CBS News: Smallpox vaccine fiasco

Thu, 21 Aug 2003

Tonight CBS news will include an interview with Dr. Meryl Nass about the government’s questionable vaccine policy that coerces military personnel to be inoculated with highly controversial vaccines such as the smallpox vaccine. A report just issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on Aug 12 opposes mass inoculations against smallpox because of the vaccine’s hazards.

But those hazards also affect military personnel who are being vaccinated under duress. In the absence of any evidence that the troops are at risk of bio-warfare, is it moral to expose them unnecessarily to risks of an acknowledged hazardous vaccine?

In addition to the interview, CBS will have additional documents posted on its website.

Dr. Nass is a board member of the Alliance for Human Research Protection.