CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

Archive for December, 2011

* Who gave the referenced tour to the University of Michigan researchers scheduled to be at USAMRIID from about April 27, 1998 – May 8, 1998?

Posted by DXer on December 29, 2011

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* With respect to the withdrawal of Ames from RMR-1029 on August 27, 2001 by Dr. George V. Ludwig of the Diagnostic Services Division, GAO should obtain …

Posted by DXer on December 28, 2011

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With respect to the withdrawal of Ames from RMR-1029 on August 27, 2001 by Dr. George V. Ludwig of the Diagnostic Services Division,  GAO should obtain …

… and review the protocol titled “Production of Reference and Reagent Antibodies in Goats.”

That research was not sponsored by Bacteriology but instead was sponsored by DSD.

The FBI experts in DSD were the ones known to have made a dried powder from RMR-1029, not Dr. Ivins.

The FBI experts in DSD did not submit a sample of Ames from RMR-1029 that they had used to make a dried powder.

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* In July, August and early September 2001, Dr. Ivins went to BL-3 was approximately 11 p.m. at night; he lived nearby. His office in B3 had computers.

Posted by DXer on December 28, 2011

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* Usual Principles Governing Exemption (b)(6) of FOIA Do Not Warrant Redaction of Room Numbers (e.g., Rm. 310 and Room 305 in B3) From the Protocols Describing Dr. Ivins Work Under the Animal Protocols in September and October 2001

Posted by DXer on December 27, 2011

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* During the day on September 25, 2001, Dr. Ivins was busy costing out the planned long-term monkey study.

Posted by DXer on December 27, 2011

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* As reflected by his calendar and Protocol B99-07, guinea pigs similarly were challenged subcutaneously in the BL-3 in Building 1425. The results were described by Dr. Ivins in a September 10, 2001 email.

Posted by DXer on December 27, 2011

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* To understand Dr. Ivins’ work with guinea pigs in the first half of September 2001, GAO should obtain and review the protocol titled “Protective Effect of Immunostimulatory Oligonucleotides Against Bacillus anthracis Intramuscular Challenge in Guinea Pigs.”

Posted by DXer on December 27, 2011

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* In late September 2001 and early October 2001, once infected with virulent anthrax by Dr. Ivins, the mice had to be euthanized in the BL-3 and could not be removed; the mice were placed in a CO2 chamber in the BL-3 for euthanasia.

Posted by DXer on December 26, 2011

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* Each of the 52 rabbits shipped the week of September 24, 2001 to USAMRIID Building 1425 to join Dr. Ivins in the Biolevel 3 lab had a unique identifying microchip.

Posted by DXer on December 26, 2011

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* Dr. Ivins and his colleagues were not allowed to deviate from the protocol relating to the animal challenges in late September and early October 2001 unless a deviation was specifically approved by the animal care committee.

Posted by DXer on December 26, 2011

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