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Biowarfare: CDC Issues Plan for Mass Smallpox Vaccinations
Questions Raised on MEHPA and Microbiologist Deaths

by Joe Taglieri and Michael C. Ruppert
From The Wilderness -
24 September 2002

Sept. 24, 2002, 19:00 PDT (FTW) - Federal officials today released a plan instructing states to deliver smallpox vaccinations should an outbreak occur due to a terrorist attack.

The plan details how states can inoculate up to one million people in 10 days after confirming only a single smallpox infection in the entire nation. Medical professionals, academics and state health officials have expressed doubts about the effectiveness, timing and costs of the plan issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Len Horowitz, a healthcare researcher who recently authored a book on deadly viruses, noted the possibility of the Bush Administration using a biological attack to further an agenda of suppressing civil liberties.

"This is standard Machiavellian theory in practice," said Horowitz. "These political and public health problems are created to effect outcomes that have been prepared for in advance and are consistent with economic, political and ideological orientations consistent with population control, better known as genocide. In summary, it is managed chaos and very deadly." According to press reports, the CDC's plan does not specifically say what kind of attack would warrant a nationwide vaccination program, nor does it specify who would issue the decision to begin one.

The CDC's vaccination guide also neglects to address the "vexing and politically delicate issue" of whether to vaccinate emergency personnel or public health workers, the New York Times reported. Health and human services secretary Tommy G. Thompson expects a decision from the White House on this by the end of September.

According to the Washington Post, the number of medical personnel to be vaccinated ranges from 20,000, as recommended by one CDC advisory panel, to another proposal's call for 500,000.

The plan does specify 75 million doses of the vaccine in the U.S. stockpile are to be delivered in one day and 280 million doses within one week.

It also provides guidelines for maintaining security and order at clinics in the event of an unruly, panic-stricken crowd, and advises on location and transportation issues. Busses or subways might transport people to shopping malls or sports arenas for vaccination, according to the CDC guide.



FTW's reporting on the mysterious post-9-11 deaths of 15 microbiologists, some of whom have done research on infectious diseases, has drawn the attention of and sometimes questionable rebuttals by major publications in the U.S. and Canada. The New York Times last month expended 7,800 words in an effort to explain away these recent deaths as coincidence.

However, the announcement of the government's ambiguously worded plan for voluntary smallpox inoculations provides more reason to question government motives in its support of the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA). MEHPA has now been passed in 14 states, according to The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). [See FTW's previous reporting on this topic at]

MEHPA makes it a criminal offense to refuse a state-ordered vaccination or medical procedure. In some states where it has already become law, refusing a compulsory vaccination is a felony. States have some leeway in determining the severity of the penalties, but in all cases the act permits the immediate confiscation and/or destruction of any private property without any procedural review in the event of a health emergency. The act made its debut last year after research at Johns Hopkins and authorship by a Georgetown University law professor. It is strongly supported by the Department of Health and Human Services, which doles out federal funds for state medical assistance programs.

MEHPA has been passed in Utah, South Dakota, Louisiana, Minnesota, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Delaware, South Carolina, Arizona and Hawaii. The legislation has been introduced in California, Nevada, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina.



The recent, rapid spread of the West Nile Virus has raised concerns from health researchers that the virus might be either a test model for the spread of a disease agent, or a psychological preparation to condition the populace to be more receptive of state-mandated vaccinations. reported today that a letter sent in 1995 by President Clinton's CDC director listed West Nile Virus as "one of nearly two-dozen forms of viruses, retroviruses, bacteria and fungi provided by the U.S. to Iraq in the 1980s."

Earlier this month, Sen. Patrick Leahy described as "credible" reports that outbreaks in the U.S. of West Nile were an act of bioterror, and he suggested the attack's purpose was to test the nation's defenses against a biological attack.



There is an abundance of credible information to justify concern about the impact of recent government actions on civil liberties and the overall health of the population. Smallpox vaccinations contain significant risks for illness or death for people with certain skin or immune system disorders, cancer patients, pregnant women, and babies under a year old. The New York Times reported that millions of Americans have health disorders which put them at risk should they need or be required to have a smallpox vaccination.

On June 12, President Bush signed the $4.6 billion Bioterrorism Response Act of 2002, which has allocated billions of dollars to major pharmaceutical companies for rapid development of new vaccines. This, despite the fact that since 9-11 a number of press sources have reported that the U.S. government has already acquired some 300 million doses of smallpox vaccine. The U.S. population is currently 288 million.

Last spring the FDA eliminated standard requirements that new vaccines be tested on humans for efficacy prior to use in the general population.

Also this year the federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it was legal to forcibly drug an un-convicted criminal suspect who has not been convicted even if the suspect had not exhibited violent behavior.

Today's smallpox vaccine announcement combined with MEHPA demonstrates that the U.S. government, through the state agencies dependent upon federal funding, will soon be in the position to compel Americans to take vaccines that might not work and pose a significant health risk. The government will also be able to impose legal punishment on those who refuse vaccinations.

According to the White House's proposal for a Department of Homeland Security, the federal government is also asking for technologies to determine via "non invasive" measures whether or not members of the population have received appropriate vaccinations.


© From The Wilderness, 2002

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