaccine sparked a revolution in medical science.

Audiobook gift memberships

Gift audiobooks to anyone in the world (including yourself!) from the comfort of your home. You choose the membership (1, 3, 6, or 12 months/credits), your gift recipient picks their own audiobooks, and your local bookstore is supported by your purchase.

Start gifting App with bow

Audiobook details

Celebrate Pride Month with! Learn more