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Israeli soldiers complain of adverse anthrax vaccine effects, unethical human experimentation



Israeli soldiers complain of adverse anthrax vaccine effects,
unethical human experimentation

Soldiers from elite unit have submitted a petition to Israel’s High
Court of Justice, demanding that the army accept responsibility for
treating the illnesses allegedly resulting from an experimental
anthrax vaccine, and that it reveal the secret experiment’s decision-

making process and supervision mechanism.

Petitioners suffer from skin and respiratory complaints, among other

In the course of an 8-year experiment code-named Omer 2, which began
in 1998, 25% of the soldiers were injected with American-made vaccine
and 75% with a previously untested Israeli vaccine. Soldiers in both
groups suffered persistent symptoms.

Public health laws require that physicians may not conduct
experiments on persons subject to their authority except under the
supervision of the Helsinki Committee and the Health Ministry’s
pharmaceutical division. Omer 2 is said to have violated both
conditions. (Haaretz 2/27/07).

U.S. research on anthrax vaccine was criticized in oral testimony
before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health,

by Meryl Nass, M.D., on July 26. She stated that research on Gulf War
syndrome and anthrax vaccine was unusable because the wrong questions
were asked; data were withheld; sample sizes were inadequate; and
control groups contained exposed subjects while exposed groups
contained unexposed subjects.

Additional information:

“Pentagon Concealed 20,000 Hospitalizations Related to Anthrax Vaccine,” AAPS News of the Day 1/3/06.

AAPS testimony on anthrax immunization program, Apr 1, 1999.