Even with the end of polio in sight, ‘a single infectious virus can lead to a drastic resurgence’March 16th 2023
Global polio eradication efforts have reduced cases of the deadly disease by 99.99% in 35 years. Yet it continues to circulate in over 30 countries. The most dangerous form is endemic in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where it seeds outbreaks elsewhere.
Loosening Restrictions on Pharmacists Could Help Raise Children’s Vaccination RatesMarch 10th 2023
Increasing numbers of adults are getting vaccinated at pharmacies. But many states limit pharmacists’ ability to immunize children. Pharmacist participation in the federal Vaccines for Children program is even more restricted.
Re-imagining Measles Eradication: Self-Vaccination With an Inhaled Powder. Plus Using Social Networks and Financial IncentivesMarch 7th 2023
Vaccination rates are struck below levels needed to eradicate measles. Members of three generations of a family with expertise in vaccines propose a novel approach to improving measles vaccination rates. It could include a whistle.