Transcript - Professor Geoffrey L Smith, Dr Robert Drillien

Project: Centre on Global Health Security

Chatham House

This is a transcript for an event on smallpox held at Chatham House on Monday 6 June.

The panellists considered the ongoing debate over whether to destroy the final stocks of the variola virus, responsible for smallpox - held in two high-security laboratories in the USA and Russia. They explored the wider implications such as the costs of keeping the stocks, the potential impact on research and protection against the threat of bioterror.

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