How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus - Simona Zompi

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 22 March 2021
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For 10,000 years, humanity suffered from the scourge of smallpox. The virus killed almost a third of its victims within two weeks and left survivors horribly scarred. But Simona Zompi commends the brave souls — a Buddhist nun, a boy, a cow, a dairymaid and physician Edward Jenner — who first stopped the spread of this disastrous disease, to make us smallpox-free today.

Lesson by Simona Zompi, animation by Augenblick Studios.

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TED-Ed, . (2021, March 22). How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus - Simona Zompi. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2326/how-we-conquered-the-deadly-smallpox-virus---simon/

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