Anthrax vax tied to U.S. troop deaths?

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Anthrax vax tied to U.S. troop deaths?
Thu, 08-07-2003 - 10:22am
Anthrax vaccine tied to U.S. troop deaths?


Posted: August 6, 2003

3:33 p.m. Eastern

Is the anthrax vaccine behind the recent surge in pneumonia cases among active-duty American troops, including two which led to the deaths of soldiers serving in Iraq?

One medical professor thinks the United States Army should and will consider that question in its investigation.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 08-07-2003 - 11:38am
"It's just very suspicious in my mind," Pfeifer said. "She's healthy, gets the vaccinations and then dies a couple weeks later."

Surely it's just a coincidence,

Imagine that, but of course the wonderful life saving vaccines couldn't have had a thing to do with this....

Another soldier gives a life, and I am sure in a most unexpected way ... this is very sad.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 08-07-2003 - 3:55pm
I agree that all possibilties should be considered.

This hypothesis has the advantage of explaining the widespread, seemingly unconnected, "exposures" involved.

And a lung condition would seem to be a likely adverse event from the Anthrax vax; given how the nature of the condition and adverse events from the vaccine often mirror one another (i.e. pertussis and neurological events, measles and encephalitis, flu and aches, pains, fevers,etc) Inhalation Anthrax, at least, exhibits such symptoms as a rule.

I do not expect much in the way of a forthcoming explaination by the military, however; the whole Gulf war syndrome whitewash demonstrated how skilled they are at avoiding implicating their precious "biologicals". In case you don't recall, they "concluded" in much publisized hearings that chemical exposures from the enemy were probably to blame, while at the same time quietly pushing through legislation that gave the military the right to test unapproved vaccines/drugs on troops without their consent or even KNOWLEDGE. Under such procedures, how is anyone supposed to know what they were given when? LOL! The POINT!