Earth Changes TV/Breaking News - Government Urged To Give Smallpox Vaccine
- Government Urged To Give Smallpox Vaccine...07/08/02
by Mitch Battros (ECTV)
Yesterday, a rather alarming article was released urging US government agencies to begin administering smallpox vaccinations. This only makes sense to be pro-active with the potential of bio-terrorism reaching the US borders.
Those of you born in the "baby boom" generation have already received this vaccine along with others. Believing smallpox and polio were eradicated, the government discontinued distributing vaccinations in 1972. It is also important to note, those of us who received vaccinations in the 50's and 60's are not currently immune. It is believed the smallpox vaccine has an approximate 15 year life span efficiency.
Here is more from Reuters News: Government advisers last month said a so-called ring vaccination strategy, which would involve finding and vaccinating people who had contact with an infected person, would probably be sufficient in case of an attack. More people could be vaccinated if this approach failed, they said.
They also recommended vaccinating potential first-line responders now as a precaution. On Sunday, The New York Times reported the federal government was planning to vaccinate 500,000 health care and emergency workers soon.
Mass vaccination would save thousands more lives in a smallpox attack than the current limited strategy that has been recommended to the U.S. government, experts said on Sunday.
In a study criticizing the limited vaccination plan, they recommended federal officials be ready to vaccinate millions of people.
"Mass vaccination really leads to fewer deaths than the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( news - web sites)) interim plan," Lawrence Wein of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( news - web sites), who worked on the study, said in a telephone interview.
Besides, he said, if there were a smallpox attack, "I think it highly likely that people would take to the streets to demand vaccination, or would flee," possibly spreading the disease even more widely.
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Solar Weather Forecast:
Yesterday, two CME's billowed away from the sun. and are reported to not be directly Earth bound but will certainly show its effect. The northern skies have been witness to waves of auroras caused by continued geo-magnetic storms caused by solar flares and CME's (coronal mass ejections). Today, we are witness to a new M-Class flare from sunspot number "19".
Watch for continued floods and other record breaking weather to continue for the next 48 to 72 hours. (see equation)
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