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.