A Short History Of Living Longer

Season 1
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Season 1, Episode 3 - Medical Drugs

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Learn about the surprisingly recent invention of medicine that combats illness directly, such as antibiotics. From the accidental discovery of penicillin to today's hunt for antivirals, this history underpins work to find COVID-19 treatments.
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Season 1, Episode 2 - Data

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Track the importance of data mapping and analysis in the quest to improve public health, how the painstaking work of past data detectives made us aware of epidemic 'curves', as well as the extent of health inequalities among different U.S. communities.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Vaccines

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Discover the role vaccination plays in our growing ability to prevent the spread of illness. Travel through the remarkable history of vaccines and learn how new ones are developed when diseases like COVID-19 emerge.
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