Two members of an Indian medical team get together to vaccinate a small child against smallpox at Hakegora village in India's Bihar state, June 23, 1974.
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Two members of an Indian medical team get together to vaccinate a small child against smallpox at Hakegora village in India's Bihar state, June 23, 1974.

Thursday on Political Rewind, as public health officials battle the ongoing public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we look back at previous efforts to contain outbreaks.

Join us for a conversation with former epidemiologist Bill Foege, where we discuss the central role the physician played in successfully tackling one of the most devastating viruses in history: smallpox.

Foege served as the director of the Center for Disease Control and developed an effective vaccination campaign in countries across the world.

Panelist:

Bill Foege — Former Director of the CDC and Co-founder of The Task Force for Global Health