If this doesn’t put a chill in your heart, you’re permanently in the freezer. What do you think will be different about this “presidential commission” and the IPAB, the board that decides what medical care you receive and what you are denied under ObamaCare? On the banner of Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues website is a pretty purple graphic: Safeguarding Children. I have one question, will a parent have the right to refuse this trial, if asked to participate, or will Health and Human Services choose their victims? If so, there goes the next generation of conservative children. (read on, I understand the importance of vaccines)
- Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., Chair
- James W. Wagner, Ph.D., Vice Chair
- Lonnie Ali, M.B.A
- Anita L. Allen, J.D., Ph.D.
- John D. Arras, Ph.D.
- Barbara F. Atkinson, M.D.
- Nita A. Farahany, J.D., Ph.D.
- Alexander G. Garza, M.D., M.P.H.
- Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D.
- Stephen L. Hauser, M.D.
- Raju S. Kucherlapati, Ph.D.
- Nelson Lee Michael, M.D., Ph.D.
- Daniel Sulmasy, M.D., Ph.D.
(Reuters) – A presidential ethics panel has opened the door to testing an anthrax vaccine on children as young as infants, bringing an angry response from critics who say the children would be guinea pigs in a study that would never help them and might harm them.
The report, however, released on Tuesday by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, said researchers would have to overcome numerous hurdles before launching an anthrax-vaccine trial in children. It now goes to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who will decide whether to take the steps the commission recommended.
The one anthrax vaccine approved in the United States, called BioThrax, is made by Emergent BioSolutions Inc of Rockville, Maryland. The company reported $215.9 million in sales of BioThrax, its only licensed product, in 2012.
The ethics commission took up the issue after a biodefense panel recommended in 2011 that the anthrax vaccine be tested in children. That endorsement, by the National Biodefense Science Board, came with the caveat that such a study also get the go-ahead from a bioethics panel. Source: Reuters
I fully understand the importance of testing and of vaccines. It must have been terribly scary when polio vaccines with a live virus became reality. I believe in vaccines. What I do not believe in is this administration and anyone they choose to put in charge of our health. (I found this on Facebook but cannot find the source to credit. My apologies!)