Tracing Anti-Vaccination Sentiments, A Fresh Take On What ‘Healthy Eating’ Means

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In this March 9, 2021, file photo, Liana Fonseca looks away as she receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Miami. Despite the clamor to speed up the U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19, the first three months of the rollout suggest faster is not necessarily better. Marta Lavandier/AP PHoto

An epidemiologist and educator talks with us about how opposition to vaccines has spanned both time and geography. Then we learn how we can reconcile comfort food and healthy food on this week’s edition of “Food Friday.”

Featured in this Show

  • The History Of Anti-Vaccination Attitudes

    The first anti-vaccination movement came on the heels of the invention of the first vaccine — which protected against smallpox — in the early 1800s. Amid the mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the U.S. and the hope to prevent another surge, we look at the long history of anti-vaccine sentiment.

  • Julia Turshen On Comfort Food And Defining Health For Yourself

    We talk with the author of a new cookbook focused on both comfort and health food about her take on what it means to be healthy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Rene Najera Guest
  • Julia Turshen Guest

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