Mass Smallpox Vaccination Unnecessary

As I have been saying for some time now, mass vaccination with the smallpox vaccine is a dangerous way to 'protect' Americans. Now, scientists are saying that mass vaccination may not be necessary to contain smallpox in the event of a biowarfare attack. Using models of a smallpox outbreak in a city similar to Portland, Oregon, they tested several strategies to restrict the spread of the disease and found that the time it takes for people to get home is by far the most important factor to contracting the disease, followed by any delay in response to an outbreak. It is fortunate that these conclusions were reached before mandatory vaccination took place. For the latest information on the smallpox vaccine issue, check out this month's article on the topic.

Yahoo! News May 12, 2004

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