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Folge 56: Pox, Populism and Politics: Three Centuries of American Vaccination Controversies Quo Vadis USA?

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Colder weather has arrived in the Northern hemisphere and once again, the number of Covid 19-infections is on the rise. Yet, prospects don’t seem quite as bleak this year because many of us have received a vaccine to protect us from a severe case of Covid. Those vaccines have been developed in record time; they have also caused severe controversies, especially about vaccine mandates. But such conflicts did not start during the Covid-19 pandemic; they date back centuries. In this episode of the HCA podcast, Anja Schüler vaccination controversies of the past with Robert Johnston, professor of history at the University of Illinois Chicago. He is currently working on a book entitled Pox, Populism and Politics: Three Centuries of American Vaccination Controversies.

 

Colder weather has arrived in the Northern hemisphere and once again, the number of Covid 19-infections is on the rise. Yet, prospects don’t seem quite as bleak this year because many of us have received a vaccine to protect us from a severe case of Covid. Those vaccines have been developed in record time; they have also caused severe controversies, especially about vaccine mandates. But such conflicts did not start during the Covid-19 pandemic; they date back centuries. In this episode of the HCA podcast, Anja Schüler vaccination controversies of the past with Robert Johnston, professor of history at the University of Illinois Chicago. He is currently working on a book entitled Pox, Populism and Politics: Three Centuries of American Vaccination Controversies.

 

28 min

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