Global Healthcare

Should the US Destroy its Cache of Smallpox Virus?

GlennLaffel - February 17, 2011

Smallpox killed between 300–500 million people during the 20th century. As recently as 1967, 15 million people were infected and 2 million died from smallpox. Amazingly however,…

Public Health

Bioterrorism: Pentagon Goes Back to the Drawing Board

GlennLaffel - February 15, 2011

The horrifying events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent weaponized anthrax scare shook-up every American. Officials in charge of homeland defense were particularly shocked. Among other…