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EP 833 The War Against Disease

April 11, 201722 min
Polio, measles and other diseases are quickly prevented with just a shot; however, vaccines weren't always so accessible. In today's world, it's easy to take vaccines for granted. Polio, measles and other diseases are quickly prevented with just a shot; however, vaccines weren't always so accessible.In her book, The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics and the Human Cost of Defeating Disease, Meredith Wadman explores how the vaccine against rubella was developed in the 1960s and how that research helped pave the way for billions of people to be protected from other deadly illnesses.She discusses the political controversy that surrounded the vaccine's creation and connects it to today's health issues such as the spread of the Zika virus and the rise of the anti-vaccination movement. Bonus!Getting a Bang Out of Dietary Magnesium

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