Alliance for Human Research Protection
A Catalyst for Debate
The National Biodefense Science Board, convened a two day meeting of the Anthrax Vaccine Working Group at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (July 7 and 8). The July 7 meeting was open to the public: the July 8 meeting was closed.
The Alliance for Human Research Protection took the lead in speaking out against this medical travesty. This US government-proposed anthrax vaccine experiment would expose children to a controversial vaccine whose efficacy is unproven but whose risks of harm are serious and even life-threatening.
The FDA-approved label for ANTHRAX VACCINE ADSORBED (BIOTHRAX™) 31 JAN 2002 states:
"Approximately 6% of the reported events were listed as serious. Serious adverse events include those that result in death, hospitalization, permanent disability or are life-threatening. The serious adverse events most frequently reported were in the following body system categories: general disorders and administration site conditions, nervous system disorders, skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders, and musculoskeletal, connective tissue and bone disorders. Anaphylaxis and/or other generalized hypersensitivity reactions, as well as serious local reactions, were reported to occur occasionally following administration of BioThrax. None of these hypersensitivity reactions have been fatal.
Other infrequently reported serious adverse events that have occurred in persons who have received BioThrax have included: cellulitis, cysts, pemphigus vulgaris, endocarditis, sepsis, angioedema and other hypersensitivity reactions, asthma, aplastic anemia, neutropenia, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, lymphoma, leukemia, collagen vascular disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, polyarteritis nodosa, inflammatory arthritis, transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, immune deficiency, seizure, mental status changes, psychiatric disorders, tremors, cerebrovascular accident (CVA), facial palsy, hearing and visual disorders, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, syncope, glomerulonephritis, renal failure, spontaneous abortion and liver abscess. Infrequent reports were also received of multisystem disorders defined as chronic symptoms involving at least two of the following three categories: fatigue, mood-cognition, musculoskeletal system.
Reports of fatalities included sudden cardiac arrest (2), myocardial infarction with polyarteritis nodosa (1), aplastic anemia (1), suicide (1) and central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma (1)."
Under US law, an experiment that exposes children to greater than minimal risk is unethical and illegal. The proposed experiment would sacrifice children's welfare, much as canaries sent into the coal mines were sacrificed.
Read the written two-minute allotted public comments submitted by AHRP board members, Meryl Nass, MD and Vera Hassner Sharav. http://www.ahrp.org/cms/content/view/827/9/
Contact: Vera Hassner Sharav
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