Oldjohnw wrote:pete75 wrote:Oldjohnw wrote:I think smallpox has been totally eliminated everywhere. The only disease that does now belong in the past.
Not quite. There are still some laboratory samples left with debate over whether or not they should be destroyed.
Totally eliminated as in the human population.
==> development of vaccine
==> worldwide vaccination
==> disease eradicated except for samples
==> nobody vaccinates any more
==> Hey chaps! We've got this GREAT weapon!
Of course, worldwide vaccination won't happen any more because of conspiracy theorists, so the rest won't follow.
==> anti-vaxx is a good thing?
Pardon me, I'm just going to run my head under the cold water. If I'm not back it'll be because there isn't enough room between tap & sink and I've broken my skull pushing.