Importance of vaccination
Who is at risk?
Think, the elderly, children who cannot be vaccinated, the immunocompromised
Process of producing a vaccination
Addresses the time length of creating a vaccine (Ebola)
Vaccines Vs. Disease: Evolutionary Arms Race
How do vaccines develop with changing diseases?
Difference between diseases such as smallpox or polio and the flu
How does evolution in pathogens affect immunizations?
Why is HIV unique?
What properties of HIV make vaccination improbable?
Can vaccines be used for other disease such as addiction to drugs or alcohol?
Adversion to vaccination
Overview of the history of vaccines and their fabled link to autism
How public fear spreads quicker than the facts – celebrity influence
Dr. Andrew Wakefield – retracted study
Autism is a spectrum disorder – may be over diagnosed?
Eradication of Diseases Via Vaccinations
History of the eradication of polio/smallpox in the US
Diseases that were once on the verge of being eradicated are coming back – measles, whooping cough, etc.
Follow up to the Discovery Story
Why aren’t children being vaccinated?
Boys can be vaccinated as well – why aren’t we advertising towards getting them vaccinated as well?
Dr. Jena new research: correlation between mothers having/dying of cervical cancer and their daughters – have they had the vaccine or not?
Pros and cons?
More easily accepted in society?
What makes them different than our current vaccinations?
Are they as effective? More? Less?