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Flu vaccinations, Deaths, Guillain Barre Syndrome, GBS, British alert, Health Protection Agency letter, Deadly nerve disease, British Association of Neurologists to monitor

Here is another reason to carefully weigh any decision to take the H1N1, swine flu, vaccination.

From the Mail Online, August 15, 2009:

“Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America”

“A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.

GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.

The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.

It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

  • More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.
  • 500 cases of GBS were detected.
  •  The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times.
  • The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear.
  • The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected.

Concerns have already been raised that the new vaccine has not been sufficiently tested and that the effects, especially on children, are unknown.”

“The British Neurological Surveillance Unit (BNSU), part of the British Association of Neurologists, has been asked to monitor closely any cases of GBS as the vaccine is rolled out.

One senior neurologist said last night: ‘I would not have the swine flu jab because of the GBS risk.’

There are concerns that there could be a repeat of what became known as the ‘1976 debacle’ in the US, where a swine flu vaccine killed 25 people – more than the virus itself.”

“The swine flu virus in the new vaccine is a slightly different strain from the 1976 virus, but the possibility of an increased incidence of GBS remains a concern.

Shadow health spokesman Mike Penning said last night: ‘The last thing we want is secret letters handed around experts within the NHS. We need a vaccine but we also need to know about potential risks.

‘Our job is to make sure that the public knows what’s going on. Why
is the Government not being open about this? It’s also very worrying if GPs, who will be administering the vaccine, aren’t being warned.’

Two letters were posted together to neurologists advising them of the concerns. The first, dated July 29, was written by Professor Elizabeth Miller, head of the HPA’s Immunisation Department.

It says: ‘The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use.

‘GBS has been identified as a condition needing enhanced surveillance when the swine flu vaccines are rolled out.”

“GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, leaving them unable to transmit signals to muscles effectively.

It can cause partial paralysis and mostly affects the hands and feet. In serious cases, patients need to be kept on a ventilator, but it can be fatal.

Death is caused by paralysis of the respiratory system, causing the victim to suffocate.
It is not known exactly what causes GBS and research on the subject has been inconclusive.”

“I applaud the Government for recognising the risk but in most cases this is a mild virus which needs a few days in bed. I’d question why we need a vaccine at all.’”

Read more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html

Thanks to commenter SueK for the alert.

Gator’s Mom reminded us of this crucial point:

Swine flu vaccine: Government grants immunity

“Makers of the swine flu vaccine and involved government officials will be immune from any lawsuits arising from the vaccine. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has signed a document guaranteeing that neither the government nor industry will take responsibility for any damage or death caused by these vaccines, which have had very limited testing and are being produced under rushed circumstances.”
“The last time the government faced a new swine flu virus was in 1976. Cases of swine flu in soldiers at Fort Dix, N.J., including one death, made health officials worried they might be facing a deadly pandemic like the one that killed millions around the world in 1918 and 1919. Federal officials vaccinated 40 million Americans during a national campaign. A pandemic never materialized, but thousands who got the shots filed injury claims, saying they suffered a paralyzing condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome or other side effects.”
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H1N1 Flu, Swine Flu, CDC update, May 6, 2009, 11:00 AM ET, Deaths, outbreak of novel influenza A H1N1 continues to expand in the United States, more hospitalizations

The latest status of influenza A , H1N1, Swine Flu,  in the US from the CDC, May 6, 2009, 11:00 AM ET:

“The ongoing outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1) continues to expand in the United States. CDC expects that more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths from this outbreak will occur over the coming days and weeks.

CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the expanding outbreak. CDC’s response goals are to reduce spread and illness severity, and provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this emergency.

CDC is issuing updated interim guidance daily in response to the rapidly evolving situation.

School Guidance

This includes updated interim guidance for schools and childcare facilities on preventing the spread of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. At this time, CDC recommends the primary means to reduce spread of influenza in schools focus on early identification of ill students and staff, staying home when sick, and good cough etiquette and frequent hand washing. Decisions about school closure should be at the discretion of local authorities based on local considerations.

Increased Testing

CDC has developed a PCR diagnostic test kit to detect this novel H1N1 virus and has now distributed test kits to all states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The test kits are being shipped internationally as well. This will allow states and other countries to test for this new virus. This increase in testing capacity is likely to result in an increase in the number of reported confirmed cases in this country, which should provide a more accurate picture of the burden of disease in the United States.”

Read more:

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

Microbiologists, experts on infectious diseases, Deaths, mysterious deaths, murders

The following list of microbiologists and experts on infectious diseases that died under mysterious causes was sent to me on March 20, 2009:

#43: David Kelly, age 59. Died: July 18, 2003.

British biological weapons expert, was said to have slashed his own wrists while

walking near his home. Kelly was the Ministry of Defense’s chief scientific officer

and senior adviser to the proliferation and arms control secretariat, and to the

Foreign Office’s non-proliferation department. The senior adviser on biological

weapons to the UN biological weapons inspections teams (Unscom) from 1994

to 1999, he was also, in the opinion of his peers, pre-eminent in his field, not only

in this country, but in the world.

#1 Jose Trias, Died: May 19, 1994

wife were murdered in their Chevy Chase, Maryland home. They met with a

friend of theirs, a journalist, before the day of their murder and told him of their

plan to expose HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) funding of “special ops”

research. Grant money that goes to HHMI is actually diverted to special black

ops research projects.

#s22-24: Avishai Berkman, age 50

Amiramp Eldor

Matzner

All Died: November 24, 2001

the time of the Black Sea crash, Israeli journalists had been sounding the alarm

that two Israeli microbiologists had been murdered, allegedly by terrorists;

including the head of the Hematology department at Israel’s Ichilov Hospital, as

well as directors of the Tel Aviv Public Health Department and Hebrew University

School of Medicine. World experts in hematology and blood clotting. Five

microbiologists in this list of the first eight people that died mysteriously in

airplane crashes worked on cutting edge microbiology research; and, four of the

five were doing virtually identical research; research that has global political and

financial significance.

#16-#20: Five Unnamed Microbiologists. Died: October 4, 2001

Five unnamed microbiologists on a plane that was brought down by a missile

near the Black sea on the Russian border. Traveling from Israel to Russia;

business not disclosed. 3 scientists were experts in medical research or public

health. The plane is believed by many in Israel to have had as many as four or

five passengers who were microbiologists. Both Israel and Novosibirsk are

homes for cutting-edge microbiological research. Novosibirsk is known as the

scientific capital of Siberia. There are over 50 research facilities there, and 13 full

universities for a population of only 2.5 million people.

25: Dr. David Schwartz , age 57. Died: December

10, 2001

Loudon County, Virginia. His daughter, who identifies herself as a pagan high

priestess, and three of her fellow pagans have been charged. He was extremely

well respected in biophysics, and regarded as an authority on DNA sequencing.

Three teens that were into the occult were charged with murder in the slashing

death.

#27: Dr. Don Wiley, age 57. Vanished: December 16,

2001

University, top Deadly Contagious Virus expert, abandoned rental car was found

on the Hernando de Soto Bridge outside Memphis, TN. He was heavily involved

in research on DNA sequencing, and was last seen at around midnight on

November 16, leaving the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Advisory Dinner at The

Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. Associates attending the dinner said he showed

no signs of intoxication, and no one has admitted to drinking with him. Body

found floating one month later. Workers at a hydroelectric plant in Louisiana

found the body of Don Wiley on Thursday, about 300 miles south of where the

molecular biologist was last seen on Nov. 18 at a medical meeting in Memphis.

On January 14, 2002 (almost two months later) Shelby County Medical Examiner

O.C. Smith announced that his department had ruled Dr. Wiley’s death to be

“accidental”; the result of massive injuries suffered in a fall from the Hernando de

Soto Bridge. Smith said there were paint marks on Wiley’s rental car similar to

the paint used on construction signs on the bridge, and that the car’s right front

hubcap was missing. There has been no report as to which construction signs

Dr. Wiley hit.

#28: Dr. Vladimer Pasechnik, age 64.

Died: December 23, 2001

home. Two different dates have been reported: November 21 and December

23. Death ruled stroke. He had defected from Russia to UK. He had been the

#1 scientist in the FSU’s bioweapons program. It was thought he was involved

with exhuming the bodies of the 10 London victims of the 1919 Type A flu

epidemic. Pasechnik died six weeks after the planned exhumations were

announced. On November 23, 2001, Pasechnik’s death was reported in the New

York Times as having occurred two days earlier. Pasechnik’s death was made in

the United States by Dr. Christopher Davis of Virginia, who stated that the cause

of death was a stroke. Dr. Davis was the member of British intelligence who debriefed

Dr. Pasechnik at the time of his defection. Pasechnik was heavily

involved in DNA sequencing research. He had just founded a company like three

other microbiologists working to provide powerful alternatives to antibiotics. Dr.

Vladimir Pasechnik was the boss of William C. Patrick III who holds 5 patents on

the militarized anthrax used by the United States. Patrick is now a private

biowarfare consultant to the military and CIA. Patrick developed the process by

which anthrax spores could be concentrated at the level of one trillion spores per

gram. No other country has been able to get concentrations above 500 billion per

gram. The anthrax that was sent around the eastern United States last fall was

concentrated at one trillion spores per gram.

#33: Dr. Vladamir “Victor” Korshunov, age 56. Died:

February 9, 2002.

Korshunov was head of the microbiology sub-facility at the Russian State

Medical University. He was found dead in the entrance to his home with a head

injury. On Feb. 9 the Russian newspaper Pravda reported that Korshunov had

probably invented a vaccine protecting from any biological arm.

#38: Steven Mostow, age 63. Died: March 25, 2002.

the country’s leading infectious disease and bioterrorism experts and was

associate dean at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He died in

a plane crash near Centennial Airport. He was known as “Dr. Flu” for his

expertise in treating influenza, and expertise on bioterrorism. Mostow was one of

the country’s leading infectious disease experts.

#49: Dr. Michael Patrick Kiley, age 62. Died: January 24, 2004.

massive heart attack. Ebola, Mad Cow Expert, top of the line world class. It is

interesting to note, he had a good heart, but it “gave out”. Dr. Shope and Dr.

Kiley were working on the lab upgrade to BSL 4 at the UTMB Galvaston lab for

Homeland Security. The lab would have to be secure to house some of the

deadliest pathogens of tropical and emerging infectious disease as well as

bioweaponized ones.

#48: Robert Shope, age 74. Died: January 23, 2004.

Virus Expert Who Warned of Epidemics, Dies died of lung transplant

complications. Later purported to have died of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

which can be caused by either environmental stimulus or a VIRUS. It would not

be hard to administer a drug that would cause Dr. Shope’s lung transplant to

either be rejected or to cause complications from the transplant. Dr. Shope led

the group of scientists who had an 11 MILLION dollar fed grant to ensure the

new lab would keep in the nasty bugs. Dr. Shope also met with and worked with

Dr. Mike Kiley on the UTMB Galveston lab upgrade to BSL 4. When the upgrade

would be complete the lab will host the most hazardous pathogens known to man

especially tropical and emerging diseases as well as bioweapons.

#50: Vadake Srinivasan, Died: March 13, 2004.

guard rail in Baton Rouge, LA. Death was ruled a stroke. He was originally from

India, was one of the most-accomplished and respected industrial biologists in

academia, and held two doctorate degrees.

#53: William T. McGuire, age 39. Found May 5, 2004, last seen late April

2004.

University Professor and Senior programmer analyst and adjunct professor at the

New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. He emerged as one of the world’s

leading microbiologists and an expert in developing and overseeing multiple

levels of biocontainment facilities.

#55: Antonina Presnyakova, age 46. Died: May 25, 2004.

scientist at a former Soviet biological weapons laboratory in Siberia died after an

accident with a needle laced with ebola. Scientists and officials said the accident

had raised concerns about safety and secrecy at the State Research Center of

Virology and Biotechnology, known as Vector, which in Soviet times specialized

in turning deadly viruses into biological weapons. Vector has been a leading

recipient of aid in an American program.

#57: Dr., age 45. Died: June 24, 2004.

Assefa Tulu

department in 1997 and served for five years as the county’s lone epidemiologist.

He was charged with trackcing the health of the county, including the spread of

diseases, such as syphilis, AIDS and measles. He also designed a system for

detecting a bioterrorism attack involving viruses or bacterial agents. Tulu often

coordinated efforts to address major health concerns in Dallas County, such as

the West Nile virus outbreaks of the past few years, and worked with the media

to inform the public. Found face down, dead in his office. The Dallas County

Epidemiologist died of a hemorrhagic stroke.

#58: Dr. Paul Norman, age 52. Died: June 27, 2004.

Wiltshire. Killed when the single-engine Cessna 206 he was piloting crashed in

Devon. Expert in chemical and biological weapons. He traveled the world

lecturing on defending against the scourge of weapons of mass destruction. He

was married with a 14-year-old son and a 20-year-old daughter, and was the

chief scientist for chemical and biological defense at the Ministry of Defense’s

laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire. The crash site was examined by officials

from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and the wreckage of the aircraft was

removed from the site to the AAIB base at Farnborough.

#61: Dr. Larry Bustard, age 53. Died July 2, 2004

was a Sandia scientist in the Department of Energy who helped develop a foam

spray to clean up congressional buildings and media sites during the anthrax

scare in 2001. He worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. As an

expert in bioterrorism, his team came up with a new technology used against

biological and chemical agents.

#64: Dr. John Badwey, age 54. Died: July 21,

2004.

waste program of exposing humans to sludge. Suddenly developed pneumonia

like symptoms then died in two weeks. Biochemist at Harvard Medical School

specializing in infectious diseases.

#68: John R. La Montagne, age 61. Died:

November 2, 2004.

pulmonary embolism. PhD, Head of US Infectious Diseases unit under Tommie

Thompson. Was NIAID Deputy Director. Expert in AIDS Program work and

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

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British biological weapons expert, was said to have slashed his own wrists while

walking near his home. Kelly was the Ministry of Defense’s chief scientific officer

and senior adviser to the proliferation and arms control secretariat, and to the

Foreign Office’s non-proliferation department. The senior adviser on biological

weapons to the UN biological weapons inspections teams (Unscom) from 1994

to 1999, he was also, in the opinion of his peers, pre-eminent in his field, not only

in this country, but in the world.

#1 Jose Trias, Died: May 19, 1994

. Trias and his

wife were murdered in their Chevy Chase, Maryland home. They met with a

friend of theirs, a journalist, before the day of their murder and told him of their

plan to expose HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) funding of “special ops”

research. Grant money that goes to HHMI is actually diverted to special black

ops research projects.

 

#s22-24: Avishai Berkman, age 50

.(no photo)

Amiramp Eldor

, age 59 YaacovMatzner

, age 54

All Died: November 24, 2001

. Another airplane crash kills 3 scientists. At about

the time of the Black Sea crash, Israeli journalists had been sounding the alarm

that two Israeli microbiologists had been murdered, allegedly by terrorists;

including the head of the Hematology department at Israel’s Ichilov Hospital, as

well as directors of the Tel Aviv Public Health Department and Hebrew University

School of Medicine. World experts in hematology and blood clotting. Five

microbiologists in this list of the first eight people that died mysteriously in

airplane crashes worked on cutting edge microbiology research; and, four of the

five were doing virtually identical research; research that has global political and

financial significance.

#16-#20: Five Unnamed Microbiologists. Died: October 4, 2001

. Four of

Five unnamed microbiologists on a plane that was brought down by a missile

near the Black sea on the Russian border. Traveling from Israel to Russia;

business not disclosed. 3 scientists were experts in medical research or public

health. The plane is believed by many in Israel to have had as many as four or

five passengers who were microbiologists. Both Israel and Novosibirsk are

homes for cutting-edge microbiological research. Novosibirsk is known as the

scientific capital of Siberia. There are over 50 research facilities there, and 13 full

universities for a population of only 2.5 million people.

25: Dr. David Schwartz , age 57. Died: December

10, 2001

. Murdered by stabbing with what appeared to be a sword in rural home

Loudon County, Virginia. His daughter, who identifies herself as a pagan high

priestess, and three of her fellow pagans have been charged. He was extremely

well respected in biophysics, and regarded as an authority on DNA sequencing.

Three teens that were into the occult were charged with murder in the slashing

death.

#27: Dr. Don Wiley, age 57. Vanished: December 16,

2001

. Molecular Biologist with Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard

University, top Deadly Contagious Virus expert, abandoned rental car was found

on the Hernando de Soto Bridge outside Memphis, TN. He was heavily involved

in research on DNA sequencing, and was last seen at around midnight on

November 16, leaving the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Advisory Dinner at The

Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. Associates attending the dinner said he showed

no signs of intoxication, and no one has admitted to drinking with him. Body

found floating one month later. Workers at a hydroelectric plant in Louisiana

found the body of Don Wiley on Thursday, about 300 miles south of where the

molecular biologist was last seen on Nov. 18 at a medical meeting in Memphis.

On January 14, 2002 (almost two months later) Shelby County Medical Examiner

O.C. Smith announced that his department had ruled Dr. Wiley’s death to be

“accidental”; the result of massive injuries suffered in a fall from the Hernando de

Soto Bridge. Smith said there were paint marks on Wiley’s rental car similar to

the paint used on construction signs on the bridge, and that the car’s right front

hubcap was missing. There has been no report as to which construction signs

Dr. Wiley hit.

#28: Dr. Vladimer Pasechnik, age 64.

Died: December 23, 2001

. Found dead in Wiltshire, England, a village near his

home. Two different dates have been reported: November 21 and December

23. Death ruled stroke. He had defected from Russia to UK. He had been the

#1 scientist in the FSU’s bioweapons program. It was thought he was involved

with exhuming the bodies of the 10 London victims of the 1919 Type A flu

epidemic. Pasechnik died six weeks after the planned exhumations were

announced. On November 23, 2001, Pasechnik’s death was reported in the New

York Times as having occurred two days earlier. Pasechnik’s death was made in

the United States by Dr. Christopher Davis of Virginia, who stated that the cause

of death was a stroke. Dr. Davis was the member of British intelligence who debriefed

Dr. Pasechnik at the time of his defection. Pasechnik was heavily

involved in DNA sequencing research. He had just founded a company like three

other microbiologists working to provide powerful alternatives to antibiotics. Dr.

Vladimir Pasechnik was the boss of William C. Patrick III who holds 5 patents on

the militarized anthrax used by the United States. Patrick is now a private

biowarfare consultant to the military and CIA. Patrick developed the process by

which anthrax spores could be concentrated at the level of one trillion spores per

gram. No other country has been able to get concentrations above 500 billion per

gram. The anthrax that was sent around the eastern United States last fall was

concentrated at one trillion spores per gram.

#33: Dr. Vladamir “Victor” Korshunov, age 56. Died:

February 9, 2002.

Found dead on a Moscow street. Head was bashed in.

Korshunov was head of the microbiology sub-facility at the Russian State

Medical University. He was found dead in the entrance to his home with a head

injury. On Feb. 9 the Russian newspaper Pravda reported that Korshunov had

probably invented a vaccine protecting from any biological arm.

#38: Steven Mostow, age 63. Died: March 25, 2002.

One of

the country’s leading infectious disease and bioterrorism experts and was

associate dean at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He died in

a plane crash near Centennial Airport. He was known as “Dr. Flu” for his

expertise in treating influenza, and expertise on bioterrorism. Mostow was one of

the country’s leading infectious disease experts.

#49: Dr. Michael Patrick Kiley, age 62. Died: January 24, 2004.

Died of

massive heart attack. Ebola, Mad Cow Expert, top of the line world class. It is

interesting to note, he had a good heart, but it “gave out”. Dr. Shope and Dr.

Kiley were working on the lab upgrade to BSL 4 at the UTMB Galvaston lab for

Homeland Security. The lab would have to be secure to house some of the

deadliest pathogens of tropical and emerging infectious disease as well as

bioweaponized ones.

#48: Robert Shope, age 74. Died: January 23, 2004.

Virus Expert Who Warned of Epidemics, Dies died of lung transplant

complications. Later purported to have died of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

which can be caused by either environmental stimulus or a VIRUS. It would not

be hard to administer a drug that would cause Dr. Shope’s lung transplant to

either be rejected or to cause complications from the transplant. Dr. Shope led

the group of scientists who had an 11 MILLION dollar fed grant to ensure the

new lab would keep in the nasty bugs. Dr. Shope also met with and worked with

Dr. Mike Kiley on the UTMB Galveston lab upgrade to BSL 4. When the upgrade

would be complete the lab will host the most hazardous pathogens known to man

especially tropical and emerging diseases as well as bioweapons.

#50: Vadake Srinivasan, Died: March 13, 2004.

Microbiologist crashed car into

guard rail in Baton Rouge, LA. Death was ruled a stroke. He was originally from

India, was one of the most-accomplished and respected industrial biologists in

academia, and held two doctorate degrees.

#53: William T. McGuire, age 39. Found May 5, 2004, last seen late April

2004.

Body found in three suitcases floating in Chesapeake Bay. He was NJ

University Professor and Senior programmer analyst and adjunct professor at the

New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. He emerged as one of the world’s

leading microbiologists and an expert in developing and overseeing multiple

levels of biocontainment facilities.

#55: Antonina Presnyakova, age 46. Died: May 25, 2004.

A Russian

scientist at a former Soviet biological weapons laboratory in Siberia died after an

accident with a needle laced with ebola. Scientists and officials said the accident

had raised concerns about safety and secrecy at the State Research Center of

Virology and Biotechnology, known as Vector, which in Soviet times specialized

in turning deadly viruses into biological weapons. Vector has been a leading

recipient of aid in an American program.

#57: Dr.Assefa Tulu

, age 45. Died: June 24, 2004.

, age 45. Died: June 24, 2004.

Dr. Tulu joined the health

department in 1997 and served for five years as the county’s lone epidemiologist.

He was charged with trackcing the health of the county, including the spread of

diseases, such as syphilis, AIDS and measles. He also designed a system for

detecting a bioterrorism attack involving viruses or bacterial agents. Tulu often

coordinated efforts to address major health concerns in Dallas County, such as

the West Nile virus outbreaks of the past few years, and worked with the media

to inform the public. Found face down, dead in his office. The Dallas County

Epidemiologist died of a hemorrhagic stroke.

#58: Dr. Paul Norman, age 52. Died: June 27, 2004.

From Salisbury

Wiltshire. Killed when the single-engine Cessna 206 he was piloting crashed in

Devon. Expert in chemical and biological weapons. He traveled the world

lecturing on defending against the scourge of weapons of mass destruction. He

was married with a 14-year-old son and a 20-year-old daughter, and was the

chief scientist for chemical and biological defense at the Ministry of Defense’s

laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire. The crash site was examined by officials

from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and the wreckage of the aircraft was

removed from the site to the AAIB base at Farnborough.

#61: Dr. Larry Bustard, age 53. Died July 2, 2004

from unknown causes. He

was a Sandia scientist in the Department of Energy who helped develop a foam

spray to clean up congressional buildings and media sites during the anthrax

scare in 2001. He worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. As an

expert in bioterrorism, his team came up with a new technology used against

biological and chemical agents.

#64: Dr. John Badwey, age 54. Died: July 21,

2004.

Scientist and accidental politician when he opposed disposal of sewage

waste program of exposing humans to sludge. Suddenly developed pneumonia

like symptoms then died in two weeks. Biochemist at Harvard Medical School

specializing in infectious diseases.

#68: John R. La Montagne, age 61. Died:

November 2, 2004.

Died while in Mexico, no cause stated, later disclosed as

pulmonary embolism. PhD, Head of US Infectious Diseases unit under Tommie

Thompson. Was NIAID Deputy Director. Expert in AIDS Program work and

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.