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 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 …
The History of the mRNA Vaccines
No one woke up on a morning in December and decided that an mRNA vaccine was the way to go without any prior knowledge of the science and technology of …
Congressman-Elect Luke Letlow Dies from COVID-19
Just a few days before he was to be sworn-in as the federal representative from Louisiana's 5th Congressional Distric, Luke Letlow has passed away from complications of COVID-19 infection. According …
What Is the Halal Status of the COVID-19 Vaccine?
This questioning of vaccine components and how they fit within religious instructions shows how complicated public health responses to epidemics can get. On the one hand, public health needs to …
The COVID-19 Vaccine Begins to Be Administered
After receiving Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration last week, the Pfizer coronavirus has started to be administered to people across the United States. Some of the …
COVID-19 Vaccination Begins in the United States
COVID-19 vaccination has begun in the United States following the Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.
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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