Vaccines

This post was updated June 29, 2020 to include comments from Alexis Kalergis. 

A Colorado team says their work on a COVID-19 vaccine is progressing. Other vaccines are much further down the testing pipeline, but none have crossed the finish line yet. 

At a hearing last weekend about a Colorado bill on vaccination, Dr. Reginald Washington had originally planned to make several urgent points in support of the bill. 

First, that diseases like measles are resurging, and they’re serious. (He’d know. He’s treated patients with complications from measles and pertussis.) Second, due to COVID-19, children are missing well-child visits and skipping vaccinations, putting them at risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. 

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The 2019 flu season is upon us. Jenica Vander Mark, Staff Development Coordinator at Heritage Park Care Center, joins Diane Johnson to talk about staying healthy and receiving support.

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On this month's edition of Radio Physics, we talk with Marta Łuksza, Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine in Mount Sinai, New York. She's developed models to predict the evolution of influenza virus.