The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

A new theory asks: Could a mask be a crude ‘vaccine’?
The unproven idea, described in a commentary published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, is inspired by the age-old concept of variolation, the deliberate exposure to a pathogen to generate a protective immune response. First tried against smallpox, the risky practice eventually fell out of favor, but paved the way for the rise of modern vaccines. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 40 Years After Smallpox, WHO Declares Nigeria Polio-Free
[This Day] The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for polio eradication has officially declared Nigeria and the rest of Africa free of indigenous wild poliovirus yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Approval of a Coronavirus Vaccine Would Be Just the Beginning – Huge Production Challenges Could Cause Long Delays
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Approval of a Coronavirus Vaccine Would Be Just the Beginning – Huge Production Challenges Could Cause Long Delays appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The World Health Organization Declares Africa Polio-Free
Nobody will ever know the identity of the thousands of African children who were not killed or paralyzed by polio this year. They would have been hard to keep track of no matter what because in ordinary times, they would have followed thousands last year and thousands the year before and on back in a generations-long trail of suffering and death. Instead, no African children were claimed by polio this year or last year or the year before. It was in 2016 that the last case of wild, circulating polio was reported in Nigeria—the final country on the 54-nation African continent where the disease was endemic. And with a r...
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What to Know About COVID Contact Tracing and Scams
The concept of contact tracing isn't new with COVID-19. It's been used successfully for sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and smallpox, among other conditions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus will be with us forever, Sage scientist warns
Sir Mark Walport says, unlike smallpox, coronavirus will not be eradicated by vaccination. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Gates says other nations had better coronavirus responses than US
While the United States has historically led the way when it comes to dealing with diseases such as smallpox, polio and HIV, other countries were faster with a coronavirus response, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Bill Gates on How the U.S. Can Course Correct Its COVID-19 Response: ‘You Wish Experts Were Taking Charge’
The U.S. domestic response to the COVID-19 pandemic thus far has been “weak,” Bill Gates believes. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair and Microsoft co-founder told TIME senior health correspondent Alice Park during a TIME100 Talks discussion on Thursday that he’d give the U.S.’s COVID-19 response, “on a relative and absolute basis, not a passing grade.” But, he added, the U.S.’s funding for vaccine and therapeutic research “has been the best in the world,” so if it coordinates to share resources globally, the U.S. could “potentially score the highest&...
Source: TIME: Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk TIME100 Talks Source Type: news

Diverse smallpox strains were widespread in the Viking Age, new study reveals
Smallpox, the only human infectious disease to have been successfully eradicated, ailed people at least 1,000 years earlier than previously thought. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Skeletons May Put Blame on Vikings for Smallpox' Spread
FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 -- The Vikings had smallpox and may have spread it wherever they ventured, scientists report. That conclusion stems from an examination of teeth from 1,400-year-old Viking skeletons that contained extinct strains of smallpox.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Viking Age Smallpox Complicates Story of Viral Evolution
An extinct version of the smallpox virus dating to 1,400 years ago prompts speculation about viruses becoming more lethal over time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Smallpox Viruses Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Evolution (Biology) Immune System DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Cambridge University Science (Journal) Genetics and Heredity your-feed-science Source Type: news

Researchers find earliest confirmed case of smallpox
Variola virus DNA found in bones of people from Denmark to Russia around Viking eraThe Vikings are known for their intrepid seafaring, fearsome fighting and extensive trading, but it seems it may not only have been goods and weapons they carried on their travels – they could also have carried a deadly disease.Researchers say they have found the world ’s earliest confirmed case of smallpox, revealing the disease was widespread across northern Europe during the Viking age.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Archaeology Health Europe Anthropology Science Society World news Source Type: news

Researchers find evidence of smallpox in the viking age
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) The fatal disease smallpox is older and more widespread than scientists so far have proved. A new study by an international team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Cambridge shows that the Vikings also suffered from smallpox. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Was smallpox a widespread mild disease?
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alcami, A. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

Viking smallpox diversity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ash, C. Tags: Evolution, Microbiology twis Source Type: news

Diverse variola virus (smallpox) strains were widespread in northern Europe in the Viking Age
Smallpox, one of the most devastating human diseases, killed between 300 million and 500 million people in the 20th century alone. We recovered viral sequences from 13 northern European individuals, including 11 dated to ~600–1050 CE, overlapping the Viking Age, and reconstructed near-complete variola virus genomes for four of them. The samples predate the earliest confirmed smallpox cases by ~1000 years, and the sequences reveal a now-extinct sister clade of the modern variola viruses that were in circulation before the eradication of smallpox. We date the most recent common ancestor of variola virus to ~1700 years ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mühlemann, B., Vinner, L., Margaryan, A., Wilhelmson, H., de la Fuente Castro, C., Allentoft, M. E., de Barros Damgaard, P., Hansen, A. J., Holtsmark Nielsen, S., Strand, L. M., Bill, J., Buzhilova, A., Pushkina, T., Falys, C., Khartanovich, V., M Tags: Evolution, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Smallpox Vaccine Has Lessons for COVID Vaccine
In this study, researchers reconstructed and analyzed the genomes of smallpox virus fragments recovered from vaccination kits used during the Civil War era. They were able to do this without damaging the artifacts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Success of Smallpox Vaccine Bears Lessons for Coronavirus Vaccine
TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 -- Scientists who have identified the early smallpox strains used to create vaccines against the disease say this type of genetic research could help efforts to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus. Smallpox was among... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists trace and identify origin of smallpox vaccine strains used in Civil War
(McMaster University) Scientists and historians working at McMaster University, the M ü tter Museum and the University of Sydney have pieced together the genomes of old viruses that were used as vaccination strains during and after the American Civil War ultimately leading to the eradication of smallpox. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Melinda Gates Lays Out Her Biggest Concern For the Next Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic
From 2018-2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave more money to the World Health Organization than any entity except the U.S. government. With President Donald Trump cutting ties to the international health agency in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gates Foundation’s work has come into sharper relief than ever. Co-chair Bill Gates announced at the Global Vaccine Summit on June 4 that it will give $1.6 billion over five years to the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), to help ensure that people around the world have access to vaccines, regardless of income. The Gates Foundation in 1999 pledged $750 million to he...
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What scientific experts are saying about vaccine safety
Vaccines have played a critical role in reducing the spread of, and in some cases, eliminating the threat of many devastating infectious diseases. They are often cited as second only to clean drinking water in leading to some of the most impactful public health advances in history, including the eradication of smallpox and near global elimination of polio. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Research and Development Vaccines New Era of Medicine & D Focus Coronavirus Source Type: news

World leaders must fund a Covid-19 vaccine plan before it's too late for millions | Gro Harlem Brundtland and Elizabeth Cousens
This week ’s Global Vaccine Summit comes at a crucial point in history. Governments must not miss their chance to save livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGro Harlem Brundtland is former director-general of the World Health OrganizationElizabeth Cousens is president of the UN FoundationGoogle any list of the most successful public health interventions of this century or the last, and vaccines will be at the very top. Infectious diseases such as smallpox, measles, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) were once prevalent and killed indiscriminately. Smallpox is now eradicated, po...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gro Harlem Brundtland and Elizabeth Cousens Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science World Health Organization Polio World news Source Type: news

Smallpox Fast Facts
View CNN's Fast Facts on smallpox and learn more about the contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Politics, Profits Undermine Public Interest in Covid-19 Vaccine Race
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 2020 (IPS) With well over five million Covid-19 infections worldwide, and deaths exceeding 340,000, the race for an effective vaccine has accelerated since the SARS-Cov-2 virus was first identified as the culprit. Expecting to score politically from being ‘first’ to have a vaccine, US President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed promises to get 300 million doses to Americans by January, after the November polls, following several failed attempts to monopolize vaccines being developed by European companies. Anis Chowdhury More than 115 vac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Hoping for a Covid Vaccine and Recalling the One for Smallpox
It ’s worth reflecting on the biologic brilliance of the technique and on what our bodies and immune systems are capable of doing, when appropriately prompted. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Smallpox Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Immune System Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Ultraviolet Light Treats Influenza?
The healing power of ultraviolet light (UV) has flown under the radar for decades. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man. It kills bacteria and viruses and can be used in a clinical setting. The therapeutic benefits of light have been known for millennia. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed light was essential to balance the body and emotions. And there is good reason why, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, medics discovered that severely ill patients had hugely better recovery rates when they were nursed outside and had regular exposure to sunlight.1 You see, UV r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Vaccine Against COVID-19 Would Be the Latest Success in a Long Scientific History
Here’s betting you wouldn’t want anyone blowing smallpox scabs up your nose. But you might feel differently if you lived in 15th century China. Long ago, the Chinese recognized that people who had contracted smallpox once were immune to reinfection. They came up with the idea of preserving scabs from individuals who had suffered mild cases, drying them out, crushing them to a powder and blowing them up the nostril. For boys it was the right nostril, for girls it was the left because, well, 15th century. That is how the story of vaccines usually begins, though that version is decidedly incomplete. For one thing,...
Source: TIME: Science - May 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer health Source Type: news

How Pandemics End
An infectious outbreak can conclude in more ways than one, historians say. But for whom does it end, and who gets to decide? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Plague Smallpox Ebola Virus Influenza Epidemic (1918-19) Rats Antibiotics Bubonic Plague Fleas Microbiology Deaths (Fatalities) Vaccination and Immunization your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Africa: Commemorating Smallpox Eradication – A Legacy of Hope, for COVID-19 and Other Diseases
[WHO] Geneva -On 8 May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly officially declared: 'The world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lessons from 40 year ‘victory over smallpox’ can be used to combat coronavirus today
As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, the 40th anniversary of the historic eradication of smallpox was marked on Friday, with the head of the UN health agency calling it “a reminder of what is possible when nations come together to fight a common health threat”. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Smallpox Eradication 'Greatest Public Health Triumph' - WHO Director-General Tedros
[WHO] Geneva -Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NC drugmaker may have treatment for coronavirus — and another for smallpox
A Triangle drugmaker is beginning trials for a potential treatment for Covid-19 while at the same time the company is close to locking down a federal contract to stockpile treatments for another deadly disease. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Triangle drugmaker may have treatment for coronavirus – and another for smallpox
A Triangle drugmaker is beginning trials for a potential treatment for Covid-19 while at the same time the company is close to locking down a federal contract to stockpile treatments for another deadly disease. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Here ’s How Scientists and Public-Health Experts Recommend the U.S. Gets Back to ‘Normal’
There is both promise and peril in being a pioneer, and the people of Hokkaido have learned both lessons well over the past few months. After infections of COVID-19 on the Japanese island exploded following its annual winter festival this year, officials in February declared a state of emergency to control the disease. Soon after, new daily cases plummeted, and Hokkaido’s quick action was heralded as a beacon for the rest of Japan to follow. But it wasn’t just infections that dropped; over the next month, agriculture and tourism business also dried up, and Hokkaido’s governor decided to ease social restri...
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Chimerix Receives FDA Clearance for Rolling Submission of New Drug Application for Brincidofovir as a Medical Countermeasure for Smallpox
DURHAM, N.C., April 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on accelerating the development of medicines to treat cancer and other serious diseases, today announced that the Company has... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - April 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ACAM2000 (Smallpox (Vaccinia) Vaccine, Live) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dr. Larry Brilliant and Dr. Leana Wen on How We Need to Prepare for the Next Pandemic
This article is part of #TIME100Talks: Finding Hope, a special series featuring leaders across different fields sharing their ideas for navigating the pandemic. Want more? Sign up for access to more virtual events, including live conversations with influential newsmakers. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 TIME 100 TIME100 Talks video Source Type: news

Collaboration Can Help Eradicate COVID-19
This article 0riginally appeared in UM News”. The link follows: https://www.umnews.org/en/news/collaboration-can-help-eradicate-covid-19   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post Collaboration Can Help Eradicate COVID-19 appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Rev Liberato C. Bautista is assistant general secretary for United Nations a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The Rev. Liberato C. Bautista Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Education Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations OPINION/NGO Source Type: news

Coronavirus Is Forcing Medical Research to Speed Up
What does it mean for science — and public health — that scientific journals are now publishing research at warp speed? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tingley Tags: Academic and Scientific Journals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Science and Technology Research Smallpox Masks Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emerging Infectious Diseases (Journal) Source Type: news

Experimentation. Reflection. Wild ensembles. Photos show 5 L.A. artists working under quarantine
Previous pandemics — smallpox in the Americas, the plague in Europe — reshaped the ways artists worked. How artists are adapting to coronavirus. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolina A. Miranda Source Type: news

To Fight COVID-19, Ford Is Planning to Manufacture Ventilators. This Isn ’t the First Time the Automaker Has Made Medical Devices
The odd hush that has fallen over New York City has lately been broken once every day, at precisely 7:00 PM. That’s when New Yorkers are stepping onto balconies or flinging open windows to applaud the people—pharmacy clerks, supermarket cashiers, food delivery workers and more—who continue to keep to keep the silent city running. But even the most heroic of health-care workers are faced with a difficult reality in the city that has become the center of COVID-19 in the U.S., as officials have predicted that New York City will need at least 400 more ventilators by Sunday and thousands more in the days to fo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What is Quarantine and Can You Be Forced Into it Due to Coronavirus?
Although quarantines are considered a measure of last resort, “police powers” give states, counties and even cities broad authority to make residents stay home. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 26, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Neil MacFarquhar Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Defense Department Epidemics Smallpox Anthrax Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

How a vital record of Mexican indigenous life was created under quarantine
Culture in plague times: The Florentine Codex, an encyclopedia on Mesoamerican indigenous life, was created as Mexico was ravaged by smallpox (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolina A. Miranda Source Type: news

Coronavirus Questions Answered
Although quarantines are considered a measure of last resort, “police powers” give states, counties and even cities broad authority to impose them. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 24, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Neil MacFarquhar Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Defense Department Epidemics Smallpox Anthrax Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

What is Quarantine and Can You Be Forced Into it?
Although quarantines are considered a measure of last resort, “police powers” give states, counties and even cities broad authority to impose them. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 24, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Neil MacFarquhar Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Defense Department Epidemics Smallpox Anthrax Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

Plagues and People – The Coronavirus in a Historical Perspective
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 19 2020 (IPS) The human factor is intimately involved in the origin, spread, and mitigation of the Coronavirus and we cannot afford to ignore that our future existence depends on compassion and cooperation. Response matters! Some quarantined Italians might recall Giovanni Boccaccio´s The Decameron from 1353 in which people escaping the plague are secluded in a villa where they tell stories to each other. Boccaccio introduced his collection of short stories with an eyewitness account of horrifying human suffering in Florence, which in 1348 was struck by a ”pestilence” t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Public health leadership paramount to emerging coronavirus pandemic
(Florida Atlantic University) In the 1960s, public health officials led the US and worldwide efforts that resulted in smallpox becoming the first human disease ever eradicated from the face of the earth. Researchers say appropriate concerns and not fear should play a major role in the emerging coronavirus pandemic, and public health efforts should focus on public health issues, not political or economic considerations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus Vaccine Dreams
If we get a vaccine for the coronavirus, it will immediately make our world a safer, easier, more reassuring place once again. That ’s what vaccines do. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Children and Childhood Quarantines Smallpox Poliomyelitis Influenza Epidemics Source Type: news

The history of pandemics
Coronavirus, recently declared a pandemic, is one of two currently ongoing in the world - the other being HIV/AIDS. Throughout history, pandemics have frightened the public and taken millions of lives. There has been Spanish flu, smallpox, typhus, tuberculosis and more. “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host Jeff Glor examines the history behind these global threats. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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