Pandemic! Beyond women and children first!

Pandemics: Beyond “women and children first” October 22, 2020 Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM A One Health expert outlines the many factors involved in determining who will receive a vaccine and urges us—for the time being—to keep calm and mask on. Feydzhet Shabanov/ stock.adobe.com I am originally from the South (OK, Texas, but still…), and I grew up knowing that people with...

Vaccination in the time of COVID…and beyond!

Vaccination, variolation or immunization are much older practices than one might think. Records indicate that crude efforts towards protection through exposure were used as early as 1000 A.D. in Asia. However, most experts seem to agree that by the mid-1500’s, efforts to inoculate against smallpox infection were wide-spread in China and India. In the late 1600’s, insufflation was the common...