History of Technology 5: Vaccine Issues

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do you know, cover your nose there..but still the history of vaccination hasn't

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been smooth sailing we've definitely run into more than a few problems like [Person sailing then hits a rock]

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jagged reefs-sized problem the one issue has been mistakes in manufacturing there [Person using a pipette in a lab]

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have been a few high-profile failures in vaccine manufacturing the famous one

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was called the cutter incident which caused 11 people to die from bad polio [People dying on beds from bad vaccinations]

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vaccine oops also many of the victims were kids so..

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double oops there also have been various forms of social resistance to [Doctor shows an injection as mother and child run away]

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vaccination for some folks it's been based on religious or spiritual beliefs

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about life death in the role of science for others it's more about fear [People throwing books at a doctor in the street]

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surrounding corporate and government involvement in public health

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well potato potato now you have polio on the other side of the coin there are

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some people who would love to be vaccinated but their trouble is [Man looking at screens of children receiving vaccinations]

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they don't have access to vaccines and other healthcare for economic or

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Geographic reasons finally there's the nasty fact that viruses are alive so [A green virus is zapped and dies]

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like all other living things they evolved medical technology is fighting

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an unending battle against an enemy that's constantly changing reappearing [Two men holding swords fighting a virus]

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and mutating not to freak anybody out there even considering

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all the setbacks vaccines were game-changers prior to vaccination

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epidemics were something we just lived with you know like the rain or our [Man outside in the rain holding an umbrella]

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significant others making us watch shows we don't like back in the day at any

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moment something new and lethal could crop up in any village and there was [Green zombies appear in a village]

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literally nothing anybody can do about it you think World War Z but with fewer

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Undead and no-one even half as hot I guess as Brad Pitt, right? [People in a village sweating]