Skip to comments."ANTHRAX SHOTS MAY BE REQUIRED IN MILITARY"
Posted on 12/09/2005 4:09:03 AM PST by TheSentry
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1152AP_Military_Antrax.html Thursday, December 1, 2005 · Last updated 10:01 a.m. PT _Anthrax shots may be required in military_ By PETE YOST ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER * WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration asked a federal appeals court Thursday to reinstate mandatory anthrax inoculations for many military personnel, while a lawyer for soldiers who refused the shots said anti-anthrax vaccine was never intended for the purpose the Pentagon is using it. * The government is appealing a decision by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who suspended anthrax vaccinations after he found fault in the Food and Drug Administration's process for approving the drug. Half a dozen unnamed members of the armed forces are challenging the Pentagon's program. * Labeling for the anti-anthrax vaccine says it is for individuals with high-risk exposure such as veterinarians and certain industrial workers. * Why isn't the portion of the definition regarding high-risk exposure broad enough to cover members of the military? asked Appeals Judge David Tatel. Because the government originally sharply restricted its use, replied John Michels, an attorney for the six members of the military who refused the shots. "Nobody thought that this stuff was licensed for inhalation anthrax," said Michels. At issue is whether federal regulators limited the vaccine's use to combating anthrax spores transmitted by touch. "The labeling does not include any limitation," Justice Department attorney Michael Raab told the judges. * Since 1998, 1.2 million troops have been vaccinated against anthrax in six-shot regimens. * Hundreds of service members had been punished or discharged for refusing them. * In April, Sullivan said the Pentagon can resume giving anthrax vaccinations, but only to troops who volunteer for them. * The vaccine is being given primarily to troops who are serving in Korea, the Middle East and South Asia, the Pentagon says. It will also go to soldiers who work in counterterrorism roles related to defense against biological weapons inside the United States. * About one person in 100,000 has a serious adverse reaction to the vaccine, according to the Pentagon. * Over the past six years, the vaccination program has been plagued by manufacturing problems and troop protests. * Started in 1998 with the goal of vaccinating all 2.4 million members of the active and reserve military, the program was radically reduced after factory violations by the nation's sole anthrax vaccine manufacturer left a dwindling supply of the drug. Saying troops should not be used as "guinea pigs," Sullivan ruled in December 2003 the FDA had never approved the vaccine and issued an order stopping its use on troops. A week later, the FDA approved the vaccine, and the shots were resumed only to be halted again by Sullivan 13 months ago..
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The VAST AMOUNT of waste, fraud and abuse by the sole producer of "Anthrax Vaccine adsorbed", formerly known as BioPort, is a matter of public record. This includes millions of tax dollars for salary bonuses for vaccine producers' top execs. Of the original 800,000 troops of the 1991 Gulf War who were given the Anthrax vaccinations, (many never deployed to the Persian Gulf), approx. 25,000+ ARE DEAD ! AND, another approx. 125,000 are severely sick with auto-immune-related illnesses commonly known as Gulf War Syndrome. The UK Gov't. has recently acknowleged the FACT of Gulf War Illnesses caused DIRECTLY BY Anthrax vaccinations. The U.S. DOD in a GAO Report acknowleged that ALL VACCINATION RECORDS FOR ALL TROOPS WITH REPORTED VACCINE CAUSED ILLNESSES ARE MISSING !?! Further, the DOD, also in a GAO Report, vehemently DENIED using the additive, Squalane, in the Anthrax vaccine used in 1991 despite the fact that the DOD was doing research on animals with this adjuvant at that time. Squalane is NOT APPROVED by the FDA nor ANY other health agency for use on humans. * Former Pres. Wm. Clinton's friend, Retired Admiral Wm. Crowe is part owner of Bio-Port and profits every time the Anthrax vaccine is used on our troops. * For much more data on this massive cover-up and on-going national security threat to our military personnel by the DOD, go to www.gulfwarvets.com
Quick! Someone post the "Not this **** again!" graphic!
(1.2 million vaccinations have already been performed with no ill effects)
fear mongering to sell their fish wrap.
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