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Let’s All Thank Cows For Vaccines That Save Lives

We owe a great deal to cows. Not just for ice cream cones. Not just for cheeseburgers.

Photo by Thomas Oettinger on Unsplash

Around 1800, Edward Jenner developed a “cow pox” treatment. Noting that milk maids avoided disfiguring pox diseases, he developed the first vaccine. “Vacca”, of course, is from the Latin for cow or cattle. The first cow to stop worldwide…

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Christyl Rivers, Phd.

Christyl Rivers, Phd.

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Ecopsychologist, Writer, Farmer, Defender of reality, and Cat Castle Custodian.