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Smallpox Debate Focuses on the Numbers

The Bush administration's efforts to vaccinate Americans against smallpox trigger a new argument: how many Americans should be innoculated right now? Tens of thousands or tens of millions? The danger of side effects from the vaccinations complicates the debate. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and NPR's Richard Knox.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.