Chimps Humane Consideration vs Children’s Rights

January 23, 2013

 23 Jan (AHRP) – Contrast the government’s humane consideration for chimpanzees with an unconscionable disregard for children’s human rights!  “Use of Chimpanzees in NIH-Supported Research,” a report issued by the National Institutes of Health recommends permanently retiring all 451 chimpanzees owned or supported by the NIH from further research.  The chimps are to be moved to retirement sanctuaries.   

 A morally  indefensible  proposal by Kathleen Sibelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services–to Test the SAFETY and EFFICACY of the ANTHRAX VACCINE IN CHILDREN exposing them to unnecessary risks of harm, pain and suffering!!  In 2000, The WASHINGTON POST reported about previously unreported evidence from military trials testing the anthrax vaccine’s efficacy in monkeys: 

“The controversial anthrax vaccine that the Pentagon is trying to inject into 2.4 million troops does not provide complete immunity to an anthrax attack, according to an outside expert who has examined Defense Department records of laboratory tests.  Soldiers who are exposed to anthrax may become quite sick and be incapacitated for up to two weeks, even if they have received the full set of six inoculations, said George A. Robertson, a molecular biologist specializing in pharmaceuticals. ”

 
“After being fully vaccinated, the monkeys were exposed to a highly lethal dose of aerosol spray of anthrax on June 13, 1991. “Although all vaccinated monkeys survived, they appeared to be sick over the course of two weeks,” the lab report states.  

“Robertson noted that the monkeys sickened even though they had been given significantly larger doses of vaccine than humans receive, relative to their weight.”  

Col. Arthur Friedlander, a senior scientist at the institute, rejected Robertson’s interpretation of the data. 

“It would be a misstatement to take away from the lab notebook that immunized animals when challenged with anthrax are uniformly incapacitated,” Friedlander said. “That is a gross overstatement.

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Contrast the government’s humane consideration for chimpanzees with an unconscionable disregard for children’s human rights!

A morally  indefensible  proposal by Kathleen Sibelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services–
to TEST THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF THE ANTHRAX VACCINE IN CHILDREN exposing them to unnecessary risks of harm, pain and suffering!!

In 2000, The WASHINGTON POST reported about previously unreported evidence from military trials testing the anthrax vaccine’s efficacy in monkeys:

“The controversial anthrax vaccine that the Pentagon is trying to inject into 2.4 million troops does not provide complete immunity to an anthrax attack, according to an outside expert who has examined Defense Department records of laboratory tests.  Soldiers who are exposed to anthrax may become quite sick and be incapacitated for up to two weeks, even if they have received the full set of six inoculations, said George A. Robertson, a molecular biologist specializing in pharmaceuticals. ”

“After being fully vaccinated, the monkeys were exposed to a highly lethal dose of aerosol spray of anthrax on June 13, 1991.
“Although all vaccinated monkeys survived, they appeared to be sick over the course of two weeks,” the lab report states.

“Robertson noted that the monkeys sickened even though they had been given significantly larger doses of vaccine than humans receive, relative to their weight.”

Col. Arthur Friedlander, a senior scientist at the institute, rejected Robertson’s interpretation of the data. 
“It would be a misstatement to take away from the lab notebook that immunized animals when challenged with anthrax are uniformly incapacitated,” Friedlander said. “That is a gross overstatement.”

He and other officials at the institute said they don’t know for sure whether every animal in the 1991 test fell ill and don’t think any were sick for two full weeks. In another test last year, they said, 18 of 20 immunized monkeys survived exposure, and none were sickened.”        
http://www.thepowerhour.com/news/anthrax_challenged.htm

Twelve years later, the controversies about the existing anthrax vaccine’s safety and efficacy remain unresolved.

The 2012 FDA-approved label states:“Vaccination with BioThrax may not protect all individuals.” And,
“The safety and efficacy of BioThrax in a post-exposure setting have not been established.”
 

http://www.biothrax.com/prescribinginformation_biothrax_us.pdf   

The ANTHRAX VACCINE is not safe: 

The 2002 FDA label states:  “Approximately 6% of the reported events were listed as serious. Serious adverse events include those that result in death, hospitalization, permanent disability or are life-threatening.”

FDA’s 2005 review of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reports found that 9.5% of the reports were designated by the FDA as serious.

The stated rationale for the proposed unconcionable experiment is TO GAIN DATA prior to–an admittedly unlikely, but conceivable–threat of an anthrax attack. 

The President’s Commission did not invite any independent anthrax vaccine experts, nor were they briefed about the safety / efficacy facts.
Most of the invited presentations were by biodefense stakeholders in government and academia who sought to twist and redefine federal statutory prohibitions against exposing children to experiments involving greater than minimal risks when there is no potential benefit for the children involved.

Such an experiment is a throwback to long list of US government-sponsored non-therapeutic medical experiments that have brought shame to our nation.

The Commission’s decision will draw a moral line in the sand–that could be used to justify a government decree that circumvents regulatory safeguards for children that have been established during the past 35 years.
 

Vera Sharav

Twelve years later, the controversies about the existing anthrax vaccine’s safety and efficacy remain unresolved.

The 2012 FDA-approved label states:”Vaccination with BioThrax may not protect all individuals.” And,
“The safety and efficacy of BioThrax in a post-exposure setting have not been established.” 
http://www.biothrax.com/prescribinginformation_biothrax_us.pdf

 The ANTHRAX VACCINE is not safe: 

The 2002 FDA label states:  “Approximately 6% of the reported events were listed as serious. Serious adverse events include those that result in death, hospitalization, permanent disability or are life-threatening.”

FDA’s 2005 review of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reports found that 9.5% of the reports were designated by the FDA as serious.

The stated rationale for the proposed unconcionable experiment is TO GAIN DATA prior to–an admittedly unlikely, but conceivable–threat of an anthrax attack. .  amy_gutmann.jpg
presidential_seal.jpgThe Commission is chaired by Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Commission did not invite any independent anthrax vaccine experts, nor were they briefed about the safety / efficacy facts.Most of the invited presentations were by biodefense stakeholders in government and academia who sought to twist and redefine federal statutory prohibitions against exposing children to experiments involving greater than minimal risks when there is no potential benefit for the children involved.

Such an experiment is a throwback to long list of US government-sponsored non-therapeutic medical experiments that have brought shame to our nation.

The Commission’s decision will draw a moral line in the sand–that could be used to justify a government decree that circumvents regulatory safeguards for children that have been established during the past 35 years.
 

Vera Sharav

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