The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston Book Review

Written by commonsensejournal on June 13th, 2007

I recently finished The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston. Another fine example of narrative journalism, Preston uses exclusive interviews and a storytelling to talk about the issues of biological threats of Anthrax and Smallpox. The smallpox part is really frightening, how a group of heroic scientists eradicated smallpox, but how there are still stores of it in Russia and the CDC. While the CDC used it to try to find a new possible vaccine, Russia has not divulged how much it has and is often very secretive. It may be found in other places in the world as well–we just don’t know.

Smallpox is a horrifying disease and anyone who would release or manufacture such a biological agent as a form of a weapon is pure evil. God forbid that ever to happen.

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