We're taking our popular Lunch Break Science series, sponsored by Bon Secours, online!
In 1918 a new type of influenza spread across the United States and around the world. Much like today, this prompted a worldwide effort by doctors, health officials and the public to quickly find a vaccine.
Here in Virginia, the United States Army Base, Fort Lee, originally known as Camp Lee, located about 25 miles south of Richmond, VA, became one of the first major sites in the state to see a spike in cases. Officials attempted to prohibit public meetings and implement other restrictions, what we now call “social distancing,” in an attempt to contain the disease.
We’ll be discussing Camp Lee’s 1918 outbreak and how practicing physicians, medical researchers, and the Army Medical Corps in Virginia searched for a vaccine. Learn what their search might tell us about today’s efforts.
This digital Lunch Break Science is free to attend, but registration is required. Registration will be open until 10:30 am on the day of the event.
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