James Colgrove, PhD, MPH, is a professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University. His research examines the relationship between individual rights and the collective well-being and the social, political, and legal processes through which public health policies have been mediated in American history. He is the author of many books, including State of "Immunity: The Politics of Vaccination in Twentieth-Century America."
The ongoing battles over COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. are likely to get more heated when the Food and Drug Administration authorizes emergency use of a vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, expected later this fall. California has announced it will require the vaccine for elementary school attendance once it receives full FDA approval […]