Thursday, June 28, 2007

A shot in the dark

This story came out a month ago or so, but was not widely disseminated. Nonetheless, it is important and is further illustrative of the military's penchant for using soldiers as experimental laboratories for all the wonderful drugs we know the US government is always producing. It falls right in line with previous stories that experimental blood-clotting drugs were administered to both American and British troops, the effects of which are potentially deadly. But at least with those stories, it was known what the drug was supposed to do. But in the case of Lance Corporal David Fey, not only will the US military not say what the drug is, they wouldn't even admit that he had received the shot.
A shot from a syringe is leaving some U.S. servicemen and women on the brink of death.
Typically, the US military at first claimed no such shot was given and then changed medicals records to show that a "flu vaccine" had been given.
Target 5 has discovered that an alarming number of U.S. troops are having severe reactions to some of the vaccines they receive in preparation for going overseas.

"This is the worst cover-up in the history of the military," said an unidentified military health officer who fears for his job.

A shot from a syringe is leaving some U.S. servicemen and women on the brink of death.

"When the issue, I believe, of the use of the vaccine comes out, I believe it will make the Walter Reed scandal pale in comparison," said the health officer.

Lance Corporal David Fey, 20, has dialysis three days a week. His kidneys are failing, his military career is over, and he feels like his country abandoned him.
Fey was one of a group of Marines who lined up for an undisclosed shot.

"They asked us our name. We stood on these yellow footprints, and they gave us this shot, and we got the rest of the day off," he recalled. "After that shot, I started swelling up. I gained 30 pounds of water. My eyes swelled up where I couldn't see. I started snoring. I developed a rash on my hand."

Three weeks later, Fey was back in Clermont County on his death bed at Clinton Memorial Hospital. His kidneys were failing, and his body was so swollen that it left stretch marks.
Cindy Fey began pouring over medical records in search of answers. She said the shot was never listed in he son's medical records. The military claimed he never received a shot.

But as Target 5 discovered, the military's story would change.

The Department of Defense stated that "all service members' vaccinations are documented in the individual's permanent medical record." But Fey's military medical records revealed no shot on that day. Another Marine in Fey's unit told Target 5 that there is no shot listed in his medical records either and also said that the people who administered the shot never told his unit what it was.

When Cindy Fey called the U.S. Marine Hospital in 29 Palms to find out what kind of vaccine her son was given, she was told that the information was confidential.

Eleven months later, her son's medical records were mysteriously changed with a handwritten notation indicating that the mystery shot was a flu vaccine.
I'm sure we'll continue to be sold the line that it's all good. Nothing to see here, just a whiner looking for a free ... kidney transplant.

I am constantly baffled as to how the US military keeps its recruiting numbers where they are.


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