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How to Wipe a Disease Off the Earth

Constant Wonder
  • Jul 22, 2021
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Thanks to modern medicine and vaccines, there is a good chance you have never met anyone who has suffered from polio or the black plague, but that doesn’t mean the disease is truly gone. Actually eradicating a disease is incredibly difficult, and here is why. We listen back to a conversation taped before the pandemic, but all the more relevant today. Guest: Walter Orenstein, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine and Director, Emory-UGA Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) [in Atlanta, GA] Show More...