The Egg Came First


The next time you crack an egg, either over the presumably safe stove in your cozy sublet kitchen, or with one of the (most-likely three) prongs of your smudged fork into the bubbled yoke of some over-easy-eggs at the neighborhood diner, you should think about H1N1 (swine flu, ya’ll) and how its vaccine is created. Not that there’s H1N1 in the eggs, because (most-likely) there is none.

Though, if you want to read about how the H1N1 vaccine is created, click here to read all about the fascinating process. It has to do with eggs.

Hans Kulla-Mader studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and is currently living in San Francisco. More from this author →