Speaking – About Africa, About Smallpox, About Terror

  BOOK ONE OF MY POPULAR TALKS In eradicating smallpox, my husband was on the frontlines of human vs. microbe. But in the midst of The Terror, our family was on a frontline of a different sort. You can hear about those experiences.   COME HEAR A STORY FEW HAVE EVER HEARD Where I'm speaking…

Africa Memories Resurrected by Equatorial Guinea News Item

A new decree from Equatorial Guinea’s current president resurrected half-century-old memories of my life there. In fact, it’s the 7thsuch item to cross my desk this month. 7 news items. 7 memories. News items all the way from oil-rich EG's ranking on the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals for safe water and sanitation, to EG sending…

Bangladesh, grandmother carrying baby with smallpox, 1975

5 Reasons We Need A Treatment for Smallpox

It’s big news. Check the New England Journal of Medicine, ScienceNews, NYTimes, Forbes, Huff Post—you name it. This is huge. The FDA has approved the first-ever drug to treat variola (smallpox). But why? (Read to the end to  5 possible reasons.) Scientists in and out of the military started smallpox #biodefense research right after 9/11.…