Re: Is there still a chance for us?

From: S.J. Van Sickle (
Date: Mon Sep 24 2001 - 15:27:51 MDT

On Mon, 24 Sep 2001 wrote:

> Does anyone know whether the protection from childhood vaccination
> would help against the use of smallpox as a terrorist agent? Is there
> some technology to mutate the virus so that the vaccines don't work?

My understanding is that childhood vaccinations were only good for 10-20
years, and that weaponized strains were developed by the Soviets that were
resistant to the standard vaccines.


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