Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox, Library Edition download epub
by Patrick Cullen,Jonathan B. Tucker
Jonathan B. Tucker traces the history of the smallpox virus from its first recorded outbreak around 3700 . has been added to your Cart.
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Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox. by. Jonathan B. Tucker.
Scourge the Once and Future Threat of Smallpox. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. . through its use as the first biological warfare agent in human history, and draws some decisively important lessons for the future. In a timely debate, Tucker addresses the ever-growing concerns about the proliferation of the deadly smallpox virus and its use by terrorist organizations. Tucker (August 2, 1954 – July 31, 2011) was a United States chemical and biological weapons expert. Dunn, David L. (25 July 2002). 1 Early life and education. N Engl J Med. 347 (4): 298. doi:10. Bass, Gary J. (12 Feb 2006). Appearances on C-SPAN.
From Library Journal: A political scientist and an expert on bio-weapons analysis, Tucker provides an engrossing look at the continuing debate over the destruction of smallpox. The author uses numerous interviews with key players to look at the political and social aspects of the disease. Although a brief history of smallpox is included, the strength of the book lies in the author's description of the process used to eradicate naturally occurring smallpox. Equally valuable is the last section that considers the pros and cons of destroying the laboratory stockpiles of the virus.
Written by Jonathan B. Tucker, narrated by Patrick Cullen. In recent years, concern over the possible return of smallpox has taken an even greater urgency with the realization that clandestine stocks of the virus may still exist.
On December 13, 2002, recognizing that the global discontinuation of routine smallpox vaccination over two decades ago had left most Americans unprotected and vulnerable to the ravaging affects of the virus, the President announced a precautionary measure to begin vaccinating teams of emergency responders. The program commenced January 24, 2003.