Whoa! What are they thinking? As I recall, this vaccine hasn't been the best of luck for all adults who have been shot with it. Let alone young
children now? Just where do they see this boogeyman of an Anthrax attack coming from anyway?
(Reuters) - A presidential ethics panel has opened the door to testing an anthrax vaccine on children as young as infants, bringing an angry
response from critics who say the children would be guinea pigs in a study that would never help them and might harm them. Source
The report, however, released on Tuesday by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, said researchers would have to overcome
numerous hurdles before launching an anthrax-vaccine trial in children. It now goes to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who
will decide whether to take the steps the commission
As the story indicates, the approval is tentative and they have a good distance to go on this before actually injecting a child with it. Still, I fail
to see the point or need.
Just last night I was reading elsewhere that the CDC and WHO were in a real state of anxiety over the fact the drug companies have determined there
isn't enough profit in merely a couple hundred a month they can charge patients to a new antibiotic vs. cancer drugs at 30-60 thousand dollars per
period a drug is administered (per month as they figure I was looking at for both numbers).
Perhaps..instead of new junk to inject kids with to protect against something the only verified attack sourced out of a U.S. Government lab for, they
can work on life saving drugs?
I really don't worry about Anthrax..but I *DO* worry about multiple drug resistant infections. Two of my own family have suffered different levels of
amputation as a direct result of bugs of this nature over the past 3 years.
Priorities...We NEED priorities here. Defending against ghosts and boogeymen is a priority I think we've all had about enough of, haven't we?