History of Vaccines Blog
The Vaccines Yet to Come
The National Institutes of Health has announced the beginning of a clinical trial in humans of a new universal influenza vaccine. For many decades, scientists have been searching for a universal vaccine that would cover all strains of influenza and be effective against novel strains.
Vaccine News Roundup - February 8, 2019
Vaccine News Roundup - February 1, 2019
“How Facebook and YouTube help spread anti-vaxxer propaganda” (The Guardian) [https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/feb/01/facebook-youtube-anti-vaccination-misinformation-social-media]
Influenza in 1919 and 100 Years Later
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning that more and more states in the country are reaching “Widespread” influenza activity, let’s look back at where we were one hundred years ago with regards to influenza. As you may know, the world experienced a severe pandemic (worldwide epidemic) of influenza in 1918. The exact origin of the pandemic is not known, but there are strong indicators that it started in Kansas and then spread around the world as American soldiers traveled to fight in World War I.
Vaccine News Roundup - November 23, 2018
It's Friday, so it's time to look at the vaccine-related news that circulated this week.
In Cleveland, an Orthodox Jewish school has decided to revamp its vaccine requirements after seeing what low vaccination rates have done with regards to measles in Israel and New York:
The 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Pandemic and Vaccine Development
Finding the Flu: Crisis and Documentation
Today's blog post is by College of Physicians of Philadelphia Librarian Beth Lander.