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The Resource Long shot : vaccines for national defense, Kendall Hoyt

Long shot : vaccines for national defense, Kendall Hoyt

Label
Long shot : vaccines for national defense
Title
Long shot
Title remainder
vaccines for national defense
Statement of responsibility
Kendall Hoyt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • At the turn of the twenty-first century, the United States contended with a state-run biological warfare program, bioterrorism, and a pandemic. Together, these threats spurred large-scale government demand for new vaccines, but few have materialized. A new anthrax vaccine has been a priority since the first Gulf War, but twenty years and a billion dollars later, the United States still does not have one. This failure is startling. Historically, the United States has excelled at responding to national health emergencies. World War II era programs developed ten new or improved vaccines, often in time to meet the objectives of particular military missions. Probing the history of vaccine development for factors that foster timely innovation, Kendall Hoyt discovered that vaccine innovation has been falling, not rising, since World War II. This finding is at odds with prevailing theories of market-based innovation and suggests that a collection of nonmarket factors drove mid-century innovation. Ironically, many late-twentieth-century developments that have been celebrated as a boon for innovation--the birth of a biotechnology industry and the rise of specialization and outsourcing--undercut the collaborative networks and research practices that drove successful vaccine projects in the past. Hoyt's timely investigation teaches important lessons for our efforts to rebuild twenty-first-century biodefense capabilities, especially when the financial payback for a particular vaccine is low, but the social returns are high
  • Despite large-scale government demand for new vaccines in the past decade, few have materialized. Vaccine innovation has been falling since World War II. Hoyt's timely investigation asks why, and teaches lessons for our efforts to rebuild biodefense capabilities when the financial payback for a vaccine is low but the social returns are high
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoyt, Kendall
Dewey number
614.4/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
RA638
LC item number
.H69 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QW 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccines
  • Biological weapons
  • Vaccines
  • Biological weapons
  • Security systems
  • History, 20th Century
  • Vaccines
  • Biological Warfare Agents
  • Security Measures
  • United States
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • HISTORY
  • Biological weapons
  • Security systems
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccines
  • Vaccines
  • United States
Label
Long shot : vaccines for national defense, Kendall Hoyt
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disease, security, and vaccines -- Historical patterns of vaccine innovation -- Vaccine development during World War II -- Wartime legacies -- The end of an era -- Biodefense in the 21st century -- The search for sustainable solutions
Control code
773265344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674063150
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674063150
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j3t29
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773265344
Label
Long shot : vaccines for national defense, Kendall Hoyt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disease, security, and vaccines -- Historical patterns of vaccine innovation -- Vaccine development during World War II -- Wartime legacies -- The end of an era -- Biodefense in the 21st century -- The search for sustainable solutions
Control code
773265344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674063150
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674063150
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j3t29
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773265344

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