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Well, my paranoia is rising. All the recent "terrorist' warnings and activity by the Feds and now this incident. Isthe the Reichstag fire beginning? Anthrax scare

-- RD. ->H (, February 05, 1999


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-- RD. ->H (, February 05, 1999.

The military is now pushing the Anthrax vaccine on the service members faster than they had inticipated. I know my hubby is scared and talking about getting out. He doesn't want it.

-- Donna (, February 05, 1999.

Anyone care to go back and read the earlier thread today titled:

'Are we not looking deep enough?'

Just might give you some insight as to the recent Anthrax threats.....


-- Paul & Sandy Stambaugh (, February 05, 1999.


this actually sounds more like somebody playing mind games locally - CDC is in Atlanta, both events occur within 90 miles of CDC - i.e. within local media outlet coverage...more likely either a copycat of one of the earlier such fakes or somebody who is really ticked at an ex-spouse/signficant other/ whatever. [if I had to bet, that's how I'd bet.]

On the other hand there is ANOTHER option that you may have missed - an intentional attempt to engender boy-who-cried-wolf syndrome. Specificly: if someone wanted to do max damage with this sort of attack (biologicals) one could initiate a significant number of false attacks, getting the emergency services folks, and the media into 'ho hum' mode - oh it's another one of *those* know the type of which point the *real* attack is made (using about ten times as many seperate vectors over a much wider area) with the guarantee that it will cause much more damage, simply because it will be so difficult for people to take the problem seriously.

something to think about, anyway,


-- Arlin H. Adams (, February 06, 1999.

You sir, are a devious bastard.

Will you marry me?

-- Uncle Deedah (, February 06, 1999.

Yeah, and if I were gonna do it, I'd do it at airports, and use 6, 7, and 8 year old kids. "Look at this stuff we just got from that man!" or "here kids, show those people this stuff."


-- Chuck, night driver (, February 06, 1999.

Uncle Deedah,

You make me laugh out loud!


THAT is scary beyond words.

Mom of 6 & 8 year olds,


-- Deborah (, February 06, 1999.

We had three antrax scares this fall. A grade school, a high school and an abortion center. By the time we had the third they didn't eved decontaminate them. They decided it was the boy who cried wolf again. That scared me more than the actual event.

-- Moore Dinty moore (, February 06, 1999.

This thread is kind of low on the pole now, hope people will still read this. Checked with county health to see if anthrax vaccine was available. NO- they know that the military is being vaccinated as we type, but they can't get it. And they said that no one can. ALSO, that they have been FLOODED with requests for the anthrax vaccine. We ain't the ONLY ones gettin it.

-- sam (we', February 08, 1999.

Anthrax vaccine might not help. See the following:

The gist of this article is that in the anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk in 1979 (thought to be due to an accident at the biological weapons facility in that city) consisted of a number of different serotypes that could be expected to overwhelm a vaccine.

It seems a given that anthrax used as a weapon would be resistant to the usual antibiotics (penicillin and doxycycline).

-- Ned (, February 08, 1999.

If that's the case, what are our options? Will Tetracycline help? Can one get it? Ideas?

-- sam (we', February 08, 1999.

If it's resistant to doxycycline it's resistant to tetracycline.

No ideas, except not to contract it in the first place.

-- Ned (, February 09, 1999.

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