Test of anthrax vaccine in children gets tentative OK

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gregbrew56 wrote:

NIMBY!

Mar 19, 2013 11:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobwsa100 wrote:

If you don’t test in kids they could die – If you do test in kids they could die. It’s a bit of a dilemma – do we kill our own kids or Waite for someone else to do it for us. Fewer would come to harm in a controlled test than if a real threat occurred. So I say do it… but what is the real reality of a sizable attack – very low – So I say don’t do it.. oh hell do it – I don’t have any kids anyway…

Mar 19, 2013 2:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reatta wrote:

I’m still laughing! “A presidential ethics panel…”
It doesn’t get anymore oxymoronic than that.

Mar 19, 2013 2:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gpclaw wrote:

Thanks goodness. It’s about time someone stepped up to protect our children from the scourge of Anthrax outbreaks that plagues our nation.

Mar 19, 2013 2:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AncestralYuba wrote:

Don’t let them anywhere near your children.

Mar 19, 2013 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
julie44 wrote:

So, would the members of this “ethics” panel please allow their children to test this unnecessary vaccine first?

Mar 19, 2013 2:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MrB.L.Zebub wrote:

Agenda 21, destroy the children with ever more drugs, reduce the population, save the planet. That is the Presidential Ethics Committees determination. Petty Ethical. Maybe Obama can volunteer Sasha and Malia up for the first jabs.

Mar 19, 2013 2:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnCa wrote:

Will they make the vaccination MANDATORY, and is that “ethical”?

Mar 19, 2013 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jksu22 wrote:

Scary, Big Brother will now determine what goes into our children.

Mar 19, 2013 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
acudoc4u wrote:

My advice, as a physician, is to always read the package insert that comes with every product (including vaccines) and then make an informed decision. Package inserts are always published online:

BioThrax Insert link

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/BloodBloodProducts/ApprovedProducts/LicensedProductsBLAs/UCM074923.pdf

Mar 19, 2013 3:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ScottACNohea wrote:

Amazing. I took three shots when I was a Marine and they even stopped us taking them, now we’re gonna make our kids take it?? Trust me parents, that stuff STINGS! In the end, do I think it really did me any good? No, ’cause it was still experiemental when I took it, but know this: unless anaphylaxis(shock) sets in within one minute of the shot, you will not die.

Mar 19, 2013 3:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kevfratz wrote:

I say go for it. As long as its on non tax payers, illegals and life long reliefers.

Mar 19, 2013 3:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
godsmotive wrote:

I don’t seem to recall ever meeting anyone in my life who had Anthrax…so the need for a vaccine seems a little over the top. Maybe we should test it on the children of members of the Executive Branch just to make sure it is safe.

Mar 19, 2013 3:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fcabanski wrote:

Bobwsa – Children won’t die without the vaccine. Antibiotics works after an anthrax attack.

Mar 19, 2013 3:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IraqVet wrote:

Ethics Committee in this government is an oxymoron…as is that rubber stamp agency, the HHS.
Those shots are painful…and of the 15 different types of anthrax they address only the one most like to be used…maybe, probably, it’s the government’s word…Just follow the money.
Maybe there was a really good reason the courts throughout mandatory anthrax shots/testing in the military.
I wouldn’t be suprised if it became mandatory if you are receiving Owebama Care benefits.

Mar 19, 2013 3:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MaryPride wrote:

A quick look online reveals that Emergent Biosolutions, the makers of the anthrax vaccine, was the 2nd largest donor to politicians from the “Miscellaneous Defense” industry in 2011-12 (and presumably since then as well). They donated $326,474 in that election year. This explains a lot, don’t you think?

Mar 19, 2013 3:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheRealFurf wrote:

Can anyone remember the last time we were exposed to anthrax? Other than a couple of people in a mailroom in 2001, can anyone please justify to me and my family why we need to expose our babies to this deadly desease?
I personally don’t know anyone who EVER has been exposed to anthrax, and the American Media anthrax buiding is in my county.

Mar 19, 2013 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
usafmsgt wrote:

Let them test it first on Obama’s children. And make sure Sebilius isn’t the one administering the test. Let someone that doesn’t have a connection to Obama give them the shot.

Mar 19, 2013 3:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MaryPride wrote:

Here’s the link to the biggest political donors in the “miscellaneous defense” industry. Guess which company is #2? http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?ind=D03

Mar 19, 2013 4:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
adfkadf wrote:

The way things are with these Wacko’s Politicians and these insane proposals my wife is going back to her native land in the Ukraine for the Birth. This is about the Almighty Dollar and the Children they could care less about.

No one is going to stick my child with anything and I’ll make sure they are educated else where….. I will not put up with these crazy’s…!

My two cents worth on this issue…!

Mar 19, 2013 4:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
zucccchini wrote:

Just another way to reduce the population. Only they are now after the kids already on the ground, let alone the ones in the oven. Those wonderous lefties always have an angle. Bless their hearts. If all the Democrats that are rushing to the abortion clinics will now rush their kids to have this shot…untested…I wonder if they realize while working to take in voters from the South they will be killing off up coming voters already legal and here! Probably not. Those old ‘unintended consequences’ that always seem to catch them up.

Mar 19, 2013 4:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TonyB117 wrote:

“The company reported $215.9 million in sales of BioThrax, its only licensed product, in 2012.”

OK…so WHO is buying this crap?
Or better yet…..how many pallets of cash were dropped off to DNC headquarters by this company?

Mar 19, 2013 4:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
memo27607 wrote:

More harm than good and YET another way to spend taxpayer money.

Mar 19, 2013 4:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PatrickHenry1 wrote:

Ethics panel??? Some ethicists are now saying that it is NOT unethical to terminate the lives of children under one year old since they are totally dependent on their mother for life sustainment.
Gone are the days when “ethics” agreed with what is good & right.

Mar 19, 2013 4:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
libsukbigtime wrote:

WHat do you expect from a president who has no problem aborting 8 month old fetus?

Mar 19, 2013 4:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IronBob wrote:

Let’s see, anthrax vaccines for children, Homeland Security arming itself to the teeth, a Senate hell bent on stealing our guns, a President who has no regard for the Constitution…yahhhh, can’t see where this is going.

Mar 19, 2013 4:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jab712 wrote:

MaryPride posted an interesting tidbit. Again, like other posted, follow the money. If a top donor is the manufacturer of the vaccine, I would be highly suspect of the recommendation. Not that I am not already highly suspect of these agencies anyway. This is not about the health of our children, it is about paying back the big donors.

Mar 19, 2013 4:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Go-2-God wrote:

Nothing like having children used as lab rats. I propose that we begin by using President Obama’s daughters as the initial subjects. Any seconds out there?

Mar 19, 2013 4:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ccrabill wrote:

These comments give me great hope and encouragement that the Kool-aid is wearing off of millions of Americans! Hallelujah!

Mar 19, 2013 4:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
whatdeheck wrote:

Is this the gov’t indirect way of telling us something very bad is very likely to happen? “Get your kids the new anthrax vaccine – just in case! (wink)” Doesn’t exactly make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside…

Mar 19, 2013 4:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Benjamin360 wrote:

There is no need to be alarmed or ask questions.
Would your government do anything to harm you?
It is all for the common good.
Please take your children and infants to the nearest test… er… medical facility.
Sieg heil!

Mar 19, 2013 5:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
A4mike wrote:

If this is such a great idea, let the children and grandchildren of the National Biodefense Science Board members along with those on the bioethics board be the first guinea pigs!!

Mar 19, 2013 5:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
catahoula23 wrote:

I would urge anyone concerned about this to watch the documentary Direct Order. Directed by Scott Miller, Narrated by Michael Douglas. It discusses the widespread use of the anthrax vaccine used by the Military, devastating effects it had on servicemen and women, the ex-military personnel that control distribution and profit and other factors. It is a well researched and presented documentary. It is the same program that was on PBS.

Mar 19, 2013 5:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Shootist wrote:

“Test of anthrax vaccine in children gets tentative OK”

Why is this even an issue?

Mar 19, 2013 5:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
greggebhardt wrote:

How prevalent is anthrax in kids? Why is our government doing this. I am very wary of our government doing this. Who relative in the government owns this company that will make this stuff. How many billions will they make.

Mar 19, 2013 5:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SeanAlexander wrote:

Had an anthrax vaccine during one of the wars I served in.
Don’t know exactly why we should test this on kids.

Mar 19, 2013 5:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DontRecall wrote:

Let me get this straight. Government believes it has the authority to require participation in an Experiment where you test – TEST – experimental vaccines on children?

How do you propose to actually test for efficacy? Infect 50% with anthrax?

Over our dead bodies!

It appears to be past time for the people to reign in elected and un-elected bureaucrats at all levels.

If government has evidence that anyone anywhere is capable and has plans to use anthrax against us, let that evidence be made public so that a declaration of war can be made. Against any government, no matter who.

And if the evidence is not forthcoming, then let us presume – much as our government does – the authority to punish those in our government and those connected to it who are attempting to bamboozle us and steal even more billions.

After all, if it’s okay for government to accuse and punish while withholding evidence, then it’s okay for the Citizen to do likewise.

The gov derives it powers, in the United States, from the Citizen, and that power is only delegated, not granted. Nor is it without limits, neither is it granted in perpetuity.

Now if those bureaucrats, every damn one of them, wants to participate, let them line up with their families, all surviving branches, and let a John Q. Public pick from a thoroughly vetted and mixed up lot the vaccine and needle or air gun with which the injection will be given.

If government has the strength of its’ convictions, that should be no problem. You would think . . .

Mar 19, 2013 5:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
thisbodega wrote:

if implemented start with the children or relatives of the so called presidential ethics panel (an oxymoron if there ever was one) and any/all of the politician’s attempting to herd the American people. it is past time for them to start leading by example instead of from behind closed doors.

Mar 19, 2013 5:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
maejohnson wrote:

That’s ridiculous!!! If they want to test it, go on test it on their own kids!!! Totally ridiculous!!!

Mar 19, 2013 7:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
0america wrote:

Let me think about this. Didn’t Hitler have research done on hundreds of thousands of children. Isn’t Obama compared to Hitler in many ways! must have got a promise of a lot of money from Companies that want to produce. The govt will get more out of it than us citizens will.

Mar 19, 2013 7:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TNS1 wrote:

Let us use the panel’s children and grand-children! We grew up with the threat of nuclear war and look at the effect on society today!
Lets not ruin it for generations to come!

Mar 19, 2013 8:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MsVickie wrote:

This all boils down to money. They tell you your children need protection because this is a shake down. They plan on infecting you and your children with chemtrails and these are the same people who make billions off of making us sick by offering us vaccines and pharmaceuticals. Stop this madness.

Mar 19, 2013 10:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JulieG. wrote:

I know, why don’t they test these vaccines on the members of the Government and the panel that thought this was a good idea, and for good measure their families too, right down to the grandkids. If they think its so safe and so necessary then its only right and just that they should be the first to benefit.

Mar 20, 2013 6:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Salgado wrote:

This is really sick.

Mar 20, 2013 10:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bebopteddy wrote:

I would just weigh the odds of an anthrax attack against the odds of getting sick from the vaccine. Since the government functions on fear mongering, and the pharmaceutical industry (who has long been in bed with the government) profits from fear mongering as well, I would have to come to the logical conclusion that none of them truly has our best interests in mind. It is high time we stop seeing these people as benevolent entities, and as the power and profit driven criminals that they truly are.

Mar 20, 2013 12:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VaccineRisks wrote:

The panel should be renamed the presidential unethical panel. The suggestion to experiment with dangerous anthrax vaccines on our precious children is certainly unethical and shameful.

Mar 20, 2013 3:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HowGhastly wrote:

A baby or child cannot make valid informed consent. What infant would consent to be potentially sacrificed in the interests of saving future infants? We need to reread the Nuremburg Code. Are some children more expendable than others? Those in, say, 3rd world countries? NO. A vaccine given without consent is an assault. Instead of stepping back in light of our children’s failing health–the rise in unexplained allergies, diabetes, obesity, cancer, autoimmune disorders, autism and learning disorders–and questioning the role played by our already-hefty vaccine schedule in the first few years of life, our pharma-led government agencies push forward with yet another vaccine onslaught, right over our children. Why? Because they can.

Mar 20, 2013 11:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Weather2013 wrote:

This is completely insane! I say let all the people whose bright idea this is test it on there kids and grandkids and wait 10 years then we can talk about it.

Mar 22, 2013 2:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HSMOM2004 wrote:

Anthrax can be treated by antibiotics. A vaccine is unnecessary and carries with it far more risk than the risk of exposure to anthrax. Should such an attack happen, doctors DO know the correct dosage of Cipro to give children who have been exposed.
No, my children will not receive this vaccine.

Mar 22, 2013 12:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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