FierceVaccines March 20, 2013
U.K. smallpox rethink prompts stockpiling criticisms
...Documents seen by the Independent on Sunday show that the government views preparations for a smallpox attack as being too expensive, unwieldy and disproportionate to the risk. Now, plans to immunize frontline workers are being scaled down, and other preparations are being reviewed in light of feedback from intelligence analysts and germ-warfare advisers. The rethink has dragged up a decade-old controversy about the stockpiling...
I guess after the British tabloids painted egg all over Tony Blair's face after the recent Iraqi war intelligence debacle has been made public, anti-bioweapon programs have been painted as another boondoggle.
...always remember the little boy crying wolf. Eventually he was right but nobody came.