How Vaccines in Africa Protect Everyone in the World (w/ Paul Duprex), and Semantic Satiation

Learn from virologist Paul Duprex how vaccines in developing countries in places like Africa and Southeast Asia actually make you safer, and how modern medicine could someday completely eliminate the measles. Measles is an airborne disease that is spread through the coughs and sneezes of those infected. When measles spreads in more developed countries, there are methods that can be used to limit the number of people that become infected. With vaccines, it’s a lot easier to prevent measles. Where vaccines are unavailable, an earloop procedure face mask could be worn to prevent people from picking up this disease. As Africa and Southeast Asia are developing, they might not have the facilities to create an impactful vaccine, however, work is being done to try and completely remove the threat of measles in these countries. Duprex is the director of the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh and a professor of microbiology and cellular genetics.

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