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.

Vaccination Hesitation: When Distrust Can be Deadly
Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, spikes in measles outbreaks were mainly attributed to two key factors: infrastructure and junk science. In less affluent regions, inadequate healthcare infrastructure and resources impeded …
A COVID-19 Vaccine in Record Time Is Going to Require a Lot of Knowledge of History and a Lot of Cooperation, and Much More Patience
I was interviewed the other day about the work being done on the COVID-19 pandemic…
In 1918, Football Games Were Allowed to Continue During the Influenza Pandemic, But There Were Rules
This is an interesting article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution about a Georgia Tech football…
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Causing Public Health Repercussions Beyond Those Who Get Infected With the Novel Coronavirus
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 …
A Timeline of Events in the COVID-19 Pandemic
A timeline of events during the current pandemic of COVID-19.
Effective Communication Essential to Pandemic Preparedness & Response
In getting ready for the worst, you need to communicate best.
Zoonotics and Climate Change
How does climate change affect our risk of zoonotics (animal-to-human epidemics)?
Here Are Four Possibilities on How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will End
There are different scenarios under which pandemics come to an end. Here, we present you with five of them based on how coronavirus behaves.
An Expert Weighs in on COVID-19
What is COVID-19? Glad you asked! Let Dr. Harvey Rubin tell you all about it.
The First Mention of Coronaviruses in the Scientific Literature
In November 1968, an article in the journal Nature suggested a new type of virus had been discovered. Under the microscope, the virus looked like the sun's corona, so the …
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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

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