SURPRISE! SMALLPOX NOT AS ANCIENT AS WE THOUGHT

Unexpected Smallpox    A young girl in a Lithuanian church was revealing secrets. Secrets about her life. And her disease. Some were secrets that had been anticipated. But then. As scientists continued to examine the girl’s naturally mummified remains, they were in for a surprise. Variola major. Smallpox! They were looking for something else entirely among the…

Bill Gates Warns of Smallpox, Flu & Other Epidemics

“. . . There was a simulation called Dark Winter that didn’t come out very well, i.e., smallpox scored one and humanity scored zero.” Microsoft founder Bill Gates at Davos, Switzerland, January 2017. Video courtesy of Business Insider, January 18, 2017, 2 min, 35 seconds, link here BILL GATES: A deadly epidemic is a real possibility…

Close-up Look at Smallpox in my Memoir

How can you picture the horrors of smallpox? It’s more hideous than I’d ever imagined before moving to Africa. In The End of a Global Pox: America and the Eradication of Smallpox in the Cold War Era, Bob H. Reinhardt referred to the heroes who risked their safety and sanity in pursuit of the goal…