Our Coronavirus Coverage

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 our last ten blog posts about coronavirus.

A Battle Between Vaccination and Variants
With summer activities in full swing, Covid shows no sign of relenting. The Delta variant…
From Washington to Biden, Federal Vaccine Mandates Are Not a New Thing
After the Battle of Quebec, General George Washington decided that the American troops needed to…
As the Delta Variant Increases Cases of COVID-19 in the United States, Some of Those Cases Are Regretting Not Getting the Vaccine When They Could
In recent weeks, the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been…
Coronavirus (SARS CoV-2)
If you head over to the main History of Vaccines site, you’ll see that we have an Articles section where information on the known vaccine-preventable diseases is posted. In the last few years, …
Vaccine Patents, Then and Now
Recent news that President Joe Biden backed a plan to waive patent protections of vaccine…
A Third Vaccine Receives Emergency Use Authorization in the United States
A third vaccine has been given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug…
Instagram Shuts Down One of the Most Prominent Anti-Vaccine Activists
The New York Times is reporting that social media company Instagram (owned by Facebook) has…
Our Instagram Feed
If you've been following History of Vaccines on Instagram, you might have noticed that we've been re-posting images of people around the world getting their COVID-19 vaccine. Like the Polio …
Anti-Vaccine Misinformation Has Consequences
Unfortunately, governments the world over have been unable to stave off the waves of lies and misinformation about crucial things like public health and medicine. Some cannot because of the …
Keeping Track of COVID-19 Vaccination Rates
While individual states and localities have taken it upon themselves to report the number of cases, deaths and outbreaks of COVID-19, and now the number of vaccine doses given, very …

Author: René F. Najera, DrPH

I am the editor of the History of Vaccines site, an online project by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. All opinions expressed on these blog posts are not necessarily those of the College or any of my employers. Check out my professional profile on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/renenajera Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @EpiRen