Dr. Matt McCarthy is a bestselling author, researcher, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Since the beginning of the global outbreak, he has been on the frontline of the pandemic and has treated over 400 COVID-19 patients. An expert in this crisis, he has appeared on media and at congressional briefings with lawmakers to provide his medical knowledge on the coronavirus. He also has giving monthly COVID-19 updates to top corporations, healthcare facilities and institutions based across the country. He is now addressing the sudden rise of coronavirus variants and virus strains, explaining how the Delta variant has taken over the United States, and looks ahead, exploring how life will look this winter when COVID cases are expected to rise. He also digs into cutting-edge research, including his own clinical trials, revealing how COVID medicine is poised to change the way healthcare is delivered.
His book Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic, which was named a USA Today “Book Not to Miss,” is an account of the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs. In this page-turning account, Dr. McCarthy explores the history of bacteria and antibiotics and exhilarating cutting-edge science to provide context for the ongoing fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
A compelling and informative speaker, Dr. McCarthy provides the most current coronavirus updates, explains the COVID-19 vaccine information based on results and data for both Moderna and Pfizer, their efficacy, and can explain how the vaccines will affect the future of medical management.
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Praise for Superbugs
A USA Today “Book Not to Miss”
“An amazing, informative book that changes our perspective on medicine, microbes and our future.”
—Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies
“Written from the front lines in the battle against resistant microbes, Superbugs will educate and inspire all those concerned about the growing threat to individuals and society. McCarthy offers a fast-paced, vivid narrative that grips the reader from the opening pages and never lets go.”
—Jerome Groopman, MD; Recanati Professor, Harvard Medical School; co-author of New York Times bestseller Your Medical Mind
“A riveting insider’s look at the race to find a cure for antibiotic-resistant infections, one of the most pressing challenges in modern medicine…. The author’s storytelling is at once urgent and empathetic, a compelling combination that leaves readers feeling informed and optimistic. Insightful and honest, McCarthy effectively combines useful information about the latest advances in microbial research with accounts of the best aspects of humanity.”
“It may sound like another sci-fi superhero movie, but physician and author Matt McCarthy warns that the topic of lethal bacteria is not to be taken lightly…McCarthy explains how these pathogens have built up a resistance to our current arsenal of antibiotics.”
—NPR All Things Considered