Smallpox is perhaps the premier pandemic threat that might prompt many people to rush to the alleged embracing aid and/or supposed salvation of Vaccines -- even the fear-based Mandatory Vaccines. Unfortunately, there is little or no evidence such smallpox vaccines prevent the disease. And therein lies the crux of the problem.
Smallpox is clearly a potential threat -- particularly from 9-11-2001 style terrorists who assume (in many cases, rightly so) that they have no other recourse in which to influence anything in their lives and who, consequently, see no alternative but to take one last stand by attempting to cause the deaths of millions of their imagined enemies. This insanity actually makes a measure of sense for the totally disenfranchised, those who see no possibility of a better life for themselves or for their families and compatriots. The key, of course, is for said terrorists to obtain access to the necessary smallpox virus.
The scope of the problem is the basic gist of this treatise on smallpox. It consists of four excerpts, the first from a report by the Orgone Biophysical Research Lab, Greensprings Research and Educational Center, Ashland, Oregon, <http://www.orgonelab.org>, the second from a Seattle Times news article, the third -- “20 Reasons Not To Take The Smallpox Vaccination” -- from the Idaho Chapter of “Vaccination Liberation” , and a fourth update, containing a host of links to other sites for more information.
The relevant question throughout, however, is whether or not any vaccine would prevent contracting the smallpox virus, or more specifically, the particular strain of the virus that might present itself naturally and/or as a weapon of war or terrorism. In the latter case, great effort was made to modify natural smallpox viruses into more deadly strains, which are then even less likely to be swayed by any imagined vaccine. Simultaneously, one must also note that many people have survived smallpox -- with or without vaccinations -- and thus a physically and emotionally healthy life style may still be the best defense.
Note -- very importantly -- that, “‘People are voting with their arms.’ [said] Paul Offit, chief of infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on the large numbers of health-care workers who have chosen not to get smallpox vaccinations.” [emphasis added -- Time Magazine, 17 February 2003.]
From the Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory, <http://www.orgonelab.org>:
Smallpox is a complex virus thought to be eradicated from humans in 1979. Despite its eradication, smallpox remains by far the largest historical threat to mankind. In the 20th century alone, smallpox killed over 300 million people. It is explosively contagious -- on the level of measles -- and it can infect via airborne means. In other words, smallpox can be contacted by breathing it or absorbing it through the mucosal tissue of the eyes.
The victim will feel totally normal for about ten days, during which time they’ll infect other people they speak with or even breathe near. After about ten days they’ll suddenly come down with a high fever, a backache and tiny red spots will appear all over their body. The spots will turn into blisters and they’ll get bigger, filling with pressurized, opalescent pus. This will cause their skin to separate horizontally, something called the “splitting of the dermis.” It’s extremely painful. They’ll lose the ability to speak and their eyes will be swollen shut. But they’ll remain alert. Death comes through shock, heart attack, by their own immune system’s reaction...or worse. In extreme cases, the virus will destroy the linings of their throat, their stomach, their intestines and their rectum, as well as their skin. In these cases patients die of massive hemorrhaging...
Researchers have discovered that smallpox requires a dense human population base to grow. Smallpox needs 200,000 people living within a 14-day travel window. Otherwise the virus will die out because it is so contagious and fatal. Today our entire country, and in fact the world, is reachable through air travel in far fewer than 14 days...
Officially smallpox only lives in two places -- in the United States in a freezer at the CDC in Atlanta and in another freezer at the Russian virology institute, located in Novosibirsk, Siberia. But Ken Alibek, who used to build anthrax for the Soviet Union before he defected, claims in his 1992 book Biohazard that the Russians kept 20 tons of smallpox ready for loading on missiles aimed at the United States.
Smallpox is large, as viruses go. Much larger than the common cold virus. But you could still fit 3 million smallpox viruses in the space taken up by this period. It’s hard to imagine why anyone would produce 20 million tons of the most lethal viruses known to man. But that’s apparently what the Russians did. Alibeck’s claims have been verified by several sources, including other defectors, such as Vladimir Pasechnik, and international weapons inspectors, such as Frank Malinonski, M.D., Ph.D. Today Peter Jahrling, who is the principle scientific advisor to the United States Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), says, “There were tons of small pox virus made in the Soviet Union. We know that. The Russians have admitted that to us.”
And now? The Russians say that they can’t account for every ampule of virus. The United States government keeps a list of countries known to be trying to buy or steal smallpox samples. According to Richard Preston, in his article “Demon in the Freezer”, the list includes: Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Cuba, Serbia, North Korea and Israel...
Summarizing, we can note that:
*First, we know that there is a large supply of smallpox available in the world, more than enough to be used as a weapon.
*Second, we know that someone has acquired anthrax and is willing to use it against Americans. The most likely source of the anthrax is the same Russian labs that are known to have made smallpox.
*Third, we know that if someone were to begin spreading smallpox in a public place, it would spread rapidly throughout the United States (?) and possibly the world -- for ten days before it would be discovered.
*Fourth, we know that there is no readily available vaccine. The entire stock of vaccine currently available in the United States is less than 7 million doses. Until 1990 the World Heath Organization kept a stockpile of 10 million doses in Switzerland, but this was destroyed as a cost cutting measure.
*Fifth, even in the event an epidemic is recognized, the production of enough vaccines might take several months, resulting in potentially huge losses of life in the interim.
*Sixth, the potentially available vaccines are not necessarily of any value against whatever the weapon-grade smallpox virus strain might turn out to be.
What can be done about it? The key is to avoid breathing it in (a good surgical mask might be useful), getting it in your eyes, and have enough fresh water and food on hand to allow you to avoid going out to gather more.
It is noteworthy that the smallpox threat has been around for some time. Even as late as April of 2000 -- long before 9-11-2001 -- there were concerns. One article on the subject was written by Steve Goldstein, entitled, “Smallpox a big terrorism worry.” [Seattle Times, Knight Ridder Newspapers]
“WASHINGTON - When counterterrorism officials compare notes on what keeps them awake at night, the weapon they most fear is not a nuclear bomb or poison gas, but a disease that was wiped off the planet 20 years ago. They worry about smallpox, a lethal, super-contagious virus that, if unleashed, would spread quickly through an unprotected world population. The disease was eradicated two decades ago, but the smallpox virus lives on, stored in freezers at a pair of research facilities in the United States and Russia. And, very likely, it remains alive in the possession of rogue nations...”
“The virus is also difficult to handle and risks self-infection. Yet smallpox is nearly ideal as a weapon. No mechanical device is needed. An infected person who coughs would spread virus through the air. Putting infected passengers on a plane to the United States and then dispersing them to several sports arenas would likely create an epidemic...”
“Smallpox vaccine is not for everyone, however. It may not be administered to anyone who is immuno-supressed -- anyone HIV positive or receiving chemotherapy for cancer, for example -- or who is pregnant or suffers from eczema...”
20 Reasons Not To Take The Smallpox Vaccination
1. George W. Bush has said of smallpox vaccination: “One of my concerns if we were to have universal vaccination, some might lose their life.” [The Times (London), November 09, 2001.]
2. For each million people vaccinated with the smallpox vaccine, as many as 250 could die, according to the American Medical Association. Multiply 250 times 285 (millions of Americans) and the possible deaths from universal smallpox vaccination could equal 71,250. [Journal of the American Medical Association, June 9, 1999, Vol. 281, No. 22]
3. “The American Medical Association said on Tuesday it was not in favor of an immediate mass U.S.smallpox vaccination program, saying the potential threat of a bioterror attack did not warrant inoculating every American against the disease.” [Reuters, December 12, 2001.]
4. “Right now the risk of getting the vaccine is higher than the benefit. You could get a secondary infection, a full-blown systemic infection.” [Marie Rau, Panhandle Health District nurse, quoted by The Spokesman-Review, November 20, 2001.]
5. CDC director Jeffrey Koplan has admitted that universal smallpox vaccination could unleash a significant number of side-effects. He said that because many parts of our population do not have a “robust immune system,” a fair number of people could have serious reactions. [Koplan speaking on the PBS special “Bioterror Propaganda” aired by WETA, November 14, 2001.]
6. If the entire nation were to receive a smallpox vaccine, several thousand people would likely develop encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. [Washington Post, December 26, 2001.]
7. Roger J. Pomerantz, chief of the infectious disease department at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, said that doctors have no idea what the smallpox vaccine might do to people at the extremes of life -- less than 2 and older than 65. He said that an even greater concern would be its effect on people with weakened immune systems from HIV infection, chemotherapy or transplants. [Washington Post, December 26, 2001.]
8. “Researchers have been reluctant to recommend a new vaccination program which would use the smallpox vaccine for the local population because the vaccine can cause disease and death in persons with inadequate immune systems.” [Science, Vol. 277, July 18, 1997, pp. 312-13.}
9. Routine smallpox vaccination in the United States ended in 1972. Officials are hesitant to resume the immunizations because the vaccine is the most reactive of all and has been linked to serious side effects, including death. [Reuters, November 29, 2001.]
10. Eight printed pages of medical studies documenting the many serious side effects of smallpox vaccination can be obtained at: <www.whale.to/vaccines/smallpox.html> See “smallpox vaccine adverse reactions 66-76.” [Note: go to the home page above and put “smallpox vaccine adverse reaction” in the search engine.] Repercussions include serious brain and heart diseases, autism, abnormal chromosomal changes, diabetes, various cancers and leukemias, plus demyelination of nerve tissue years after vaccination.
11. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that vaccination must not be forced on persons whose physical condition would make such vaccination “cruel and inhuman.” In other words, the state has no right to command that an individual sacrifice his life in the name of public health. [Jacobsen V. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905).]
12. By the 1920s, several British medical researchers documented that smallpox was not only more common among the vaccinated, but that the death rate from smallpox was actually higher among those who had been vaccinated. This indicates that the vaccine was ineffective and predisposed vaccinated persons to more lethal disease. [Vaccination, Dr. Viera Scheibner, Australia, 1993, pp. 205-220.
13. Getting a vaccination does not guarantee immunity. [CDC, January 28, 1994.]
14. By 1987, scientific evidence indicated that the World Health Organization's 13-year global smallpox vaccination campaign may have awakened dormant HIV infection in many vaccines. [Times (London) May 11,1987.]
15. Vaccines made from animal substrate contain animal viruses that are impossible to filter out. By 1961, scientists discovered that animal viruses in vaccines, including smallpox, could act as a carcinogen when given to mice in combination with cancer-causing chemicals, even in amounts too small to induce tumors alone. They concluded that vaccine viruses function as a catalyst for tumor production. [Science, December 15, 1961]
16. Some of the new smallpox vaccine doses will be created with animal substrate. Because the vaccine will incorporate vaccinia, the cowpox virus, many wonder about possible mad-cow contamination. Fifty-five million dose of the new vaccine will be created using a cell line dating back to 1966 and cultured from the lung tissues of an aborted human fetus. [World Net Daily, December 4, 2001.]
17. The new smallpox vaccine will be genetically engineered. Many scientists believe that genetically engineered vaccines may be responsible for the global epidemic of auto-immune disease and neurological dysfunction. [American College of Rheumatology, annual meeting, Nov. 8-12, 1998.] Merck’s genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine, Recombivax HB, is a classic example. According to Dr. Bonnie Dunbar of Baylor College of Medicine, many thousands of reported adverse reactions to the hepatitis B vaccine include: chronic fatigue, neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and MS-like disease. [Testimony of Dr. Dunbar to Texas Dept. of Health, March 12, 1999.] Over 15,000 French citizens sued the French government to stop mandatory hepatitis B injections for school children because of resulting auto-immune diseases. [Science, July 31, 1998.] Dr. John Classen has published voluminous data showing that the hepatitis B and other vaccines are closely linked to the development of insulin dependent diabetes. [Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, October 22, 1997.]
18. The British vaccine manufacturer Medeva has a horrendous record of contamination and blunders. In 2000, the FDA found that Medeva was making vaccines in conditions of filth, resulting in contaminated products. Medeva had been illegally using bovine medium to culture its polio vaccines, then lied about it. Medeva also used the blood of a Creutzfeldt-Jakob victim (mad cow) to manufacture 83,000 doses of polio vaccine used for (against?) Irish children. Nevertheless, the FDA allowed the USA to accept Medeva's flu vaccine (Fluvirin) for the year 2000. [London Observer series: October 20-26, 2000.]
19. In 2001, the British socialized health care system was reported to be in a state of collapse, with many hospitals and labs operating in abysmal filth. Five thousand people die each year from infections contracted in British hospitals; 10,000 become deathly ill from such infections. Sterilization procedures are barely adequate and said to be risking the spread of mad cow disease. Government ministers are reportedly trying to hush up the scandal. [<www.itn.co.uk> Jan 06, 2001; Times of London, November 12, 2001.]
20. The U.S. government apparently intends to conduct NO double blind studies on the safety and efficacy of the new smallpox vaccine. It has ordered 286 million doses, one for every man, woman and child in America at a cost of $428 million. At least half of this vaccine will be delivered by Acambis PLC of great Britain.
“Vaccination would kill a lot more people than firearms (1,400)
[National Safety Council, for the year 1996].
The fourth excerpted article, entitled “Bush’s Smallpox Boondoggle”, by Maria Tomchick [AlterNet, January 28, 2003, <http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=15044>] notes that:
“Health experts predict that if 10 million Americans are vaccinated against smallpox, 20 will die outright from the vaccine alone. What gets neglected is the 60-million-plus Americans with weakened immune systems who will be put at risk by widespread vaccination...”
Plans are underway for massive vaccinations, but “hospital associations, nursing unions, and other professional groups [have] balked at the risk of the smallpox vaccine itself and raised important questions about the true potential for a smallpox terrorist attack. At last count, more than 80 hospitals around the nation, including major teaching hospitals and medical centers in urban areas, have opted out of the vaccination program...”
“The smallpox vaccine is made from a live virus, vaccinia or cow pox, which is a cousin of smallpox. It can cause illness in a significant number of vaccine recipients. Experts estimate that about 1,000 out of every every 1 million who receive the vaccine will experience serious side effects, about 40 of those will be life-threatening illnesses, and 1 or 2 of those people will die from it. So, of the 10 million expected to get the shots, 10,000 are expected to get sick, 400 will be threatened with death, and 20 are expected to die outright.
“But, as critics have pointed out, this is a gross underestimate of the risks. People who are vaccinated carry an open wound in their arm, which sheds the live vaccinia virus for up to three weeks. Certain people who come in close contact with them can become quite ill. At particular risk are infants under a year old, pregnant women, elderly people, folks with eczema and skin disorders (who can absorb the disease through breaks in their skin -- an estimated 7 to 20 percent of the general population has had such skin disorders) and, most ominously, people with lowered immune system response.
“There are an estimated 60 million people in the U.S. today living with weakened immune systems, and most of them are suffering from HIV/AIDS or undergoing a medical treatment that didn’t exist 35 years ago when smallpox vaccinations were routine. People with AIDS, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments, burn patients, and organ donor recipients would all be put at an unacceptably high risk of death if their nurses and doctors are vaccinated for smallpox...”
“Even in the lone, kamikaze, infected terrorist scenario, the outbreak might not be as bad as Bush administration advisors assume. Leading smallpox experts say that nowadays we have conditions that are less conducive to the massive outbreaks of the past, when people lived in extended families in crowded rooms, with multiple family members sharing the same bedrooms and the same beds. People wash their hands more and more people travel alone in cars and live in less crowded conditions. We use strong disinfectants more often, and air and water are filtered and treated for contaminants. A realistic scenario of one person falling ill and then going through his or her day -- even visiting a shopping mall and going to work -- shows that only one or maybe two other people would be infected with smallpox before the sick person was sent to a hospital. In that kind of scenario, quarantine and area-specific vaccination would work well to contain the disease...”
“The speed with which the Bush administration is pushing the vaccination plan seems based on political necessity and not public health concerns. There is currently a safer vaccine being developed and tested in Europe that doesn’t involve the use of live vaccinia. It will be about a year before that vaccine is made available here in the U.S., but the Bush administration is pushing ahead with the older, more dangerous vaccine anyway. In part, it’s to prove that the government is doing something about the threat of terrorism. It’s also in response to pressure from vaccine manufacturers, who want to sell their old stock before the new vaccine hits the market. In either case -- cynical political opportunism or a drive for corporate profits -- expediency should never trump sensible public health policy. Too many lives are at stake.
[For an extensive list of previous news articles on this issue, along with links to numerous other sites dealing with smallpox and vaccines, see the below references -- which were taken from the same <http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=15044> as above.]
Finally, <http://www.healthresearchbooks.com/articles/smallpox.htm> suggests:
“Yep, smells like a scheme to me. Those who already have serious illnesses or are elderly and infirm. Wipe out a substantial number of the elderly and save Social Security from bankruptcy and then do it all in the name of political correctness or a reason that is socially acceptable to come out smelling like a rose. By accident or on purpose the results would be the same. Especially when it has been determined that the value of said vaccine is questionable at best. The risks outway the benefits...”
Obviously, there is the fear-based information on the potential horrors of Smallpox, along with the specter of what amounts to Smallpox Vaccination Resistance. Both theories -- the absolute need for vaccinating everyone against Smallpox, and the claims of the dangers of such vaccinations -- are based of fear. Fear of getting smallpox, and fear of getting a host of other problems from any vaccine designed to prevent you’re getting smallpox in the first place. The key, of course, is that the probability of either is very slight. There are crazy people in the world, who in some special cases, may have the means of initiating a smallpox epidemic. And there are governments in the world, who should know better, but who would gladly use the possibility of a smallpox epidemic to meet their own agenda for something equally nefarious.
In the end, however, those with happy immune systems -- those who have maintained a healthy life style (physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually) -- are very likely the truly, naturally immune individuals who will be able to overcome whatever comes down the pike. So get healthy! That’s an order! It’s a mandatory get healthy program!
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