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Test of anthrax vaccine in children gets tentative OK

"(Reuters) - A presidential ethics panel has opened the door to testing an anthrax vaccine on children as young as infants, bringing an angry response from critics who say the children would be guinea pigs in a study that would never help them and might harm them.

In the largest study of the anthrax vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2008 that in 1,563 adults who received the vaccine, there were 229 "serious adverse events" such as cardiovascular disease, intracranial aneurysm and seizure, though only nine were blamed on the vaccine. Much more common were milder reactions such as soreness near the injection site, itching, fever and malaise."

The purpose of these medical experiments on U.S. black babies is, of course, to get FDA approval for a "pediatric anthrax vaccine."

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A presidential ethics panel opening doors? Have they no shame?

A presidential ethics panel should realize they have no authority nor medical training to advise on testing an anthrax vaccine on children as young as infants. Perhaps the presidential ethics panel might know something helpful about ethics of presidents. How to be a president without doing wrong, for example. Set a good example.

Virus, bacteria, & fungus are all handled by healthy immune systems. Best have one. The Center for Disease Control must stop passing out disease & noxious irritants. Adjuvants. Preservatives. Have they no shame?

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul


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They know harm will be done.

"Under a 2005 law, children in an anthrax-vaccine study would be prohibited from seeking damages through the legal system. The presidential commission, said Gutmann, "strongly recommended that a plan be in place to compensate any children" who are harmed."