Rise and Science

Episode 36: Disaster management and the unexpected impact of the measles vaccine

In this week’s episode Kat and Rashida interview M’ei Johnson, a PhD candidate in the Department of Disaster Science and Management at the University of Delaware. M’ei shares her experiences working towards the development of communication and education of disaster preparation AND debunks the myth of the commonly taught “Stop, drop, and roll” fire safety protocol. This week in science news, Kat reports on recent findings that suggest that the measles vaccine can do more than just prevent measles.

 

Science article: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/348/6235/694

NPR coverage: http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/05/07/404963436/scientists-crack-a-50-year-old-mystery-about-the-measles-vaccine

Catherine Stoner