Cases Can Caution: Polio Eradication, Risk Exposure, and the Smallpox Case as Precedence

  • Martin CalkinsEmail author
Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 42)


Highlighting the drive to eradicate poliomyelitis, the following compares the current initiative to earlier plans to rid the world of smallpox. It then draws attention to the problems associated with keeping, destroying, and monitoring virus stocks as well as those posed by malevolent agents, irresponsible non-government organizations, and imprudent government leaders.


Deadly Disease Central Intelligence Agency Polio Eradication Melinda Gate Foundation Smallpox Vaccination 
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© Springer Netherlands 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management and MarketingUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston College of ManagementBostonUSA

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