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Going Viral

Apr 23, 2021

Today Mark explores the discovery of the first vaccine, against Smallpox in 1796, by the English country doctor Edward Jenner.  With Owen Gower, General Manager of Dr. Jenner’s House Museum.  Meanwhile, Melissa catches up with Mark’s progress in the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine trial, the very latest in vaccine...


Apr 8, 2021

This is not the first time scientists have raced to develop vaccines against a new disease.  In the 1960s, scientists faced a similar crisis over rubella, also known as German measles.  Today Mark explores the race to create the rubella vaccine with Dr. Stanley Plotkin, dubbed ‘The Godfather of Vaccines’.  In 1964,...