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The Antigen is an 8-part podcast about the scientific, cultural, and political elements of vaccination. We’ll start with the basic science, review vaccine history and explore the many facets of their global impact. We’ll also be hearing from experts who know the past, present, and future of this important life-saving innovation.

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    • Biowissenschaften

The Antigen is an 8-part podcast about the scientific, cultural, and political elements of vaccination. We’ll start with the basic science, review vaccine history and explore the many facets of their global impact. We’ll also be hearing from experts who know the past, present, and future of this important life-saving innovation.

    Vaccine Politics, Policy, and Advocacy

    Vaccine Politics, Policy, and Advocacy

    ‘Policy’ is often considered a dry topic – but vaccine policy can become emotionally charged, quickly. In this episode, we explore the balance between individual freedom and public good as we dive into vaccine laws, mandates, and exemptions across the U.S. We also examine how individuals can make their voices heard at the local, state, and national level.

    • 24 Min.
    Vaccine Hesitancy: Part 2

    Vaccine Hesitancy: Part 2

    80% of internet users are seeking health-related information. Why? On the surface, the internet seems to be an easy way to look for answers. The challenge is that there is a lot of information to sort through, and misinformation can sometimes be hard to recognize. On this episode, we continue our conversation on vaccine hesitancy and expand into digital health skills.

    • 27 Min.
    Vaccine Hesitancy: Part 1

    Vaccine Hesitancy: Part 1

    Anti-vaccination sentiment dates back farther than many realize. Since the first vaccine reached the United States over 200 years ago, concerned citizens have been raising objections and even making hyperbolized political cartoons.

    • 24 Min.
    Global Perspectives, Barriers, and Solutions

    Global Perspectives, Barriers, and Solutions

    With preventable disease rates dropping around the world, vaccination efforts are largely a success. What are the barriers that still prevent vaccines from reaching the people who need them? This episode of The Antigen is going global.

    • 26 Min.
    The History of Vaccines

    The History of Vaccines

    From the first inoculations in China and the Middle East, to Edward Jenner and his smallpox immunization, all the way to the inception of vaccines we still use today -- this episode of The Antigen is all about the history of vaccines.

    • 26 Min.
    Vaccines 101

    Vaccines 101

    Vaccines have saved millions of lives but they’ve also become victims of their own success. They’ve done such a good job that we’ve forgotten what serious infections like polio and diphtheria look like.

    • 23 Min.

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