Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Connections) for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 28):
A 1796 medical experiment with an English farm girl ultimately led to this breakthrough announced in Geneva May 8, 1980
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Chelsea Feltman, an opera singer & actor from Brooklyn, New York
|Joanna Kimmitt, a librarian from Long Beach, California
|Manny Abell, a Naval officer from Lacey, Washington(3-day total: $42,799)
What is the eradication of smallpox?
Vaccines work. Smallpox (Variola major) had ravaged the planet for thousands of years. But then, in 1798, Edward Jenner showed that introducing cowpox to the human immune system (a much weaker pox) could dramatically curtail smallpox. But it still took almost two centuries due to resistence to vaccines. The Supreme Court, in 1905, ruled on a challenge to a Cambridge, MA law in 1902 requiring that all residents be vaccinated against smallpox, with John Marshall Harlan writing It was the duty of the constituted authorities primarily to keep in view the welfare, comfort and safety of the many, and not permit the interests of the many to be subordinated to the wishes or convenience of the few.” So, aided by immunization laws worldwide, the last reported naturally occuring case occurred in 1977.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Chelsea $9,200 – $401 = $8,799 (What is the chickenpox vaccine?)
Joanna $9,600 + $399 = $9,999 (1-day total: $9,999)
Manny $19,000 – $17,000 = $2,000 (What is in-vitro?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BOOK-POURRI $600 (13th pick)
Chelsea 2200 -800 (Joanna 3000 Manny 1400)
2) STATUES $1600 (12th pick)
Chelsea 5400 -3000 (Joanna 9600 Manny 8000)
3) X ABBREVIATIONS $1600 (20th pick)
Manny 11600 +5000 (Joanna 8800 Chelsea 6000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -49
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Joanna $9,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Chelsea $13,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Manny $15,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $38,200
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on *9** Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000
Manny Abell, final stats:
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,200)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
32.44% in first on buzzer (73/225)
Average Coryat: $12,250
Joanna Kimmitt, stats to date:
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
Average Coryat: $9,600
Joanna Kimmitt, to win:
2 games: 35.36%
Avg. streak: 1.547 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)
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