1st Edition

COVID-ology A Field Guide

By Michael T. Myers, Jr. Copyright 2023
    248 Pages 5 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    248 Pages 5 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    248 Pages 5 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The COVID-19 outbreak and response has been characterized by institutional missteps, media misinformation, and economic and social upheavals. This book is intended to de-mystify and inform in a succinct and straightforward text. The lessons shared are applicable to other infectious diseases and future inevitable pandemics. Readers will learn about the origins of COVID-19, the disease it causes, tests and how they work, therapeutics and prophylactic measures such as vaccines. This text prepares readers to be better able to respond to future emerging infectious diseases and pandemics.

    Key Features

    • Positively influences career choices within public health
    • Applies basic science to problems raised by the COVID-19 pandemic such as vaccine development and herd immunity
    • Prepares readers with context and tactics for understanding future infectious disease outbreaks
    • Successfully used in college senior health sciences seminars
    • Engaging and balanced treatment of the politicization of public health issues, especially COVID-19

    Related Titles

    Goswami, S. & C. Day, eds. COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2: The Science and Clinical Application of Conventional and Complimentary Treatments (ISBN 9781032011950).

    Koley, T. K. & M. Dhole. The COVID-19 Pandemic: The Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak (ISBN 9780367558895).

    Ryan, J. M., ed. COVID-19 – Two volume set (ISBN 9780367740610).




    COVID-19 Timeline

    Introduction: Foray into the Field

    Chapter 1. The SARS-CoV-2 Virus

    Chapter 2. The Origins of SARS-CoV-2

    Chapter 3. COVID-19 Disease Manifestations

    Chapter 4. Testing

    Chapter 5. Therapeutics

    Chapter 6. Regulatory Agencies

    Chapter 7. Vaccines

    Chapter 8. Herd Immunity

    Chapter 9. Global Concerns

    Chapter 10. Covidiocy

    Conclusion: Our Pandemic Future




    Dr. Michael T. Myers, Jr., MD, MBA is an Adjunct Lecturer at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, where he teaches about COVID-19 and is scientific advisor to its COVID-19 Testing Program. With 33 years of experience in health care, Dr. Myers is Chief Medical Officer of Compass Medical, among the largest primary care groups in Massachusetts. Dr. Myers received his MD from Harvard Medical School, MBA from Northeastern University, and BA from Johns Hopkins University.