Friday, July 27, 2007

Testimony of Meryl Nass at House Veterans Affairs Health Subcommittee

On July 26, 2007 I spoke to the Committee on Veterans Affairs Health Subcommittee about the role of anthrax vaccine in Gulf War illnesses, and the role of the Department of Veterans Affairs in researching, diagnosing, treating and compensating ill veterans.

My written testimony is a 9 page summary of the science on anthrax vaccine safety and Gulf War illnesses, with recommendations for the Committee to improve the care of veterans who have been injured by anthrax vaccine or other Gulf War exposures.

My spoken testimony quickly summarized the information in the written testimony, and pulled no punches about why and how VA and DOD created a smokescreen around these illnesses to avoid caring for soldiers and veterans through a $260 million dollar portfolio of corrupt research.