CORONAVIRUS CONTACT TRACING AND LOCKDOWN: Learning from Smallpox

Coronavirus. Quarantine. Social distance. Contact tracing. Lockdown. New terms and questions dominate our consciousness. Vaccine—where’s the vaccine? With no vaccine and no proven treatment for COVID-19, we isolate, wear masks and wash our hands to stay safe in the midst of the pandemic. Since all viruses share certain characteristics, it seems like an appropriate time…

CORONAVIRUS CONTACT TRACING AND LOCKDOWN: Learning from Smallpox

Coronavirus. Quarantine. Social distance. Contact tracing. Lockdown. New terms and questions dominate our consciousness. Vaccine—where’s the vaccine? With no vaccine and no proven treatment for COVID-19, we isolate, wear masks and wash our hands to stay safe in the midst of the pandemic. Since all viruses share certain characteristics, it seems like an appropriate time…

Just for You: Smallpox, Africa, A Brutal Dictator, or Girls’ Ed at All Costs…

Varied audiences means varied topics, all related to my forthcoming first-person history, working title: VACCINES & BAYONETS: Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror and the Cold War:  "Sending Smallpox into History: Recollections from Africa" "An Empty Harbor: When the Dictator Burned all the Boats"  "African Girls' Education at All Costs"  "Fighting Smallpox in Africa…