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said by cdru:Yes I did read the content but I'm not a doctor to know what exactly what pathogen it was (chicken, small or whatever) all I know is that according to some statements the then US Army knowingly distributed contaminated blankets among the native American community to wipe them out.
Did you read what you linked to? It wasn't chicken pox, it possibly was small pox if it actually occurred. And other diseases were brought over by early European settlers just like in many other parts of the world where an outsider infects a local population that has built up an immunity to a disease or pathogen. While such vulnerability might have been used as a weapon of sorts, I'd imagine that far more people were caught by the pandemic that just naturally progressed vs. malicious intent.
said by cdru:Probably not but the doctors left those people in the dark about their medical condition and left them untreated so they can watch them die of syphilis.
No one was intentionally infected with syphilis. All of the individuals that were directly involved with the Tuskegee syphilis experiment already had it. The experiment just withheld treatment, particularly after penicillin was widely accepted for treating syphilis. There were secondary or tertiary infections with wives and kids but they were also not intentionally infected.
said by cdru:Absolutely! I wonder what is going on today?
Definitely not a shining moments in US history, but not "chemical warfare" by any means.
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said by etaadmin:Real quick medical lesson: Chicken pox typically causes a rash and blisters (pox) over the body. You get a fever, the rash, and a sore throat. Start to finish is about 2 weeks with only a portion of that where the symptoms are evident. It's uncomfortable, but almost everyone that catches it survives. There are vaccines now, but it is still very prevalent in the world. Prior to the vacination introduction, around a 100 people died annually out of 3-4m infections.
Yes I did read the content but I'm not a doctor to know what exactly what pathogen it was (chicken, small or whatever)
Smallpox gets the fever and rash. Plus bodyache, nausea, vomiting. Then the pox come about 2 weeks later and start to fill with puss, then rupture scabbing over. The scabs fall away leaving permanent scarring. There is no cure once infected. Once infected, mortality rate is about 30% with specific types usually fatal.
Comparing the two is like comparing a sunburn (chickenpox) to a 3rd degree burn (smallpox) over most your body. Both are burns, but they are very different in what they can cause and how they ultimately get treated.
French & Indian War was fought from 1754-63. The Continental Army wasn't formed until 1775 and the US Army until 1784 after the Revolutionary War. It couldn't have been the US Army as it wouldn't be formed for another 2 decades. If anything, it was the British Army that proposed it. And there is no conclusive evidence one way or another how it was transmitted, whether intentionally, unintentionally, or accidentally.
all I know is that according to some statements the then US Army knowingly distributed contaminated blankets among the native American community to wipe them out.
No doubt they were left in the dark. But that is different then intentionally infecting people.
Probably not but the doctors left those people in the dark about their medical condition and left them untreated so they can watch them die of syphilis.