smallpox extinction

Andrew Syred andrew at
Fri Jan 26 03:30:50 EST 1996

In article <4e7i66$4v3 at>, emailname at writes
>ŒAfter several stays of execution, the smallpox virus,
>one of the biggest killers in history, is back on death row.¹
>(NY Times, January 25, 1996)
>We would like to hear you opinion about the recommendation
>of the governing board of the World Health Organization
>that the last two remaining stocks of the smallpox virus,
>in Russia and the United States, be destroyed by June 30, 1999.
>Thanking you in advance,

Do we actually have a right to cause the deliberate extinction of
another naturally occurring life form?


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