Talkin Immunology with BioLegend

Anti-Vaxxers and the Quest for Measles

March 27, 2019
In this latest podcast, we tackle the resurgence of Measles, vaccinations, and common anti-vaccination myths!

Note regarding our talk on the polio vaccine: Following its mass production in 1955, certain pharmaceutical companies failed to properly inactivate the Salk vaccine, leading to over 250 reported cases of paralysis. Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine was the first developed, followed by the oral polio vaccine (OPV). OPV remained in use in the US until 1999 where it was replaced with an inactivated, injectable vaccine. However, OPV is still used in other countries around the world.

Topics

Common vaccination myths
WHO's ten threats to global health in 2019
Teen secretly gets vaccinated, speaks to Senate
Unvaccinated teen sues school for limiting his activity
Facebook to ban anti-vaxx ads in new push against 'vaccine hoaxes'
Measles returns to Costa Rica thanks to unvaccinated family
Anti-Vaxx mom asks how she can protect her 3 year old from Measles outbreak
Study on 657,461 children finds no link between autism and vaccines

Keywords: vaccines, measles, immunology, anti-vaxxers, autism, Andrew Wakefield, myths, science, Ethan Lindenberger, kale, global health, chickenpox