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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:52 PM
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Aussie troops ill from anthrax shots
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3773554,00.html

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia injected soldiers headed to Iraq with an anthrax vaccine without telling them that forces who received the vaccine before going to Afghanistan had fallen ill, officials said Saturday.

Tony Austin, the defense health services director-general, defended the military's decision to keep quiet...
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Vaccinations were resumed without telling troops heading to Iraq a year later of the side effects. Around 2,000 Australian troops were deployed to Iraq.


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In 2003, 52 Australian defense personnel were banned from serving in Iraq after they refused to take the anthrax vaccine.



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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 02:10 PM
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1. tinfoil hat conspiracy theory
the regime has decreed that the anthrax vaccine is safe.

Like depleted uranium.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 02:57 PM
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2. My son refused them, my stepson got them tho
he emailed me he can barely lift his arms..this, as he heads into a war zone.
God only knows what will happen due to these fucking shots down the road for him in life.
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