“Wisecrack” is an educational channel on YouTube that looks at current, popular culture issues through a lens of history, philosophy and science, with a little humor thrown in. In the episode below, they analyze the causes of anti-mask behavior and put that behavior in historical context to two other instances of public health emergencies: the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918-19 and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Both of those emergencies required public education and enforcement of public health laws. Guess which one — education or enforcement — seems to work better?
The novel coronavirus disease has been given an official name. So what goes into a name? Viruses and their diseases are named in different ways.
While diseases like Ebola or Coronavirus make the news and scare many people, there are a myriad of other zoonotic diseases that make thousands sick each year as well.
Two parents in Toronto, Canada, are fighting over whether to protect their children from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Read how news got to America that Louis Pasteur had developed the rabies vaccine in France back in 1885.