Insights From the Doctor Who Helped the World Beat Small Pox

WIRED’s interview with disease expert Dr. Larry Brilliant is a mix of dread and reassurance

Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who helped eradicate smallpox, warned the world in 2006 of a future pandemic during a TEDPrize speech. His recent interview with WIRED is riveting.

Here’s one question that provides some key advice (and hope):

Now that we’ve missed the opportunity for early testing, is it too late for testing to



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