say a picture is worth a thousand words. Truly a fine example of that.
Did the US stockpile this nastiness too? You never mentioned.
Great article. Very informative.
Until the Soviet Union collapsed there were two repositories of
smallpox virus--Russia and the U.S., which still has it. Clinton extended the
deadline the World Health Organization set for destroying all stocks of the
virus until the end of 2002. We'll see it that deadline gets extended
further. Both the Soviet Union and the U.S. signed a treaty decades ago
not to make biological weapons. The Russians ignored it.
Presumably the U.S. has adhered to it. There is no evidence anywhere
that I know of that the U.S. has weaponized smallpox.]
your so very much for your excellent article
posted today regarding smallpox.
If a smallpox outbreak does occur, the information
here may save my life. It may save the lives of
I have a close friend in the Army Reserves. His unit
is likely to go active and sent to Iraq, in which case
he would probably be vaccinated for smallpox. If after
some further research I decide that arm-to-arm
vaccination is not overly dangerous, I will receive a
vaccination through him. And so will, perhaps, the
rest of my family.
hasn't turned against me, but the disease may do it.
Thanks to the information you've provided, it's another item
of knowledge that may, hopefully not, become valuable....especially
here in Israel
important piece. The PC lobby (actually it is worse than just PC; PC
is part of the state's apparatus) will kill us. The Hep B thing is a
scandal; Kind of a way to reinforce that we all have the risks homosexual
and IV drug users have; it's a sort of moral leveling of the playing field,
and a way to normalize those life styles.
I didn't understand though how we can practically vaccinate ourselves. We
would have to find someone with a lesion, or a cow…
is a marvelous paper. Wonderful contribution to this current and timely debate
over the use and misuses of biological weaponry and potential preventive
I presume it is for distribution?
do you really think the CDC does not want the public to be able to
vaccinate themselves against smallpox pre-emptively? Its almost as if they
would like to see some of us die or something. Its preposterous that if we
have the ability to negate Hussein's bioweapon that we would not use it and
make it known to him that our populace is impervious to his most potent
Just cant understand, Michael Winnett,
[My reply: In our
"no-risk" society I think the CDC is afraid of the flack it would
get when several deaths from mass vaccination occurred, particularly in people
with AIDS. Of course that will be nothing like the outrage that will
directed at this agency when people start dieing enmass after a smallpox
attack because they were not allowed access to the vaccine before the attack
occurred. They are shortsighted.]
Scared me silly, but I already knew smallpox was scary stuff.
provide quite a bit of interesting and little-known data. I was stunned, for
example, by how dramatic the depopulation of natives in North and South America
was. All of it was interesting.
of it will surely save lives, if we ever have to deal with a smallpox epidemic
or bio-attack. Thanks for providing the information. I sent the piece out to
there commercial sources for the vaccine, or is it all in the hands of
officials? If I told my doc I was
to travel to the third world?
my pediatrician brother order it and vaccinate us at Thanksgiving?
Do you have a colleague in Chicago?
B. Golz, Chicago, IL
existing stocks of smallpox vaccine is in the hands of Federal government
officials. New vaccine being made will be purchased by the Federal
government and controlled by the CDC. There are no commercial sources for
it (and no black market for it as yet that I know of). Physicians who
request vaccine from the CDC are denied access to it. Your only
alternative at this point is to get it arm-to-arm from someone in the military
gets vaccinated before being shipped to Iraq.]
read your article on variolation with interest but I have a question about
the procedure. How is the virus introduced into the skin? I assume that the
vaccine is simply the pus from a victim but would swabbing it on unbroken
skin be effective? Must it be injected subcutaneously or could it just be
rubbed into a cut?
Thanks for the article,
Civil and Environmental Engineering
[My reply: You draw fluid from the
blister that forms on person's innoculation site with a 1 cc syringe on a 21
or 23 gauge needle and get a drop of fluid on the tip of the needle.
You then poke the needle 15 times on the skin of the upper arm just below the
shoulder, only hard enough to get just a small drop of blood. With
vaccinia virus a blister should form at the site wihin 7 days. If not,
it needs be done again. Don't inject it subcutaneously or rub it in a cut.
What's Largepox? Answer: large spots on the skin from syphilis, according to
medical history textbooks.
the updated references & information. We didn't have all of this when we
wrote our WorldNetDaily articles:
As you'll no
doubt observe, it's hard to get much detail in these 750-800 word pieces,
compared with your 3000 words.
that "overall mortality rate for smallpox in unvaccinated people"
would be the 30 percent experienced in prior decades, what with IV meds, pain
killers, etc. As Lowell Wood noted, promising antivirals should be in the
again pointing out the flaws - and flawed thinking - in having a single, central
(and centrally-controlled) stockpile of vaccine.
Robert J. Cihak, M.D.
Past President, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
Columnist for WorldNetDaily.com
read your article with great interest. If you will do the research as I have you
will find that colloidal silver at 15 ppm and even at 5 ppm will effectively
kill all vireo, fungi, and bacterium. It would be in everyone best interest to
consume colloidal silver in these concentrations. You would have to consume 8 to
16 ozs. daily for approximately 10 days to wipe out all infectious disease in
the human body.
Noel L. Singletary
Fort Bend County Texas Coordinator
We The People Congress
you for the most informative article about smallpox, which was
posted at the website lewrockwell.com
Your field is of course medicine and its application, so you did not
address the ethics of manufacturing smallpox virus as a possible weapon, and
what ought to be done to the people who have done so.
As I understand it, nothing has been done to these people, and nothing is
Fifty years after WWII doddering old men who participated in the
incarceration and murder of Jews are still being hunted down and prosecuted.
Why, then, has the "world community" not hunted down and imprisoned or
executed every scientist, doctor and politician who participated in the
manufacture of smallpox virus weapons?
There is a truly frightening level of corruption involved here.
This is not your field, I know, and this Email is not a criticism. I
just wanted to share the thought with you.
Thank you again.
One could look at it this way: Smallpox used as a bioweapon is a
weapon of mass destruction, like a nuclear bomb. No one, as yet, has
used it as a weapon. The U.S. has made nuclear weapons of mass
destruction, and has used them on a civilian population. From an ethical
standpoint, what should be done to whom?
Thanks for your comments.]
name is Thomas Nixon, I am a police officer with the Houston Police Department,
Houston, Texas. I have already had the occassion of being scared out my
wits, because I thought I had been exposed to tuberculosis, a couple of years
ago. I had fought with, and arrested a suspect who had full blown
tuberculosis. Fortunately, I didn't get it. I am afraid of something
like that happening with smallpox or hepatitis. Is there anyway to get
inoculated as a first responding emergency worker? I would be willing to
fly to Seattle to have it done, I believe my life is worth it....
advise would be appreciated,
you for your work, Thomas Nixon
Thank you for your nice comments. If the government decides to go
ahead and vaccinate 500,000 health workers and responders we both might be
able to get it the regular way. If not, look for someone in the
military. If a chain of arm-to-arm vaccinations gets going here in
Seattle, I will let you know about it.]