Coronavirus: Cruise ships in quarantine, symptoms, epidemic vs pandemic, vaccine research

One of the aspects of the coronavirus epidemic that has been latched onto by the Press is the fact that thousands of people are stranded aboard two quarantined cruise ships. As a cruise enthusiast, that piqued my interest. There are 3,711 passengers and crew on Diamond Princess anchored off the coast of Yokohama, near Tokyo, … Continue reading Coronavirus: Cruise ships in quarantine, symptoms, epidemic vs pandemic, vaccine research

Born before measles vaccine, how did parents cope?

As a journalist it has been strange to see how, over the years, attitudes change – and here I am really talking about the opinions of parents, good loving parents, towards vaccines and, in particular, vaccinating their children. Now, we know that the regional, national and international health agencies are all pro-vaccines and their use … Continue reading Born before measles vaccine, how did parents cope?