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Bush plans against bio-terrorism

September 27, 2002

Albany- The government is trying to work out a plan to offer small pox vaccinations to all Americans. The shot involves serious risks and even the possibility of death, but there is enough to inoculate everyone.

"There are complications and sometimes they can be quite significant and quite severe, so it's better in the estimation of the federal officials to wait until there actually is a case," admits Public Health Doctor J. Paul Newell

Officials still have to decide who will get the experimental vaccine first. Small pox kills about a third of the people it infects.

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