TITLE

Bad Reaction

AUTHOR(S)
Brownlee, Shannon
PUB. DATE
October 2002
SOURCE
New Republic;10/28/2002, Vol. 227 Issue 18, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Criticizes the plans of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush for ensuring public safety in the event of a smallpox outbreak. Failure of bioterrorism advisers to estimate the number of citizens who suffer serious reactions to the vaccine; Problem with the availability of drugs that have shown promise in treating vaccine side effects; Inability of the Bush administration to get experimental anti-bioterrorism drugs into production.
ACCESSION #
7568983

 

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