Are Vaccines Causing More Disease 

        Than They are Curing?


Are Vaccines Causing More Disease Than They Are Curing?

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      Are Vaccines Causing More Disease 

       Than They are  Curing?

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By Alan Cantwell Jr., M.D.

Vaccines help keep us safe from infectious diseases. Smallpox and polio epidemics have been wiped out by mass vaccine programs. People rush to get flu shots every autumn, and kids are bombarded with a barrage of 22 required vaccinations before the age of six. Even pets need their shots. The manufacture of vaccines is a giant industry and what you pay for – inoculations and doctor visits – is big business for pediatricians, family practitioners and veterinarians. So why are more and more people worried about vaccines, especially the ones for kids?

Vaccine-induced Illness

Barbara Loe Fisher, president of the National Vaccine Information Centre, a consumer’s group based in Virginia, USA, claims vaccines are responsible for the increasing numbers of children and adults who suffer from immune system and neurologic disorders, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and seizure disorders. She calls for studies to monitor the long-term effects of mass vaccination and Fisher wants physicians to be absolutely sure these vaccines are safe and not harming people.

No one can deny the dangers of vaccines. The measles, mumps, rubella (German measles) and polio vaccines, all contain live but weakened viruses. Although health officials tell you that polio has been wiped out in the US since 1979, they often fail to mention that all recorded cases of polio since that time are actually caused by the polio vaccine.

Vaccine investigator Neil Z. Miller questions whether we still need the polio vaccine when it causes every new case of polio in the USA. Before mass vaccinations programs began fifty years ago, Miller insists we didn’t have cancer in epidemic numbers, that autoimmune ailments were barely known, and childhood autism did not exist.

Vaccine Contamination

There is also the problem of contamination that has always plagued vaccine makers. During World War II a yellow fever vaccine manufactured with human blood serum was unknowingly contaminated with hepatitis virus and given to the military. As a result, more than 50,000 cases of serum hepatitis broke out among American troops injected with the vaccine.

In the 1960s it was discovered that polio vaccines manufactured in monkey kidney tissue between 1955 and 1963 were contaminated with a monkey virus (Simian Virus, number 40). Although this virus causes cancer in experimental animals, health authorities insist it does not cause problems in humans. But evidence of SV40 genetic material has been popping up in human cancers and normal tissue. Researchers are now connecting SV40-contaminated polio vaccines to an increasing number of rare cancers of the lung (mesothelioma) and bone marrow (multiple myeloma). In a 1999 report, SV40 DNA was detected in tissue samples from four children born after 1982. Three were kidney transplant patients, and a fourth had a kidney tumour. Could SV40 be passed on from parents to their children? No one knows for sure.

Covert Vaccine Experiments

Using kids as guinea pigs in potentially harmful vaccine experiments is every parents’ worst nightmare. This actually happened in 1989-1991 when Kaiser Permanente of Southern California and the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) jointly conducted a measles vaccine experiment. Without proper parental disclosure, the Yugoslavian-made “high titre” Edmonston-Zagreb measles vaccine was tested on 1,500 poor, primarily black and Latino, inner city children in Los Angeles. Highly recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the high-potency experimental vaccine was previously injected into infants in Mexico, Haiti, and Africa. It was discontinued in these countries when it was discovered that the children were dying in large numbers.

Unbelievably, the measles vaccine caused long-term suppression of the children’s immune system for six months up to three years. As a result, the immunodepressed children died from other diseases in greater numbers than children who had never received the vaccine. Tragically, African girl babies in the experiment were given twice the dose of boys, and therefore suffered a higher death rate. The WHO pulled the vaccine off the market in 1992.

Ironically, the E-Z measles vaccine tested by Kaiser on minority babies was supposed to increase immunity in younger infants. Instead, the vaccine produced the opposite effect. A Los Angeles Times editorial (June 20, 1996) assured readers that “none of the 1,500 was injured by the unlicensed vaccine” and called upon the CDC to ensure that experiments like the E-Z measles vaccine could never occur again.

One wonders how many secret vaccine experiments are conducted by health authorities that never come to the attention of the public. During the two-year measles experiment I was employed by Kaiser and I never knew anything about it until I read the report in The Times five years later, in 1996.

In the poor inner cities across the United States the number of asthma cases is exploding and health officials don’t know why. According to the CDC, 5000 asthma deaths occur annually; and it is estimated that 17.3 million people (4.8 million are children) suffer from the disease, up from 6.7 million in 1980. Asthma usually begins before age 6, and blacks are two to three times more likely to die from asthma than whites. In the Bronx and Harlem sections of New York City, the hospitalisation rate for asthma is 21 times higher than in the more affluent areas of the city.

Could the sharp rise in asthma in poor children be connected with immunosuppression caused by a barrage of vaccines, as well as a lack of quality medical care and insurance, poor diet, and environmental factors? The possible connection of immunosuppressive vaccines to diseases like asthma has never been raised by health officials.

With vaccine experiments frequently performed in Africa and now on black Americans, no wonder one out of every four African-Americans believes AIDS was developed as a genocide program by the US government to exterminate the black population.

But vaccine experiments in the 1990s have not been limited to blacks. Millions of female Mexicans, Nicaraguans and Filipinos have been duped into taking tetanus vaccines, some of which contained a female hormone that could cause miscarriage and sterilisation. In 1995, a Catholic human rights organisation called Human Life International accused the WHO of promoting a Canadian-made tetanus vaccine laced with a pregnancy hormone called human choriogonadotropic hormone (HCG).

Suspicions were aroused when the tetanus vaccine was prescribed in the unusual dose of five multiple injections over a three month period, and recommended only to women of reproductive age. When an unusual number of women experienced vaginal bleeding and miscarriages after the shots, a hormone additive was uncovered as the cause.

Apparently the WHO has been developing and testing anti-fertility vaccines for over two decades. Women receiving the laced tetanus shot not only developed antibodies to tetanus, but they also developed dangerous antibodies to the pregnancy hormone as well. Without this HCG hormone the growth of the fetus is impaired. Consequently, the laced vaccine served as a covert contraceptive device. Commissioned to analyse the vaccine, the Philippines Medical Association found that 20 percent of the WHO tetanus vaccines were contaminated with the hormone. Not surprisingly, the WHO has denied all accusations as “completely false and without basis,” and the major media have never reported on the controversy. For further details on this issue, consult the Human Life International website (  ).

Newly approved vaccines may also pose serious risks. In October 1999 a vaccine against “rotavirus” infection (which causes most cases of childhood diarrhea) was pulled off the market. One year after the RotaShield vaccine was inoculated into over a million infants, it was found to increase the risk of bowel obstruction. Almost 100 cases of bowel obstruction were reported to the government, and twenty infants developed bowel obstructions within one or two weeks after receiving the vaccine.

Vaccine Manufacture and Associated Dangers

Although the public has heard about side effects of vaccines, most people are clueless about the manufacture of vaccines. Few people know that viruses used in vaccine production need to be grown on animal parts like monkey kidneys, or in chicken embryos, or in human and fetal “cell lines.” Harvesting viruses in human cell-lines can be perilous because some human cell lines are derived from cancer cells.

In AIDS & The Doctors of Death I wrote about the development of the first human “HeLa” cell line – an “immortal” cell line used extensively in cancer and vaccine research for decades. Henrietta Lacks was a young black woman from Baltimore who died from a highly malignant cervical cancer in 1951. Small pieces of her tumour were donated to a laboratory specialising in tissue cell culture. In those days most attempts to grow human cells outside the body failed. But for some unknown reason Henrietta’s cancer cells grew vigorously and became known as the first successful human tissue cell line in history – the now famous HeLa cell line commemorating the legendary HEnrietta LAcks.

Henrietta’s cells were kept alive by feeding them a witches’ brew of beef embryo extract (the ground-up remains of a three-week-old, unborn cattle embryo); fresh chicken plasma obtained from the blood of a live chicken heart; and blood from human placentas (the placenta is the sac that nurtures the developing fetus and contains powerful hormones).

It is now suspected that a sexually-transmitted papilloma virus is the cause of cervical cancer. And it is anybody’s guess how many other chicken, cattle, and human viruses are incorporated into the HeLa cell line, but none of this possible viral contamination seems to bother scientists who have extensively used the cells in cancer research. What laboratory scientists did eventually discover was that HeLa cells proved so hardy that they frequently contaminated other tissue cell lines used in cancer and cancer virus research.

In the late 1960s when widespread HeLa cell contamination problems were uncovered, scientists were shocked and embarrassed to learn that millions of dollars worth of published cancer experiments were ruined. “Liver cells” and “monkey cells” that were used in cancer experiments turned out to be Henrietta’s cancer cells in disguise. Benign cells that supposedly “spontaneously transformed” into malignant cells were found to be cells contaminated with cancerous HeLa cells.

The serious problem of HeLa cell contamination in cancer and vaccine research is revealed in Michael Gold’s A Conspiracy of Cells: One Woman’s Immortal Legacy and the Medical Scandal It Caused. Even Jonas Salk, who developed the legendary Salk polio vaccine, was fooled when HeLa cells contaminated his animal cell lines. He admitted this years later in 1978 before a stunned audience of cell biologists and vaccine makers. In experiments performed in the late 1950s on dying cancer patients, Salk tried injecting them with a cell line of monkey heart tissue – the same cell line he used to harvest polio virus for his famous vaccine. He hoped the monkey cell injections would stimulate the immune system to fight cancer. However, when abscesses developed at the site of injections, Salk began to suspect that he might be injecting HeLa cells rather than monkey cells, and he stopped the experiment.

Mark Nelson-Rees, a HeLa cell expert and one of the 1978 conference attendees, offered to test Salk’s line if it was still available. Salk graciously agreed and the monkey cells indeed proved to be HeLa cells which had invaded and taken over the monkey cell line. According to author Gold, Salk thought there were adequate ways to separate viruses from the tissue cell lines they were harvested in, so that it really didn’t matter what kind of cells were used. Even if vaccines weren’t filtered, and even if whole cancer cells were injected directly into a human, Salk believed they would be rejected by the body and cause no harm. In those days doctors didn’t much believe in cancer-causing viruses. Nowadays, no researcher would dare try injecting cancer cells into a human being. But in the 1950s Salk had done it accidentally. He had injected HeLa cells into a few dozen patients and it hadn’t bothered him a bit.

Is There a Vaccine Contamination
Connection to AIDS?

Most people assume vaccines are “sterile” and germ free. But sterilising a vaccine can destroy the necessary immunising protein that makes it work. Thus, contaminating viruses or viral “particles” can sometime survive the vaccine process.

Animal viruses are also contained in fetal calf serum, a blood product commonly used as a laboratory nutrient to feed various tissue cell cultures. Vaccine contamination by fetal calf serum and its possible relationship to HIV was the subject of a letter by J. Grote, published in the Journal of the Royal (London) Society of Medicine in October 1988. Bovine visna virus (which looks similar to HIV) is a known contaminant of fetal calf serum used in vaccine production and virus-like particles have been detected in vaccines certified for clinical use. Grote warns that “It seems absolutely vital that all vaccines are screened for HIV prior to use, and that bovine visna virus is further investigated as to its relationship to HIV and its possible role in progression towards AIDS.”

Could virus-contaminated vaccines lie at the root of AIDS? A few researchers, including myself, believe HIV was “introduced” into gays during the experimental hepatitis B vaccine trials when thousands of homosexuals were injected in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, during the years 1978-1981.

The AIDS epidemic first erupted in gays living in those cities in 1981. In 1980, one year before, already 20% of the gays inoculated in Manhattan with the experimental vaccine were already HIV-positive. This was several years before definite AIDS cases were diagnosed in Africa. In the early 1970s the hepatitis B vaccine was developed in chimpanzees, now wildly accepted as the animal from which HIV supposedly evolved.

Hepatitis B vaccine was developed to protect people from the sexual spread of the hepatitis B virus. Now the government recommends that all newborn babies be given the vaccine [this is also the case in Australia]. Such recommendations do not make sense to many parents. And people are still fearful of the hepatitis B vaccine because of its original connection to gay men and AIDS. The original experimental vaccine was made from the pooled blood serum of hepatitis-infected homosexuals and, as mentioned, serum-based vaccines cannot be sterilised.

Another theory of AIDS is that HIV originated from polio vaccines contaminated with chimp and monkey viruses, and administered to Africans in the late 1950s. In The River: A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS, published in 1999, Edward Hooper details how polio vaccine was made using monkey (and possibly chimp) kidneys and how the ancestor virus of HIV could have jumped species (via the vaccine) to produce the outbreak of AIDS in Africa. Hooper’s well-researched book greatly expands the polio vaccine theory of AIDS first reported by Tom Curtis in Rolling Stone magazine in 1992, and The River is a must-read for anyone interested in the possible man-made origin of AIDS.

Other researchers think it more likely that the various WHO-sponsored vaccine programs (particularly the smallpox program) in Africa in the 1970s are responsible for unleashing AIDS in Africa in the 1980s. Hooper, who has worked as a United Nations official, has discounted the research pointing to AIDS as a man-made disease, as proposed by Dr. Leonard Horowitz in Emerging Viruses, and in my two books AIDS & The Doctors of Death: An Inquiry into the Origin of the AIDS Epidemic and Queer Blood: The Secret AIDS Genocide Plot.

Horowitz and I both suspect contaminated smallpox vaccines as the source of HIV in Africa. Certainly the smallpox (vaccinia-cowpox) virus is an excellent virus to use for the genetic engineering of new, multipurpose vaccines. By splicing into the DNA genes of the vaccinia virus, scientists can add on parts of disease-producing viruses like influenza, hepatitis, and other viruses. The safety of this technique has not been fully evaluated, prompting one vaccine maker at a Vaccinia Virus Workshop in 1984 to ask if this could lead to another form of AIDS.

Vaccine Connection to Gulf War Illness and Huntsville Mystery Illness

The cause of Gulf War Illness (GWI) is unknown. For years this debilitating illness (which now affects one-half of the Gulf War vets) has been ignored by Pentagon officials who claim the disease does not exist and that vets are simply reacting to stress. GWI is also thought to be contagious. Vets insist their disease has been passed on to spouses, other family members, and even pets.

Some people suspect multiple vaccines, particularly the experimental anthrax vaccine, are implicated in the disease. Currently, soldiers who refuse to take the mandatory anthrax vaccine are being court-martialled and dismissed from the service.

Researchers Dr. Garth Nicolson and his wife Nancy have found a tiny bacterial microbe (a “mycoplasma”) in the blood of nearly half the ill vets with GWI. Amazingly, this infectious agent has a piece of HIV (the AIDS virus) attached to it. This microbe could never have occurred naturally. On the contrary, the composition of the microbe suggests a man-made and genetically-engineered biological warfare agent.

Garth Nicolson’s scientific credentials are impeccable. For 16 years he was a professor of medicine at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, as well as professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Texas Medical School, also in Houston. Nancy Nicolson, a molecular biophysicist, was on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine.

Six months after returning home from the Gulf War, the Nicolson’s daughter contracted GWI. Her mother Nancy had contracted a similar illness in 1987 when she was working with Mycoplasma incognitus in infectious disease research. Finally suspecting that this research had biowarfare implications, Nancy Nicolson became a whistle-blower and angered officials. As a result, she believes she was deliberately infected with the mycoplasma. After partial paralysis and a long illness, she finally regained her health with the antibiotic Doxycycline.

The Nicolson’s discovery of a similar mycoplasma (but without the attachment of HIV) in a mysterious illness that erupted in the Huntsville, Texas area among prison guards and their families has all the drama of a ‘Movie of the Week’. Although the Huntsville disease broke out in the late 1980s (shortly before the Gulf War), it has many of the same signs and symptoms of GWI. Many locals are convinced the sometimes deadly disease originally spread from prisoners incarcerated in several large prisons around Huntsville.

In experiments conducted during the 1970s and 80s, the prisoners were inoculated with flu vaccines containing genetically engineered viruses and mycoplasma. It is suspected that vaccines were being covertly developed and deployed as biological warfare weapons. Nobel prize winner James Watson, world famous for his discovery of the molecular structure of DNA and a leading researcher of the still ongoing Human Genome Project, was involved in these prison experiments. The guards are convinced the Huntsville mystery illness is intimately connected to these experiments, jointly conducted by the Medical School and the military. Like GWI, health officials deny the disease exists.

The Nicolsons continue to developed antibiotic treatments, which have helped some vets. But they have paid a heavy price for their controversial research and unprecedented discoveries. Garth Nicolson was forced to resign from M.D. Anderson in 1996. His career and reputation destroyed, the Nicolsons have since moved to California and head The Institute for Molecular Medicine in Huntington Beach.

Dangerous Animal and Human Cell Lines
in Vaccine Manufacture

In an effort to quell concerns about the safety of vaccines, scientists are finally taking another look at the “non-infectious” particles of bird-cancer viruses (avian leukosis virus) in the mumps/measles/rubella vaccines routinely given to kids. Could this be the reason the US Federal Drug Administration held a meeting in September, 1999, to reconsider using human tumour cell lines (like HeLa) rather than monkey kidneys and chicken embryos which are no longer guaranteed 100% safe?

Writing in Science, Gretchen Vogel admits public trust in vaccines is a bit shaky. In Wales anti-vaccine parents are holding “measles parties” to infect their children with the disease rather than vaccinate them. She cites the danger of using immortal cell lines for live vaccine production because cancer genes or other hazardous factors might be transferred to people receiving vaccines. But manufacturers also realise vaccine critics are becoming more wary of vaccines made in animal and bird tissue. And vaccine makers want to use immortal cell lines to grow their viruses because obviously viruses can’t grow on their own.

The big question everyone seems to avoid is: Can vaccines cause cancer? There is certainly evidence connecting contaminated vaccines to AIDS. And HIV is a cancer-causing virus. Robert Gallo, the co-discoverer of HIV in 1984, has clearly stated AIDS is an epidemic of cancer.

Animal and avian viruses can contaminate vaccines and have all been studied as cancer-causing agents. And cancer and vaccine research would be much more difficult without the use of cell lines, some of which are derived from cancer.

Vaccines and Public Paranoia

Is the fear of vaccines justified? It is clear that vaccines can be dangerous. The contamination of vaccines is a reality, and vaccine experiments can be hazardous to one’s health. AIDS, unknown two decades ago, is now an increasing worldwide epidemic with millions of death predicted for the next decade. Could vaccines contaminated with cancer-causing and immunosuppressive viruses unleash new plagues in the New Millennium? If so, the new plagues may be far worse than the diseases we eradicated by vaccine programs in the twentieth century.



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Alan Cantwell is a physician and AIDS researcher. His book on the man-made epidemic of AIDS entitled AIDS & The Doctors of Death: An Inquiry into the Origin of the AIDS Epidemic, is available on the Internet through or Barnes and Noble, in Australia through Infinity Bookshop in Sydney, Tel: (02) 92122225. Comprehensive information on the dangers of vaccines available at


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The Persian Gulf Syndrome

By Dr. Alan Cantwell

Another AIDS-like disease is spreading among GIs who served in the Persian Gulf War, which ended in 1991. The military is not releasing the actual number of soldiers who have contracted the disease, and the number of veterans who have died from the disease is unknown.

Reports of a mystery illness occurring in Gulf vets first surfaced in the spring of 1992. About sixty Army reservists from the Indianapolis, Indiana area, who had been perfectly well while fighting in the Gulf, became ill after returning home. Their symptoms were puzzling. All complained of chronic fatigue. Many reported muscle aches, swollen and painful joints, headaches and memory loss, fevers and night sweat, aching teeth and gums, and various other symptoms.

By the summer of 1992 new cases of the mystery disease were popping up in other reservists, as well as enlisted personnel, living in various parts of the country.

The sick soldiers were convinced that something had happened to them in the Gulf that was causing their disease. There was speculation that toxic fumes from the Kuwait oil fires, or diesel fluid in the shower water might be the cause. Other soldiers blamed biological warfare agents released by Saddam Hussein.

As early as 1992 there were rumors that spouses of Persian Gulf vets were also coming down with symptoms. Wives were experiencing an alarming number of miscarriages and birth defects in their babies.

Army physicians investigating the initial breakout among Indian reservists concluded that the vets were suffering from “stress,” perhaps caused by readjustment back into civilian life. Interviewed by reporter Lyn Sherr of 20/20, one sick reservist complained that “when people were coming back from Vietnam, wringing Agent Orange out of their clothes, they were told they were under stress. The Army took almost 20 years to settle that one, so I don’t think they have a real good record of letting the troops know what might be going on.”

By 1993, it was estimated that 8000 vets were fighting the illness. People magazine (30/8/93) interviewed Indiana Congressman Steve Buyer, age 34, who developed respiratory symptoms and repeated episodes of the flu after coming home from the Gulf in May 1991. Buyer also suffers from kidney problems, a prostrate infection, a spastic colon, and multiple allergies. His wife claims he was formerly as strong as a horse, but now he is “sick every time I turn around.” Congressman Buyer urges all Gulf War vets to have a physical examination, so they can understand what is happening to their bodies.

A Los Angeles Times report (22/11/93) noted that soldiers were also coming down with cancer. The Times claimed that 600 vets with symptoms had already been examined at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, and 110 additional patients were awaiting appointments. When questioned, Pentagon officials estimated the total number of cases was “in the low thousands.”

One Alabama veteran said that up to two-thirds of all reserve units have members who have come home sick. Reservist William Kay believes his illness is due to an Iraqi Scud missile “loaded with chemical agents, nerve gas, and a man-made virus.” He thinks there is a cover-up, and he is angry that he has to fight another war with the federal government.

Suspicion that chemical warfare agents might be involved was strengthened by Defense Secretary Les Aspin, who admitted that low levels of these agents were detected during the war. However, Aspin insists that these agents are not causing the mystery illness. Pentagon officials say that U.S. forces were hundreds of miles away from an area in northern Iraq where low level amounts of chemical biowarfare agents were recorded by a Czechoslovakian chemical detection team. The Pentagon did admit that vets might have been exposed to other industrial chemical pollutants used in the war.

A special Capitol Hill hearing on the matter convened on November 9, 1993. About fifty ill vets, some in wheelchairs, attended. One vet testified his wife was now ill, and their daughter was born with deformed feet. Another woman swore that her young son was healthy and strong when he went off to fight Desert Storm. When he returned home from the Gulf, he sickened and died.

By 1994, military officials admitted that as many as 20,000 (about 3%) or more of the 700,000 troops who served in the Persian Gulf were exhibiting symptoms of the syndrome.

A Los Angeles Times editorial (May 10, 1994) drew attention to experimental and unapproved vaccines and drugs that were given to all personnel who fought in the Gulf War. These vaccines and drugs were prescribed to protect soldiers against anthrax and a nerve disease called myothenia gravis, as well as for protection against other biological warfare agents that might be used by enemy forces. “In an effort to protect the health and lives of uniformed personnel, the U.S. military may have inadvertently done some of them serious injury,” the Times concluded.

In a letter to the Times, VA doctor Basil Clyman admitted that “many Gulf War personnel were exposed inadvertently or otherwise to a variety of potentially toxic agents, some of which were administered in hopes of protecting them from still worse toxicities, namely those posed by biological or chemical warfare.” He claims that individual VA facilities “through participation in the Persian Gulf Veterans Registry Project are keenly aware of these medical problems and are endeavoring to evaluate them and provide therapy when appropriate.”

On May 25, 1994, an official Pentagon letter sent to all Persian Gulf Veterans declared: “There is no information, classified and unclassified, that indicated chemical or biological weapons were used in the Persian Gulf.” However, the Pentagon did admit that experimental vaccines may have led to some veterans’ symptoms.

Coinciding with the Pentagon letter was the release of a 160-page congressional report based on testimony of 30 ill vets. The report reaffirmed that vets were exposed to chemical agents, mostly from Iraqi rocket attacks, on more than a dozen occasions in the Gulf.

A month later, a Pentagon panel concluded that “the syndrome may be a group of diseases caused by wartime stress, inhaling fine Kuwaiti sand or alcohol deprivation, among other causes.” (Los Angeles Times, 24/6/94).

Finally, in July 1994, Congress authorized a bill to compensate sick Persian Gulf War vets. Disability payments would be paid for three years with automatic extensions, if, at the end of that period, the cause of the syndrome is still not determined.

In November 1994, news reports stressed the growing fear and concern that the syndrome was trans-missable. However, Pentagon spokesman Dennis Boxx urged caution. “We do not have any indication at this point that these things are transmittable to children or spouses, but we have not ruled out this possibility. We simply cannot, because if we cannot diagnose it and describe what it is, we then cannot tell you that it is not transmittable.”

Adding to the controversy were wives who complained about miscarriages and “burning semen” after sex with their husbands. Dr. Ellen Silbergeld, a toxicologist at the University of Maryland, agreed that it is possible for men exposed to toxic chemicals to pass the poison directly to their children through their semen. And genetic alterations due to toxic substances can also cause alterations in sperm cells involved in conception.

Vets claim a third of Gulf War babies have abnormalities, ten times the normal rate. Dr. Francis Waickman, an environmental pediatrician, says the syndrome can be passed on, creating an infant whose immune system does not function normally.

In the search for a cause of the syndrome, epidemiologists have been searching for a common factor that could have exposed everyone stationed in the Gulf.

Some sick vets were in the war zone for months, while other ill vets served in the Gulf for as little as nine days! And the disease has affected troops who were stationed in widely scattered geographic areas in the Gulf.

One factor common to all the troops is that they were given experimental drugs and vaccines as part of the requirement to serve in the Gulf.

As early as December 1990, there were warnings about experimenting with US troops. There was great concern about the decision of the FDA to allow the Pentagon to use unapproved experimental drugs and vaccines on soldiers without their consent. Furthermore, the Pentagon refused to identify the types or the number of drugs and injections that they intended to prescribe.

An angry soldier stationed in Saudi Arabia sued the government in January 1991 over the issue. Ever since the Nuremberg trials, which convicted many top-ranking Nazis for crimes against human nature, it has been considered unethical and unlawful to use people as guinea pigs in medical experiments without their informed consent. This ethical requirement was waived when the soldier’s lawsuit was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Stanley S. Harris. The judge cited the necessity of the military to protect the health of its troops; the fact that the vaccines and drugs were untested and unapproved by the FDA was deemed irrelevant.

The New York Times concurred in an editorial entitled “The Ethics of Troop Vaccination” (16/1/91), noting that “the military is acting more like Florence Nightingale than (the Nazi doctor) Josef Mengele.”

Soldiers who refused injections were given them forcibly. One reservist told a CovertAction reporter she was held down against her will and given the first vaccination. When the second inoculation was given a few weeks later, she claims someone sneaked up behind her and injected her before she realized what had happened.

Sgt. Frank Landy of Nashua, NH testified before a House Veterans Affairs Committee on September 21, 1992. He blames two vaccine injections for his respiratory problems, chronic diarrhea, extreme fatigue, fevers and weight loss. “The type of substandard medical care provided by the military and the lack of adherence to regulations is sinful. My future and that of my family is undetermined due to the effect of the medications and the vaccinations,” Landy told the committee.

Physicians who refused to cooperate with the military’s forced vaccine program were treated harshly. Dr. Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, an army reservist, protested that it was her duty under the Nuremberg Code of Justice not to vaccinate personnel with experimental vaccines without her consent. At Huet-Vaughn’s court-martial trial, a military judge ignored these considerations of international law and medical ethics, and sentenced the mother of three children to 30 months in prison. Under pressure from activist groups, the physician was released from prison after serving eight months.

Allegations that experimental drugs and vaccines are the cause of the vets’ illness have been downplayed for obvious reasons. The Pentagon hardly wants to publicize the idea that the Persian Gulf Syndrome is a manmade disease caused by unethical medical experimentation.

The military has a long history of conducting covert medical experiments on its own personnel, as well as civilians. Dozens of secret, planned bioattacks were perpetrated on American cities during the 1950s and 1960s, the most notorious being a six-day bioattack on San Francisco in which the military sprayed massive clouds of potentially harmful bacteria over the entire city.

The health of countless numbers of military personnel and civilians was damaged by years of nuclear bomb detonations at test sites in Nevada and elsewhere in the southwest. In addition, the shocking disclosures of additional post-war nuclear experiments undertaken from the 1950s to the 1980s on unsuspecting civilians has recently come to light with the release of secret documents by the Department of Defense.

When mind-altering drugs were developed in the 1950s, the military secretly administered them to enlisted personnel, resulting in deaths in some cases.

Physicians play a crucial role in covert and unethical experimentation, as chronicled by Gordon Thomas, author of Journey Into Madness: The True Story of Secret CIA Mind Control and Medical Abuse (1989). Thomas is horrified by the inescapable truth that doctors have tortured and still do.

Vaccines can be hazardous. In World War II, more than 50,000 cases of hepatitis were caused when troops were injected with yellow fever vaccine unknowingly contaminated with human blood serum containing infectious hepatitis B virus. Even the mandated “DPT” shot routinely given to babies has known risks. For example, one official DPT brochure recommends that a second DPT injection not be given if “serious problems of the brain have previously occurred within seven days after getting DPT.” The brochure also warns parents, “Rarely, brain damage that lasts for the child’s life has been reported after getting DPT.” Polio vaccines can actually cause polio in rare instances. If serious consequences of compulsory “routine” and “approved” vaccines are freely admitted, what are the health consequences of unapproved, untested, and experimental vaccines?

Experimental and non-experimental vaccine inoculation programs can be a surreptitious way of “introducing” harmful infectious agents into unsuspecting people. Some investigators believe that the polio vaccine programs undertaken in the 1950s by the World Health Organization in Africa may have introduced the AIDS virus (HIV) into the black population. The African green monkey is theorized as the source of the AIDS virus, and the polio vaccine was manufactured using kidney cells of the African green monkey.

Others think the World Health Organization’s smallpox vaccine program is connected to the AIDS outbreak in Africa. A front-page London Times report (11/5/87) suggested that “dormant” HIV infection was awakened in the African population by the inoculation of millions of doses of smallpox vaccine by the WHO during the 1970s. This shocking story linking African AIDS to the WHO’s smallpox vaccine program was suppressed in the U.S. and never appeared in any major publication.

The “Introduction” of HIV into the homosexual community population in America occurred the same year the hepatitis B vaccine experiment began in 1978 in New York City. In the experiment over a thousand young promiscuous homosexual and bisexual men were used as guinea pigs and injected with the vaccine. A few months after the homosexual experiment began in Manhattan, the first cases of AIDS appeared in a young gay man in Manhattan in 1979. In 1980, thousands of additional gays were injected in subsequent hepatitis B vaccine experiments in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other US cities.

After the gay experiments ended in 1981, the AIDS epidemic became official. The mystery disease was first called “Gay-related immune deficiency disease” because it was diagnosed exclusively in young white homosexuals - the same minority group that volunteered for the vaccine experiments.

Is the Persian Gulf Syndrome another AIDS Holocaust in the making? Like AIDS, the disease traces back to human experiments with untested and unapproved vaccines. Like AIDS, the Gulf syndrome appears to be transmissible through sexual activity, and can be passed on to children. Like AIDS, the vets’ disease affects the immune system. Like AIDS, there is no cure.

Unlike AIDS, health officials are silent about the number of people suffering and dying with the new Gulf syndrome. Nor have officials commented on ways to prevent the sexual spread of the disease.

Is the Persian Gulf Syndrome caused by a new infectious agent “introduced” into the military population through forced experimental vaccines?

There is currently no effective treatment or cure for the Gulf Syndrome. If the disease is caused by bad vaccines, it would mean that irresponsible scientists have once again created a man-made disease they are powerless to eradicate.


“Gulf Reservists Suffer Strange Illnesses,” Los Angeles Times, March 26, 1992.

“The unforeseen results of fighting in the Gulf,” by Walter Goodman. New York Times, August 14, 1992.

“Gulf vets fear US ‘cop-out’ on baffling ills,” by Bethany Kandel, USA Today, September 16, 1992

“Gulf veterans’ mystery illness probed by US,” by Richard A Serrano, Los Angeles Times, November 22, 1993.

“Chemical arms, ailing Gulf GIs not linked, Aspin says,” Richard A Serrano, Los Angeles Times, November 11, 1993.

“Study of Gulf veterans’ illnesses urged,” by Marlene Cimons, Los Angeles Times, April 30, 1994.

“Heed maladies of Gulf War vets” (Editorial), Los Angeles Times, May 10, 1994.

“Pentagon ignored signs of toxic attacks, report says,” by Jeff Leeds, Los Angeles Times, May 26, 1994.

“Birth defects In Gulf vets’ babies stir fear, debate,” by Richard S. Serrano, Los Angeles Times, November 14, 1994.

“Guinea pigs & disposable GIs,” by Tod Ensign, CovertAction, Winter 1992-93.

“Medication rules altered for Gulf troops,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 22, 1990.

“Troops may get unlicensed drug,” by Gina Kolata, New York Times, January 4, 1991.

“US sued on drugs given in Gulf,” by Philip J. Hilts, New York Times, January 12, 1991.

“The ethics of troop vaccination” (Editorial), New York Times, January 16, 1991.

“Our guinea pigs in the Gulf,” by George J. Anna and Michael A. Grodin, New York Times, January 18, 1991.

“Troops may be forced to take test drugs,” San Gabriel Valley Times, February 1, 1991.

“Origins of HIV,” in Queer Blood, by Alan Cantwell, Jr. MD, Aries Rising Press, Los Angeles, 1993, pp. 51-60.

“Smallpox vaccine triggered AIDS virus,” by Pearce Wright, London Times, May 11, 1987.

“The origin of AIDS: A startling new theory attempts to answer the questions ‘Was it an act of God or an act of man’?” by Tom Curtis, Rolling Stone, March 19, 1982.

“Gulf War Syndrome may be contagious,” by Marlene Cimons, Los Angeles Times, October 21, 1994.

Reprinted from Steamshovel Press Number 12.

Article appeared in New Dawn No. 32 (September-October 1995)


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Anthrax Vaccine Maker Didn't Report Army Sergeant's Death, According to FDA

By David Eberhart
Stars and Stripes Veterans Affairs Editor

The Pentagon's lone anthrax vaccine manufacturer failed to report a
vaccine-related death that occurred in June 2000, according to an Oct. 26,
2000, Food and Drug Administration report of an inspection at the BioPort
Corp. plant in Lansing, Mich.

BioPort also failed to investigate or react to reports by the Pentagon's
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS ) of servicemembers becoming
ill after receiving one or more shots in the DoD's Anthrax Vaccine
Inoculation Program (AVIP), according to the report, a copy of which was
obtained by The Stars and Stripes.

The FDA said: "The military reported a death of an individual who had
received Anthrax vaccine lot #FA V031. The individual was inoculated on
3/14/00 and died on 6/14/00. The cause of death is reported as Aplastic
Anemia and Invasive Aspergillosis. The firm received information in a VAERS
form but there is no documentation as to when that report was received by
the firm [BioPort]."

Blood Disorder

Redmond Handy, president of the National Organization of Americans Battling
Unnecessary Servicemember Endangerment (NO ABUSE), told The Stars and
Stripes Feb. 5 that the servicemember involved was Sandra Larson, an Army
sergeant whose sister, Nancy Rugo, testified before the House Government
Reform Committee last year that Larson had died of an autoimmune blood
disorder. She said Larson had blamed the anthrax vaccine for her illness.

Rugo told lawmakers that Sandra Larson joined the Army in 1995 and was
transferred to South Korea in 1998 , where she began the 18-month vaccine
program and received four of the six required shots from lot 17. In October
1999, she was transferred to Fort Riley, Kan., where she received the final
two shots, from lot 44 in September of that year and from lot 31 in March

"On April 7, 2000, just four weeks after being injected from her sixth shot,
[Sandra Larson] was admitted into the hospital with a serious rare blood
disease, aplastic anemia, which could be considered an autoimmune disease,"
Rugo testified. "On June 14, 2000 , twelve weeks after receiving her sixth
shot, she had deceased."

"This was not a gradual case of aplastic anemia," Rugo said. "She went from
a healthy woman just four weeks prior to having no bone marrow, platelets
and an extremely low count of red and white blood cells. It was as if there
was something in her that was killing her immune system, shutting her down."

"The firm [BioPort] has not reported the death to FDA in a 15-day report.
The firm has not conducted an investigation [of the death] as a result of
this VAERS report," said the FDA report, which was prepared by inspectors
Marsha W. Major, William D. Tingley and Paula A. Trost .

"No Documentation"

And, the report said, "The firm does not trend data received relating to
adverse events. Further, there is no documentation to show that the firm
investigates adverse events [drug reactions] when received"

Uninvestigated adverse events included "nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, double
vision, dizziness, memory loss , shortness of breath, and blackouts," the
inspectors reported.

The FDA report identified three anthrax vaccine lots that failed initial
sterility testing. One lot "was retested and failed the retest," the report
said. The FDA characterized BioPort's investigations into the initial
sterility test failures as incomplete and "not addressing corrective actions
relating to [BioPort] personnel."

The report cited a "lack of reconciliation of vials that are returned to the
firm from customers" on the part of BioPort. In one instance, according to
the report, BioPort was discovered to have changed its records on the number
of anthrax vaccine vials returned by the military for destruction.

BioPort spokeswoman Kim Brennan Root told The Stars and Stripes Feb. 6 that
Larson's death "is being investigated by several organizations, including
the FDA and the anthrax vaccine expert committee , a group of civilian
physicians that reviews VAERS reports." The committee members are appointed
by the FDA, Root said.

Probe "Not Complete"

"What we'll do is an investigation based on that report" by the committee,
Root said. "I'm not sure what that investigating will be. In my opinion, the
investigation is not complete ."

Referring to the VAERS report of Larson's death, Root said: "That is the
first VAERS report filed by the military implicating the vaccine that we
know of."

Root's response concerning the reported lack of a timely reaction to the
Larson VAERS: "We received that report the day the FDA inspectors arrived
[Oct. 6, 2000]." She said that BioPort has since put new software into play
"to turn that data in a way that will be compliant with the way FDA wants us
to do it."

Robert C. Myers, BioPort's chief scientific officer, earlier had defended
the vaccine and his company's manufacturing process, saying: "Now licensed
for thirty years, with two million doses given in the last two and a half
years alone, the vaccine is proven safe. In total, there have been 13 safety
studies of many different types involving 366,000 patients and there is no
pattern emerging that would call the vaccine's safety into question."

"Anthrax vaccine is also purer than the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines we
give our children and is safe or safer than these and other vaccines we give
to our children and take ourselves as adults," he said.

And a Pentagon spokesmen said: "Thirty years of experience with anthrax
vaccine in the United States suggests that it has a side-effect profile
similar to other commonly used vaccines . The Army is conducting a
long-term, prospective study using a cohort of 600 soldiers at Tripler Army
Medical Center in Honolulu. The intent is to identify side effects that may
be associated with the anthrax vaccine. Thirteen human safety studies affirm
the safety of anthrax vaccine."

Production Quotas

Dr. Meryl Nass, a longtime AVIP critic, told The Stars and Stripes Feb. 6:
"I feel just as I did when I commented on the first inspection report I ever
saw of BioPort in early '98: It looks as if the manufacturer was solely
trying to meet production quotas, with no thought ever being paid to the
fact that this product would be injected into human beings .

"The amazing thing is that after three years of similar inspection reports,
millions of taxpayer dollars and a multitude of experts, they remain so far
off the mark," said Nass. "Where is the quality assurance? I sent a Canadian
bio-defense expert a copy of a BioPort inspection report, and he said he
couldn't sleep that night."

FDA Warned BioPort of Mad Cow

Bovine-derived materials have traditionally been used in the manufacture of
vaccines. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the deadly "mad cow
disease," was first reported in the United Kingdom in the 1980s.
Animal-derived products used in vaccine production can include amino acids,
glycerol, detergents, gelatin, enzymes and blood.

To minimize the possibility of contamination, the FDA, in 1993 and again in
1996 recommended that manufacturers , including BioPort, not use materials
derived from cattle that were born, raised or slaughtered in countries where
BSE is known to exist. The FDA also alerted manufacturers to a U.S.
Department of Agriculture list of countries producing potentially
BSE-tainted beef.

But despite such warnings , the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and
Research last fall reported that BioPort was still using bovine-derived
materials of unknown geographical origin.

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Bush plans forced immunizations, quarantines

by Robert Lederman
If the Bush administration's seeming incompetence in handling the 
anthrax issue and tendency to issue conflicting statements generating 
confusion and panic in the public has you puzzled, perhaps this may 
shed a bit of light on what they are actually up to. The CDC (Center 
for Disease Control) has drafted a model law which will require 
forced vaccinations of all Americans, imprisonment and quarantine of 
those who refuse to submit to vaccination, seizure of property and 
other drastic measures (see three news articles below).
Vaccination is one of the most controversial aspects of medicine. 
While the official position of the medical establishment is that 
vaccination is a foundation of public health policy, thousands of 
doctors and hundreds of millions of people worldwide consider it to 
be a leading cause of disease, neurological damage, learning 
disabilities and death and to be ineffective in conferring immunity. 
The Bush administration has numerous direct ties to vaccine and drug 
manufacturers and many of Bush's cabinet members are former drug 
company executives. The Bush family also has more than a seventy year 
long documented involvement with eugenics and population control.
To get a picture of where this is going read NY Times 11/4/2001 DRUG 
INDUSTRY A Muscular Lobby Tries to Shape Nation's Bioterror Plan 
An excerpt from this long article....."As that success shows, the 
pharmaceutical lobby, which represents the nation's biggest drug 
makers, from Eli Lilly to Pfizer to Merck, is both large and 
politically adroit and, if anything, more sophisticated than when it 
gained fame in the early 1990's for helping to defeat the Clinton 
administration health plan. It has more lobbyists than there are 
members of Congress — 625 who are registered. It had a combined 
lobbying and campaign contribution budget in 1999 and 2000 of $197 
million, larger than any other industry. Now it is harnessing those 
resources to influence major policy decisions being made by the Bush 
administration that may well influence public health issues and 
industry profitability for years to come — much to the dismay of many 
consumer groups and others...Because of the anthrax scare, and all 
the attention given to Cipro, the anti-anthrax drug of choice, that 
access has been enormous. In recent weeks, the chief executives and 
other top executives of Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bayer, Pfizer, 
Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson, along with trade association 
officials, have been meeting regularly with Bush cabinet members. On 
one occasion, with executives from other industries, pharmaceutical 
executives met with President Bush in New York to discuss the 
administration's response to terrorism. Drug company executives have 
offered to send scores of industry scientists, now on their payrolls, 
to work in government agencies in what the industry calls a gift to 
the nation, but critics say it is both a conflict of interest and a 
way for the industry to get a toehold in government. In return, at 
these top-level meetings, industry executives and lobbyists are 
seeking exemption from antitrust regulations, reduction of the 
timetable for getting new drugs to market for treating the ills of 
biological warfare, and immunity from lawsuits for any vaccines they 
develop to combat bioterrorism. The administration, those in the 
meeting say, has offered other help, asking the pharmaceutical 
executives to identify the regulatory barriers they would like to see 
eliminated for this fight. Last Wednesday, for instance, a dozen 
industry lobbyists and executives, among them Peter R. Dolan, chief 
executive of Bristol-Myers, and Raymond V. Gilmartin, chief executive 
of Merck, met for an hour and a half in the Roosevelt Room of the 
White House with Tom Ridge, the director of homeland security. 
According to one person at the meeting, Mr. Ridge was so impressed 
with what the industry executives said that he responded: "I'm 
grateful for your offers of assistance. I accept." That , according 
to the meeting's participant, reflected "a true partnership between 
the federal government and America's pharmaceutical companies."
CDC releases draft of public health law October 31, 2001
"ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- A model law drafted for states at the 
request of the federal government would give authorities broad powers 
to close buildings, take over hospitals and order quarantines during 
a biological attack. 
The draft, commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention and made public Tuesday, provides a template for states to 
respond to the release of a deadly agent like smallpox or Ebola. 
Whether to adopt such a law is up to state legislatures. If any did, 
state officials could take drastic steps -- including controlling the 
sale of food and gas and condemning contaminated buildings -- to 
prevent mass casualties from an outbreak. 
"The current laws are hopelessly antiquated," said Lawrence Gostin, a 
professor of law and public health at Georgetown University and the 
draft's principal author. "They predated all of the modern threats to 
the public health. Many of them are probably unconstitutional." 
Even before September 11, the federal government wanted states to 
update their public health laws, some of which date to the 19th 
The CDC asked public health and law specialists at Johns Hopkins and 
Georgetown universities, who were writing the draft, to put it on a 
fast track because of the terrorist attacks and the anthrax outbreak. 
The 40-page draft would allow state public health officials to 
purchase as many drugs as they see fit and ration them without 
getting approval from other branches of government. 
It also would give state authorities the right to mandate medical 
testing of its citizens, to isolate people deemed a threat to the 
public health and to order private doctors to do the testing. In a 
bioterrorism emergency, states could seize hospitals, other property 
and "communication devices" they believe are necessary to stop a 
biological attack from killing huge numbers of people. 
The draft tries to head off the concerns of civil liberties groups 
over governmental control. It says citizens have the right to the 
review of a court if they object to being forced into quarantine or 
ordered to take a vaccine. The law would be triggered by the governor 
in the event of bioterrorism or an epidemic that poses a substantial 
risk of significant fatalities. 
Because anthrax isn't contagious, the current response has been 
chiefly about tracking the germ, treating the infected and 
distributing antibiotics. A more contagious and deadly agent, such as 
smallpox or Ebola virus, would require a much broader -- and faster --
response, possibly including mass vaccinations and quarantining 
entire communities. 
The draft has been delivered to the CDC for tinkering. State 
government associations, including the National Governors Association 
and the National Conference of State Legislatures, also 
The following story ran on page D4 of the Boston Globe on 10/31/2001. 
By Bloomberg News,, 10/31/2001 
"WASHINGTON - States would be able to force patients to take 
medication under model legislation outlining when and how governors 
can use emergency powers to address public health crises such as 
recent anthrax attacks. The model law, commissioned by the US Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention, also would give people the right 
to appeal states' decisions to quarantine or isolate them. 
Individuals with contagious diseases, such as smallpox, wouldn't be 
able to appeal orders for treatment or vaccination under the law. 
State governments are concerned that laws are inadequate to address 
new kinds of public health threats such as the Sept. 11 terrorist 
attacks on buildings in New York and Washington or the use of germ or 
weapons. Fifteen Americans have been infected with anthrax, a deadly 
bacterial disease, and thousands more are taking antibiotics as a 
precaution. Lawrence Gostin, chief author of the model law and a 
professor at Georgetown University Law Center, said the academic 
panel that drafted the proposal tried to balance the need to control 
disease with individuals' civil rights - something he said isn't done 
under many
current state laws. ''We felt if we were too Draconian and didn't 
respect people's rights, that meant the terrorists would win,'' 
Gostin said. 
Emergency powers allow governors to suspend normal government 
temporarily, letting states swiftly address disease epidemics or 
natural disasters such as earthquakes. Legal and public health 
experts at
Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University examined all 
states' emergency-powers laws in crafting the model. 
Under the model law, states could quarantine or isolate individuals 
who are infected with a contagious disease, though the patients would 
have the right to appeal that decision in court. The patient would 
quarantined or isolated until the appeals process was exhausted, 
Gostin said. 
Patients could be forced to take medicines or receive vaccines for 
contagious diseases that pose a public health threat, such as 
smallpox, under the model law. Patients wouldn't be allowed to appeal 
a state's
decision, though the state would likely quarantine anyone who refused 
to comply, triggering an appeals process, Gostin said. States would 
avoid civil liberties violations if they enact laws that spell out 
penalties such as the loss of public benefits, instead of 
incarceration, for patients who refuse treatment, said R. Alta Charo, 
a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School." 
For thousands of links on the dangers of vaccines see these sites 
among many others on the net: 
Cipro alleged price fixing and Bioport anthrax vaccine info 
For numerous detailed articles on the Bush administration's 
connection to eugenics, IG Farben, Nazi Germany, drug manufacturers 
etc. see: 


By Jim Rarey


November 19, 2001




On October 23rd of this year Nancy Kingsbury from the General Accounting Office (GAO) testified on Anthrax Vaccine before the House Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans’ Affairs, and International Relations Committee on Government Reform. Her testimony has been released as report GAO-02-181T available on the GAO website at

The report is a scathing indictment of the handling of the anthrax vaccine issue by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Bioport company in Michigan and before that the Michigan State laboratory.

On November 11th (Veterans’ Day) a rally was held on the capitol steps in Lansing, Michigan by a group comprising, for the most part, veterans who were suffering from the effects of the vaccine or had been forced to resign from the service for refusing to take the vaccine.

In attendance at the rally was Michigan National Guard Public Affairs Officer Major James McCrone. In an interview with a TV reporter, he said he was there to see if "these people" had anything new to say. When he said he had heard nothing new, he was asked by one of the speakers at the rally if he had read the latest GAO report on the vaccine. His response was, "What report?"

Ignorance is just one of the problems associated with the vaccine. Sadly, there has been ten years of stonewalling, obfuscation and outright lies from "experts" and PR flacks both in and outside of government.

Here is a brief recap of information contained in earlier articles.

The vaccine was first licensed by the FDA for production by a Michigan state owned laboratory in 1970 based on vaccine produced and tested by Merck Sharp and Dohme (currently known as Merck and Co., Inc.) in 1962. Prior to 1970 vaccines were licensed by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

The vaccine was certified as effective against cutaneous (skin contact) anthrax and some studies with monkeys suggested some effectiveness against inhaled anthrax (the most dangerous).

Despite changes made in both the composition (recipe) of the vaccine and the method of production, no further testing has been done. The altered vaccine was administered to over 500,000 service men and women before and during the Gulf War. An unacceptable number have had their lives (and lives of their families) ruined by reactions to the vaccine

In 1998, Secretary of Defense William Cohen decided to vaccinate all service members and the program started. Over 400 members have left the service or been subject to discipline for refusing to take the vaccine.

In 1998 the FDA suspended the license for the vaccine shortly after a private company (Bioport) bought the facility and licensing rights from the State of Michigan. The privatization was engineered by Fuad El Hibri, a German citizen at the time and included several former state employees of the lab, Fuad’s wife and father and Admiral William Crowe (a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The facilities and the licensing rights were obtained for a sale price of $25 million, however a portion was financed with IOU’s to the state and promises of delivery of several other vaccines and royalties on Bioport’s sales. It was later admitted the licensing rights alone were worth at least $35 million.

Bioport has not been able to pass FDA inspections to date and no vaccine has been shipped since 1998. The DOD has virtually run out of vaccine acquired between 1990 and 1998 and has had to suspend its universal vaccination program.

In the mid-1980’s, El Hibri had also engineered a private buyout of Britain’s secret lab involved in production of vaccines and experimentation with chemical and biological weapons materials. The ownership was split among three El Hibri controlled entities; Porton Products, Porton Instruments and Porton International. The Porton laboratory was the sole source of anthrax vaccine used on British troops during the Gulf War.

Vaccinated British troops experienced much the same health problems, as did American troops. It was later disclosed that untested "adjuvants" had been added to the vaccines in both the U.K. and U.S. Both vaccines included toxins generated by anthrax bacteria which were expected to cause antibodies to be formed to fight the infection. The adjuvants increased the toxicity to speed up the body’s reaction.

In the U.K. public health authorities warned that the adjuvants would compound the already significant side effects of the vaccine. In. the U.S. the DOD questioned the Michigan lab about the increased toxicity and later (in October 1990) issued a report. However the FDA was not apprised of the change until ten years later by the GOA.

In early 1990 the military (in both the U.K. and U.S.) pressured their respective vaccine suppliers to greatly increase production in anticipation of hostilities in the Middle East. This was some six months before Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Both Britain and the U.S. had sold equipment/ and/or anthrax vaccine to Iraq during its war with Iran. It was feared that Iraq might use its anthrax capability in the coming war.

That the military was so certain of a war with Iraq lends credence to charges that the U.S. "suckered" Saddam Huessein into the invasion. Eight days before the invasion, according to a tape and transcript obtained by British journalists a month later, the American ambassador to Iraq, April Gilspie, met with Saddam Hussein and told him, " We have no opinion on your Arab – Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary (of State James) Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960’s that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America."

A few days later, Gilspie said in a televised interview, "we have no treaty or other agreement that requires us to come to the aid of Kuwait.

Congress demanded access to diplomatic communications between the State Department and Ambassador Gilspie but was successfully stonewalled by Baker’s State Department.

During negotiations between 1996 and 1998 between the State of Michigan and El Hibri and his partners, a concern was expressed about El Hibri’s sale (from his British lab) of anthrax vaccine to Saudi Arabia after they had been turned down by the Pentagon. It was feared he might also have sold anthrax and/or the vaccine to Iraq. A British scientist had disclosed Iraq had made a specific request for the "Ames" strain of anthrax, although he said the request was denied.

American scientists have determined that the current anthrax attacks by mail are using the same strain (Ames) that was furnished to the British lab at Porton Down years ago by the U.S.

Rather than contact American intelligence, Michigan authorities asked the American Embassy in Germany about El Hibri. The embassy gave him a clean bill of health saying, "he’s one of the good guys." What the embassy didn’t tell them, or didn’t know, was that two scientists in El Hibri’s privatized lab were involved in South Africa as consultants to the infamous chemical and biological weapons program in that country.

The head of South Africa’s CBW program was Wouter Basson. Basson was charged with multiple counts of murder and fraud in trial that lasted almost a year. During the course of the trial (in which Basson earned the nickname Africa’s Dr. Mengele) a number of witnesses detailed the weapons the program had developed for mass murder as well as assassination of individuals with such things as anthrax laced cigarettes.

One of Basson’s lieutenants, Dr. Andre Immelman testified about the Porton Down involvement in the murder of the Reverend Frank Chikane, with an exotic toxin called Paraoxon. He discovered that, without his knowledge, one of his subordinates (Schalk van Rensburg) had hired two consultants from Porton Down on the project. He confronted van Rensburg and accused him of wanting to blow their cover. Van Rensburg responded that Porten Down had been privatised and the consultants were from the private sector.

The October GAO report was not the only one that provided evidence that the anthrax vaccine is the culprit in veterans’ health woes.

In April of this year the GAO submitted a report (GAO 01-13) that had been requested by subcommittee chairman Christopher Shays. He had asked the GAO to find out why French Gulf War veterans were reporting far fewer health problems than their British and American counterparts.

Amid a welter of charts and statistics, the obvious answer was found. British and American troops were inoculated with the anthrax vaccine, the French were not.

There was one other difference between the British and American programs. The British program required "informed consent" from soldiers before the vaccine was administered. The American program was, and still is mandatory.

The GAO surveyed a large group of American national guard and reserve forces who had taken the vaccine to determine how many experienced a reaction from the shots. They found that 85% had some kind of reaction and in 23.8% it was systemic (affecting the body’s systems).


The numbers still being advertised by Bioport and the FDA are 30% experiencing mild reactions, 4% having moderate reactions. They say only .2% or two out of a thousand suffer systemic problems! What they do not admit is their numbers are based on testing done more than thirty years ago on a different vaccine.

Last week, Bioport revealed that negotiations are being held with DOD to release some of the two million doses embargoed by the FDA to the public. One of the demands of the veterans assembled in Lansing was that those lots be destroyed before they cause further harm.


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Another Headline story the media forgot to report on. KK

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Cartels gear up for smallpox vaccinations 

From the July 2002 Idaho Observer:

HHS, CDC, organized medicine and pharma cartels gearing up for mass and mandated smallpox vaccination campaign

CDC documents, field experience indicate cure will be several times deadlier than the disease

"We interrupt the current programming to bring you this important news update.there has been a reported case of smallpox in Washington, D.C."

What will happen next? Pandemonium. The press has done its job over the last few months reinforcing the belief that an epidemic is about to occur, potentially causing millions of deaths. Americans thousands of miles from the nation's capital will demand the smallpox vaccine -- a vaccine with the highest risk of complications of any vaccine ever manufactured and with a dubious track record for success.

However, because you are informed, you will have a different response. You will not panic. You will turn off the TV. You won't listen to your hysterical neighbors. And more importantly, you won't rush to be vaccinated. Here's why:

by Sherri Tenpenny, D.O.

On June 20, 2002, I attended the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) meeting of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) and listened to one and a half days of testimony prior to posting the recommendations for smallpox vaccination that are currently being considered by the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Many testimonies and comments were presented by public participants and by various physicians and researchers associated with the CDC. Noting that two weeks have passed since the June 20 meeting and the media has still not reported on this historic event, I decided it was imperative to report the content and outcome of this meeting to the general public. After reading this report you will gain a new perspective on smallpox and, hopefully, in the event of an outbreak, you will understand that you have nothing to fear.

Generally accepted facts

Nearly every article or news headline regarding smallpox is designed to instill and continually reinforce fear in the minds of the general public. Apparently the goal is to make everyone demand the vaccine as soon as it is available and/or in the event of an outbreak. A very similar media campaign was developed prior to the release of the Salk polio vaccine in 1955. The polio vaccine had been in development for more than a year prior to its release and was an untested "investigational new drug," just as the smallpox vaccine will be. The difference is that the potential side effects and complications of the smallpox vaccine are already known, and they are extensive.

Generally accepted facts about smallpox include:

1. Smallpox is highly contagious and could spread rapidly, killing millions.

2. Smallpox can be spread by casual contact with an infected person .

3. The death rate from smallpox is thought to be 30 percent.

4. There is no treatment for smallpox.

5. The smallpox vaccine will protect a person from getting the disease.

As it turns out, these "accepted facts" are not the real facts.

Myth 1: Smallpox is highly contagious

"Smallpox has a slow transmission and is not highly contagious," stated Joel Kuritsky, MD, director of the National Immunization Program and Early Smallpox Response and Planning at the CDC.

This statement is a direct contradiction to nearly everything we have ever heard or read about smallpox. However, keep in mind that this comes "straight from the horse's mouth" and should be considered the "real story" regarding how smallpox is spread.

Even if a person is exposed to a known bioterrorist attack with smallpox, it doesn't mean that he will contract smallpox. The signs and symptoms of the disease will not occur immediately, and there is time to plan. The infection has an incubation period of 3 to 17 days,1 and the first symptom will be the development of a high fever (>101. F), accompanied by nausea, vomiting, headache, severe abdominal cramping and low back pain. The person will be ill and most likely bed-ridden; not out mixing with the general public.

Even with a fever, it is critically important to realize that at this point the person is still not contagious. In fact, the fever may be caused by something else, such as the flu.

However, if a smallpox infection is developing, the characteristic rash will begin to develop within two to four days after the onset of the fever. The person becomes contagious and has the ability to spread the infection only after the development of the rash. "The characteristic rash of variola major is difficult to misdiagnose," stated Walter A. Orenstein, M.D., Director of the National Immunization Program (NIP) at the CDC.

The classic smallpox rash is a round, firm pustule that can spread and become confluent. The lesions are all in the same stage of development over the entire body and appear to be distributed more on the palms, soles and face than on the trunk or extremities.

ACTION ITEM: In the event of an exposure, it is imperative that you do everything you can to improve the functioning of your immune system so that an "exposure" does not have to result in an "outbreak."

a. Stop eating all foods that contain refined white sugar products, since sugar inhibits the functioning of your white blood cells, your first line of defense.2

(There are many other health-conscious dietary considerations to consider, but that is beyond the scope of this article.)

b. Start taking large doses of Vitamin C. Vitamin C has been proven in hundreds of studies to be effective in protecting the body from viral infections,3 including smallpox.4 For an extensive scientific review on the use of this nutrient and a "dosing recipe," read "Vitamin C, The Master Nutrient," by Sandra Goodman, Ph.D. 

c. If you develop a fever, you still have time to plan. Purchase enough fresh, organic produce and filtered water to last three weeks. Move the kids to grandma's or the neighbor's house. Remember: YOU MAY NOT GET THE INFECTION AND YOU ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS UNTIL YOU GET THE RASH!

Myth 2: Smallpox is easily spread by casual contact with an infected person

Smallpox will not rapidly disseminate throughout the community. Even after the development of the rash, the infection is slow to spread. "The infection is spread by droplet contamination and coughing or sneezing are not generally part of the infection. Smallpox will not spread like wildfire," said Orenstein. He stated that the spread of smallpox to casual contacts is the "exception to the rule." Only 8 percent of cases in Africa were contracted by accidental contact.

Transmission of smallpox occurs only after intense contact, defined as "constant exposure of a person that is within 6-7 feet for a minimum of 6-7 days."5

Dr. Orenstein reported that in Africa, 92 percent of all cases came from close associations and in India, all cases came from prolonged personal contact. Dr. Tom Mack from the University of Southern California stated that in Pakistan, 27 percent of cases demonstrated no transmission to close associates. Nearly 37 percent had a transmission of only one generation, meaning that the second person to contract smallpox did not pass it onto the third person. These statistics directly contradict models that predict an exponential spread to millions.

Even without medical care, isolation was the best way to stop the spread of smallpox in Third World, population dense areas. With a slow transmission rate and an informed public, Mack estimated that the total number of smallpox cases in America would be less than 10, a far cry from the millions postulated by the press.

Dr. Kuritsky said at the CDC Public Forum on Smallpox on June 8 in St. Louis, "Given the slow transmission rate and that people need to be in close contact for nearly a week to spread the infection, the scenario in which a terrorist could infect himself with smallpox and contaminate an entire city by walking through the streets touching people is purely fiction."

Point to ponder: Mass vaccination against smallpox was halted in Third World countries because it didn't work. In India, villages with an 88 percent vaccination rate still had outbreaks of the disease. After the World Health Organization (WHO) began a surveillance and containment campaign, actively seeking cases of smallpox, isolating them in their homes, and vaccinating family members and close contacts, outbreaks were virtually eliminated within two years. The CDC and the WHO attribute the eradication of smallpox to the ring vaccination of close contacts. However, since the infection runs its course in 3-6 weeks, perhaps ISOLATION ALONE would have effectively accomplished the same thing.

Myth #3: The death rate from smallpox is 30 percent

Nearly every newspaper and journal article quotes this statistic. However, as pointed out in the presentation by Dr. Tom Mack, it appears that the "30 percent fatality rate" has come from skewed data. Dr. Mack has worked with smallpox extensively and saw more than 120 outbreaks in Pakistan throughout the early 1970s. Villages would apparently have "an importation" every 5-10 years, regardless of vaccination status, and the outbreak could always be predicated by living conditions and social arrangements. There were many small outbreaks and individual cases that never came to the attention of the local authorities.

Mack stated that even with poor medical care, the case fatality rate in adults was "much lower than is generally advertised" and thought to be 10-15 percent. He said that the statistics were "loaded with children that had a much higher fatality," making the average death rate reported to be much higher. Amazingly, he revealed his opinion that even without mass vaccination, "smallpox would have died out anyway. It just would have taken longer."

Even so, people died. Why? After all, smallpox is a skin disease and "other organs are seldom involved."6 I posed this question to the committee on two separate occasions. Kathi Williams of the National Vaccine Information Center asked this question at the Institute of Medicine meeting June 15. On June 20, an answer was finally forthcoming when a member of the ACIP committee said, "That is a good question. Does anyone know the actual cause of death from smallpox?"

At that point Dr. D.A. Henderson from the John Hopkins University Department of Epidemiology volunteered a comment. Dr. Henderson directed the WHO's global smallpox eradication campaign (1966-1977) and helped initiate WHO's global program of immunization in 1974. He approached the microphone and stated, "Well, it appears that the cause of death of smallpox is a 'mystery.'" He stated that a medical resident had been asked to do a complete review of the literature and "not much information" was found. It is postulated that people died from a "generalized toxemia" and that those with the most severe forms of smallpox -- the hemorrhagic or confluent malignant types -- died of complications of skin sloughing, similar to a burn. However, he concluded by saying, "it's frustrating, because we don't really know."

COMMENT: I find this to be extremely frightening. If we knew why people died when they contracted smallpox, perhaps current medical technology could treat the complications, making the death rate much lower. Considering that the last known case of smallpox in the U.S. was in Texas in 1949, continuing to report that smallpox has a 30 percent death rate is similar to saying that all heart attacks are fatal. Based on 1949 technology, that would be accurate reporting. But in 2002, all heart attacks are NOT fatal. Neither would smallpox have a mortality rate of 30 percent.

Myth #4: There is no treatment for smallpox

A more accurate statement is "there are no pharmaceutical drugs for the treatment of smallpox." But they are working on that too. There are 274 antiviral drug compounds and testing is underway to see if one can be useful in the treatment of smallpox.7

One such drug is called hexadecylosypropyl-cidofovir (HDP-CDV). Not yet available for human use, it has been found to be 100 times more potent than its cousin, cidofovir, a drug used to treat retinal infections in HIV patients. If studies pan out, HDP-CDV will be offered in a pill or capsule form over 5-14 days for the prevention and treatment of people exposed to smallpox.8 Unfortunately, this drug is being developed in Europe and will likely be kept out of the U.S. market until long after the general public has been subjected to mass vaccination.

It is important to note that there are several different presentations of a smallpox infection. The most common is called "ordinary discrete" smallpox, occurring in more than 40 percent of the cases. The outbreak is seen as a small scattering of pustules distributed across the body. The person with this type of smallpox needs minimal medical care and the reported death rate is <10 percent.9

For mild cases of smallpox, adequate hydration and anti-fever products are essential for comfort and maintaining a temperature below 102.F. Keeping the skin clean to prevent secondary bacterial infections is also important. A 1927 Textbook of Medicine recommends applying gauze soaked in carbolic acid to "decrease itching and prevent extensive scarring."10 Carbolic acid is used for burns that tend to ulcerate and other skin conditions that cause burning or prickling pain. Homeopathic forms of carbolic acid are also available.

For the severe complications of smallpox, modern day treatment options are available. The hemorrhagic type of smallpox, occurring in approximately 3 percent of cases, presents as hypotensive shock and can be treated accordingly. In another 3 percent of serious cases, the confluent-type has extensive skin involvement. These patients can be treated the same as a burn patient. All severe cases need to be treated for dehydration and watched for signs of bacterial suprainfection.

Research done by Dr. Peter Havens, MS, MD, from the Medical College of Wisconsin, postulated that death from smallpox was due to multisystem organ failure, a complication of an untreated acute cytokine (inflammatory) response. Massive oxidative stress occurs, leading to free-radical damage in the kidneys and other internal organs. However, Dr. Havens estimates that modern medical technology would indeed decrease the death rate, to possibly as low as 2-3 percent.

COMMENT: The treatment of choice for severe free-radical stress is high dose intravenous vitamin C. If conventional medicine would recognize the value of this treatment, it would also be forced to realize mass vaccination is simply not necessary.

Treating severely ill patients would require hospitalization and unfortunately, smallpox spreads the most quickly in the hospital setting due to poor isolation techniques. In addition, most patients in hospitals are ill and immunosuppressed by disease or medication, making them more susceptible to infection. Dr. Mike Lane, former director of the CDC's smallpox eradication program in the 1970s, said severely ill smallpox patients could be treated in a suburban motel or remote government building. "You can bring care to the patient if you elect to use the Motel 6 on the edge of town" rather than put smallpox victims in a hospital where the disease could spread to patients with weakened immune systems.

Side bar with Dr. Mike Lane:

Dr. Lane and I had a private conversation during a coffee break. During his presentation, he had been adamant that those within the "first ring" would need to be mandatorily vaccinated with 100 percent compliance. The "first ring" includes those who have had immediate, close contact with patients who had confirmed cases of smallpox.

Lane stated that this was the only way that "ring vaccination would work." When I questioned his definition of 100 percent compliance, he said, "Medical contraindications would not apply... there would be NO exceptions. I would rather vaccinate them and take my chances treating the potential complications. In India, we vaccinated everyone. The only medical contraindication was leprosy, and we sometimes vaccinated them. I'm sure that we killed a few people, but we did the best that we could."

I pressed the issue further by saying, "if the death rate really is 30 percent (which I doubt), doesn't that mean the survival rate is 70 percent? Shouldn't that person have the right to play the odds with his health if he chose to?" His answer was the same: "If the person is exposed, there will be NO exceptions, medical or otherwise. Those people in the first ring -- regardless of health status -- MUST be vaccinated."

That means that all people with medical contraindictions -- organ transplants, cancer, HIV, eczema and other skin conditions -- would be vaccinated, even it was against their will and with the use of force, if necessary. He was quite the zealot about it; hopefully, in the event of a smallpox exposure, more reasonable minds will prevail.

Myth #5: The vaccine will keep me from getting the infection

Most people believe that all vaccines work to protect them, meaning that the vaccine will be clinically effective. What most people do not know is that vaccines have never been proven to protect them from getting the infection.

This little known fact is not only true for all vaccines, it is also true for the smallpox vaccine. Here are a few examples:

Chickenpox vaccine:

"No data exists regarding post-exposure efficacy of the current varicella vaccine."

"Vaccinated persons have a less severe out break than unvaccinated" (300 vs. 50 lesions).11

Pertussis vaccine:

"The findings of efficacy studies have not demonstrated a direct correlation between antibody response and protection against pertussis disease."12

Smallpox vaccine:

"Neutralizing antibodies are reported to reflect levels of protection, although this has not been validated in the field." 13

Dr. Harold Margolis, Senior Advisor to the Director for Smallpox Planning and Response, stated in Atlanta that, "the vaccine decreased the death rate among those vaccinated by 'modifying the disease', not by preventing infection."

Take home points

1. Smallpox is NOT highly contagious. You have time. Don't panic.

2. Smallpox is only spread by close contact of less than 6 feet for at least 6-7 days. You aren't that close to coworkers or commuters.

3. Treatment for smallpox should be surveillance and containment, without vaccination.

4. Smallpox is not highly fatal. There are treatments for smallpox.

5. The vaccine will not protect you from getting the infection. The vaccine has high complication rates, is an experimental drug and there are many contraindications. (Please see article at )


As I was completing this report the morning of July 7, 2002, I read in the New York Times that the CDC plans to increase the number of "first responders" who receive the vaccination to 500,000 from the agreed-to 15,000.14 Preparations are also underway for rapid mass vaccination of the general public. The more extensive vaccination plan is possible because supplies are increasing. As I have stated before, the government spent more than $780 million to develop its arsenal. Now that we have it, we will use it.

In addition to medical first responders, a presentation at the June 20 meeting suggested that first responders should also include a class to be defined as "economic first responders," those who would be necessary in keeping the economy moving in the event of a nationwide "lock down" caused by an outbreak. This group would include pilots, truck drivers, food handlers, etc. It is the "etc." that is of concern. Where do you draw the line? Obviously, the line will be drawn after Tommy Thompson's vision of a "vaccine for every man, woman and child" has been fulfilled.

"We interrupt the current programming to bring you this important news update. There has been a reported case of smallpox in Washington, D.C."

What will happen next? Pandemonium. The press has done its job over the last few months reinforcing the belief that an epidemic is about to occur, potentially causing millions of deaths. Americans thousands of miles from the nation's capital will demand the smallpox vaccine -- a vaccine with the highest risk of complications of any vaccine ever manufactured and with a dubious track record for success.

However, because you are informed, you will have a different response. You will not panic. You will turn off the TV. You won't listen to your hysterical neighbors. And more importantly, you won't rush to be vaccinated. Here's why:

One of the major problems is the lack of vaccinia immune globulin (VIG), the "antidote" that is needed for those who experience a severe reaction to the vaccine. The Times article reports that there are only 700 doses currently available. Dr. Tom Mack, among others at the CDC, warned that, "in the absence of VIG, extensive vaccination would be extremely dangerous."

With the continued rhetoric about the U.S. plans to go to war with Iraq, we are essentially taunting Saddam into launching a biological weapons attack on our own people. We are not given an exact knowledge as to Saddam's capability but are given euphemisms such as "reasonably high" or "quite high." But we don't know for sure. And if the government knows, it is not telling. And, if Saddam does have biological smallpox, what is the chance he has other weapons of biological destruction, those for which we do not have a vaccine?

We are developing "grounds" for a war with Iraq in spite of the rest of the world telling us to stay out of there. I encourage all to spend some time on this site:  for some eye-opening information on policy that you won't see in the popular press.

We are setting the stage for a health disaster unlike anything we have seen before in America, and it will be our own doing. World health records (England, Germany, Italy, the Philippines, British India, etc.) document that devastating epidemics followed mass vaccination. The worst smallpox disaster occurred in the Philippines after a 10 year compulsory U.S. program administered 25 million vaccinations to its population of 10 million resulting in 170,000 cases and more than 75,000 deaths from 'smallpox', in a country having only scattered cases in rural villages prior to the onslaught of vaccines.15

I received an excellent bulletin from Larken Rose ( who is an activist regarding taxes. So much of what he said applies to the vaccine movement, that I got his permission to include part of his letter here. It is time to STAND AGAINST forced vaccination. Stop the hysteria! Information is power. However, after gaining power, you must ACT.

Here is something to inspire you:

More than 200 years ago, the people of this country chose to tell King George, not just that he was unreasonable, not just that they didn't like him, not just that they had complaints about him, but that they were going to RESIST BY FORCE his tyrannical ways. The Declaration was not a threat to take King George to court; it was not a petition, or a request for fairness, or even a demand. It was a STATEMENT -- a DECLARATION -- that the people of America REFUSED TO TOLERATE the oppression, and were going to openly resist it, and didn't give a damn what the King thought about it.

Though it may be politically incorrect to describe it this way, the Declaration of Independence was a bunch of people openly stating that they were going to IGNORE the law (not debate it or litigate it), and OVERTHROW their present government (King George was not a foreign invader; he was "the government"). Again, in the words of the Declaration, "when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is the people's right, it is their duty, to throw off such government."

Where are the Americans who still have that attitude?

There are a few (very few), and most people consider them to be "fringe extremists." Where do YOU draw the line? What injustice would government agents have to commit, before YOU would openly resist? Is there a line for you? Or would you complain and bicker all the way to absolute tyranny?

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress." ~Frederick Douglas

It's a very different country today from what it was 226 years ago. We have become a country of sheep. We occasionally "baaa" at government injustice, but do not ACT. For the most part, our "rebelliousness" consists of pushing buttons in voting booths to hopefully elect the less scummy of two lying scumbags (after a debate about which one is scummier).

For most people that is the extent of their resistance to government-imposed injustice. Each of us cowers in a corner for fear that we will be the next one that government makes an "example" of. While self-preservation is no sin, at some point a country of "self-preservers" will "preserve" itself into total submission to tyrants.

We are one step away from that now.

Once upon a time, a group of individuals declared to the world that they would fight and risk death, rather than tolerate the oppressions of an abusive government.

Now, we are too comfortable for that. We are spoiled. We are cowards. For today's battle, we need only the smallest fraction of the courage our forefathers demonstrated.

We do not need to lie in the mud, squinting in the cold to see the rifle sites, waiting for the glimpse of British troops that we know are headed our way just over the next ridge. We do not need to run into the open field, in heavy enemy fire, to retrieve our buddy who just had his leg blown off by a cannonball.We do not need to leave our families and friends to fight, and possibly to die. No, today the price for our freedom (at least a huge chunk of it) is a pittance compared to what others have paid, but I have my doubts about whether we are willing to pay even that. What is that price? What do we need to do?

We need to just say NO by affirming the following:

I will not succumb to fear.

I will not become part of forced medical experimentation.

I will not allow my body to be injected with an experimental new drug based on a "hunch" or based on something that happened hundreds or thousands of miles from where I live.

I will not let this government take away my right to do what I believe is best for my body.

I will take personal responsibility for my health and for the health of my family.

Note: The CDC possesses epidemiological knowledge regarding smallpox. That knowledge, properly applied, would stop plans for a national mass smallpox vaccination campaign. Instead, the CDC supports a program that would inject this dangerous and ineffective experimental vaccine into every man, woman and child in America. Those who understand the politics of public health and the disease prevention industry cynically refer to the CDC as the Centers for Disease Creation and Propagation -- not the Control and Prevention. The CDCs position on smallpox vaccination leans more toward creation and propagation than control and prevention.


Dr. Tenpenny will discuss the CDC/smallpox issue in Coeur d'Alene Sept. 14, 2002. Details: 

References for this footnoted article are available upon request.


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