Refuseniks reprieved

日期:2017-04-01 07:48:06 作者:席嗖远 阅读:

Soldiers in the US Army who refuse to have an anthrax vaccination will no longer be forcibly injected. The US decided in December to vaccinate all its 2.4 million soldiers against anthrax after fears that Iraq might use the disease as a biological weapon. But the ruling was controversial: the vaccine has been blamed for causing Gulf War Syndrome, while in April, American sailors in the Gulf were given vaccine that was two years past its expiration date. Personnel who refuse the injection will still be disciplined, but army spokesman Scott Bertinetti says: “We’re not going to strap anybody down.” Dozens of American,