With news today that President Trump has tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, I’ve received a number of messages and phone calls asking for a historical perspective on what is going on. President Trump is not the first Chief Executive who has had to deal with a disease. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson contracted the disease in March and was hospitalized in intensive care because his symptoms were serious. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil also contracted COVID-19, but his condition was not reported as serious at any time, and — like Mr. Johnson — continued in power throughout the course of his illness.
Questions about vaccines linger in the public and are often repeated by public figures. One question is which vaccines are the most necessary. In this post, we tell you which are not necessary and why.
Because vaccine policy is political in nature, different states in the United States are dealing with bill debates differently.
Crowded places, like detention centers and jails, are very likely to trigger epidemics. In the United States, Customs and Border Protection will not immunize detainees against influenza, and physicians trying to do so were arrested.
Antivaccine activists have turned to racist rhetoric and cyberbullying against California legislators in response to a new bill about to be signed into law.