Anti-vax movement under fire in Vancouver doctor’s new medical thriller Lost Immunity

When a meningitis outbreak threatens Seattle, only an experimental vaccine might be able to help in Dr. Daniel Kalla’s new medical thriller Lost Immunity.

Dr. Daniel Kalla is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia and department head, emergency medicine at St. Paul’s and Mt. St. Joseph’s hospitals. He is also the author of 11 books, including Pandemic, a 2003 medical thriller based on his clinical experience facing the SARS crisis. In his latest novel, Lost Immunity, an experimental new vaccine could be the answer to a deadly bacterial infection threatening Seattle, but a conspiracy is afoot to derail its use. We talked to Kalla about the anti-vax movement and life in a post-pandemic world.


When did Lost Immunity start taking shape?


It goes back to late 2018, early 2019. I was having a meeting with my publisher, Simon & Schuster, about the next book. And they asked: What do you think the biggest hot button issue is right now? I said the most controversial one is vaccines. And this is pre-COVID. We started talking about

Source:: Vancouver Sun – Entertainment


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