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Eradicating Smallpox (14:22)

Key Ideas

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Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 03:21 According to Dr. Larry Brilliant, what made smallpox the worst disease in history?
  2. 04:26 What is variolation?
  3. 06:20 Who created the first smallpox vaccine? According to Dr. Larry, how did that person discover and test vaccines?
  4. 09:30 What was ring vaccination?
  5. 11:00 According to Dr. Larry, what was the most important factor in eradicating smallpox?