Why is a frozen vial in Pennsylvania labeled “Smallpox”?

Written by Anil Bajnath, MD
Posted November 24, 2021

Dear Longevity Insider,

Anil Bajnath MD here with your Monday roundup.

A laboratory worker recently discovered frozen vials in a Pennsylvania facility labeled “Smallpox.” 

The facility is a place where researchers conduct vaccine research. In a COVID-19 era, people can only wonder what is around the bend for vaccinations, global health, and any other “shocking surprises.”

So what the population wants to know is: Why are there frozen vials labeled “smallbox” in a research lab when the World Health Assembly eradicated smallpox in 1980?

What could researchers be preparing for that we just aren’t aware of? Or is it possible that something slipped through the cracks and these “smallpox” vials are unaccounted for by federal officials?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement on the matter:

“Laboratory testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that recently discovered vials marked as ‘smallpox’ contain vaccinia, the virus used in smallpox vaccine. There is no evidence that the vials contain variola virus, the cause of smallpox.”

So while the rest of the country can exhale at the good news, there is still a very sobering reality we must face.

We don’t know what the future holds. We don’t know what the next (if any) pandemic will be to rock the world. So while there are some things clearly out of our control, there is so much that we do have control over, like:

Coming off the high of the Thanksgiving holiday, eating delicious food, spending time with loved ones, probably doing a little retail therapy… Of ALL things, please don’t forget to take care of your health!

So make sure that you really take the 5 minutes to learn about:

You’ll be glad you did, because there’s a gift included in each of those articles. Enjoy!

To your longevity,

Anil Bajnath MD
CEO/Founder, Institute for Human Optimization
Chief Medical Officer, Longevity Insider HQ

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