On Immunity

May 3, 2019

Friday, we're talking about immunization with the essayist Eula Biss. When she was pregnant with her first child, Biss wondered what vaccination would mean for her baby and the world at large.

Once again, measles has broken out across America and people are talking about immunization. The writer Eula Biss delved deeply into that dispute when preparing for the birth of her first child. She wondered what vaccination would mean for her baby and the world at large. In her latest critically acclaimed book, Biss explores the fear of vaccines and the broader concept of immunity. She joins us Friday to examine the tangled threads of anxiety, misconception, privilege, metaphor, and myths surrounding inoculation. (Rebroadcast)

Eula Biss is the author of three books, including Notes from No Man’s Land and The Baloonists. Her latest book is On Immunity: An Inoculation [Amazon|Indiebound].

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