Smallpox vaccine can provide immunity to monkeypox

Beginning in 1958 and continuing until 1977, the United States, in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), initiated and ended a program to eradicate smallpox from the planet. When the program was completed and declared a success, the vaccinations came to an end. For everyone who received that vaccination, there’s a tell-tale sign: an…

Lindsey Graham says he won’t support Respect for Marriage Act

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union recently, host Dana Bash asked South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham about Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), who is one of the cosponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act.“I think states should decide the issue of marriage and states should decide the issue of abortion,” Graham said. “I have respect…

The Monkeypox Outbreak in North Carolina

North Carolina has reported more than 70 cases of the virus so far, according to data compiled by the state Department of Health and Human Services and nearly half of the cases have been in Mecklenburg County.Monkeypox is a rare disease typically found in West and Central Africa. Before this year, most cases in the…

More Details: what is monkeypox and how dangerous is it?

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. As of August 3, there have been no deaths reported from the disease, though recovering individuals have confirmed the recovery process can be painful and unpleasant. Monkeypox is part of the same family of viruses that causes smallpox. It was discovered in 1958…

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