Anthrax Vaccines

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The Albatross

Anthrax vaccine has been mired in controversy since it’s production began. The military has been less than forthright about it’s production, administration, and consequences. There has been no quantification of the protective antigen content of the vaccine or of any of the other constituents, so the degree of purity is unknown. Most of the anthrax vaccine safety studieswere conducted by the Department of Defense, were unpublished, and reportedly do not include any long-term studies. Documentation has revealed that an unlicensed (in the US) adjuvant called Squalene may have been used in an experimental anthrax vaccine during the Gulf War and a significant contributor to Gulf War Syndrome.

The Danger

According to Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine (Thirteenth Edition, 1994) “Improved anthrax vaccines for humans are needed because the current vaccines are impure and chemically complex, elicit only slow-onset protective immunity, provide incomplete protection, and cause significant adverse reactions.” And the anthrax vaccine manufacturer’s product insert states that “studies have not been performed to ascertain whether Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed has carcinogenic action or any effect on fertility.”

The Mystery

Discovering the truth can be tricky, as government and medical sources have been and can be untrue, incomplete or misleading. For example, soldiers carried two-inch-thick folders of paper medical records from deployment to deployment. Many times vaccines or drugs given on the battlefield were often missing. As a result, when soldiers were diagnosed with Gulf War syndrome, good-quality data wasn’t available to link drugs with the symptoms, said Edward Clayson, an Army medical communications expert. Consider the following references on this page, information and links in your determination of this vaccine.

Must read books:

Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That’s Killing Our Soldiers–And Why GI’s Are Only The First Victims (Hardcover) by Gary Matsumoto Since the 1991 Gulf War, U.S. soldiers have been exposed — without their consent — to a gigantic, injurious medical experiment involving a “second-generation” anthrax vaccine. Gulf War veterans began to complain of symptoms that included painful joints, rashes, fatigue, loss of hair, weight fluctuations, headaches and digestive disorders. Many of the victims had antibodies to squalene, an additive (adjuvant) in the anthrax vaccine. A growing body of scientific evidence shows that injected squalene overstimulates the immune system, causing a cascading autoimmune reaction in which one’s natural defenses lose the ability to tolerate the body’s own components, leading to diseases such as lupus, arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

http://www.amazon.com/Vaccine-Government-Experiment-Soldiers-Victims/dp/046504400X/sr=8-1/qid=1162175647/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-1825178-8175228?ie=UTF8&s=books

Mandatory Military Anthrax Vaccine (Video)

Anthrax is very rare in humans

Though anthrax does occasionally occur in ruminants, such as cattle, sheep, goats, camels, and antelopes. B. anthracis bacteria are soil-borne and are present globally. The disease is more common in developing countries without veterinary public health programs while developedregions of the world (North America, Western and Northern Europe, and Australia) report fewer cases of anthrax in animals.

Anthrax is not contagious

Each individual who contracts anthrax must come into direct contact with the bacterial spores through a cut in the skin, through inhaling the spores into the lungs or through swallowing the spores, such as by eating contaminated meat. Person to person transmission is impossible.

Anthrax for bioterrorism is extremely unlikely

Anthrax vaccines can be deemed ineffective in that the lilihood of infection is remote. If the anthrax bacteria is used as a biological weapon to kill large numbers of people, it would most likely be used in the aerosol form so that large numbers of people will inhale it. This will mean that the anthrax strain and size of spores will have to be specifically designed for weapons purposes and will require an effective delivery system. So far, there has never been a successful delivery of inhalation anthrax to any large population through a bomb, missile, crop duster or any other means. In October of 2001, the death of five Americans, who received anthrax in the US mail system, was much publicized. Genetic tests on the anthrax-contaminated letters have confirmed that it was the variant Ames strain of anthrax developed during experimental research originating at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. The fact that the genetically engineered and weaponized anthrax strain used in the contaminated mail can be traced back to a U.S. military research facility suggests that there are internal lab security issues that need to be addressed before it can be assumed that the best solution to preventing bioterrorism is to implement prophylactic mass vaccination programs.

Must read books:

Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That’s Killing Our Soldiers–And Why GI’s Are Only The First Victims (Hardcover) by Gary Matsumoto Since the 1991 Gulf War, U.S. soldiers have been exposed — without their consent — to a gigantic, injurious medical experiment involving a “second-generation” anthrax vaccine. Gulf War veterans began to complain of symptoms that included painful joints, rashes, fatigue, loss of hair, weight fluctuations, headaches and digestive disorders. Many of the victims had antibodies to squalene, an additive (adjuvant) in the anthrax vaccine. A growing body of scientific evidence shows that injected squalene overstimulates the immune system, causing a cascading autoimmune reaction in which one’s natural defenses lose the ability to tolerate the body’s own components, leading to diseases such as lupus, arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

http://www.amazon.com/Vaccine-Government-Experiment-Soldiers-Victims/dp/046504400X/sr=8-1/qid=1162175647/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-1825178-8175228?ie=UTF8&s=books

The Military Vaccine Resource Directory

http://www.mvrd.org/

GulfWarVets.com

http://www.gulfwarvets.com/anthrax.htm

Anthrax by Brand

Biothrax  Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed
Manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (formerly BioPort Corporation of Michigan)
Microorganism The bacterium B. anthracis
Licensed 1970
Recommendations For ages 18 to 65, six s.c. injections 0, 2, 4 wks, 6, 12, 18 mos. plus annual boosters
Ingredients Aluminum hydroxide, Benzethonium chloride, Formaldehyde, Sodium chloride, Amino acids, Bacillus anthracis
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