“Direct Order”: An Award-Winning Documentary Tells the Story of Members of the Military who were Ordered Against their Will to Take the Controversial Anthrax Vaccine.
“I’d rather have caught a bullet from an AK 47 than gotten injected with this stuff. At least I would have known what my fate would have been.”
Federal regulators approved a plan by biotechnology company, VaxGen to test its experimental anthrax vaccine on about 100 people.
The human volunteers were injected with the experimental vaccine to see if it’s safe and produces the desired immune response.
VaxGen was awarded a $13.6 million federal contract to begin work on the anthrax vaccine. The company is applied for two more anthrax vaccine contracts. The contracts were awarded for advanced testing and manufacturing of 25 million doses.
In the last few years, a number of published studies have linked anthrax vaccination to the development of Gulf War Syndrome, among them a study in the British medical journal the Lancet. Hundreds of soldiers have refused the shots after evidence emerged that the vaccinations are connected to a variety of illnesses.
But then the Bush administration went on the offensive. The Pentagon funded an Institute of Medicine study which concluded in March 2002 the anthrax vaccine is safe and effective against all anthrax strains and routes of infection. Its conclusions were based on unpublished research–also funded by the Pentagon.
The story doesn’t stop there. Bioport, the nation’s sole, licensed anthrax vaccine lab has repeatedly failed FDA inspections which found among other things, contamination.
The FDA cleared BioPort’s manufacturing plant to begin producing the vaccine again in January 2002–months after the letters containing anthrax were sent to Congress and news organizations. Bioport was also allowed to distribute the 500,000 doses of the vaccine already in stock. The vaccine was offered to some postal workers and others who were exposed. But most refused to take it.
The anthrax vaccine is mandatory for all military service members assigned to “high-risk” areas. At least part of the six-shot series, which takes a year and a half to administer, has been given to about 700,000 service members. It will be eventually administered to all 2.5 million service members.
Since 1998, when the vaccinations began, nearly 500 active-duty service-members have refused the vaccine, and more than 100 have been court-martialed. According to government figures, approximately 500 to 1,000 pilots and flight crew members have quit, resigned or transferred from the Air National Guard or reserves rather than take the vaccine.
Award-winning documentary “Direct Order” tells the story of members of the military who were ordered against their will to receive the controversial anthrax vaccine. “Direct Order”–award-winning documentary directed by Scott Miller and narrated by Michael Douglas. Courtesy of Scott Miller and democracynow.org 2003.
Monsanto tells the public it is not their job to ensure safety of their products; it is the job of the FDA. The FDA tells the public it is not their job to ensure safety; it is the job of the food producer. Patricia says it’s your job to ensure the care and feeding of your body… and mind.
If you put low-lead gas into a car that requires diesel fuel, it will not run well – and if you put diesel fuel into a car that requires low-lead gas, it will not run well. If you put sugar in your tank, it will destroy your engine. Try running it on grains and other plants sprayed with glyphosate, the deadly ingredient in Roundup.
Please watch what you put into your mouth very carefully, because if you put commercially (as opposed to organically) grown foods into your mouth, you might just be taking your life into your own hands. If your body is less than radiantly healthy, you might want to check what is going into it. And what is the rational response when one discovers s/he is being poisoned by industrial foods?… to stop patronizing the criminal organizations that are poisoning the world’s farms. Don’t buy it; don’t eat it. You owe it to yourself… and you’ll save when you don’t have to buy pharmaceutical drugs to “cure” whatever it is that ails you, which was caused by .
Grow a garden… without chemicals. Just soak the soil, put a seed down, cover it with a little soil, keep watered until it sprouts and then water gently after that. Things grow! Nature is not stupid. It’s been doing quite well for thousands of years without chemicals that require hazmat suits. The yield on organic farms is no less than that on farms sprayed with chemicals. We’ve been had, folks. Let’s turn it around. In WWII, everyone had a “Victory Garden”. Let us now declare our victory over a food system that has made us sick. And now to Jon Rappoport’s article on “our friend”, the Food and Drug Administration.
The use of the term “FDA” should be the trigger for immediate investigation, whenever it appears. For example, “The FDA has ruled (name of drug) is safe and effective.”…
July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Barbara Starfield, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, “Is US health really the best in the world?”: Medical drugs kill 106,000 Americans per year. That’s a million killings per decade.
Every one of the killer drugs is certified as safe and effective by the FDA, the Agency tasked with protecting the health of the American people.
Example: Vioxx was approved for use by the FDA on May 20, 1999. Eventually, it caused 88,000-140,000 cases of heart disease. Conservative death-toll number? 60,000. (An estimated 58,000 American troops died during the Vietnam War.)…
In a stunning interview with Truthout’s Martha Rosenberg, former FDA drug reviewer, Ronald Kavanagh, exposed the FDA as a relentless criminal mafia protecting its client, Big Pharma, with a host of mob strategies (“Former FDA Reviewer Speaks Out About Intimidation, Retaliation and Marginalizing of Safety,” 7/29/2012).
Read much more at Use of term “FDA” should always trigger a warning « Jon Rappoport’s Blog. Other good reads are: Ralph Nader and James Turner’s The Chemical Feast and Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey Smith.