Month: August 2016

Flu shots: Protect the Ones You Love

August 3, 2016

The year is 1929 and medical researchers were in a conundrum. A disease that just ten years prior, in the great pandemic of 1919, had killed an estimated fifty million people across the globe was still somewhat of a medical mystery. Scientists weren’t sure if this disease was due to a bacteria or a virus, and were unsure exactly where it started. Different theories emerged but much more study was needed. Although over 500,000 people died in America alone during the 1919 pandemic due to influenza and it’s complications, researchers were not any closer to a preventive tool, like a vaccine. READ MORE