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  • Writer's pictureDr. Mark D. Gomez

Gratitude For J. Michael Lane, Smallpox Vaccine Pioneer

Much gratitude to Dr. Lane (who passed away last week) for his efforts in leading the eradication of smallpox. He pioneered vaccine 💉 programs across the globe 🌎 and was a tireless advocate for inclusion. I remember reading about his work and that of so many others back in medical school. This was truly a different kind of CDC back then, but the collective efforts of Dr. Lane & his many colleagues across so many nations showed that humanity can and will defeat the scourge of deadly pathogens 🦠. So many great scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, and public health officials continue to look at the bigger picture and not just themselves. Eliminating smallpox was a huge achievement for mankind. You can read more about Dr. Lane here:



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