Carl Zimmer who Writes the blog TheLoon, and science fiction and for major magazines talks about Our Viral Future
He talks about Ramses V (pharaoh)
Died of Smallpox, earliest identified case, determined by examining the mummy
Virus – Medawar Virus a piece of bad news wrapped up in a protein
Vaccinate with cow pox and other attenuated or weaker viruses
Smallpox – first virus eliminated
Rinderpest – second virus eliminated (deadly for cows)
Large pool of new viruses in animals
Birds, bats etc..
Use tobacco to make vaccines faster
Stack up all viruses and it would go 200 million light years
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