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Kumanan Wilson

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  1. May 19, 2020 Photo: A smallpox vaccination scar identifies who is immune from infection by the variola virus Resolving the COVID-19 pandemic could require digitally identifying who is immune and who isn't. Go to story
  2. Resolving the COVID-19 pandemic could require digitally identifying who is immune and who isn't. IN THE 1800S, SMALLPOX RAVAGED THE WORLD. Fortunately, a vaccine had been developed that could protect individuals. This vaccine left a scar at the site of injection and identified the individuals as “immune.” As we look towards the future of the COVID-19 pandemic, unless the virus burns out or an effective therapeutic intervention becomes available, the only way out of our current situation will be immunity—either natural or induced by a vaccine. If so, we will need to create a di
  3. MARCH 23, 2020 IT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO PLAY OUT THIS WAY. The world had entered into a grand bargain in 2005 with the approval of the revised International Health Regulations (IHR). Countries had essentially ceded some sovereignty to the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to best protect each other from global public health emergencies, and to preserve international travel and trade when these emergencies occurred. Countries also agreed to implement measures to detect, report and respond to potential international threats that emerge within their borders. The WHO would decide
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