Below are some links to recent Smallpox related news followed by an excerpt from a book published in the 1940’s regarding smallpox vaccination.
From the Washington Post & MSNBC: Smallpox shots cause worry – Experts startled by array of side effects (original MSNBC link no longer available)
As physical specimens, the Baylor University students were fit and healthy, the “créme de la créme,” in the words of researcher Kathy Edwards. Yet when she inoculated them with smallpox vaccine, arms swelled, temperatures spiked and panic spread.
IT WAS the same at clinics in Iowa, Tennessee and California. Of 200 young adults who received the vaccine as part of a recent government study, one-third missed at least one day of work or school, 75 had high fevers, and several were put on antibiotics because physicians worried that their blisters signaled a bacterial infection.
Even for experts such as Edwards, the Vanderbilt University physician overseeing the study, the side effects were startling. “I can read all day about it, but seeing it is quite impressive,” she said. “The reactions we saw were really quite remarkable.”
From a Doctor’s website: Smallpox
By Dr. Vivian Virginia Vetrano
Not too long ago Fox News showed us a picture of a man who was covered with smallpox pustules on his arms, face, legs and abdomen. The pustules were big, black, ugly, scaby and closely compacted. He looked like he was a monster from some other world. It was enough to scare me, were it not for the fact that I know that it was drug treatment that caused that ugly picture and not the disease at all. The cause of those ugly marks was carbolic acid that had been used to kill the supposed germ that caused the eruptive rash.
From CNN: Compensation concerns slowing smallpox vaccinations
State health officials said Wednesday that concerns over compensation for people injured by the smallpox vaccine are hampering the inoculation program, which has vaccinated just a few hundred people so far.
From the Star-Telegram: Vaccine-related redress unclear
Several weeks before Texas health officials plan to start administering as many as 40,000 doses of smallpox vaccine, employees have no assurance that any life-threatening reaction will be covered by the state’s workers compensation program.
From Working for Change: The Smallpox Threat
The chances of a terrorist group getting its hands on smallpox and being able to effectively store, transport, and disperse it in a biological attack are vanishingly small. But media loves a scare tactic and they’ve seized on this one. Vaccine manufacturers love it, too.
From finally a book about mandatory Smallpox vaccination, the Doctor Could Be Wrong, by Cash Asher – Circa de 1940
Propaganda is a powerful force in America. It discolors the fountains of truth. It fixes fantastic beliefs in the public mind. It is subtle and insidious. Its patterns are discernible in newspapers, magazines, and radio programs. It is so cleverly interwoven into actual news that comparatively few citizens are able to detect it. Only the propagandist can separate from facts.
Regrettable as it may seem, there is no way of keeping it out of the public press, for it infects and contaminates the very sources of information.
In the healing arts, practically all news is controlled and tainted by the most sinister and powerful commercial combine in the world. The $6 billion pharmaceutical trust reaches its tentacles into every avenue of public enlightenment. Epidemics are conjured out of thin air, fear is set loose, pressure is resorted to and discriminatory laws are passed abridging the rights of free citizens.
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