Digital Media Center
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Gate 61
920 Paul Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0370
(800) 654-4262

© 2024 Alabama Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Register for Glenn Miller Tickets in Mobile on May 30.

Smallpox

Host Michele Norris talks to NPR's Richard Knox about today's announcement about the smallpox vaccine. After months of debate, President Bush today announced the first part of his plan to protect Americans against a smallpox attack. Even though the administration has yet to say how likely such an attack may be, there are fears that a few leftover vials of smallpox, stored in Russia and the US, may have fallen into the wrong hands. Based on that assumption, the President is now calling for the vaccination of about a million people, starting early next year.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.
News from Alabama Public Radio is a public service in association with the University of Alabama. We depend on your help to keep our programming on the air and online. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.