A look back at the early homepages of the CDC and WHO in the 1990s

Posted March 12, 2020 by Version Museum

C oronavirus has changed almost all aspects of modern life in such a short time. The CDC and WHO are both working to mitigate the effects of the virus. Here's how their websites looked back in the early days.

CDC.org website homepage in 1996 The Center for Disease Control (CDC) website in 1996 was rather heavy on the graphics and celebrated its 50 year anniversary from 1946 to 1996. It can be seen today at https://www.cdc.gov.

WHO website homepage in 1998 The World Health Organization (WHO) website bathed itself in blue in 1998. It featured a hypodermic needle & syringe about to be used on an infant, which is a pretty bold imagery choice to go with. Compare that to the sterile (no pun intended!) website seen today at https://www.who.int.

Both images are courtesy of the Wayback Machine.

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