As the Flu season shows signs of leveling off, a look back at how the flu vaccine came to be



Sign up for the MACH newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.machAs the Flu season shows signs of leveling off, a look back at how the flu vaccine came to beThis year’s flu season has been reported as one of the worst in nearly a decade. And that means the flu shot is everywhere, from doctor’s offices to drugstores. We take for granted that the flu vaccine is commonplace now…and that we don’t have to worry about diseases like smallpox anymore. But just two centuries ago, millions of people were dying of all kinds of brutal diseases – and it took massive scientific exploration to develop the vaccinations that eradicated themMachAs the Flu season shows signs of leveling off, a look back at how the flu vaccine came to beEverything you need to know about CurlingLearning to Fly: Wind tunnel training takes ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson to new heightsAn algorithm to choose your valentine?Sliding down at 90 mph: The science behind the fastest sport on iceThis new robot can hold the door for its friendBest of MACHPlay AllBest of MACHmachmachmachmachmachmachMORE FROM mach