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  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register

    08/09/2002 10:21:22 AM PDT · by tellw · 41 replies · 515+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 9, 2002 | Senator Bill Frist
    EXCERPTS BELOW: WASHINGTON — Should Americans be allowed to make an informed choice to receive the smallpox vaccine? I believe they should and that individual choice should become the central component of a new national policy aimed at protecting us from the possible use of smallpox as a weapon of mass destruction by terrorists. ..... I believe the threat of a smallpox attack outweighs the risks of providing smallpox vaccinations to a well-informed public. Along with the phased-in vaccination of military personnel and first responders, every American should be given this option. Such a policy is a sensible public health...
  • Soviet smallpox outbreak confirmed

    06/17/2002 5:17:52 PM PDT · by Nebullis · 3 replies · 487+ views
    New ^ | 6/17/02 | Debora MacKenzie
    In 1971, a Soviet biological weapons test caused an outbreak of smallpox in a nearby town, and three deaths. The accident, confirmed for the first time, suggests the current smallpox vaccine would work against the smallpox used in Soviet weapons, the type thought most likely to have fallen into terrorist hands.The report was presented on Saturday to a US government committee advising on whether authorities should offer smallpox vaccinations to the public amid growing fears of bioterrorism. Their decision is expected this week.Smallpox has been extinct in the wild since 1980. In 1959, universal vaccination had driven it from...
  • Soviet Smallpox Outbreak Report Worries Experts

    06/15/2002 12:56:15 PM PDT · by My Identity · 15 replies · 1,456+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 15, 2002 | staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Experts said on Saturday they were worried by a leaked report that describes an outbreak of smallpox in the Soviet Union -- one they say may point to the testing of a smallpox biological weapon.Seven people became ill in the 1971 outbreak and three died of what appeared to be the more fatal, and more rare, hemorrhagic form of the infection, said Dr. Alan Zelicoff of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, one of the authors of the report."Someone has successfully disseminated smallpox as an aerosol," Zelicoff said in an interview."It has been talked about and it...
  • Smallpox Epidemic Rapidly Spreading In Pakistan Province

    06/09/2002 1:29:09 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 101 replies · 2,235+ views ^ | 6/9/2002 | Muqaddam Khan
    Smallpox Epidemic Rapidly Spreading In Pakistan ProvinceBy Muqaddam Khan SWABI, Pakistan - The smallpox epidemic is rapidly spreading in these parts of the province, but the district health department has failed to take any step to contain this deadly disease, Dawn learnt here on Saturday. It has been reported from different parts of the Swabi district that a large number of children have suffered from smallpox, but the authorities concerned have failed to take any action to prevent this disease or immunize the people against it. Smallpox is a fatal disease which causes high fever, leaves permanent marks on the...
  • Emergency Health Powers Act Railroaded Through In Wisconsin

    05/02/2002 10:07:43 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 16 replies · 741+ views
    Rense ^ | 5-2-02 |
    5-2-2 This Emergency Health Bill - Mandated Vaccination and other demands, is pending (or passed) in every state, but under different names. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said that all Americans should know that they "have their name on a vaccine shot in our inventory." Hope you can stop this in your state-- we couldn't. Sponsored by Rep. Greg Underheim and Rep. Frank Urban-Wisconsin The Assembly Bill # 849, 850 without a name or titled, (Mandated Vaccinations/Emergency Health Powers Act ) was passed under Rep. Greg Underheims directions. Underheim deserves all the credit for the passage...
  • Anyone heard of Camelpox?

    04/16/2002 8:33:09 PM PDT · by Nogbad · 32 replies · 679+ views
    WABC Batchelor and Alexander Show | 16 April 2002
    I just heard an interview with someone named Andrew ? (I didn't get the last name) a Canadian who reports on a meeting held jointly by the CIA and CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Services) who claims Iraq has developed Smallpox and another disease called Camelpox (for which there is no vaccine), as well as Anthrax (of course). He claims agents already probably are infiltrating and estimated casualties (infecting the NY subway, etc.) would be 1,000,000 in New York and California. Have a good night.
  • Blair prepares for biological war threat

    04/14/2002 12:45:22 AM PDT · by knak · 103 replies · 514+ views
    afp ^ | 4/14/02
    BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair ordered 16 million doses of the smallpox vaccine after US Vice-President Dick Cheney warned Iraq could counter military action with a biological terror onslaught. The two leaders met at Downing Street on March 12 and exchanged intelligence about the possible threat from Iraq. Cheney told Blair that intelligence experts had warned that the US and Britain would be the two main targets of biological warfare in the event of a conflict, London's Sunday Telegraph said. US reports, according to the paper, suggested that Saddam Hussein would use all the weapons at his disposal if he...
  • New smallpox terror alert

    04/12/2002 10:30:09 AM PDT · by My Identity · 28 replies · 933+ views
    ThisisLondon ^ | April 12, 2002 | Malcolm Withers and Patrick Hennessy
    New smallpox terror alertby Malcolm Withers and Patrick HennessyA major terrorist alert was sparked today after it emerged the Government has bought 30 million anti-smallpox vaccines, enough to protect half Britain's population from a biological attack. Ministers have spent £32 million bolstering defences against the disease, after a review in the wake of the 11 September assault on the US pinpointed glaring deficiencies in Britain's shield against germ warfare. Today's deal with British company Powder-Ject Pharmaceuticals will help replenish stockpiles so that, within 12 months, health chiefs will have enough vaccine to protect at least half the population - more...
  • Lab Almost Destroyed Smallpox Vaccine

    03/30/2002 2:27:54 PM PST · by rdavis84 · 18 replies · 701+ views
    AP ^ | 29 Mar. '02 | DAVID B. CARUSO Almost Destroyed Smallpox Vaccine By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer March 29, 2002, 3:27 PM EST PHILADELPHIA -- For three decades, 120 liters of smallpox vaccine sat in a walk-in freezer at a remote mountainside lab in the Poconos, stored at precisely minus-20 degrees Celsius, even though company officials thought the drugs were worthless. "We had actually been developing protocols with the (Centers for Disease Control) to destroy it," said Aventis Pasteur spokeswoman Beth Waters. Then a series of anthrax-tainted letters killed five people in the weeks following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, reviving fears that smallpox, eradicated...
  • Pill could end the terror of smallpox

    03/19/2002 6:47:35 PM PST · by aculeus · 14 replies · 541+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | March 20, 2002 | Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent
    A POWERFUL drug that blocks the action of the smallpox virus in animals has been developed for the first time, paving the way for new treatments for humans that could be taken in pill form. Although smallpox was eradicated in 1977 by a worldwide vaccination programme, no antiviral drug has ever been proven to halt the disease once it has been contracted, raising fears that it could be used as a biological weapon. One drug normally used to treat Aids patients, cidofovir, has a limited effect against smallpox-like diseases in monkeys but it is not readily absorbed by human cells...

    01/13/2002 3:35:41 AM PST · by DaRocksMom · 10 replies · 443+ views
    Jan. 12, 2002 | Jim Rarey/MEDIUM RARE
    (Part one of three) GOCO’s The following is the result of an in-depth investigation into the current anthrax scare, the anthrax vaccine and the decoding of the human genome. While this writer was among the first to question the ownership, motives and associations of the only U.S. manufacturer of the anthrax vaccine (Bioport), credit must be given to other researchers who have broadened the field of inquiry. Two in particular have opened up the proverbial "can of worms" involved in the scientific progress of biological weapons. Dr. Leonard Horowitz and Patricia Doyle, Ph.D. have zeroed in on a little publicized ...
  • A Risky Policy on Smallpox Vaccinations

    12/17/2001 9:36:40 AM PST · by tellw · 5 replies · 293+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/17/2001 | Paul Ewald
  • Don't Panic. We Can Fight Smallpox.

    12/09/2001 2:56:52 PM PST · by TomB · 55 replies · 1,686+ views
    As frightening as the threat of anthrax has been, the nightmare scenario for biological warfare calls for another pathogen—one which, unlike anthrax, can be transmitted from person to person. Smallpox fits this description well. It is spread through face-to-face contact, by means of infected saliva or respiratory droplets, usually in a closed setting. It can also be spread by infected linens or clothes: It was probably first used as a biological weapon during the French and Indian Wars by British soldiers who deliberately gave blankets that had been used by smallpox patients to American Indians. Smallpox is fatal in approximately ...

    12/07/2001 1:46:46 PM PST · by Patriot · 312 replies · 1,660+ views
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  • AMA Weighs In On Smallpox ("..300 Americans Who Would Die..[from] Mass Vaccination Itself")

    12/05/2001 1:43:22 PM PST · by t-shirt · 16 replies · 529+ views
    CBS News ^ | December | CBS Staff with from Reuters & AP
    AMA Weighs In On Smallpox Doctors' Group Says Mass Vaccinations Aren't Necessary SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5, 2001 (CBS) The American Medical Association said on Tuesday it was not in favor of an immediate mass U.S. smallpox vaccination program, saying the potential threat of bioterror attack did not warrant inoculating every American against the disease. The AMA's governing House of Delegates, meeting in San Francisco, instead asked the U.S. government to evaluate the risks and benefits of mass vaccination while continuing to plan for a program should the need arise. "The science would not indicate that mass vaccination is the appropriate ...
  • AMA Declines to Call for Nationwide Smallpox Vaccinations

    12/04/2001 5:54:43 PM PST · by rdavis84 · 17 replies · 385+ views
    AP ^ | 4 Dec.'01 | Paul Elias
    AMA Declines to Call for Nationwide Smallpox Vaccinations, Suggests Further Study By Paul Elias Associated Press Writer Published: Dec 4, 2001 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The American Medical Association on Tuesday refused to endorse smallpox vaccinations for all Americans, rejecting calls from doctors who say the disease could be used as a biological weapon. Instead, the 538 delegates attending the AMA's annual winter meeting in San Francisco voted overwhelmingly to continue studying the possible repercussions of such a mass inoculation. "We do not yet know that the bad guys have the smallpox virus," said Dr. Ron Davis, a public health ...
  • Info, Not Quarantine, Key to Bioterror Response

    12/04/2001 8:35:45 PM PST · by Timesink · 9 replies · 524+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2001 | Charnicia E. Huggins
    Tuesday December 4 5:21 PM ET Info, Not Quarantine, Key to Bioterror Response By Charnicia E. HugginsNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The primary defense against the spread of smallpox or any other germ used in a bioterrorist attack should not involve a large-scale quarantine of potentially exposed individuals, as some emergency management personnel have proposed, researchers assert.Instead, isolating exposed people, restricting mass transportation and informing the public about the nature of the outbreak and how they can minimize their risk of illness may more effectively prevent the spread of disease, according to a team of public health and biodefense experts.``Credible, ...
  • No fetal cells in new smallpox vaccines: Firm flip-flops, will use animal substrate in making doses

    12/03/2001 10:43:08 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 292+ views ^ | Tuesday, December 4, 2001 | By Jon Dougherty
    The company charged with manufacturing nearly 155 million new smallpox vaccines for the United States has said it won't use a stem-cell line from an aborted fetus in the manufacturing process, changing earlier plans indicating it would. Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a contract to Acambis PLC of Great Britain to manufacture additional vaccine. U.S. officials have expressed concern that future terror attacks using smallpox could be in the offing. Last month, WorldNetDaily reported that Acambis – one of four companies then vying for the new contract – would manufacture the new vaccine ...
  • Surgeon General: CDC Labs a 'National Disgrace'

    Monday December 3 6:06 PM ET Surgeon General: CDC Labs a 'National Disgrace' SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Health) - US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher said that the United States should be ``ashamed of the condition of the laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.'' The labs are out-of-date and poorly equipped, he said, ``and these are laboratories that are relied upon around the world.'' Satcher, who held an impromptu press briefing at the American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting here, said ``the laboratories had no power for 15 hours during the early days'' of the ...
  • If You Thought Anthrax Was Bad...

    12/03/2001 10:11:56 AM PST · by Starmaker · 25 replies · 400+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | December 3, 2001 | Beth Goodtree
    A few days before the anthrax attacks, I wrote a very controversial piece about the next terror attacks. In “It´s Time To Panic: The Kitchen Bioterrorist,” written on 9/20/01, I outlined how easy it would be for a terrorist working alone to create havoc and death. I also predicted that such an attack was likely in the very near future. The anthrax attacks a few days later proved me right in all my predictions except for the disease used. (I said botulism.) Now I have another prediction - far, far worse. And I sincerely hope I´m wrong. As with ...

    10/29/2001 12:44:48 PM PST · by tallhappy · 51 replies · 4,567+ views
    New Yorker ^ | 7-12-99 | RICHARD PRESTON
    A REPORTER AT LARGE THE DEMON IN THE FREEZER How smallpox, a disease of officially eradicated twenty years ago, became the biggest bioterrorist threat we now face. _______________ BY RICHARD PRESTON THE smallpox virus first became entangled with the human species somewhere between three thousand and twelve thousand years ago -- possibly in Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs. Somewhere on earth at roughly that time, the virus jumped out of an unknown animal into its first human victim, and began to spread. Viruses are parasites that multiply inside the cells of their hosts, and they are the ...
  • Rash Has Officials Scratching Their Heads... (First Case Of Small Pox???)?

    11/30/2001 6:05:22 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 96 replies · 2,067+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Washington Post
    Follow the link due to posting restrictions... I posted this under Breaking News just incase. I appologize if it's jumping the gun.
  • Since there is only so much S-pox Vac, What Guarantee do Citizens Have?

    11/30/2001 5:33:28 AM PST · by KansasConservative1 · 5 replies · 323+ views
    Self ^ | 11/30/2001 | Self
    Everyone is announcing the ordering of "enough vaccine to innoculate every CITIZEN". In this day of "political correctness" and bleeding heart liberal media. I, as a citizen of this country, what to know what Guarantee do citizens have that they would be the first innoculated. Citizens take second tier to noncitizens in many items these days. Many liberals feel that non-citizens have all the constitutional rights of citizens. What will happen during an epidemic when they are innoculating citizens and surrounding countries, that may not be prepared, start flooding our country demanding "fair treatment". Bottom line, there is only so ...
  • Preparing for Patient Zero (re: smallpox)

    11/17/2001 9:05:24 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 8 replies · 307+ views
    insight ^ | November 16, 2001 | Timothy W. Maier
    Concern is growing privately within the government and among health officials that Osama bin Laden or the terrorist states that support him may have obtained a weaponized version of the smallpox virus. Bin Laden has made no secret of his intention to acquire such a biological weapon for use in his jihad against Christians, Jews and others he regards as infidels. If he has obtained it, the nightmare of terrorism may just be beginning.Consider this: According to public-health professionals, an outbreak of smallpox in the United States would kill about 1 million people in three months. How big an outbreak? ...
  • U.S. health experts release smallpox containment plan

    11/27/2001 2:02:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 262+ views
    Reuters | 11/27/01 | Paul Simao
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Spurred by heightened concerns of bioterrorist attacks on the United States, federal health experts on Monday recommended that a campaign of targeted vaccinations and selected quarantine be used as the first line of defense in the event of an outbreak of the highly contagious and lethal smallpox virus. In an interim report outlining its strategy to cope with a possible future smallpox emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was essential that anyone infected or suspected to be infected with the virus be isolated during an outbreak. Rings of personal contacts, such as family ...
  • US updates Smallpox plan, Stored vaccine still potent, ready for use

    11/27/2001 4:14:01 AM PST · by tom paine 2 · 7 replies · 354+ views
    Chicago Tribune | Nov. 27,2001 | Julie Deardorff
    The government's limited and aging supply of smallpox vaccine--about 15.4 million doses--is still potent and effective, a federal bioterrorism preparedness expert said Monday as officials released an interim smallpox response plan. Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the increased fear of bioterrorism, the government ordered 250 million doses of vaccine for smallpox, considered one of the most potent potential germ weapons. But it will take at least a year to produce that much smallpox vaccine. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson is expected to announce this week which companies will produce the additional doses that would be ...
  • U.S. to Buy 155M Smallpox Vaccines

    11/28/2001 1:53:07 PM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 403+ views
    AP | 11/28/01 | LAURA MECKLER
    WASHINGTON, Nov 28, 2001 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The Bush administration signed a contract Wednesday to buy 155 million doses of smallpox vaccine from a British firm in case terrorists try to spread the deadly virus. The contract with Acambis Inc. will bring the nation's stockpile to 286 million doses of the vaccine by the end of next year, promising protection for every American should bioterrorists ever attack with the all-but-extinct virus. The vaccine can be administered four days after exposure to smallpox and still offer protection. For that reason - and because the vaccine can cause some rare ...
  • U.S. Orders Vast Supply of Vaccine for Smallpox

    11/29/2001 12:30:25 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 477+ views
    New York Times ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2001 | By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG with MELODY PETERSEN
    U.S. Orders Vast Supply of Vaccine for Smallpox By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG with MELODY PETERSEN ASHINGTON, Nov. 28 — The Bush administration said today that it had awarded a $428 million contract for 155 million doses of smallpox vaccine. That amount, when coupled with supplies that already exist or have been ordered, should be enough to protect every American against the deadly virus. The vaccine, which will be manufactured by a joint venture of Acambis, a small Massachusetts biotechnology company, and Baxter International, a large medical products company, will be delivered to the government next fall, said Tommy G. ...
  • CDC Releases Draft Smallpox Response Plan

    11/29/2001 4:09:28 PM PST · by rdavis84 · 12 replies · 421+ views
    CDC ^ | 27 Nov. '01 | CDC
    US Department of State International Information Programs Washington File _________________________________ 27 November 2001 CDC Releases Smallpox Response Plan (Report responds to bioterrorism threat) (840) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) November 26 released "Interim Smallpox Response Plan and Guidelines," a document that outlines how health officials all over the country should react in the event of a smallpox outbreak. Considered globally eradicated in 1980, smallpox has reemerged as a health threat because it is highly contagious and could serve as a lethal bioweapon. "Today, we find ourselves preparing for a difficult-to-imagine event, an intentional release of smallpox," ...
  • U.S. to purchase 500 million Smallpox Vaccine Doses

    11/28/2001 10:36:47 AM PST · by umbra · 105 replies · 666+ views
    DEBKAfile,AFP Wire, Drudge Report and World Net Daily ^ | November 28, 2001 | Terrorism Security Newsletter
    No story for the evening update yet, just the headline..but I did find an interesting Agence France Presse wire article that says that the contract according to USA Today (now on Durdge) has an 'option' clause for an extra order of 250 million.This is in addition to the first order for every man woman and child in the United States.
  • Pro-Life Groups Upset Over Origin of Smallpox Vaccine

    11/28/2001 5:04:39 AM PST · by truthandlife · 6 replies · 519+ views
    CNS News ^ | 11/28/01 | Mike Wendling
    A pro-life group is warning that thousands of Americans might refuse a smallpox vaccine created from a stem cell line derived from an aborted fetus.A British company -- the Cambridge, England-based Acambis Plc.-- is one of three companies bidding to produce 250 million doses of smallpox vaccine, enough for every American, after Health Secretary Tommy Thompson announced the vaccine stockpile plan. Also in the running are Merck & Co. of Whitehouse Station, N.J., and the London-based GlaxoSmithKline Plc.A spokeswoman for the British company told Tuesday that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked the company to ...
  • Countering the smallpox threat: a sensible strategy

    11/27/2001 1:20:40 PM PST · by aculeus · 16 replies · 390+ views
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | 27 November 2001 | Jonathan Rauch
    In the days following the terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center and demolished part of the Pentagon, I received a series of e-mails from my sister asking what I thought she could do to protect herself and her family. Should she stock up on water? On food? What about buying a gas mask? I told her I doubted that any of those things would really help. At first blush the notion of suburban moms buying gas masks seemed a little silly. But a lot of people were buying gas masks at that point, and mostly they were ...
  • Behind In The Biowar (Antrax Expert Disappeance Mystery, Death of Another Top Expert,etc)

    11/24/2001 12:50:38 PM PST · by t-shirt · 36 replies · 1,509+ views
    December 1, 2001 Behind In The Biowar By Katherine McIntire Peters History’s deadliest weapons are making a comeback, and the public health system is far from ready to deal with them. hen a group of Mongol invaders besieged a Genoese trading colony on the Black Sea in 1346, they devised an ingenious way to clear the city. They lobbed the corpses of plague victims over the city walls, unleashing destruction far beyond the range of their catapults. The Genoese lucky enough to escape by sea to Sicily brought the deadly plague bacteria with them. Before the decade ended, the ...