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Smallpox epidemic: Predicted or planned?
There are more than 65 known biological warfare agents. The choice of smallpox for biological warfare is curious since the disease is one of the least virulent.
So, why smallpox? Unlike other biological warfare options, there is a vaccine for smallpox. Smallpox vaccine is the most dangerous of all vaccines—stockpiles of which have been in storage since the World Health Organization declared the world free of smallpox in 1980.
Variola, vaccinia—what is smallpox?
"Variola" is the virus associated with the natural form of smallpox affecting humans. The virus used in the vaccine to create immunity to variola is called the "vaccinia" virus and is cultured in diseased material taken from cows.
Edward Jenner is the pioneer of modern vaccinations and is credited with the first "successful" smallpox vaccine in 1796. Jenner's work capitalized on the "fear" of smallpox. For this he is revered in some circles and reviled in others (see page 2).
By 1900, Dr. Charles Campbell of Texas had already established that controlling malaria-carrying mosquitoes with mosquito-eating bats in Central America effectively controlled malaria. Dr. Campbell then began looking at bedbugs and their relationship to variola. His research determined that variola was spread by bedbugs and is complicated by poor sanitation and malnutrition. He also determined that the smallpox vaccine containing the vaccinia virus did not create immunity to variola in at least 80 percent of cases (see page 3).
Smallpox hysteria returns
In 1999, Lawrence Gostin, a law professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a professor of public health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, was commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop the 40-page Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA). Released to all 50 states October 31, 2001, MEHPA focuses on state executive power to declare medical emergencies and mobilize mass vaccination delivery systems. MEHPA specifically mentions that governments, individuals and facilities will not be held liable for destruction or damage to life or property occurring during a declared state of medical emergency. The vaccine most likely to require the adoption of strong immunity provisions is smallpox.
Gostin's MEHPA was released October 31, 2001less than two months after 9-11. While the collective American mind was fearful of further terrorist attacks, unconstitutional legislation such as the USA Patriot Act was passed under the guise of strengthening national security.
In an October 2, 2001 Washington Post article entitled "Vaccinating Against Fear," Philip Russell, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and an expert on infectious diseases, reportedly stated that vaccinating the entire country against smallpox would cause tens of thousands of deaths and tie up funds that might be better spent elsewhere.
Much ado about smallpox
Two distinct schools of thought regarding how to address smallpox from a public health standpoint have emerged. One involves fear of the unknown resulting in the masses being vaccinated with an animal form of smallpox; the other recommends that people implement sanitary living conditions and eat properly. One is a multi-billion dollar per year, fear-based industry; the other is not.
Mass vaccination may or may not be the most logical approach to the threat of biological attack from smallpox. Regardless, the U.S. government has, by its own admission, stockpiled some 300 million doses of smallpox vaccineone for every man, woman and child in America.
The CDC and vaccinia vaccine producers admit that fluid from pustules developing at the injection site is extremely contagious for up to 21 days. Unless the site is covered and kept clean, people, particularly children, can easily rub the injection site, then rub their eyes, ears, nose, another part of their body or the bodies of others with whom they have even casual contact. Called a secondary inoculation, blindness, deafness, disfiguring tissue damage and death can result.
A successful smallpox vaccination campaign will result in 80 percent of the 280 million Americans developing post-vaccinal pustules that are highly contagious for up to 21 days. The CDC also predicts that some people will get sick and/or die from the vaccine or from coming in contact with a vaccinated person.
Prior to adopting its mass vaccination plans, the CDC heard testimony from qualified experts describing how smallpox vaccination has not been proven to prevent the disease. Historical documents describing the dangers inherent in mass smallpox vaccination were also presented.
Under the circumstances we must ask ourselves: "Is the CDC protecting the nation from a predicted smallpox (variola) epidemic or planning and promoting a cowpox pus (vaccinia)-induced pandemic?"
Forced vaccination begs question:
Does government "own" your body?
In America we grow up not only believing all men are created equal but that they are also endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are the right to life, liberty and property. The most basic property right is "ownership" of our own bodies.
If government is allowed to force dangerous and experimental vaccines into our bodies, then we can no longer claim ownership of ourselves. "Freedom over one's physical person is the most basic freedom of all, and people in a free society should be sovereign over their own bodies. When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies," U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) recently commented.
Rep. Paul, an M.D., describes the Bush administration's mass and mandated vaccination plans as, "Bad medicine." From his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Paul cautions, "The possibility that the federal government could order vaccines is real. Provisions buried in the 500-page homeland security bill give federal health bureaucrats virtually unchecked power to declare health emergencies."
Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a member of the Continental Congress, described what would happen if Americans failed to maintain "ownership" of their own bodies: "Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship...The Constitution of this Republic should make special provisions for medical freedom as well as religious freedom."
President Bush admitted Dec. 14, 2002, there is no evidence "terrorists" intend to use a weaponized form of smallpox against American citizens.
Rep. Paul's 21st century observations support the 18th century premonitions of Dr. Rush. Medicine in America has become an undercover dictatorship: It orders that Americans submit to dangerous smallpox vaccinations in the absence of any proof that would validate such actions.
HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson with President Bush as they attempt to explain why their mass vaccination policies are in the best interests of the American people.
CDC pandemic preparedness: The GRIP
The Federal Guidebook to Pandemic Preparedness details how state and local governments, under the direction of the federal government, will legally and logistically execute a pandemic preparedness plan during declared states of public health emergency.
The guidebook began to take shape in 1973 by order of President Ford in response to the swine flu mass vaccination disaster. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 150 million doses of swine flu vaccine were created and tested in short order to protect the public against the feared disease. The program, terminated after 45 million Americans were vaccinated against swine flu in 77 days, caused epidemic proportions of vaccinated people to develop polio (renamed Guillean Barré).
The guidebook was still in draft form as of 1993 when the CDC formed the Working Group on Influenza Preparedness (GRIP) under order of President Clinton. The GRIP was commissioned to design a comprehensive national pandemic preparedness plan emphasizing disease surveillance, vaccine delivery and interagency communications.
The GRIP was also commissioned to insure that appropriate statutes be in place at the city, county and state levels so that federal public health officials could legally assume jurisdictional authority in a public health emergency. The GRIP was even authorized to draft model legislation that would be forwarded to local governments for adoption.
The CDC submitted the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA) to all 50 states in October, 2001. If adopted by state legislatures, MEHPA would empower the governor to declare a state of medical martial law. Under MEHPA, government may seize, condemn or destroy private property without just compensation and force individuals to voluntarily be vaccinated and/or detained indefinitely and vaccinated against their will.
Only a few states adopted versions of MEHPA last year. However, last September 22, the CDC forwarded a 49-page report to state health departments. The report detailed guidelines of how entire communities may be vaccinated against smallpox within a few days once a single case is reported.
Mass vaccination (public health) plans confidential
Health districts were given until last Nov. 22 to submit their mass vaccination plans to the CDC. While the more generalized state plans are supposedly available to the public, local health district plans are "confidential," according to Jeanne Bock of the Panhandle Health District which serves Idaho's five northern counties.
Attempts to secure copies of state plans as submitted to the CDC have been unsuccessful. The plans apparently contain sensitive information such as: Storage locations for vaccines, amount of vaccine in district, facilities and personnel needed to administer mass vaccinations and inventory of antibiotics, beds and other logistical supports required to treat statistically inevitable quantities of casualties.
"... I was a member of the Health Committee of London Borough Council, and I learned how the credit of vaccination is kept up statistically by diagnosing all the re-vaccinated cases (of smallpox) as `pustular eczema,' `varioloid' or what not [anything] except smallpox." ~George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950).
Who was "Dr." Edward Jenner?
His 18th century work with cow pus and horse grease is the foundation of modern vaccinology.
There is an Edward Jenner Museum and an Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research. Most text references to this man depict him as a "brilliant scientist" and the "father of modern vaccinology." It appears, however, such accolades were politically motivated rather than based upon Jenner's scientific contributions to public health. A mandatory mass vaccination campaign using Jenner's vaccine caused much misery in 19th century England and was linked to the proliferation of syphilis. Now the same kind of mandated mass vaccination campaign is planned for 21st century America.
In 1853 English law mandated the administration of an unproven "vaccinia" vaccine; by 1867 fines and jail sentences awaited those who refused to be vaccinated.
by Barbara Flynn
Forced smallpox vaccination caused massive epidemics of smallpox and syphilis among British subjects and led to the creation of a Royal Commission in 1889 to study smallpox policy. The commission's findings led to England's mandatory vaccination laws being overturned in 1898.
The promulgator of the smallpox vaccination cult mentality was Edward Jenner (1749-1823, England). Jenner lived during the time of King George III, when practicing physicians were not required to pass examinations.
The birth of a vaccine
Jenner, however, did not "invent" the superstitious practice of "cow-pox" vaccination. According to Herbert M. Shelton in his 1935 book, "Vaccines and Evil Serums," farmer Benjamin Jestey used a darning needle to infect his wife and three children with matter taken from cow sores. Notes of Jestey's experiment were made by a doctor Nash which were passed after his death in 1785 to his son Mr. Thomas Nash. Mr.Nash was acquainted with Edward Jenner and passed his father's notes onto the "notorious charlatan."
Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition, states, "The story of the great breakthrough is well-known. In May, 1796, Jenner found a young dairymaid, Sarah Nelmes, who had fresh cowpox lesions on her finger. On May 14, using matter from Sarah's lesions, he inoculated an eight-year-old boy, James Phipps, who promptly developed a slight fever and a low-grade lesion. On July 1, Jenner inoculated the boy again, this time with smallpox matter." Based upon the sketchy description above, the Encyclopedia Britannica concluded, "No disease developed; protection was complete."
Jenner's dubious credentials
According to Dr. Walter Hadwen in his 1896 address, "The Case Against Vaccination," Jenner was a country apothecary with a Degree of Medicine purchased from St. Andrew's University in Scotland for the sum of £15.
Dr. Hadwen described Jenner's other credentials which included a Fellowship of the Royal Society obtained by writing a paper on the cuckoo bird and an honorary MD degree from the University of Oxford granted only after he persistently begged the university to give it to him.
Emboldened, Jenner then went to the Royal College of Physicians in London and presented his Oxford diploma to acquire one of theirs, "but the administrators told him that he would have to pass an examination so he settled down quietly without any diploma of physician."
Dr. Hadwen, whose address was intended to illustrate the shaky foundation upon which the "science" of vaccination is built, discussed the observations of one of Jenner's contemporaries. "Dr. Creighton has well described him [Jenner] when he tells us that he was vain and petulant, crafty and greedy, a man with more grandiloquence and bounce than solid attainment, unscrupulous to a degree, a man who in all his writings was never precise when he could be secretive."
Dr. Hadwen's address took us back to the state of medicine during Jenner's time: "...It was a most superstitious period which Jenner lived , when frogs were swallowed for the cure of worms, when cow dung and human excreta were mixed with milk and butter for diphtheria, when the brains of a man who had died a violent death were given in teaspoonful doses for the cure of small-pox."
According to Dr. Hadwen: "... people were starting to notice that they were getting smallpox after cowpox vaccinations so Jenner had to think of something new. He decided to take "horse-grease" which comes from horse's heels and he inoculated a boy named John Baker with "horse-grease" direct from the horse's heels. He wanted to inoculate the boy with smallpox later also to see if it would take, but the boy died before he had a chance to complete the experiment.
"He then took some of the horse-grease cow-pox and inoculated six children, and, without waiting to see the result or to prove whether it would take or not, he rushed to London to get his paper printed. And in that paper he had the audacity to assert that it was not necessary to wait to see the result because the proofs he already had were so conclusive, and the experiments had told such an extraordinary talealthough he had completed but one experiment in his life, and that did not prove it at all."
Nonetheless, James Phipps (of "cow-pox" fame) was hawked about the country as proof that vaccination works, all while in his paper he proclaimed that "cow-pox" did not work, only "horse-grease."
People were repelled at the idea of "horse-grease" and demanded the return of "cow-pox." Jenner did not stick up for his new ideahe wanted money. The public wanted "cow-pox." He wrote a third paper which reinstated the spontaneous cow-pox theory, which he had previously denounced as useless and unprotective, Dr. Hadwen explained.
In 1889, 66 years after Jenner's death, Parliament empowered a Royal Commission to investigate smallpox vaccination because, in spite of massive and repeated forced vaccinations, England continued to suffer devastating smallpox epidemics.
Distinguished naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace, a colleague of Charles Darwin, was invited to be part of the 15-member, mostly pro-vaccinist Royal Commission, but he declined in favor of providing witness testimony instead.
Wallace recounted his testimony before the Royal Commission in his 1898 book, "Vaccination a Delusion, Its Penal Enforcement a Crime: Proved by the Official Evidence in the Reports of the Royal Commission." He explained that a century ago was a pre-scientific age, and nothing proves this more clearly than the absence of any systematic "control" experiments, and that the extreme haste with which doctors expressed belief in life-long protection only four years after Jenner's discovery had first been announced.
Upon Jenner's faulty science Parliament voted to give him £10,000 in 1802. Shortly after Jenner got his £10,000 it became obvious that the vaccines did not work, but the Medical Establishment and the House of Commons would lose face if they admitted this. So instead they gave Jenner £20,000 more in 1807, endowed vaccination with £3,000 a year in 1808, and after providing for free vaccination in 1840, made the operation compulsory in 1853 and enforced it by penalties in 1867.
The cowpox/syphilis connection
The darkest aspect of this story, however, is the true nature of "cow-pox." According to Henry Valentine Knaggs, a charter member of the British National Anti-Vaccination League and author of The Truth About Vaccination (1914), "All authorities are agreed that cow-pox affects only cows that are yielding milk, and therefore, need milking. It does not attack cows that are left alone with their calves, and bulls are exempt from it. The fact that cow-pox owed its origin to a milker's hand seems to have been the strongest point raised by Jenner, for he has repeatedly asserted that "the only genuine cow-pox was that which was conveyed to the cow's teats by the hands of milkers."
Knaggs further linked Jenner's vaccine to syphilis. "A careful examination of the available data relating to Jenner's first inoculations with cow-pox matter direct from the cow, shows that he was quite unable to produce a safe vaccine lymph from it which, after inoculation, was free from symptoms indistinguishable from those of syphilis.
"Moreover, Jenner used mercurial ointment to arrest these cow-pox ulcerations and he found it most effectual. So that he evidently knew more about the analogy between cow-pox and syphilis than he dared to express."
Dr. Charles Creighton, professor of Microscopic Anatomy at Cambridge and author of "Epidemics of Great Britain" said, "The real affinity of cow-pox is not to smallpox, but to the great pox (syphilis). The vaccinal ulcer of everyday practice is to all intents and purposes, a chancre (syphilitic ulcer)."
Commissioned by Encyclopedia Britannica to assemble information on syphilis (9th Edition, Vol. 24, p.23) he reported that, "In the first year of compulsory vaccination (1854), deaths from syphilis among infants under one year of age suddenly increased by one-half and the increase has gone on steadily since."
Knaggs, in the German "Handbuch der Vaccination" (1875) explained that even pro-vaccinists could not deny the syphilis connection: "The origin of the syphilis that occurs as a sequel of vaccination is shrouded in mystery and all attempts to penetrate the mystery have failed."
But Knaggs said it would be easy for authorities to find out what cow-pox was if they wanted to. "All that would be necessary is for the Local Government Boards to publicly notify the presence of cow-pox immediately after it appears on a farm or dairy. Other diseases are required by law to be reported immediately, but cow-pox is usually investigated two years after the fact. THE REASON WHY IT IS NOT INVESTIGATED IMMEDIATELY IS THAT IT WOULD MEAN THE IMMEDIATE CESSATION OF VACCINATION!"
Medical censorship and the nine lives of Jenner's vaccine
Classic techniques of brainwashing include suppression of history, alteration of truth and perversion of logical analyses. Brainwashers use scare tactics in an attempt to eliminate the opportunity for criticism.
According to Annie Riley Hale in "The Medical Voodoo" (1935), "Books like Creighton's ...works and all the other anti-vaccination literature of the last century are conspicuously absent from medical library shelves in the United States; and those who direct the destinies of public libraries maintained at public expense see to it that the public shall get but one side of the vaccination question by carefully excluding from their Reference catalogues, even so notable a work as Alfred Russel Wallace's Wonderful Century.
"Hence it may be that the average American doctor never heard of the Royal Commission on Vaccination , and doesn't even know that such a body of medical big-wigs ever sat for seven years in England compiling all those bulky reports for the enlightenment of everyone except themselves...For thus the Commissioners proclaimed in their final report in 1896, along with their recommendations, that `repeated penalties should cease to be inflicted'; that `persons imprisoned under the Vaccination Acts should no longer be treated as criminals'; and that `a conscience clause be inserted in the existing law whereby a parent... could exempt his child from the operation of the law.'"
In his grave smiling?
Except for the introduction of a few modern toxic preservatives and adjuvants, there is very little difference between the cowpox vaccine used by Jenner and the one produced by Wyeth (see pages 4-7).
History does have a lot of help repeating itself. No doubt the mass smallpox vaccination program will proceed as planned and will ultimately result in the overturning of mandatory vaccination laws in the U.S. as it did a century ago in England.
But why repeat Jenner's 19th century failure in the 21st century? How many Americans will be maimed and killed by this old/new vaccinia (cow-pox/syphilis) vaccine simply due to a cult-like medical mentality that worships the institutionalized ignorance of the past?
As health officials look for the "pustules" evidencing vaccination efficacy, how many of them will realize that the resultant "scar" is really a permanent syphilitic chancre? What price do we pay as a society for the gross human rights violations we casually accept as mandatory vaccination laws?
Barbara Flynn, MBA, is Founder of Children Having Everybody Really Upset `Bout Shots (CHERUBS)
Note: "James Phipps, the eight-year-old boy initially vaccinated by Jenner in 1796, was re-vaccinated 20 times, and died at the age of 20. Jenner's own son, who was also vaccinated more than once, died at 21. Both succumbed to tuberculosis—a condition that some researchers have linked to the smallpox vaccine." ~Jock Doubleday
Who was Dr. Charles Campbell?
After solving the malaria riddle, this turn-of-the-century Texas physician solved another public health riddle: Smallpox
If Dr. Campbell and his work were common knowledge today, people would view the Bush administration's plan to vaccinate every man, woman and child in America against smallpox as the most medically illogical public health policy since blood letting. History has also conveniently forgotten the work of other men as well. If Dr. Antione Bechamp's discovery that dis-ease causes germs had been embraced over Pasteur's errant conclusion that germs cause disease, ill-health would be remedied holistically today instead of being treated with pharmaceutical drugs. Historians conveniently forget brilliant people whose discoveries empower the individual and, instead, glorify those whose products increase our dependence.
Around 1900, the cause and control of two life-threatening diseases was discovered, each by two distinguished medical doctors. One is famous. His name is in encyclopedias and textbooks. About 60 years ago, a movie heralding his discovery was made and a hospital was named after him.
The other doctor is practically unknown. I know of only one book written about his discovery and that, as far as I know, is out-of-print. In my opinion, his contribution was the more remarkable because he discovered the cause and cure of a disfiguring disease that has plagued mankind for thousands of years.
by Walene James
Walter Reed is the doctor first mentioned and the hospital named after him is the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
In 1900, he headed a commission to investigate the cause of yellow fever, which, along with malaria, was the main obstacle to completing the work on the Panama Canal. He and a medical staff carried on a series of experiments involving several doctors and a number of soldiers who volunteered to be infected by the yellow fever virus. Two died as a result, but the experiments established that the aedes aegypti mosquito transmits yellow fever. Dr. Reed and his team said that the best control was to kill the mosquitoes.
However, isn't it better to eliminate the conditions that create a disease, rather than merely controlling it? In 1904, army surgeon William Crawford Gorgas was sent to Panama and instituted sanitary reforms, cut back the brush and drained the swamps which were mosquito breeding grounds. In two years he eliminated yellow fever from the canal region. Outbreaks of malaria, a disease transmitted by the anopheles mosquito, were also brought under control using Dr. Gorgas' methods.
Charles A.R. Campbell
The second doctor, Charles A.R. Campbell, discovered the cause and cure of smallpox. Through a series of carefully controlled experiments (even using himself as a subject) Dr. Campbell, along with Dr. J. A. Watts, discovered that smallpox was transmitted by an insect, cimex lectularius (Latin for bedbug). Similarly yellow fever and malaria are spread by mosquitoes. They also discovered that the disease was neither contagious nor infectious and that vaccinations did not prevent it. In fact, Dr. Campbell demonstrated from his own patient records that smallpox vaccination showed an 80 percent failure rate.
Even more importantly, Dr. Campbell discovered that the severity of the disease was directly proportional to the general ill health and malnutrition of the patient. He spoke of "scorbutic cachexia" and related it to scurvy, the "disease caused by lack of green food." He said, "the removal of this perversion of nutrition will so mitigate the virulence of this malady as to positively prevent the pitting or pocking of smallpox" (Bacteria, Inc., Cash Asher, Bruce Humphries, Inc., Boston, MA, 1949).
Even though Drs. Campbell and Watts and possibly others tried to publish their findings, their work was ignored. However, it was Dr. Campbell who first called attention to the bedbug as the carrier of smallpox. I might mention that Dr. Campbell was recognized as an outstanding scientist of his generation, even being nominated for the Nobel Prize for his work on the value of bats as mosquito eradicators. Today he is all but forgotten and smallpox is considered a highly contagious and dangerous disease with no known cure.
Why is one doctor honored and the other ignored?
When cimex lectularius was exposed as the carrier of smallpox, the manufacturing of serums had grown into a profitable industry and smallpox vaccinations had become a lucrative part of medical practice. The vaccination of every child had become an established practice. Many states had laws making vaccinations compulsory for school entrance requirements. When the cause and control of yellow fever was discovered, the vaccine for it had not been developed (It was developed in 1937).
Perhaps even more economically threatening was Dr. Campbell's assertion that a change in diet, not drugs or vaccines, could prevent the pocking or pitting of smallpox, even mitigating the severity of the disease.
For your consideration: Economics run organized medicine, not the desire to ameliorate the conditions conducive to human suffering. Is history written by those in power to reinforce their positions? Do you think this brief description of two different outcomes for two discoveries made about the same time is an isolated example?
For further research: Could the nutritional principal discovered by Dr. Campbell be applied to other insect-borne diseases, besides malaria, thus mitigating their severity?
Why were smallpox shots discontinued?
Regardless that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the world "smallpox free" in 1980, it wasn't. And the public health gu rus know it. So why were smallpox shots discontinued in 1977?
By 1978, several scientific reports published in esteemed medical journals were linking the smallpox vaccine to a broad spectrum of increasingly common diseases and disorders. Autism, diabetes, neuromyelitis, other neurological diseases, tuberculosis, chromosome damage and sudden infant death were being scientifically associated with the smallpox vaccine. References to those reports, as published in the world's leading (primarily foreign) medical journals between 1960 and 1978, are available at www.vaclib.org/basic/smallpoxindex.htm) .
So, rather than accept liability for a smallpox vaccine linked to worldwide explosions of seemingly unrelated medical conditions, WHO declared the world free of smallpox after renaming it cowpox and monkey pox—and then attributed the falsely claimed eradication of the disease to vaccination. Is there evidence of animals displaying a pocking disease?
Vaccine damage: American as Raggedy Ann Raggedy Ann was designed by writer/illustrator Johnny Gruelle. His daughter Marcella became feverish, lethargic, stopped eating, stopped playing and lost muscle control after being vaccinated—'a second time —'for smallpox—'in school—'without her parent's knowledge or consent. She died, limp as a rag doll, at age 13. Gruelle then designed a limp, lifeless doll with a cheerful face—'a sad tribute to his daughter who suffered such a painful, untimely, smallpox vaccination-related death in 1920. Washingus machinus americanus was discovered to help prevent the spread of smallpox by the 1950s. Dr. Campbell proved by 1902 that cimex lectularius, the common bedbug, is the carrier of smallpox.
Dr. Rodermund's smallpox experiment
The following is taken from a story written by a Dr. Rodermund and published in a periodical called The Searchlight in 1914. Dr. Rodermund's smallpox experiment was uncovered by CHERUBS' Barbara Flynn as she searched the literary universe for clues revealing the true history of smallpox. The story, available in its entirety at http://www.vaclib.org/news/rodermund.htm , is both delightful to read and supportive of the "theory" that smallpox is not as contagious as commonly believed.
On January 21, 1901, Dr. Rodermund entered the home of a family that had a daughter with smallpox. The father attempted to prevent the doctor from coming inside, stating, "We are not allowed to let anyone enter this house."
Dr. Rodermund was amused and noticed that other family members, including a two-year-old running about the house playing, seemed in perfect health.
Though mother and father were not afraid they or their two-year-old would catch smallpox, they had been told the disease was "very contagious"a belief that Dr. Rodermund did not share.
"I broke open several of the large pustules on her face and arms and took the pus out of them and smeared it all over my face, hands, beard and clothes and at the same time remarked that I would go home to dinner," Dr. Rodermund explained.
The story then recounts all those with whom Dr. Rodermund came in contactfriends, family, patients and, by epidemiological extension, all those with whom they came in contact. "The reader can imagine the state of my mind at that time as none of them had an inkling that I was at that very time covered with smallpox pus," he wrote. Dr. Rodermund added that he would never so willingly and blatantly expose so many people to smallpox had he not been absolutely certain after 15 years of experience with smallpox that believing the disease is contagious "was a foolish superstition."
It wasn't until 46.5 hours later that Dr. Rodermund washed his face and hands.
When he arrived at his office, several reporters were awaiting him because a nosy neighbor had seen him at the smallpox house and the family described for her how he had smeared himself with smallpox pus.
He had little choice but to tell the truth to the reporters. "The newspapers, however, mixed untruth with the truth in such a way as to mislead the public. Among other things they stated that I had personally bragged of what I had done, when they knew I never intended it to become known to the world until the people were ready to consider such revolutionary truths for their own benefit," Dr. Rodermund wrote.
The story prompted Dr. Rodermund to be quarantined to his house which was guarded by a policeman. "The people had been so scared by the health officers, doctors, city officials and the newspapers that some of the policemen said that it was a good thing I was protected by a strong guard, otherwise my life was in danger," a still amused Dr. Rodermund wrote.
The doctor escaped quarantine and traveled to Chicago, Terre Haute and was arrested in Milwaukee and quarantined again.
Dr. Rodermund described the doctors who did everything in their power to blame him for starting a smallpox epidemic as "sanctimonious frauds and deceivers." "Even after I had exposed 30,000 people and rubbed my pus-covered hands over 37 faces, they could find nothing against me," he said.
After being released. Dr. Rodermund offered a $1,000 reward for anyone who can prove that smallpox is contagious. Not one doctor responded.
His conclusion was that doctors knew smallpox was not contagious but would rather profit from the public's irrational smallpox fears and superstitions than tell them the truth.
"Liberating ourselves from the nursery of non-think in which blind belief flourishes is to begin the journey, not only to freedom, but to maturity." ~Walene James
Blankets for Indians
A woman approached CHERUBS Founder Barbara Flynn at a recent presentation and introduced herself as a retired biologist. Preparing for the worst, Barbara recoiled. But the biologist reassured her that she only wanted to thank her for solving an intellectual riddle that had perplexed her since college.
Many remember the story of how Indians contracted smallpox from blankets given to them by Europeans. This woman had carried the image of infected blankets around since she heard the story in her youth. When she became educated in pathology, she could not understand how blankets themselves could spread smallpox. The virus could not stay "alive" in the absence of a "host." It wasn't until many years later, when Barbara described how Dr. Campbell's work proved that smallpox was spread by the bite of the common bedbug, that the riddle was solved.
Now we know that it was impossible for the blankets themselves to have communicated smallpox to the Indians just one more historical inaccuracy associated with this disease.
The blankets would had to have been infested with the bedbugs to expose humans to smallpox.
These photos, courtesy of the CDC, illustrate the damage that today's "smallpox" vaccine can do to our children. One can imagine Jenner's vaccine produced similar results. If the definition of insanity is repeating the same activity over and over expecting a different result, what would we call repeating a British 19th century public health disaster in 21st century America?
History confirms smallpox/bedbug connection
There are very few references to the smallpox/bedbug connection in the medical journals but there are occasional anecdotal references to it in popular literature. Susan Pearce of the Wyoming Vaccination Information Network found the following excerpts in the book, "Red Walls and Homesteads," by Helena Rubottom (1987). Pearce stumbled upon the passage quite by accident. She was reading the book to her elderly mother since the story takes place near Kaycee, Wyoming, where she was born and raised.
Somewhere around this time , we all sickened and Mother knew what was wrong. She had been nursing the neighbors, the Webbers; they were all down in bed and she was sure they had Smallpox. She had carried it home to us, but luckily she had had it as a child and could care for us. Doctors today deplore Folk Medicine, but she gave us Sweet Spirits of Nitre for the fever and baking soda sponges for the itching, and it did help."
[At this time Lee was about four years old and the author, Helena Rubottom, was about six].
"Dr. Blake came down from Buffalo to see us. He was the Health Officer and someone had reported we were all sick; we didn't send for him. We were afraid of him, particularly Lee and me. He talked to Lee gently and coaxed him onto his lap. `Now show me your biggest smallpox sore,' he said.
Lee opened his pajamas and, exposed himself, he sobbed, `See Doc, it's right on the end of my wetter.' Mother was beet red, and started to apologize, but the good doctor waved her away and talked on with Lee, telling him not to scratch and it would be better tomorrow. More laughs."
"Before we could take down the quarantine sign, we had to fumigate according to directions. Dr. Blake left Formaldehyde, which was to be put in a boiler of boiling water and left to boil as long as the fire held. This was some process, but guess what it did to the bedbugs?! They either died or left, for we never saw another one."
Science, common sense make smallpox myths disappear
"We interrupt the current programming to bring you this important news update...there has been a reported case of smallpox in Washington, D.C..."
What would happen next? Pandemonium. The press has done its job over the last several months reinforcing the belief that an epidemic is about to occur, potentially causing millions of deaths. Americans thousands of miles from the nation's capital will demand the smallpox vaccinea vaccine with the highest risk of complications of any vaccine ever manufactured and with a dubious track record for success.
However, because you are informed, you will have a different response. You will not panic. You will turn off the TV. You won't listen to your hysterical neighbors. And more importantly, you won't rush to be vaccinated.
by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO
On June 20, 2002, I attended the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) meeting of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP). The meeting was held to solicit public and professional input prior to the CDC posting its mass smallpox vaccination recommendations.
Though highly respected individuals cautioned against implementing a program of mass vaccination in the event of a biological attack using smallpox, the media made no mention of the historic event. I decided it was imperative to report the content and outcome of this meeting to the general public. After reading this report you will gain a new perspective on smallpox and, hopefully, in the event of an outbreak, you will understand that you have nothing to fear.
Generally accepted "facts"
Nearly every article or news headliner regarding smallpox is designed to instill and continually reinforce fear in the minds of the general public. Apparently the goal is to make everyone demand the vaccine as soon as it is available and/or in the event of an outbreak. A very similar media campaign was developed prior to the release of the Salk polio vaccine in 1955. The polio vaccine had been in development for more than a year prior to its release and was an untested "investigational new drug, " just as the smallpox vaccine will be. The difference is that the potential side effects and complications of the smallpox vaccine are already known. And they are extensive.
Generally accepted "facts" about smallpox include:
1. Smallpox is highly contagious and could spread rapidly, killing millions
2. Smallpox can be spread by casual contact with an infected person
3. The death rate from smallpox is thought to be 30 percent.
4. There is no treatment for smallpox
5. The smallpox vaccine will protect a person from getting the disease
FACTS EXPOSED AS MYTHS:
1. Smallpox is highly contagious
"The infection is spread by droplet contamination. Coughing and sneezing are not generally part of the infection. Smallpox will not spread like wildfire."
~Walter A. Orenstein, M.D., Director of the CDC's National Immunization Program (NIP), CDC meeting June 20-22, 2002
"What do we expect if there was a terrorist introduction [of smallpox]? I would expect a small number of cases...I think airborne spread would be relatively inefficient and I don't think very many cases would occur." ~Dr. Thomas Mack, USC School of Medicine [worked with 121 outbreaks of smallpox in Pakistan during the 1970s], CDC meeting June 20-22, 2002
2. Smallpox is spread by casual contact
"When people develop the smallpox prodrome, they are sick; they will be in bed and not out walking around [this is the most contagious period]...Transmission through bed clothing contamination is extremely rare. The virus is NOT spread in food or water... ~Joel Kuritsky, MD, Director, National Immunization Program and Early Smallpox Response and Planning at the CDC
"Transmission of smallpox occurs only after intense personal contact, defined by the CDC as constant exposure, occurring within 6-7 feet, for a minimum of 6-7 days." ~American Journal of Epidemiology, 1971; 91:316-326 [Given at CDC public forum, June 20-22, 2002, by Dr. Joel Kuritsky]
3. The deathrate from smallpox is 30%
Case fatality rate in adults [during a smallpox outbreaks in Pakistan, India and Africa during the 70s] was "much lower than generally advertised." And the reason for that is that most [statistics] are heavily loaded with [malnourished, poverty-stricken, third-world] children." ~Dr. Tom Mack, CDC public forum, June 20-22, 2002
In 1900, 21,064 smallpox cases were reported, and 894 patients (4.2%) died. ~Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999, April 02, 1999
4. There is no treatment for smallpox
"Well, it appears that the cause of death of smallpox is a `mystery.'" ~Dr. D.A. Henderson, Johns Hopkins Department of Epidemiology (director, World Health Organization global smallpox eradication campaign, 1966-1977), CDC Public Forum, June 20-22, 2002
The 1923 Merck Manual recognized that smallpox is not fatal and that fatalities result from complications of smallpox due to the development of secondary infections such as pneumonia.
Recent research by Dr. Peter Havens, MS, MD, from the Medical College of Wisconsin, postulated that death from smallpox was due to multisystem organ failure, a complication of an untreated acute cytokine (inflammatory) response.
The treatment of choice for severe free-radical stress is high dose intravenous vitamin C. If conventional medicine would recognize the value of this treatment, it would also be forced to realize mass vaccination is simply not necessary.
5. The smallpox vaccine will protect a person from getting the disease
"Neutralizing antibodies are reported to reflect levels of protection, although this has not been validated in the field." ~Journal of the American Medical Association, June 9, 1999, Vol. 281. No. 22
"[T]he [smallpox] vaccine decreased the death rate among those vaccinated by `modifying the disease', not by preventing infection." ~Dr. Harold Margolis, Senior Advisor to the Director for Smallpox Planning and Response, CDC Public Forum, June 20, 2002
Conclusion: Smallpox is not contagious, cannot be easily spread by casual contact, is not itself a fatal disease, can be treated and the vaccine does not protect people from getting the disease.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) lists 65 known biological warfare agents and an infinite number of organisms that can be created through genetic engineering.
If we vaccinate against smallpox (and anthrax), an enemy could easily pick a different microorganism for use.
The mass vaccination mindset
Dr. Mike Lane, former director of the CDC's smallpox eradication program in the 1970s, discussed the concept of "ring" rather than "mass" vaccination to address a biological threat from smallpox. Dr. Lane was adamant that those within the "first ring" would need to be mandatorily vaccinated with 100 percent compliance. The "first ring" includes those who have had immediate, close contact with patients who had confirmed cases of smallpox. During a private conversation at a coffee break, Dr. Lane stated that this was the only way "ring vaccination would work."
When I questioned his definition of 100 percent compliance, he said, "Medical contraindications would not apply...there would be NO exceptions. I would rather vaccinate them and take my chances treating the potential complications. In India, we vaccinated everyone. The only medical contraindication was leprosy, and we sometimes vaccinated them. I'm sure that we killed a few people, but we did the best that we could."
I pressed the issue further by saying, "If the death rate really is 30 percent (which I doubt), doesn't that mean the survival rate is 70 percent? Shouldn't that person have the right to play the odds with his health if he chose to?" His answer was the same: "If the person is exposed, there will be NO exceptions, medical or otherwise. Those people in the first ring regardless of health status MUST be vaccinated."
That means that all people with medical contraindicationsorgan transplants, cancer, HIV, eczema and other skin conditionswould be vaccinated, even if it was against their will and with the use of force, if necessary. He was quite the zealot about it; hopefully, in the event of a smallpox exposure, more reasonable minds will prevail.
The full text of Dr. Tenpenny's 5,000 word review of the CDC's ACIP meeting of June 20, 2002, including references, is available at: www.vaclib.org/news/cdcforum.htm
The British Anti-Vaccination|
Society published this cartoon in 1802 to satirize Edward Jenner and "the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation." The cartoon depicts inoculated people acting like a bunch of animals and developing cow-like appendages. On the wall hangs a picture of the Old Testament story: The worship of the Golden Calf.
Smallpox Vaccinations Versus Nature's Most Powerful Preventative
by Dr. Leonard Horowitz,|
DMD, MA, MPH
People must not put their faith and trust in the Bush administration's smallpox vaccination program.
The vaccine is a reconstituted brew of chemically treated, freeze dried cow pus with antibiotics to kill bacteria. It has been diluted five times from its original questionably effective, admittedly toxic concentrate. It is the height of medical illogic to believe this ancient "immunization," developed by "notorious charlatan" Edward Jenner, would deliver physical salvation from modern strains of smallpox (i.e., variola) that have been "weaponize d" in modern biological warfare research and development facilities.
To our knowledge no studies have been conducted to determine whether or not the new smallpox vaccine safely and effectively protects people from new and unidentified strains of weaponized smallpox. Yet the Bush administration has ordered 500,000 military personnel and 500,000 first responders be vaccinated. This is apparently in preparation for the day when they will be required to help forcibly vaccinate 280 million Americans at the first declaration of an "outbreak."
Meanwhile, a myriad of overlooked details about the history of smallpox vaccination programs, from Jenner's time to the present, smacks of an ongoing and deadly deception.
The Bush administration's rapidly evolving World War IIIa "holy war" against "terrorism"has cast frightened and confused Americans into a microbial abyss. "White collar terrorists," working for pharmaceutical industrialists wedded with the White House, have manipulated the media for manufactured madness. Evidence proves the current smallpox scam was being planned as early as 1999, possibly 1996. (See: Congressional testimony by Bioport's Robert C. Myers, III at www.tetrahedron.org/articles/anthrax/anthrax_espionage .html)
History repeats when you don't learn from it. The successful Anglo-American-facilitated genocide that decimated the native populations of North America in the late 1800s was accomplished by "gifting" Indian refugees with smallpox-carrying, bedbug infested blankets. Modern Americans are now being confronted with a similar "gifting"except that bedbug-infested blankets have been replaced with syringes filled with cowpus cocktail.
As we sow, we reap. This biological irony is best exemplified by the Rockefeller-linked American Type Culture Collection and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shipments of biological weapons, including anthrax and the West Nile Virus, to Iraq during the George H.W. Bush years. Thus, if Saddam Hussein currently has smallpox, as officials contend, it almost certainly came from the Bush family's own benefactors and special interest groups that are poised to make a bloody fortune from the smallpox fright and impending "outbreak."
The Common Sense Solution
The most lethal biological weapon, ebola, kills nine-out-of-ten people within three weeks of infection. Ten percent survive because of the strength of their immune systems, or what microbiologists call "host resistance." Science proves immuno-competence is more powerful than anything else, including the number of germs, such as smallpox, that invade your body, and/or the virulence or strength of each strain.
Mostly, what determines immunity and longevity is your spirituality, connection to the Divine, and actualization of love. Don't believe it? Want proof? Okay, consider this. Most physicians argue it's all about genes. Many say immunity stems from diet and exercise. Others promote good hygiene. Advanced thinkers include all of the above, but here's the rub: Numerous studies of the elderly (i.e., geriatric populations) show that the most common cause of disease and death is none of the above. It is the loss of a spouse. People die most readily of broken hearts. In these most numerous cases, genetics, purity of diet, exercise levels, and good hygiene, are less powerful than the longing to care and share with another person, intimately, in a meaningful way. Love is the fabric that binds two people, and civilization as a whole, together. It is the Divine spiritual expression that protects, restores, and uplifts human life, if not everything in the universe.
You might be inclined to disagree, saying, "But this is smallpox!" Certainly, the majority of people in the world are disinclined to place their full faith into something they can't see, put in the bank, or place in their medicine cabinets. Then again, the majority of people in this world, for some ungodly reason, insist upon defending the political ploys of the world's greatest liars.
The Greatest Preventative and Unrecognized Truth
History reveals that every great plague has been preceded by major sociopolitical upheaval. Wars and dislocated populations give rise to the loss of loved ones, malnutrition and unhygienic conditions. These have caused populations under siege to experience widespread immunological exhaustion and failure. History's large-scale public health tragedies support the statement, "Germs are nothing, the terrain is everything."
In "Healing Celebrations: Miraculous Recoveries Through Ancient Scripture, Natural Medicine and Modern Science" (http://www.healingcelebrations.com), I advance five steps to prepare your "Temple of God" to defend against smallpox and all other plagues. These powerful steps include: 1) detoxification, 2) deacidification, 3) boosting natural immunity holistically, 4) oxygenation, and 5) bioelectrics. Beyond these, I entertain five spiritual steps required to manifest miraculous recoveries from everything from colds to cancer. Now I urge you to consider that love, inspired by faith and trust in those with whom you intimately relate, whether it be a spouse or your Creator, enables and empowers each of the steps for optimal immunity, health, and longevity.
To reinforce this point, can any relationship be loving, lasting, or optimally productive without faith and trust? Consider a marriage between partners who don't trust each other. Where's the love in that? What about business associates who share little or no faith in their contract? Likewise, without faith and trust in your Creator, can this relationship bear any fruits, including love for Him and yourself as a remarkable creation and co-creator? Obviously not.
So, if your immune system primarily reflects your faith, trust, love and spiritual Divinity, or lack thereof, consider this last point: Your immune system is an organization of white blood cell body guards that principally function to distinguish between self and non-self; between elements of your own host cells versus foreign invaders like smallpox. In this way, your immune system operates as a surveillance center working to enforce your truly natural magnificent identity and Divine harmony. Metaphysically and metaphorically, your self-concept, self-image, self-esteem, and self-love, reflect the faith and trust you have in yourself as a Divine creation, and co-creator, inspired for human service.
Therefore, if you are estranged from your true identity and self-recognition; if you see yourself as incapable and unworthy of manifesting miracles, then how can you expect your immune cells to recognize the difference between who you really are and who you are not? It simply can't. In essence, it fails for lack of self-love—a heart sickness that, like the death of a spouse, commonly kills quickly.
Indeed, this truth can set people free of smallpox and every other disease.
About the Author:
Dr. Len Horowitz, is an award winning author and internationally known authority in the overlapping fields of public health, behavioral science, emerging diseases, and bioterrorism. A full catalogue of his books, audios and videotapes can be seen online at www.healingcelebrations.com or obtained by calling 1-888-508-4787.
"And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth, and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them that worshipped his image."
~Revelations 16:1-2, KJV
Our world appears to be on the brink of disaster as governments around the globe grapple with the terror being wrought upon us by chemical/military/pharmaceutical industrialists.
Vaccine-free health care
by Ingri Cassel
We have been led to believe that pathogenic germs and viruses cause disease when the opposite is actually true; pathogenic germs and viruses must have a "dis-eased" medium in order to thrive. The key to dis-ease prevention, as Pasteur's colleague Dr. Antoine Bechamp so clearly showed, is to keep the terrain of the human body healthy. Germs no more cause dis-ease than flies cause garbage.
By taking pharmaceutical drugs to kill germs, reduce a fever and suppress an acute inflammatory response, we have defeated the very purpose of the symptoms of dis-ease—to bring the body back into balance.
Always remember that the symptoms of dis-ease are the body's attempt to remove unhealthy material and restore balance. During a time of sickness we should promote—not suppress—the body's attempts to remove such material.
So what do we do to maintain our health before a planned biological or chemical exposure, and what can we do after the fact? We follow the 5 basic principles of good health. Though we will only outline them here, the principles have been explored at length in my monthly columns which appear in The Idaho Observer (www.idaho-observer.com).
The five principles
1. Detoxify our bodies through periodic colon, liver and kidney cleanses.
2. Hydrate our bodies by drinking plenty of pure water, and avoiding dehydrating beverages such as coffee, alcohol and pop (see www.watercure2.com).
3. Nutritionally support our cells by consuming plenty of organic, alkalinizing, enzyme-rich raw fruits and vegetables. Buy a juicer!
4. Oxygenate our bodies through the use of food grade hydrogen peroxide (see www.landrights.com) and deep breathing exercises.
5. Affirm that we are spiritual beings with a God-given purpose. Connect to our Creator daily through prayer and meditation and improve the quality of our thoughts and actions. In order to realize complete recovery from any illness, clearing our minds of fear and other emotional baggage is essential.
For a fast primer on the true relationship between health and dis-ease, call 1-800-Herb-Doc and order Dr. Schultz's newsletters, books and tapes.
Questions to ponder before vaccination
1. With dozens of biological weapons from which to choose, why would "terrorists" use only smallpox and anthrax?
2. If specific vaccines are developed for specific diseases, how can vaccinia vaccine provide immunity to the variola virus?
3. If government employees mixed cow pus, mercury, latex and live viruses with jelly and served it to your children on a piece of toast, could they be accused of child abuse?
4. Why does government construct public health policy on the advice of those who study disease instead of those who study health?
5. If you were ordered to take the smallpox vaccine, and then gave it to others who don't want it, would you be called a hero or criminal?
6. President Bush claims he took the smallpox vaccine. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said he would decline it. Which man has a better feel for the situation?
7. A lot of conspiracy-minded people are talking about the smallpox vaccine carrying a "Mark-of-the-Beast-like" identification and surveillance chip. HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson did say he bought a smallpox vaccine with "every American's name on it." Do you think he was talking about injecting us with a new medical biochip?
8. If 30 percent of healthy college students experienced adverse reactions to the smallpox vaccine in recent clinical trials, what percentage of young children and older adults with health problems will experience adverse reactions?
9. If the vaccine is still undergoing clinical trials, it is still an experimental vaccine. Do people have the right to refuse to participate in medical experimentation? Is the U.S. government using Americans for chemical and biological weapons testing?
10. If mass vaccination is in the best interest of the public, why are public health officials hiding mass vaccination plans from the public?
11. Gandhi, George Bernard Shaw, Voltaire, Mark Twain, Henry Ford , Thomas Edison, and numerous other physicians and scientists throughout history were outspoken opponents of vaccination. Do you think those people understood or misunderstood the vaccine issue?
12. When we ignore several biblical admonitions against mixing our blood with the blood of animals, do we incur the wrath of God?
13. Hippocrates said, " As in the blood, so is the manhe is just as weak, just as strong." Do you agree?
14. If our blood is the medium within which our cells are bathed from birth to death, can we expect the addition of toxic materials from vaccines to improve our health and provide resistance to disease in the short term? How about the long term?
15. If government can order your submission to dangerous and experimental medical procedures, does it "own" you?
Clinical trials, flow charts prove smallpox shots will be mandatory, deadly
According to MSNBC, The Washington Post and The Washington Times, some 30 percent of healthy college students who have volunteered to participate in recent vaccinia vaccine clinical trials are experiencing adverse reactions. The reactions are ranging from itchiness at the injection site to general achiness and high fevers for which antibiotics are being prescribed to prevent secondary infections such as pneumonia.
The volume of adverse reactions in healthy young adults is a strong indication Dr. Philip Russell's premonition that tens of thousands of Americans will die from the smallpox vaccine (see page 1) will prove to be accurate.
President Bush announced Dec. 12, 2002, that the vaccine will be "voluntary." However, it's not voluntary for some 10 million military personnel, police, medical professionals and first responders. "Non-voluntary" categories are expanding. We are now seeing official smallpox clinic working documents outlining security measures that will be in place at vaccination clinics. High school gymnasium-turned vaccination clinics will also have "armed" staff on hand to make sure people fall in line and take their medicine.
The "voluntary" nature of the vaccine will last only until the CDC finds its first case of smallpox and declares an emergency. Once an emergency is declared medical martial law goes into effect and plans are in place to vaccinate the nation. Make no mistake; you will be ordered to get vaccinated at that time.
Smallpox Pandemic Planned: Are You Ready?
The following has been taken verbatim from a flyer being circulated by Vaccination Liberation. The flyer is part of a campaign to alert Americans of the looming public health disaster accompanying mass smallpox vaccination.
VacLib can be contacted at http://www.vaclib.org. You can access the website and help save your community, friends and family from the cowpox pandemic being planned for America.
by Vaccination Liberation
Your state and local health officials, on orders from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are now making plans to give the people of our state smallpoxvaccinations.This is the same CDC that sent Saddam Hussein deadly bio-warfare agentsincluding anthrax germsin the 1980s, according to congressional records and media reports.
In November 2002, Congress passed the infamous Homeland Security Act, authorizing the federal government to make vaccinations MANDATORY.
If "Intere$ted Partie$" can produce ONE CASE of smallpox anywhere in the U.S.,the CDC will ship the smallpox vaccine to your area. Then public announcements will instruct citizens to report to mass vaccination clinics.
CDC officials admit that smallpox is NOT explosively contagious. Transmission generally requires seven days of close contact with a person who is obviously ill withfever and rash. Because of the slow transmission rate, smallpox would NOT make a successful bio-terrorist weapon. By contrast, a government sponsored mass vaccination program guarantees a nationwide smallpox epidemic because a live virus will be implanted in millions of people, who will then be infectious to others for up to 21 days after vaccination.
Federal officials and medical experts admit that no one knows for sure if the vaccinia smallpox vaccine really creates immunity to the variola smallpox virus.
Government experts admit that mass vaccination may cause thousands of deaths and millions of serious adverse reactions, which include: Progressive vaccinia (victims die after the vaccine virus eats away flesh, bone and gut); brain damaging encephalitis, paralysis, smallpox sores all over the body, scarring and blindness (if the scab virus enters the eyes).
People with weak immune systems are at high risk for serious complications from smallpox vaccine.CDC's official list of persons at high risk includes:
*Children under 18, especially infants, due to high risk of brain inflammation
*Pregnant women (an infected fetus can be either stillborn or die at birth)
*Millions of people with eczema or other acute skin conditions
*Those who are immuno-suppressed from cancer, AIDS, herpes, chronic
fatigue, MS, diabetes and organ transplants
*Those allergic to vaccine chemicals and antibiotics
Because the smallpox vaccine is so dangerous, leading medical organizations recommend against universal smallpox vaccination. These include:The American Medical Association, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Both old and new smallpox vaccines are experimental. The outdated Wyeth (Dryvax) and Aventis stocks dredged up by the CDC were made decades ago, using obsolete techniques and diseased cow (mad cow?) lymph. The new vaccines, to be made from human fetal tissue or monkey serum, will be recombinant at a time when many scientists believe that genetically engineered vaccines may be responsible for our nationwide epidemic of auto-immune and neurological conditions including autism, diabetes, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and MS-like illnesses.
Commercial vaccines are often contaminated with cancer viruses, bacteria and mycoplasma which escape the filtering process. For example, the cancer-causing Simian Virus 40, which contaminated early polio vaccines 40 years ago, is now being found in bone and brain tumors, as well as Hodgkin's Disease. Although dozens of recent studies reveal equally serious contamination of modern vaccines, the CDC admits that there is no funding available for determining which vaccines are contaminated. Especially worrisome are reports that the European consortium manufacturing the new smallpox vaccine knowingly sold AIDS-tainted blood products to hemophiliacs in the 1980s.
A mass smallpox campaign could prove as disastrous as the government's recent anthrax vaccine disaster.Dr. Garth Nicolson, a world-renown cancer researcher and Nobel Prize nominee, told Congress in 2002 that contaminated anthrax vaccines administered to Armed Forces personnel are partially responsible for debilitating chronic illnesses now suffered by tens of thousands of them.Dr. Nicolson confirms that commercial vaccines are often contaminated withmycoplasma, causing symptoms associated with Gulf War Syndrome. When Dr. Nicolson examined the mycoplasma infecting sick Gulf War vets,he discovered that some strains had been genetically engineered with a portion of the HIV virus! Apparently this HIV-implanted mycoplasma was placed in Department of Defense vaccines for experimental purposes.
Who will compensate those who develop chronic illness, or the families of those who die from the smallpox vaccine?Under provisions of the Homeland Security Act, technicians who administer the smallpox vaccine are protected from liability. Only one in four vaccine-damaged children is compensated by the federal government's vaccine compensation program. AndDr. Nicolson told Congress that sick Gulf War vets are still waiting for adequate medical and financial compensation for their illnesses.
For additional documentation, go to: www.vaclib.org/basic/smallpoxindex.htm
YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT!
Vaccination: It isn't just about smallpox
Webster's Dictionary gives the following as the 5th definition of the word cult: "[a] system for the cure of disease based on the dogma, tenets, or principles set forth by its promulgator to the exclusion of scientific experience or demonstration."
Those who believe that injecting live and dead viruses, animal DNA and toxic chemicals into the body creates immunity to disease are, by definition, members of a cult. By extension, those who promote and administer these substances are the high priests and priestesses of this cult. Regardless of what we have been conditioned to believe, there is no proof that vaccines prevent the spread of disease. There is, however, centuries of proof that vaccines cause the spread of disease. As for the safety issue, look around and understand that the common denominator for epidemics of cancers, developmental/behavioral/sociopathic disorders, chronic and imunosuppressive diseases is vaccination.
Vaccines do not prevent disease and they are not safe. To the contrary, they spread disease and create new diseases. And now the high priests of the vaccination cult are contemplating a campaign to put a pox upon the land by inoculating every man, woman and child in America with their cow pus cocktail. We have to stop them.
The following books and websites will aid your efforts to save those closest to you from being sacrificed on the altar to the gods of medical experimentation:
1. "Pasteur Exposed: The False Foundations of Modern Medicine," by Ethel Douglas Hume
2. "Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality: The Medical Assault on the American Brain," by Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D.
3. "Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?" by Neil Z. Miller
4. "Immunization: The Reality Behind the Myth," Walene James
5. "DPT: A Shot in the Dark" by Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D. and Barbara Loe Fisher
6. "Vaccination and Immunization: Dangers, Delusions and Alternatives," by Leon Chaitow
7. "The Sanctity of Human Blood: Vaccination is Not Immunization," by Tim O'Shea, D.C.
8. "Vaccination: 100 Years of Orthodox Research shows that Vaccines Represent a Medical Assault on the Immune System," by Viera Scheibner, Ph.D.
9. "What Every Parent Should Know About Childhood Immunization," by Jamie Murphy
10. "Immunization: History, Ethics, Law and Health," by Catherine J.M. Diodati
11. www.vaclib.org (www.vaclib.org/basic/smallpoxindex.htm)
The five sites above could keep a person busy reading for quite some time. Since the topic of vaccination is so huge, most people will zero in on a specific area of interest. Each site can be mined for links that will lead you to a comprehensive understanding of your particular area of investigation. You will be amazed to discover that books, magazine articles and reports published in esteemed science and medical journals have been pointing out the medical illogic of vaccination for 200 years. Good luck.
What Can I Do?
*demand a copy of your state's "smallpox plan"
*submit a "letter to the editor"
*call into radio talk shows
*print out flyers for mass distribution
*post flyers on bulletin boards and share them with store clerks, friends and neighbors: encourage them to also duplicate and distribute
*write or call your health district director with pertinent questions (sample letters at www.vaclib.org/news/healthdept.htm)
*purchase 100 copies of Smallpox Alert! for distribution (see page 3 for ordering details)
The birth of Smallpox Alert!
Since Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson declared in October, 2001, that he was going to personally make sure a smallpox vaccine with every American's name on it would soon be available, Vaccination Liberation, The Idaho Observer newspaper and a handful of brilliant researchers began studying smallpox as a public health concern. We have learned much about "the pox" and its long and interesting public health history. So much, in fact, that we can say with absolute certainty that the mass vaccination campaign being planned by top public health authorities is 180 degrees off the beam. The CDC's own literature shows how a mass vaccination effort against smallpox will likely produce a public health disaster of cataclysmic proportions.
As our theory of a vaccine-induced pandemic accumulated scientific and anecdotal support, the CDC's dream of a nationwide vaccination administration machine was getting closer and closer to being a militarily-enforced reality.
Pro-mass vaccination articles began appearing regularly in newspapers and magazines last summer. On Sept. 22, 2002, the CDC released a 49-page report to the 50 state health departments that outlined how they can vaccinate up to a million people in 10 days. State and local health districts were expected to forward their community mass vaccination plans to the CDC by Nov. 22.
Our local public health district director would not answer adequately our respectfully submitted questions, nor would she let us review the "confidential" plan submitted to the CDC. Though the state plan is allegedly available we have yet to see it. "Why would public health plans be confidential?" we wondered.
Then, beginning Dec. 1, 2002, three different people informed us that police had told them citizens will be arrested as a public health risk if they refuse the smallpox vaccine.
That was the final straw. Several of us met Dec. 3, 2002, to design a flyer that would be circulated to stop this medically illogical insanity. We decided, in addition, to publish an eight-page Smallpox Alert!
So, here we are. Sound the Smallpox Alert! Help us to stop the government from perpetrating a discompassionate and misguided crime against your children, your family members, friends and countrymen. (DWH, ILC, et al)
Pro-vaccinators argue that vaccination is solely responsible for the decline of certain diseases. The chart above shows that incidence of five diseases were on the way out before vaccinations were routinely administered. The truth is that improved public sanitation and year-round access to fresh produce brought about by the advent of refrigeration and motorized transportation -not vaccines- were responsible for the reduction of incidence of disease. Source Article www.healthsentinel.com Individual Graphs (Australia)
Individual -Full Sized Graphs-
From: Vaccination, A Parents Dilema, Greg Beattle, c 1997, Oracle Press, Queensland, Australia, p. 36-57
The following verbatim excerpts of the package insert for Wyeth 's Dryvax® has been provided because they contain extremely revealing information and few vaccine recipients know they even exist. Now that we know smallpox (variola) is not fatal and mass smallpox (vaccinia) vaccination has a 200-year history of failure, it is important to read the smallpox vaccine package insert. The manufacturer admits severe complications (including death) have resulted from the administration of their vaccine. Are you willing to take it hoping it will not kill or maim youeven though smallpox is not necessarily a fatal disease and there is no guarantee the vaccine will provide immunity from smallpox?
Dried, Calf Lymph Type
Dried Smallpox Vaccine
DO NOT INJECT INTRAMUSCULARLY (IM), INTRAVENOUSLY (IV), or SUBCUTANEOUSLY (SC). FOR CONVENTIONAL SMALLPOX VACCINATION (SCARIFICATION) ONLY.
Smallpox Vaccine, Dried, Calf Lymph Type, Dryvax®, is a live-virus preparation of vaccinia virus prepared from calf lymph. The calf lymph is purified, concentrated, and dried by lyophilization. During processing, polymyxin B sulfate, dihydrostreptomycin sulfate, chlortetracycline hydrochloride, and neomycin sulfate are added, and trace amounts of these antibiotics may be present in the final product. The reconstituted vaccine has been shown by appropriate test methods to contain not more than 200 viable bacterial organisms per mL.
The diluent for Dryvax® contains 50% glycerin, and 0.25% phenol in Sterile Water for Injection, USP.
The reconstituted vaccine, which contains approximately 100 million infectious vaccinia viruses per mL, is intended only for multiple-puncture use, ie, administration of the vaccine into the superficial layers of the skin using a bifurcated needle.
Introduction of potent smallpox vaccine containing infectious vaccinia viruses into the superficial layers of the skin results in viral multiplication, immunity, and cellular hypersensitivity. With the primary vaccination, a papule appears at the site of vaccination on about the 2nd to 5th day. This becomes a vesicle on the 5th or 6th day, which becomes pustular, umbilicated, and surrounded by erythema and induration. The maximal area of erythema is attained between the 8th and 12th day following vaccination (usually the 10th). The erythema and swelling then subside, and a crust forms which comes off about the 14th to 21st day. At the height of the primary reaction known as the Jennerian response, there is usually regional lymphadenopathy and there may be systemic manifestations of fever and malaise.
Primary vaccination with product at a potency of 100 million pock-forming units (pfu)/mL elicits a 97% response rate by both major reaction (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, Interpretation of Responses: Major Reaction) and neutralizing antibody response in children.1,2 Immunity wanes after several years, and an allergic sensitization to viral proteins can
persist. This allergy is manifested by the appearance of a papule and a small area of redness appearing within the first 24 hours after revaccination; this may be the maximum reaction but not infrequently vesicles appear in 24 to 48 hours with ultimate scabbing. The peak of this type of reaction is passed within three days following the application of fully potent vaccine with an antibody rise occurring in roughly half of those who exhibit such a reaction. As immunity wanes, revaccination with potent vaccine elicits this allergic response followed by the changes produced by propagating virus. The lesion may then go through the same course as the primary vaccination or may exhibit an accelerated development of the lesion and its attendant erythema. Viral propagation is assumed to have occurred (and an immune response evoked) when the greatest area of skin involvement (erythema) occurs after the third day following revaccination. Revaccination is considered successful if a vesicular or pustular lesion is present or an area of definite palpable induration or congestion surrounding a central lesion, which may be a scar or ulcer, is present on examination 6-8 days after revaccination.3
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Smallpox vaccine is indicated for active immunization against smallpox disease. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends vaccination of laboratory workers who directly handle a) cultures or b) animals contaminated or infected with non-highly attenuated vaccinia virus, recombinant vaccinia viruses derived from non-highly attenuated vaccinia strains, or other Orthopoxviruses that infect humans (eg, monkeypox, cowpox, vaccinia and variola).2 The ACIP also recommends that vaccination can be considered for healthcare workers who have contact with clinical specimens, contaminated materials (eg, dressings), or patients receiving vaccinia or recombinant vaccinia viruses. Laboratory and other healthcare personnel who work with highly-attenuated poxvirus strains such as modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA), NYVAC (derived from the Copenhagen vaccinia strain), ALVAC (derived from canarypox virus), and TROVAC (derived from fowlpox virus) do not require routine vaccination.2 For those in the above special-risk categories, revaccination is recommended at appropriate intervals (every ten years).2 The Armed Forces continue to recommend use of smallpox vaccine for certain categories of personnel. See the most recent issue of Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis, Departments of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and Transportation (Army Regulation 40-562, BUMEDINST 6230.15, Air Force Joint Instruction 48-110, CG COMDTINST M6230.4E)4 and Department of Defense Directive 6205.35 for current recommendations concerning use. The judicious use of smallpox vaccine has been reported to have eradicated smallpox. At the World Health Assembly in May 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the world free of (naturally occurring) smallpox.6 As with any vaccine, smallpox vaccine may not protect all individuals receiving the vaccine.
Use of Smallpox Vaccine in Response to Bioterrorism:
Recommendations for use of smallpox vaccine in response to bioterrorism are periodically updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the most recent recommendations can be found at http://www.cdc.gov.
Contraindications for Routine Non-Emergency Vaccine Use Primary vaccination AND revaccination with smallpox vaccine are contraindicated:
For any individuals who are allergic to any component of the vaccine, including polymyxin B sulfate, dihydrostreptomycin sulfate, chlortetracycline hydrochloride, and neomycin sulfate. Infants <12 months of age. The ACIP advises against non-emergency use of smallpox vaccine in children <18 years of age.2 For individuals of any age with eczema or past history of eczema or for those whose household contacts have eczema, other acute, chronic, or exfoliative skin conditions, (eg, atopic dermatitis, wounds, burns, impetigo, or Varicella zoster) and for siblings or other household contacts of such individuals.2 For persons of any age receiving therapy with systemic corticosteroids at certain doses (eg, >2 mg/kg body weight or >20 mg/day of prednisone for >2 weeks),2 or immunosuppressive drugs (eg, alkylating agents, antimetabolites), or radiation. Household contacts of such persons should not be vaccinated.
For individuals with congenital or acquired deficiencies of the immune system, including individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Household contacts of such persons should not be vaccinated.
For individuals with immunosuppression (eg, leukemia, lymphomas of any type, generalized malignancy, solid organ transplantation, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, cellular or humoral immunity disorders, agammaglobulinemia, or other malignant neoplasms affecting the bone marrow or lymphatic systems), or household contacts of such individuals.2 During pregnancy, suspected pregnancy, or to household contacts of pregnant women.
Contraindications for Smallpox Emergency
There are no absolute contraindications regarding vaccination of a person with a high-risk exposure to smallpox.2 Persons at greatest risk for experiencing serious vaccination complications are often those at greatest
risk for death from smallpox. If a relative contraindication to vaccination exists, the risk for experiencing serious vaccination complications must be weighed against the risks for experiencing a potentially fatal smallpox infection.2
The vial stopper contains dry natural rubber that may cause hypersensitivity reactions when handled by, or when the product is administered to, persons with known or possible latex sensitivity. After completion of the multiple-puncture vaccination, blot off any vaccine remaining on skin at vaccination site with clean, dry gauze or cotton.
The vaccine vial, its stopper, the needle to release the vacuum, the diluent syringe, the vented needle used for reconstitution, the bifurcated needle used for administration, and any gauze or cotton that came in contact with the vaccine should be burned, boiled, or autoclaved before disposal.
Individuals susceptible to adverse effects of vaccinia virus, eg, those with eczema, immunodeficiency states, including HIV infection, should be identified and measures taken to avoid contact with persons with active vaccination lesions. Contact spread of vaccinia from recently vaccinated military personnel has been reported7,8 (see ADVERSE REACTIONS).
Prevention of contact transmission of vaccinia
Vaccinia virus may be cultured from the site of primary vaccination beginning at the time of development of a papule (2 to 5 days after vaccination) until the scab separates from the skin lesion (14 to 21 days after vaccination). During this time, care must be taken to prevent spread of the virus to another area of the body or to another person. The vaccination site may be left uncovered or can be covered with a porous bandage, such as gauze, until the scab has separated and the underlying skin has healed. An occlusive bandage should not be routinely used. If a bandage is used to cover the vaccination site, it should be changed frequently (ie, every 1-2 days) to prevent maceration of the vaccination site secondary to fluid accumulation. No salves or ointments should be used on the vaccination site. Contaminated bandages should be placed in sealed plastic bags before disposal in the trash. Clothing or other cloth materials that have had contact with the site can be decontaminated with routine laundering in hot water with bleach.2 The vaccination site should be kept dry, although normal bathing can continue.2 Recently vaccinated healthcare workers should avoid contact with patients, particularly those with immunodeficiencies, until the scab has separated from the skin at the vaccination site. However, if continued contact with patients is essential and unavoidable, they may continue to have contact with patients, including those with immunodeficiencies, as long as the vaccination site is well covered and good hand-washing technique is maintained by the vaccinee. In this setting, a more occlusive dressing may be required. Semipermeable polyurethane dressings (eg, Opsite®) are effective barriers to vaccinia and recombinant vaccinia viruses. However, exudate may accumulate beneath the dressing, and care must be taken to prevent viral contamination when the dressing is removed. In addition, accumulation of fluid beneath the dressing may increase the maceration of the vaccination site. Accumulation of exudate may be decreased by first covering the vaccination with dry gauze, then applying the dressing over the gauze. The dressing should also be changed at least once a day. The most important measure to prevent inadvertent implantation and contact transmission from vaccinia vaccination is thorough hand washing after changing the bandage or after any other contact with the vaccination site.
Simultaneous administration with other live-virus vaccines
There are no data evaluating the simultaneous administration of smallpox vaccine with other live-virus vaccines.
Pregnancy Category C
Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with smallpox vaccine. Smallpox vaccine should not be given to pregnant women in routine, non-emergency conditions. For emergency conditions, see CONTRAINDICATIONS - Contraindications for Smallpox Emergency and INDICATIONS AND USAGE - Use of Smallpox Vaccine in Response to Bioterrorism. On rare occasions, almost always after primary vaccination, vaccinia virus has been reported to cause fetal infection. Fetal vaccinia usually results in stillbirth or death of the infant shortly after delivery. Vaccinia vaccine is not known to cause congenital malformations.2
It is not known whether vaccine antigens or antibodies are excreted in human milk. This vaccine is not recommended for use in a nursing mother in non-emergency conditions. For use in emergency conditions, see CONTRAINDICATIONS - Contraindications for Smallpox Emergency.
Before the eradication of smallpox disease, smallpox vaccination was administered routinely during childhood. The vaccine is considered safe and effective in children. However, smallpox vaccine is not recommended for use in non-emergency situations and is contraindicated for infants <12 months in non-emergency situations.
There are no published data to support the use of this vaccine in geriatric populations. This vaccine is not recommended for use in geriatric populations in non-emergency conditions. For use in emergency conditions, see CONTRAINDICATION- Contraindications for Smallpox Emergency.
A fever is common after vaccinia vaccination is administered. Up to 70% of children have one or more days of temperature >100° from 4 to 14 days after primary vaccination, and 15% to 20% have temperatures of >102°. After revaccination, 35% of children develop temperatures of >100°, and 5% have temperatures of >102°. Fever is less common in adults than children after vaccination or revaccination.2
Generalized rashes (erythematous, urticarial, nonspecific) and secondary pyogenic infections at the site of vaccine applications may occur. Rarely bullous erythema multiforme (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) occurs.2
Inadvertent inoculation at other sites is the most frequent complication of vaccinia vaccination, usually resulting from autoinoculation of the vaccine virus transferred from the site of vaccination. The most common sites involved are the face, eyelid, nose, mouth, genitalia, and rectum. Accidental infection (autoinoculation) of the eye may result in blindness. Generalized vaccinia among persons without underlying illnesses is characterized by a vesicular rash of varying extent. The rash is generally self-limited and requires little or no therapy except among patients whose conditions appear to be toxic or who have serious underlying illnesses.2 Contact spread of vaccinia from recently vaccinated military personnel has been reported (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).7,8,9
More severe complications that may follow either primary vaccination or revaccination include: postvaccinial encephalitis, encephalomyelitis, encephalopathy, progressive vaccinia (vaccinia necrosum), and eczema vaccinatum. Such complications may result in severe disability, permanent neurological sequelae, and/or death.10,11 Although a rare event, approximately 1 death per million primary vaccinations and 1 death per 4 million revaccinations have occurred after vaccinia vaccination. Death is most often the result of postvaccinial encephalitis or progressive vaccinia.2, 12 Death has also been reported in unvaccinated contacts of individuals who have been vaccinated.12
The risk of complications associated with revaccination is low. Complications have occurred, especially in patients with underlying diseases or in patients receiving therapy which impairs immunologic competence, or in subjects who have not been vaccinated for many years. Subjects who have not been vaccinated for many years may respond as primary vaccinees as regards both the local and systemic reaction to vaccine administration and risk of occurrence of the above-mentioned serious complications.2 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected complications of vaccinia (smallpox) vaccination. Vaccinia Immune Globulin (VIG) is indicated for certain complications of smallpox vaccination. Several antiviral compounds have been shown to have activity against vaccinia virus or other orthopoxviruses in vitro and in animal models. However, insufficient information exists on which to base recommendations for any antiviral compound to treat postvaccination complications or Orthopoxvirus infections, including smallpox.2 If VIG is needed or additional information is required, physicians should contact the CDC at (404) 639-3670, Monday through Friday 8AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time; at other times call (404) 639-2888. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has established the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to accept all reports of suspected adverse events of any vaccine. The VAERS toll-free number for VAERS forms and information is (800-822-7967).
Interpretation of Responses:
The vaccination site should be inspected 6 to 8 days after vaccination. Two types of responses have been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Smallpox.3 They are: 1) major reaction, indicating that virus replication has taken place and vaccination was successful; or 2) equivocal reaction, indicating a possible consequence of immunity capable of suppressing viral multiplication or allergic reactions to an inactive vaccine with production of immunity.
Major reaction is defined as a vesicular or pustular lesion or an area of definite palpable induration or congestion surrounding a central lesion that might be a crust or an ulcer. The inoculation site becomes reddened and pruritic 3-4 days after vaccination. A vesicle surrounded by a red areola then forms, which becomes umbilicated and then pustular the 7th to 11th day after vaccination, and the pustule begins to dry, the redness subsides, and the lesion usually becomes crusted between the 14th and 21st days. By the end of approximately the third week, the scab falls off, leaving a permanent scar, which at first is pink in color but eventually becomes flesh-colored (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY).2 Primary vaccination may be accompanied by fever, regional lymphadenopathy, and malaise persisting for a few days.
Revaccination is considered successful if a vesicular or pustular lesion is present or an area of definite palpable induration or congestion surrounding a central lesion, which may be a scar or ulcer, is present on examination 6-8 days after revaccination.3 Major reactions, especially when there has been an interval of many years since the last successful vaccination, may be accompanied by fever, regional lymphadenopathy, and malaise persisting for a few days.
Equivocal reactions are defined as all responses other than major reactions.3 If an equivocal reaction is observed, vaccination procedures should be checked and vaccination repeated with vaccine from another vial or vaccine lot, if available. If a repeat vaccination by using vaccine from another vial or vaccine lot fails to produce a major reaction, healthcare providers should consult CDC or their state or local health department before giving another vaccination.2
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