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Debate Continues On Whether To Destroy Smallpox Virus Samples

PRI: Should the last samples of smallpox virus be saved?
“…Live samples of the [smallpox] virus still exist, however, stored in highly secure labs in the U.S. and Russia. World health experts are scheduled to meet this week to discuss, once again, whether or not it’s time to destroy these samples and remove them from the earth…” (Wernick, 5/27).

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