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  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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