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Pax
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Empiren
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Smallpox should be eradicated

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Empiren
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/3/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Pax

Pro

Hello. I am here to argue that the last strains of smallpox (currently in labs in the US and Russia) should be destroyed. Please cite your points or they will be ignored. Thanks, and good luck.
Empiren

Con

Hi I will be taking the side of Con for this debate.

I believe the con side can be summarized as:
"The risk that these strains of smallpox present is less of a threat than there would be if we destroyed them."

The only thing I believe Pro has to provide to win this argument is proof that keeping a strain in those labs is more dangerous than the possibility of smallpox reemerging.

I look forward to the response.
Debate Round No. 1
Pax

Pro

Pax forfeited this round.
Empiren

Con

Wellp, don't really need to post anything else yet.
Debate Round No. 2
Pax

Pro

Pax forfeited this round.
Empiren

Con

I guess there was no debate from Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by whiteflame 2 years ago
whiteflame
countz, every site I've seen on the matter says both the U.S. and Russia have stocks. They're technically the WHO's stocks, but they're located inside these two countries.
Posted by Ozzyhead 2 years ago
Ozzyhead
Survival of the fittest.
Posted by countzander 2 years ago
countzander
Technically, there's only one strain. The one in Russia has been lost.
Posted by whiteflame 2 years ago
whiteflame
Interesting. While I think there is room for debate here, I actually agree with Pro, so I'll simply track this.
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for the forfeits. Arguments for Con's unrebutted case. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.
Vote Placed by Ajab 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: You said it whiteflame.
Vote Placed by whiteflame 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Well, that's depressing.