Obama was involved in many scandals some of which I’ll bet you didn’t know about from 2011. One of those scandals has to do with buying smallpox vaccine from a company named Siga. In fact, Siga is the only company Obama allowed to bid on the contract which came in at $433 million dollars.
Not surprisingly, Siga is owned by a large Democratic donor and specifically a donor to Obama. Smallpox is a dreaded disease that kills 30% of the people who are exposed to it. But this shady deal has many problems.
- The only smallpox spores in the world are in safe locations in the United States and Russia
- The cost per dose is $255
- Siga’s drug has never been tested and may likely not work
The United States already had owned 1 billion dollars worth of smallpox vaccine. This was tested and found to be effective if given within 4 days of exposure. In fact, we had almost 3 times the amount we would need to inoculate the entire population of this country. At that, we purchased for three dollars a dose.
Siga was awarded the final contract in May through a “sole-source” procurement in which it was the only company asked to submit a proposal. The contract calls for Siga to deliver 1.7 million doses of the drug for the nation’s biodefense stockpile. The price of approximately $255 per dose is well above what the government’s specialists had earlier said was reasonable, according to internal documents and interviews.
Once feared for its grotesque pustules and 30% death rate, smallpox was eradicated worldwide as of 1978 and is known to exist only in the locked freezers of a Russian scientific institute and the U.S. government. There is no credible evidence that any other country or a terrorist group possesses smallpox.
If there were an attack, the government could draw on $1 billion worth of smallpox vaccine it already owns to inoculate the entire U.S. population and quickly treat people exposed to the virus. The vaccine, which costs the government $3 per dose, can reliably prevent death when given within four days of exposure.
Stay tuned for more revelations about crooked politicians and things you may not have known.