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.

Dr. Paul Offit Talks to KSRO Radio About the Search for a Coronavirus Vaccine
Paul Offit, MD, gave a 10-minute interview to KSRO (Santa Clara, California) about the current search for a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. He talked about the concerns the scientific …
Russia Reports Having First Licensed Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
According to The Washington Post, Russian authorities are reporting that they have developed and licensed…
Is Herd Immunity a Potential Solution to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Although the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the United States, restaurants and schools are beginning to open, and many people are acting as if the pandemic …
What is an mRNA Vaccine?
With news that an mRNA vaccine against the novel coronavirus causing the current COVID-19 pandemic is going into Phase III clinical trials, many people have been emailing us asking what …
Should Universities Have Students Return to Campus?
Across the United States, the number of COVID-19 continue to increase. A few months ago, the thought of opening schools for in-person learning was met with optimism. But now, as …
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.
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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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