Biowarfare

fybog fybog at NOSPAMhotmail.com
Tue Oct 27 15:31:11 EST 1998


>The US government is worried mainly
>about anthrax, the ideal bug of choice for
>terrorists. Unfortunately, the approved plan to
>immunize the entire US army will only
>create several million ex-soldiers who
>will now have the potential to grow anthrax
>bioweapons. You see, the first step in 
>making a bioweapon is to be immunized
>against the organism in question, otherwise
>growing the bug would be suicidal. It is quite
>uncommon for a human to be inoculated
>with an anthrax vaccine at present, hence
>the potential number of anthrax-growing terrorists
>is nearly zero. That will soon change thanks
>to the foolish government policy of immunizing
>our troops against anthrax- an immunization
>that, incidentally is totally ineffective against the
>most virulent strains.
>

Anyne who wanted to grow anthrax and wanted to be vaccinated first
would easily be able to find themselves a vaccine against it.

You say that the immunisation of millions of American soldiers will
create an army of people capable of growing anthrax. Towards the end
of your post you then say that the vaccine the army vaccinates it's
troops with is 'totally ineffective against the most virulent
strains'.  Surely this is a contradiction? If they are given this
ineffective vaccine then they would be unable to work the most
virulent strains of anthrax and create new  biological weapons.

Also, it would be possible (but perhaps foolish) to work with anthrax
unvaccinated. You just need a decent safety cabinet and other such
facilities.

I really think you are worrying too much about this right now. As I
have said in another post on this topic, there is not enough control
of biological weapon to make them a viable option at the moment.



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