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 mRNA vaccines. That knowledge goes back decades, and there have been many people working on this technology with many companies and governments spending large amounts of money on it. There have been clinical trials on mRNA vaccines not just for the coronavirus but for cancer and other ailments. Little by little, advances were made that brought us to the current vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccination has begun in the United States following the Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.
What we are about to experience as a nation — and the world — is going to be one of the biggest public health interventions in history, perhaps only comparable to the effort to eradicate smallpox.
In Germany, the government has just passed a new law to encourage parents to vaccinate their children… To the tune of $2,750 if they fail to do so.
Outbreaks of hepatitis A are occurring throughout the United States. Although many are associated with IV drug use, most cases happen due to contaminated food. Immunizing food handlers may prevent many cases.