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Smallpox

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Smallpox

Smallpox

Smallpox

Only Available in Archive Formats.

The federal government just released a plan to vaccinate every American against smallpox in case of terrorist attack. But is there really any way to protect against biological and chemical strikes? Karen Grigsby Bates talks about it with Dr. Mohammed Akhter, executive director of the American Public Health Association, and Jonathan Tucker, a senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.

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