Tag: smallpox

Global eradication of COVID-19 more feasible than for polio: Analysis

The global eradication of COVID-19 is more feasible than it is for polio, but considerably less so than it was for smallpox, according to an...

In a Race Against an Ever-Changing Virus, Are We Losing Ground?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A year ago, scientists looking at the future of the COVID-19...

Old Records Shed New Light on Smallpox Outbreaks in 1700s

A prayer Rev. Ebenezer Storer, a pastor in Cambridge, Massachusetts, wrote in which he gives thanks for the recovery of family members from the disease....

Five past Coronavirus vaccine drives and how they worked

Scientists developed vaccines less than a year after COVID-19 was identified, a reflection of remarkable progress in vaccine technology. But progress in vaccine distribution is...

Vaccines Should Be Mandatory for All HCPs, Group Says

All healthcare personnel (HCP) should be required as a condition of employment to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America...

The High Cost of Herd Immunity

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 13, 2020 — Medscape has asked top experts to weigh in on the most pressing...