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Do No Evil, See No Evil

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780520222045
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927100 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0022
Do No Evil, See No Evil

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This chapter discusses the start of the anthrax outbreak from the viewpoint of a military officer, first studying the huge reformations of the Yeltsin era and the equally large turnover in military personnel. From here the discussion turns to the meeting with General Yevstigneyev, where he related what he knew about the anthrax outbreak and suggested alternate scenarios for the outbreak. It considers the erosion of the military's science and technology and the vaccine research or production conducted in Compound 19 in 1979. The chapter also discusses the aerosol challenges, identifies the strain being used in Compound 19 at the time of the outbreak, and reviews the communications that led to the presidential decree for pensions to the victims' families.

Keywords: reformations; Yeltsin era; military personnel; General Yevstigneyev; alternate scenarios; vaccine research; aerosol challenges; presidential decree; pensions

Chapter.  4309 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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