Remember when we found out that a Defence Department lab sent live anthrax from a Utah Army lab to 28 different places in the US and one military base in South Korea? It didn’t stop there: The deadly lab samples were also sent to Canada and Australia.
“You need some anthrax” is probably not the diagnosis you’d like to hear from your family doctor; but if one MIT team has their way, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
A group of US federal advisors is endorsing testing the anthrax vaccine in children. Now the Obama administration has to decide whether to move forward with the risky prospect of injecting healthy children with a potentially dangerous vaccine.