A Look at Past Vaccine Drives: Smallpox, Polio and the Swine Flu

As governments begin rolling out the biggest vaccine drives in history, a look at mass vaccination campaigns of the past offers insight into mistakes.

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Gerald Ford Rushed Out a Vaccine. It Was a Fiasco.

Trump should keep that in mind as he pushes for a coronavirus shot.

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Europe Said It Was Pandemic-Ready. Pride Was Its Downfall.

The coronavirus exposed European countries’ misplaced confidence in faulty models, bureaucratic busywork and their own wealth.

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Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading to Humans in China

A new study warns that the strain of H1N1, common on China’s pig farms since 2016, should be “urgently” controlled to avoid another pandemic.

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Cutting Corners for a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Cost Lives

It’s tempting to speed up development in a pandemic, but there are good reasons to stick to scientific standards.

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Fact Check: Trump’s Claims About His Response to the Coronavirus

The president inaccurately described travel restrictions he had announced, falsely blamed his predecessor for testing shortages and misstated the role Google was playing in mitigating the outbreak.

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Beware the Deadly Contagion Spread by Blowhards

Ideology is getting in the way of science.

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Here Comes the Coronavirus Pandemic

Now, after many fire drills, the world may be facing a real fire.

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