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So what’s the good news about Smallpox? Is there any?

So what’s the good news about Smallpox? Is there any good news?So what’s the good news about Smallpox? Is there any?

Well there is some good news. In June of 2001 an exercise called Operation Dark Winter was conducted at Andrews AFB Maryland with senior government officials. It examined how the US would respond to a Bioterror Attack like Smallpox and if we were ready for such an attack. The findings are grim and the answer in 2001 was no. The country has come a long way since then and we have corrected and/or identified some of the short falls we have in a National Response.

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How bad is Smallpox, really?

How bad is Smallpox, really?

How bad is Smallpox, really?

Before we look at warning and reporting of a biological attack I want to tell you about two Canadian scientists that wanted to see if they could put together horse pox virus, a close cousin to Smallpox, from gene splices from different laboratories. Well they did it and what makes things really bad, they published how they did it for under $100,000 in a common lab. Now any well-funded group could do the same thing and release Smallpox on a target area.

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What about Smallpox?

What about Smallpox?

What about Small Pox?I was recently asked about Smallpox and if I thought we are better prepared now then we were right after 911. If you recall right after the events of 911 we had an Anthrax attack, which is a post for another day, but we as a country worried about a follow up biological attack. We needed to be better prepared because frankly our butts were hanging out and we knew it. Continue reading What about Smallpox?

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