'On May 2, 2011, Department of Health and Human Services announced it will buy 3.42 million doses of Bio-thrax a vaccine developed by the military to counter its weaponized anthrax that it also developed.* The problem is, the vaccine is known to be worthless in the event of an attack because of the time it takes to become effective (they don’t know for sure that it is) and you have to get two doses of the vaccine to get any benefit at all.**
“Emergent proudly supports the U.S.government’s efforts and unwavering commitment to meet its stated need of 75 million doses of anthrax vaccines,” said Fuad El-Hibri, chairman and chief executive officer of Emergent BioSolutions.*It was a great day at BioSolutions.* They just unloaded millions of doses of an untested, unproven and most likely worthless white elephant they purchased from the military.**
But Biosolutions wants to test their vaccine on kids just the same.'
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