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Smallpox Debate Focuses on the Numbers

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Smallpox Debate Focuses on the Numbers

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Smallpox Debate Focuses on the Numbers

Smallpox Debate Focuses on the Numbers

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The Bush administration's efforts to vaccinate Americans against smallpox trigger a new argument: how many Americans should be innoculated right now? Tens of thousands or tens of millions? The danger of side effects from the vaccinations complicates the debate. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and NPR's Richard Knox.