A must read for anyone interested in their own health....
Now that they are going to start vaccinating 500,000 first responders,
we are on the slippery slope to mass vaccination of us all. Here is
information NOT seen in the press. Please pass on!!
Some simple talk about smallpox
As might be expected, the Fedgovt has been lying to us about smallpox! The vaccine is to enrich corporations, not to make us safer or healthier...

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Cleveland, Ohio

A Smallpox outbreak: What to do
by Sherri Tenpenny, D.O.
July 7, 2002

From: "peter6264" <peter6264@hotmail.com>
From: ParanoidTimes@yahoogroups.com
"We interrupt the current programming to bring you this
important news update: there has been a reported case of
smallpox in Washington, D.C."

What will happen next?


The press has done its job over the last few months reinforcing the belief that
an epidemic is about to occur, potentially causing millions of deaths.
Americans thousands of miles from Washington will demand the smallpox vaccine,
a vaccine with the highest risk of complications of any vaccine ever
manufactured and with a dubious track record for success.

However, because you are informed, you will have a different response. You will
not panic. You will turn off the TV. You won't listen to your hysterical
neighbors. And more importantly, you won't rush to be vaccinated. Here's why:

On June 20, 2002, I attended the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) meeting of
the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) and listened to one
and a half days of testimony prior to posting the recommendations for smallpox
vaccination that are currently being considered by the CDC and the Department
of Health and Human Services (DHHS.) Many testimonies and comments were
presented by public participants and by various physicians and researchers
associated with the CDC. Noting that two weeks have past since the June 20th
meeting and the media has still not reported on this historic event, I decided
it was imperative to report the content and outcome of this meeting to the
general public. After reading this report you will gain a new perspective on
smallpox and, hopefully, in the event of an outbreak, you will understand that
you have nothing to fear.

Generally accepted facts

Nearly every article or news headliner regarding smallpox is designed to
instill and continually reinforce fear in the minds of the general public.
Apparently the goal is to make everyone demand the vaccine as soon as it is
available and/or in the event of an outbreak. A very similar media campaign was
developed prior to the release of the Salk polio vaccine in 1955. The polio
vaccine had been in development for more than a year prior to its release and
was an untested "investigational new drug," just as the smallpox vaccine will
be. The difference is that the potential side effects and complications of the
smallpox vaccine are already known, and they are extensive.

Generally accepted facts about smallpox include:

1. Smallpox is highly contagious and could spread rapidly, killing millions
2. Smallpox can be spread by casual contact with an infected person
3. The death rate from smallpox is thought to be 30%.
4. There is no treatment for smallpox
5. The smallpox vaccine will protect a person from getting the disease

As it turns out, these "accepted facts" are not the "real facts."

Myth 1: Smallpox is highly contagious

"Smallpox has a slow transmission and is not highly contagious," stated Joel
Kuritsky, MD, director of the National Immunization Program and Early Smallpox
Response and Planning at the CDC. This statement is a direct contradiction to
nearly everything we have ever heard or read about smallpox. However, keep in
mind that this comes "straight from the horse's mouth" and should be considered
the "real story" regarding how smallpox is spread.

Even if a person is exposed to a known bioterrorist attack with smallpox, it
doesn't mean that he will contract smallpox. The signs and symptoms of the
disease will not occur immediately, and there is time to plan. The infection
has an incubation period of 3 to 17 days,[i] and the first symptom will be the
development of a high fever (>101F), accompanied by nausea, vomiting,
headache, severe abdominal cramping and low back pain. The person will be ill
and most likely bed-ridden; not out mixing with the general public.

Even with a fever, it is critically important to realizethat at this point the
person is still not contagious. In fact, the fever may be caused by something
else, such as the flu.

However, if a smallpox infection is developing, the characteristic rash will
begin to develop within two to four days after the onset of the fever. The
person becomes contagious and has the ability to spread the infection only
after the development of the rash. "The characteristic rash of variola major is
difficult to misdiagnose," stated Walter A. Orenstein, M.D., Director of the
National Immunization Program (NIP) at the CDC. The classic smallpox rash is a
round, firm pustule that can spread and become confluent. The lesions are all
in the same stage of development over the entire body and appear to be
distributed more on the palms, soles and face than on the trunk or extremities.

ACTION ITEM: In the event of an exposure, it is imperative that you do
everything you can to improve the functioning of your immune system so that
an "exposure" does not have to result in an "outbreak."
a. Stop eating all foods that contain refined white sugar products, since sugar
inhibits the functioning of your white blood cells, your first line of defense.
[ii] (There are many other health-conscious dietary considerations to consider,
but that is beyond the scope of this article.)

b. Start taking large doses of Vitamin C. Vitamin C has been proven in hundreds
of studies to be effective in protecting the body from viral infections,[iii]
including smallpox.[iv] For an extensive scientific review on the use of this
nutrient and a 'dosing recipe', read Vitamin C, The Master Nutrient, by Sandra
Goodman, Ph.D.

c. If you develop a fever, you still have time to plan. Purchase enough fresh,
organic produce and filtered water to last three weeks. Move the kids to
grandma's or the neighbor's house.


Myth 2: Smallpox is easily spread by casual contact with an infected person

Smallpox will not rapidly disseminate throughout the community. Even after the
development of the rash, the infection is slow to spread. "The infection is
spread by droplet contamination and coughing or sneezing are not generally part
of the infection. Smallpox will not spread like wildfire," said Orenstein. He
stated that the spread of smallpox to casual contacts is the "exception to the
rule." Only 8% of cases in Africa were contracted by accidental contact.

Transmission of smallpox occurs only after intense contact, defined as
"constant exposure of a person that is within 6-7 feet for a minimum of 6-7
days."[v] Dr. Orenstein reported that in Africa, 92% of all cases came from
close associations and in India, all cases came from prolonged personal contact.
Dr. Tom Mack from the University of Southern California stated that in
Pakistan, 27% of cases demonstrated no transmission to close associates. Nearly
37% had a transmission of only one generation, meaning that the second person
to contract smallpox did not pass it onto the third person. These statistics
directly contradict models that predict an exponential spread to millions.

Even without medical care, isolation was the best way to stop the spread of
smallpox in Third World, population dense areas. With a slow transmission rate
and an informed public, Mack estimated that the total number of smallpox cases
in America would be less than 10, a far cry from the millions postulated by the

Dr. Kuritsky said at the CDC Public Forum on Smallpox on June 8 in St. Louis,
"Given the slow transmission rate and that people need to be in close contact
for nearly a week to spread the infection, the scenario in which a terrorist
could infect himself with smallpox and contaminate an entire city by walking
through the streets touching people is purely fiction."

Point to ponder: Mass vaccination was halted in Third World countries because
it didn't work. In India, villages with an 88% vaccination rate still had
outbreaks. After the World Health Organization began a surveillance and
containment campaign, actively seeking cases of smallpox, isolating them in
their homes, and vaccinating family members and close contacts, outbreaks were
virtually eliminated within 2 years. The CDC and the WHO organization attribute
the eradication of smallpox to the ring vaccination of close contacts. However,
since the infection runs its course in 3-6 weeks, perhaps ISOLATION ALONE
would have effectively accomplished the same thing.

Myth #3: The death rate from smallpox is 30%

Nearly every newspaper and journal article quotes this statistic. However, as
pointed out in the presentation by Dr. Tom Mack, it appears that the "30%
fatality rate" has come from skewed data. Dr. Mack has worked with smallpox
extensively and saw more than 120 outbreaks in Pakistan throughout the early
1970s. Villages would apparently have "an importation" every 5-10 years,
regardless of vaccination status, and the outbreak could always be predicated
by living conditions and social arrangements. There were many small outbreaks
and individual cases that never came to the attention of the local authorities.

Mack stated that even with poor medical care, the case fatality rate in adults
was "much lower than is generally advertised" and thought to be 10-15%. He said
that the statistics were "loaded with children that had a much higher fatality,"
making the average death rate reported to be much higher. Amazingly, he
revealed his opinion that even without mass vaccination, "smallpox would have
died out anyway. It just would have taken longer."

Even so, people died. Why? After all, smallpox is a skin disease and "other
organs are seldom involved."[vi] I posed this question to the committee on two
separate occasions. Kathi Williams of the National Vaccine Information Center
asked this question at the Institute of Medicine meeting on June 15th. On June
20, an answer was finally forthcoming when a member of the ACIP committee said,
"That is a good question. Does anyone know the actual cause of death from

At that point, Dr. D.A. Henderson, from the John Hopkins University Department
of Epidemiology volunteereda comment. Dr. Henderson directed the World Health
Organization's global smallpox eradication campaign (1966-1977) and helped
initiate WHO's global program of immunization in 1974. He approached the
microphone and stated, "Well, it appears that the cause of death of smallpox is
a 'mystery'." He stated that a medical resident had been asked to do a complete
review of the literature and "not much information" was found. It is postulated
that the people died from "generalized toxemia" and that those with the most
severe forms of smallpox - the hemorrhagic or confluent malignant types - died
of complications of skin sloughing, similar to a burn. However, he concluded by
saying, "it's frustrating, because we don't really know."

COMMENT: I find this to be extremely frightening. If we knew why people died
when they contracted smallpox, perhaps current medical technology could treat
the complications, making the death rate much lower. Considering that the last
known case of smallpox in the U.S. was in Texas in 1949, continuing to report
that smallpox has a 30% death rate is similar to saying that all heart attacks
are fatal. Based on 1949 technology, that would be accurate reporting. But in
2002, all heart attacks are NOT fatal. Neither would smallpox have a mortality
rate of 30%.

Myth #4: There is no treatment for smallpox

A more accurate statement is "there are no pharmaceutical drugs for the
treatment for smallpox." But they are working on that too. There are 274
antiviral drug compounds and testing is underway to see if one can be useful in
the treatment of smallpox.[vii] One such drug is called hexadecylosypropyl
-cidofovir (HDP-CDV). Not yet available for human use, it has been found to be
100 times more potent than its cousin, cidofovir, a drug used to treat retinal
infections in HIV patients. If studies pan out, HDP-CDV will be offered in a
pill or capsule form over 5-14 days for the prevention and treatment of people
exposed to smallpox.[viii] Unfortunately, this drug is being developed in
Europe and will most likely be kept out of the US market until long after the
general public has been subjected to mass vaccination.

It is important to note that there are several different presentations of a
smallpox infection. The most common is called "ordinary discrete" smallpox,
occurring in more than 40% of the cases. The outbreak is seen as a small
scattering of pustules distributed across the body. The person with this type
of smallpox needs minimal medical care and the reported death rate is <10%.[ix]

For mild cases of smallpox, adequate hydration and anti-fever products are
essential for comfort and maintaining a temperature below 102F. Keeping the
skin clean to prevent secondary bacterial infections is also important. A 1927
Textbook of Medicine recommends applying gauzed soaked in carbolic acid to
"decrease itching and prevent extensive scarring."[x]Carbolic acid is used
acutely for burns that tend to ulcerate and other skin conditions that cause
burning or prickling pain. Homeopathic forms of carbolic acid are also

For the severe complications of smallpox, modern day treatment options are
available. The hemorrhagic type of smallpox, occurring in approximately 3% of
cases, presents as hypotensive shock and can be treated accordingly. In another
3% of serious cases, the confluent-type has extensive skin involvement. These
patients can be treated the same as a burn patient. All severe cases need to
be treated for dehydration and watched for signs of bacterial suprainfection.

Research done by Dr. Peter Havens, MS, MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin
proposed that death from smallpox was due to multisystem organ failure, a
complication of an untreated acute cytokine (inflammatory) response. Massive
oxidative stress occurs, leading to free-radical damage in the kidneys and
other internal organs. However, Dr. Havens estimates that modern medical
technology would indeed decrease the death rate, to possibly as low as 2-3%.

COMMENT: The treatment of choice for severe free-radical stress is high dose
intravenous Vitamin C. If conventional medicine would recognize the value of
this treatment, they would also be forced to realize mass vaccination is simply
not necessary.

Treating severely ill patients would require hospitalization and unfortunately,
smallpox spreads the most quickly in the hospital setting due to poor isolation
techniques. In addition, most patients in hospitals are ill and
immunosuppressed by disease or medication, making them more susceptible to
infection. Dr. Mike Lane, former director of the CDC's smallpox eradication
program in the 1970s, said severely ill smallpox patients could be treated in a
suburban motel or remote government building. "You can bring care to the
patient if you elect to use the Motel 6 on the edge of town" rather than put
smallpox victims in a hospital where the disease could spread to patients with
weakened immune systems.

Side bar with Dr. Mike Lane:

Dr. Lane and I had a private conversation during a coffee break. During his
presentation, he had been adamant that those within the "first ring" would need
to be mandatorily vaccinated with 100% compliance. The "first ring" includes
those that have had immediate, close contact with patients who had confirmed
cases of smallpox. Lane stated that this was the only way that "ring
vaccination would work." When I questioned his definition of 100% compliance,
he said,

"Medical contraindications would not apply" there would be NO exceptions.

"I would rather vaccinate them and take my chances treating the potential
complications. In India, we vaccinated everyone. The only medical
contraindication was leprosy, and we sometimes vaccinated them. I'm sure that
we killed a few people, but we did the best that we could." I pressed the issue
further by saying, "if the death rate really is 30% (which I doubt), doesn't
that mean the survival rate is 70%? Shouldn't that person have the right to
play the odds with his health if he chose to?" His answer was the same: "If the
person is exposed, there will be NO exceptions, medical or otherwise. Those
people in the first ring - regardless of health status - MUST be vaccinated."

That means that all people with medical contraindictions - organ transplants,
cancer, HIV, eczema and other skin conditions - would be vaccinated, even it
was against their will and with the use of force, if necessary. He was quite
the zealot about it; hopefully, in the event of a smallpox exposure, more
reasonable minds will prevail.

Myth #5: The vaccine will keep me fromgetting the infection

Most people believe that all vaccines work to protect them, meaning that the
vaccine will be clinically effective. What most people do not know is that
vaccines have never been proven to protect them from getting the infection.

This little known fact is not only true for all vaccines, it is also true for
the smallpox vaccine. Here are a few examples:

Chickenpox vaccine:
"No data exists regarding post-exposure efficacy of the current varicella
"Vaccinated persons have a less severe out break than unvaccinated."
(300 vs. 50 lesions.)[xi]

Pertussis vaccine:
"The findings of efficacy studies have not demonstrated a direct correlation
between antibody response and protection against pertussis disease."[xii]

Smallpox vaccine:
"Neutralizing antibodies are reported to reflect levels of protection, although
this has not been validated in the field." [xiii]

Dr. Harold Margolis, Senior Advisor to the Director for Smallpox Planning and
Response, stated in Atlanta that "the vaccine decreased the death rate among
those vaccinated by modifying the disease, not by preventing infection."


1-Smallpox is NOT highly contagious. You have time. Don't panic.
2-Smallpox is only spread by close contact of less than 6 feet for at least
  6-7 days. You aren't that close to coworkers or commuters.
3-Treatment for smallpox should be surveillance and containment, without
4-Smallpox is not highly fatal. There are treatments for smallpox.
5-The vaccine will not protect you from getting the infection. The vaccine has
  high complication rates, is an experimental drug and there are many
 (Please see article at
http://www.mercola.com/2002/jun/12/smallpox_update.htm )


As I was completing this report this morning, I read in the New York Times that
the CDC plans to increase the number of "first responders" who receive the
vaccination from 15,000 to 500,000.[xiv] Preparations are also underway for
rapid mass vaccination of the general public. The more extensive vaccination
plan is possible because supplies are increasing. As I have stated before,
the government spent more than $780 million to develop its arsenal.

Now that we have it, we will use it.

In addition to medical first responders, a presentation at the June 20th
meeting suggested that first responders should also include a class to be
defined as "economic first responders," those who would be necessary in keeping
the economy moving in the event of a nationwide "lockdown" caused by an
outbreak. This group would include pilots, truck drivers, food handlers, etc.
It is the "etc." that is of concern. Where do you draw the line? Obviously, the
line will be drawn after Tommy Thompson's vision of "a vaccine for every man,
woman and child" has been fulfilled.

One of the major problems is the lack of vaccinia immune globulin (VIG), the
"antidote" that is needed for those who experience a severe reaction to the
vaccine. The Times article reports that there are only 700 doses currently
available. Dr. Tom Mack, among others at the CDC warned that, "in the absence
of VIG, extensive vaccination would be extremely dangerous."

With the continued rhetoric regarding the US plans to go to war with Iraq, we
are essentially taunting Saddam into launching a biological attack on our own
people. We are not given an exact knowledge as to Saddam's capability but are
given euphemisms such as "reasonably high" or "quite high." But we don't know
for sure. And if the government knows, it is not telling. And if Saddam does
have biological smallpox, what is the chance he has other weapons of biological
destruction, those for which we do not have a vaccine?

We are developing "grounds" for a war with Iraq in spite of the rest of the
world telling us to stay out of there. I encourage all to spend some time on
this site:
www.globalpolicy.org for some eye-opening information on policy
that you won't see in the popular press.

We are setting the stage for a health disaster unlike anything we have seen
before in America, and it will be our own doing. World health records (England,
Germany, Italy, the Philippines, British India, etc.) document that devastating
epidemics followed mass vaccination. The worst smallpox disaster occurred in
the Philippines after a 10 year compulsory US program administered 25 million
vaccinations to its population of 10 million resulting in 170,000 cases and
more than 75,000 deaths from smallpox, in a country having only scattered cases
in rural villages prior to the onslaught of vaccines.[xv]

I received an excellent bulletin from Larken Rose (
who is an activist regarding taxes. So much of what he said applies to the
vaccine movement, that I got his permission to include part of his letter here.
It is time to STAND AGAINST forced vaccination. Stop the hysteria! Information
is power. However, after gaining power, you must ACT.

Here is something to inspire you:

More than 200 years ago, the people of this country chose to tell King George,
not just that he was unreasonable, not just that they didn't like him, not just
that they had complaints about him, but that they were going to RESIST BY FORCE
his tyrannical ways. The Declaration was not a threat to take King George to
court; it was not a petition, or a request for fairness, or even a demand. It
was a STATEMENT - a DECLARATION - that the people of America REFUSED TO
TOLERATE the oppression, and were going to openly resist it, and didn't give a
damn what the King thought about it.

Though it may be politically incorrect to describe it this way, the Declaration
of Independence was a bunch of people openly stating that they were going to
IGNORE the law (not debate it or litigate it), and OVERTHROW their present
government. (King George was not a foreign invader; he was "the government".)
Again, in the words of the Declaration, "when a long train of abuses and
usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evidences a design to reduce
them under absolute despotism, it is the people's right, it is their duty, to
throw off such government."

Where are the Americans who still have that attitude?

There are a few (very few), and most people consider them to be "fringe
extremists." Where do YOU draw the line? What injustice would government agents
have to commit, before YOU would openly resist? Is there a line for you? Or
would you complain and bicker all the way to absolute tyranny?

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will.
Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact
amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with
both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom
they suppress." --Frederick Douglas


This is a very different country today from what it was 226 years ago. We have
become a country of sheep. We occasionally "baaa" at government injustice, but
we do not ACT. For the most part, our "rebelliousness" now consists of pushing
buttons in voting booths, to hopefully elect the less scummy of two lying
scumbags (after a debate about which one is scummier).

For most people that is the extent of their resistance to government-imposed
injustice. Each of us cowers in a corner for fear that we will be the next one
that government makes an "example" of. While self-preservation is no sin, at
some point a country of "self-preservers" will "preserve" itself into total
submission to tyrants.

We are one step away from that now.

Once upon a time, a group of individuals declared to the world that they would
fight and risk death, rather than tolerate the oppressions of an abusive
government. Now, we are too comfortable for that. We are spoiled. We are
cowards. For today's battle, we need only the smallest fraction of the courage
our fore fathers demonstrated.

We do not need to lie in the mud, squinting in the cold to see the rifle sites,
waiting for the glimpse of British Troops that we know are headed our way just
over the next ridge. We do not need to run into the open field, in heavy enemy
fire, to retrieve our buddy who just had his leg blown off by a cannonball. We
do not need to leave our families and friends to fight, and possibly to die.
No, today the price for our freedom (at least a huge chunk of it) is a pittance
compared to what others have paid, but I have my doubts about whether we are
willing to pay even that.

What is that price? What do we need to do?

We need to just say NO by affirming the following:

I will overcome fear.

I will find ways to avoid becoming part of forced medical experimentation.

I will avoid being injected with an experimental new drug based on a "hunch" or
based on something that happened hundreds or thousands of miles from where I

I will resist the government's efforts to take away my right to do what I
believe is best for my body.

I will take personal responsibility for my health and for the health of my


[i] JAMA, June 9, 1999; Vol. 281, No.. 22, p 3132

[ii]Bernstein J et al. Depression of lymphocyte transformation following oral
glucose ingestion. Am. J. of Clin. Nut. 1977;30:613

[iii] Murata A. Virucidal Activity of Vitamin C: Vitamin C for Prevention and
Treatment of Viral Diseases. Proceedings of the First Intersectional Congress
of Microbiological Societies, Science Council of Japan 3:432-442. 1975.

[iv] Kligler IJ, Bernkopf H. Inactivation of Vaccinia Virus by Ascorbic Acid
and Glutathione. Nature, vol. 139:pp.965-966. 1937

[v] Am. J. Epid. 1971; 91:316-326.

[vi] JAMA, June 9, 1999; Vol. 281, No. 22, p 2130

[vii] LeDuc, James and Jahrling, Peter B.  Strengthening National Preparedness
for Smallpox: an Update. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Jan-Feb 2001, Vol. 7.,
No. 1

[viii] Highfield, Roger. New drug could conquer smallpox,
http://www.news.telegraph.co.uk  3-21-02.

[ix] Datafrom Rao, 1972, quoted in Fenner Table 1.2

[x] Blumgarten, A.S. "A Textbook of Medicine" for nursing students. 1927.

[xi] MMWR July 12, 1996/45 (RR11); p. 12

[xii] MMWR March 28, 1997/Vol.46/No. RR-7, pg. 4

[xiii] JAMA,ibid. p 2131


[xv] Physician William Howard Hay's address of June 25, 1937; printed in the
Congressional Record.
LET'S STOP KIDDING OURSELVES! 9-11 was a military coup!
A Boeing 757 DIDN'T hit the Pentagon, no aircraft debris, the Twin
Towers collapsed due to demolition charges (not high heat), there
were no Arab hijackers (the jets were guided electronically), and
the people now in control of the United States are liars and murders.
This has been a WAG THE DOG operation from the start! So let's
start figuring out what we can do about it!