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A Pox on the Poor

A Pox on the Poor

An interesting look back at arguably the greatest success story in the history of medicine: the smallpox vaccine. With lots of interesting parallels to be drawn to the current situation. Two things I learned in this piece: Smallpox has killed around 500 million (!) people in the last century alone. And the word «vaccine» comes from the latin word for cow

From Weekly Filet #334, in February 2021.

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