From the October 2002 Idaho Observer:
CDC promotes culture of fear in advance of mass smallpox vaccination campaign
Agency's own reports reveal vaccine more fearful than disease
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a 49-page report September 22, 2002 that details guidelines for rapidly vaccinating entire populations if even one case of smallpox is reported.
The CDC claims that vaccines eradicated smallpox from the face of the earth so the appearance of one case of smallpox would mean that the nation is under attack.
CDC documents prove that cowpox and monkeypox are clinically indistinguishable from smallpox. Therefore, claims that the disease has been eradicated and no cases have appeared in decades are false.
We have a first hand account of a poverty-stricken back-to-nature family from the Okanogan in Washington state that contracted smallpox in 1988. The combination of having been bit by cimex lectularius (the common bedbug that carries smallpox and thrives in straw mattresses) and poor health from malnutrition caused the outbreak in this case.
Since malnutrition, bedbugs and straw mattresses are not likely to be eradicated, neither will smallpox.
However, CDC documents also prove that smallpox in its natural state (variola virus) "Is not explosively contagious," said Dr. Joel Kuritsky, CDC Smallpox Response Activity Director at a public forum in St. Louis June 8, 2002. "The scenario in which a terrorist infects himself and walks through a city spreading the disease just wouldn't happen," Kuritsky explained.
Where it would take close, intimate contact with an infected person for at least seven days to transmit variola, vaccinia virus (the form found in smallpox vaccines) is extremely contagious. According to the CDC's Vaccinia (Smallpox) Vaccine Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) report for (June 22, 2001), vaccinia virus can be spread to other parts of the body or to others by inadvertently touching the papule that develops at the site of injection within 2-5 days. "...care should be taken to prevent contact of the site or contaminated materials (bandages) from the site by unvaccinated persons."
The public has been told that smallpox is a deadly disease that kills up to 30 percent of the people who get it. Smallpox is not deadly. It is a skin disease that becomes severe and develops into secondary infections such as pneumonia in malnourished or improperly treated persons such as those from third world countries.
To verify the accuracy of this report, simply go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov and follow the links to smallpox.
It is not difficult to see that the CDC knows smallpox is not deadly, it is not virulently contagious and the vaccine, which is contraindicated in at least 25 percent of Americans, is much more likely to spread the disease. Why, then, promote mass vaccination against smallpox?
Note: The babies pictured at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/vaccineimages2.asp contracted smallpox after receiving the vaccine. CDC documents prove that small children, pregnant women, persons with skin disorders, immune dysfunction, or certain allergies are at risk of complications from the smallpox vaccine. CDC documents also prove that casual contact with vaccinated persons can cause the spread of smallpox much easier than the disease in its natural form. The CDC is proposing a mass vaccination campaign against smallpox that is contrary to its own working documents.
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