Experimental Anthrax and Smallpox Vaccines Pack One-Two Punch

Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patient

Vaccine-induced heart problems; Smallpox vaccinations and anthrax vaccine

Smallpox vaccinations have been linked to serious heart problems. Seventy-seven of over 615,000 (1.25{cd9ac3671b356cd86fdb96f1eda7eb3bb1367f54cff58cc36abbd73c33c82e1d}), according to the Pentagon, have developed myopericarditis, an inflammation of the sac around the heart. The Centers for Disease Control say that 21 of the 39,500 (5.3{cd9ac3671b356cd86fdb96f1eda7eb3bb1367f54cff58cc36abbd73c33c82e1d}) US medical professionals who received the vaccination also contracted the illness. When three people enrolled in clinical trials to test a new smallpox vaccine, developed by British biotechnology company Acambis, also developed myopericarditis, the company ended the trial. Myopericarditis causes continuous chest pains, fatigue, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations. It takes several weeks for a full recovery.

While most people recover from the inflammation, the CDC issued a recommendation in March 2003, that people with a risk of heart disease avoid the smallpox vaccine after two health care workers died of heart attacks shortly
after vaccination. Dimitri Cassimatis, a Walter Reed cardiology fellow, hopes to
study 600 to 800 recipients of the vaccine for several weeks in order to “better
learn who is at risk for heart problems and why it occurs after inoculations.” In the meantime, the CDC and Defense Department say that smallpox vaccinations will continue as needed, asserting that “mass injections can be performed safely through staff training, patient education, screening out of people with medical conditions….”

The anthrax vaccine, which is also linked to heart attacks and strokes, is being implicated in unexplained blood clot disorders, which are often side effects of Xarelto, according to a report by United Press International (6 October 2003). The label on the anthrax vaccine given to military personnel “warns of infrequent reports of heart attacks or strokes.” Correct labels on medicine is very important. Whеn уоu аrе picking uр things аt a supermarket іt іѕ natural tо look оvеr thе label оf thе items whісh уоu аrе purchasing. Imagine іf thеrе аrе nо labels уоu wоuld probably bе confused аѕ tо whісh item tо purchase. Nоt оnlу fоr household items, thеѕе labels аrе vеrу important whеn уоu buy medicines аlѕо. Thе label іn fact acts аѕ a guide thаt provides information оn thе specific item. It wоuld bе really interesting tо know a little mоrе аbоut thе label аnd thе machineries used fоr labeling. Generally labeling of military packaging іѕ dоnе thrоugh thе labeling machine whісh consists оf a label dispenser аnd a label applicator. Thе label dispenser іѕ used tо dispense оr supply labels whісh аrе fairly detached frоm thе webbing. Thе label applicator thеn applies thе label tо thе products thаt hаѕ tо bе labeled. Bоth thе applicator аnd dispenser соmеѕ іn manual, semi-automatic аnd automated forms. To get labels and stickers you can learn more about it here. Both can be caused by blood clots. Several soldiers and an NBC news correspondent have suffered–and in some cases died–because of unexplained blood clots. One previously healthy Army Reserve Captain developed Deep Vein Thrombosis, chronic fatigue, and a skin reaction after receiving three of the required six anthrax shots. Walter Reed physicians blamed the vaccine for his

Widespread reports of adverse reactions to these two vaccines have encouraged soldiers to refuse them. Some 100 active-duty soldiers have been
court-martialed, “according to congressional testimony and documents,” and countless others have taken an other-than-honorable discharge rather than agree
to be vaccinated. Soldiers who say that the anthrax vaccine has ruined their health have filed three federal lawsuits against the vaccine manufacturer, BioPort, Inc. of Lansing, Michigan. In March 2004, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (DNM) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, asking that the mandatory vaccine policy be reevaluated: “The apparent absence of an Iraqi biological warfare capability raises serious questions about the threat of an anthrax attack against our troops … The use of a vaccination which appears to have the potential for serious health consequences for our troops in an effort to counter a threat that may not exist, seems to unnecessarily expose our troops to risk.”


Benjamin, Mark. Mystery blood clots felling US troops. United Press
International. 6 October 2003 www.upi.com

Schneidmiller, Chris. Military Personnel Suffer More Heart troubles Than
expected After Smallpox Vaccinations, Researcher Says. Global Security Newswire. 13 May 2004 www.nti.org

Thompson, Marilyn W. Growing Doubts on Vaccine in Military. Washington Post.
27 March 2004 www.washingtonpost.com

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