Vaccine Safety & Efficacy, the Pentagon Way
Don't miss Bob Evans' ongoing four-part series at The Daily Press on the Great American Anthrax Vaccination Coverup to see just how much America "supports the troops."
The Pentagon never told Congress about more than 20,000 hospitalizations involving troops who'd taken the anthrax vaccine, despite repeated promises that such cases would be publicly disclosed.The practice of The Pentagon not reporting hospitalizations continues. Read the rest of the story to see how they get away with it.
Instead, a parade of generals and Defense Department officials told Congress and the public that fewer than 100 people were hospitalized or became seriously ill after receiving the shot from 1998 through 2000.
They also showed Congress written policies that required public reports to be filed for hospitalizations, serious illnesses and cases where someone missed 24 hours or more of duty.
But only a sliver of those cases were reported, while the rest were withheld from Congress and the public, records obtained by the Daily Press show.