CIA

2 CIA promises not to do any more fake vaccination programs

The Obama Administration has promised that the Central Intelligence Agency will never again have its spies pretend to be doing vaccinations overseas. Some will laugh out loud at the idea of an agency that is fundamentally based on deception and misdirection keeping any such public promise. More importantly, the aid…

0 Skepticism of vaccine programs overseas made worse by Zero Dark Thirty film

Is it foreign aid or covert aid?Flickr, johanoomen Journalist Rob Crilly rightfully criticizes the film Zero Dark Thirty for getting its facts wrong about the CIA vaccination campaign that sought to confirm the DNA of bin Laden’s children. The truth is dangerous enough. But Zero Dark Thirty risks making a difficult situation worse…

0 A renewed push to ban spies from overeas health and aid work

Is it foreign aid or covert aid?Flickr, johanoomen Co-authored by Tom Murphy The latest assassination of health workers vaccinating kids against polio in Pakistan may be the tipping point. Or not. It remains to be seen if a new surge of efforts — a letter of protest from leading public…

10 Three reasons why CIA faked vaccines may cause contagion of damage

New Action Thriller: From UNICEF with Love?Flickr, johanoomen Now that the CIA has acknowledged running a deceptive, if not totally fake, vaccination program in Pakistan as part of the effort months ago to hunt down Osama bin Laden, here are three reasons why this episode is prompting an angry response…

16 Did CIA undermine global health by faking vaccines in hunt for Bin Laden?

by hitthatswitch, Flickr One of the chronic problems the international community has with almost every disease-fighting campaign has been the need to overcome mistrust — mistrust of government, of foreign health workers or outsider do-gooders in general. This is, for a variety of reasons, especially true of vaccines. So many…