Journal devotes issue to smallpox shots

  1. Many California health care workers are being offered the small pox inoculation this month, considered the first defense against a possible bioterrorism attack. NursePLUS.com has learned that the Jan. 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine will be entirely devoted to smallpox and the Bush administration's vaccination plans. You can read it and an independent story on what health care experts are saying here.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    I just don't know if I would take it. I think I would. My kids did not have it and I do worry about them more than myself.

    renerian
  4. by   NMAguiar
    My personal feeling: If a future terrorism attack comes in the form of a biological agent, there are a lot of substances to choose from. If our attacker knows we're most prepared for small pox, they will chose something else.

    Dirty nukes are still easier to deploy than biological agents for most of those likely to be interested in such an attack. What can you be innoculated with in advance to guard against massive radiation?

    Our lives surely changed Sept. 11. :stone

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