Scare Tactics

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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.