As the pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, we will try very hard to continue giving you blog posts that put the pandemic into historical context. This is not the first — or last — pandemic that humanity will face. This post will remain at the top of the post feed, and the list below will be updated with all our posts on coronavirus.
We at The History of Vaccines love timelines. They help explain historical events in a way that is a little more entertaining than a boring list of important dates. Below is a small project started before the pandemic that I only now got around to finishing. It is the story of the Balmis Expedition, an expedition by Spanish physicians and their team to take the newly developed smallpox vaccine to the Spanish colonies in the Americas and Asia.
This is an interesting article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution about a Georgia Tech football…
A one-hour podcast telling us the story of the race for the polio vaccine.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having effects beyond those people who get infected and have complications. Low vaccination rates and reluctance to seek medical attention for emergencies are complicating the outcome of the pandemic response.
Some brief examples of how the current and past Presidents have talked about vaccination.