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Should smallpox be destroyed in 1999 as planned?

Ruth Goldstone ruth at netspace.net.au
Tue Mar 12 06:05:57 EST 1996

The WHO has set aside 30 June 1999 for annihilation of the last 
two (known) remaining samples of Smallpox. I believe that they should
 be destroyed ie. because of the risk that they may pose to 
our largely unvaccinated population and because I do not believe that 
live virus is useful in research (ie. The entire 
genome has been mapped and non-contagious cloned DNA fragments are being 
  Can anyone offer a valid reason for actually preserving the smallpox

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