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Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

May 27, 2022

How is monkeypox related to smallpox? Why was it possible to eradicate smallpox, when it’s been impossible to do for other diseases? Why do vaccines owe their name to smallpox? What is cowpox? How does chickenpox fit into all this?

... we explain like I'm five

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