I have long believed that the President’s plan to innoculate people for Smallpox is just a scare tactic to gain support for a war in Iraq. Now it looks like some doctors agree.
From the NY Times:
“No. 1, this is not a safe vaccine,” said Dr. Carlos del Rio, chief of medical services at Grady Hospital and a professor of infectious disease. “This is a vaccine that has known complications and known side effects.”
“When push comes to shove, we are dealing with an eradicated disease that we haven’t seen a case of since 1977,” Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, Emory’s vice president for academic health affairs, said today.