New Study Shows How Covid Could Someday Be Eradicated
Just as smallpox and polio have been mostly eradicated from the globe, experts say it's possible for Covid-19 to be as well. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Daryl Austin, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Vaccination Mandates Are an American Tradition. So Is the Backlash.
The roots of U.S. vaccine mandates predate both the U.S. and vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maggie Astor Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Biden, Joseph R Jr Epidemics Polls and Public Opinion Civil Rights and Liberties Smallpox Source Type: news

Fauci: DeSantis Wrong to Say Vaccines Just a Personal Choice Fauci: DeSantis Wrong to Say Vaccines Just a Personal Choice
Vaccines have been the solution to major public health emergencies in the past, Dr Anthony Fauci said, including smallpox, polio, and measles. But they rely on wide public adoption to work.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pandemics Get Forgotten. But Not at This Museum.
The collection of the German Hygiene Museum shows that the same debates recur whenever disease breaks out, even if we don ’t remember them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Annalisa Quinn Tags: Museums German Hygiene Museum Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hygiene and Cleanliness Vaccination and Immunization Holocaust and the Nazi Era Smallpox Influenza Quarantine (Life and Culture) Dresden (Germany) Source Type: news

Single-cell analysis reveals divergent responses of human dendritic cells to the MVA vaccine
Modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) is a live, attenuated human smallpox vaccine and a vector for the development of new vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer. Efficient activation of the immune system by MVA partially relies on its encounter with dendritic cells (DCs). MVA infection of DCs leads to multiple outcomes, including cytokine production, activation of costimulatory molecules for T cell stimulation, and cell death. Here, we examined how these diverse responses are orchestrated in human DCs. Single-cell analyses revealed that the response to MVA infection in DCs was limited to early viral gene expression. In ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Döring, M., De Azevedo, K., Blanco-Rodriguez, G., Nadalin, F., Satoh, T., Gentili, M., Lahaye, X., De Silva, N. S., Conrad, C., Jouve, M., Centlivre, M., Levy, Y., Manel, N. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Could COVID Be Eradicated Someday? Maybe, Experts Say
TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 -- Could COVID-19 one day go the way of smallpox and polio? New research suggests it might be possible to beat the coronavirus with high vaccination rates and rapid responses to immunity-evading variants, the study authors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Renowned epidemiologist says the world 'is closer to the beginning than the end' of the pandemic
Dr Larry Brilliant, part of the WHO team to eradicate smallpox, told CNBC's Street Signs that the pandemic is not close to over because only 15% of the world has been vaccinated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergent BioSolutions lands $182M extension on smallpox vaccine contract
The extension follows a tumultuous time for the Gaithersburg company, making it unclear if the government would proceed with deals as normal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Drew Hansen Source Type: news

Jynneos (Smallpox and Monkeypox Live, Nonreplicating Injection ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Apocalypse Now? Christian Fundamentalists and COVID-19
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 17 2021 (IPS)   Getting hard to breathe hard to believe in anything at all, but fear. Peter Gabriel, Mother of ViolenceLike most male Swedes of my age I had to enter obligatory military service for almost a year. In my barrack was a “born-again-Christian” who when he became angry shouted “Now you mock me, but when the Last Judgement has come I will sit in heaven and smile down at you while you burn in Hell!” Since then I have wondered about the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation. It was written by a frustrated Christian man who by the end of 100 CE by Roman autho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tracking Down the Last Person to Get Naturally Infected Smallpox Tracking Down the Last Person to Get Naturally Infected Smallpox
In 1979, the WHO found itself with only one smallpox patient left in the world. And how I found him.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tracking Down the Last Person to Get Naturally Infected With Smallpox Tracking Down the Last Person to Get Naturally Infected With Smallpox
In 1979, the WHO found itself with only one smallpox patient left in the world. And how I found him.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Approves Brincidofovir to Treat Smallpox FDA Approves Brincidofovir to Treat Smallpox
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) strengthens US defense the against bioterrorism.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves drug to treat smallpox
FDA approved Tembexa to treat smallpox. Smallpox was eradicated in 1980, but there are concerns that the virus could be used as a bioweapon. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news