A statistical relationship exists between state per capita smallpox vaccination rates of healthcare workers in 2003 and state presidential election results in 2004. The potential implications of political influence on national biosecurity decision making are discussed.
Mihelic, F. Matthew; Schultz, David G. Jr.; and Mihelic, Melinda R., "A relationship between US healthcare worker smallpox vaccination rates in 2003 and presidential election results in 2004" (2007). Faculty Publications. 14.