Feature Interview (13:00) – Infectious Disease and Public Health Specialist Dr. Paul Carson discusses the history of vaccines, how they have changed the health and life expectancy of people around the world, and why people have a moral obligation to vaccinate themselves and their children.

Dr. Carson’s article “Catholic Social Teaching and the Duty to Vaccinate“: doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2017.1284914

CDC Vaccine Information: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center: www.chop.edu/centers-programs/v…e-education-center
Immunization Action Coalition: www.immunize.org/

Also in this episode:

News (1:10) – Newest Shingles vaccine how it works, who should get it, and why it’s more effective and more ethical. Plus, promising research that might signal the possibility of a vaccine that could help end the opioid epidemic (eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018…con-vch120718.php)

Medical Trivia (Answer at 41:00) – What were the two new vaccines that were given to as many soldiers as possible before going over to Iraq for Desert Storm in the early 1990s?

Linacre for Laypeople (40:30) – Dr. Jo Markette talks about the devastating consequences artificial birth control is having on the planet in ways you might not expect (“A Step Toward Ecological Conversion: Protecting the Planet by Pitching the Pill”)

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