Send for the orphans: how the smallpox vaccine crossed the globe | Curio

Send for the orphans: how the smallpox vaccine crossed the globe

11 mins | Apr 20, 2021

How pandemic politics have changed over 300 years. The challenges surrounding the vaccination of entire populations are not new. In this fascinating insight into the history of vaccine distribution, Tom Standage examines how the inoculation diplomacy of the 18th-century smallpox outbreak has many similarities to the current fight against COVID-19. But one significant difference stands out.

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