As we celebrate Independence Day 2006, as we tuck into our burgers and dogs and guzzle our tall cold ones, as we ooh and aah over fireworks displays, let us honor our forefathers who sacrificed life and limb to give us the freedoms we now enjoy. Let's remember to take a moment and give thanks for those freedoms:
The freedom to vote as many times as we want for the American Idol of our choice;
The freedom to pay upwards of $1000 a month for health insurance for us and our families;
I was part of a group that attended the March in D.C. on the weekend of September 24-26, along with those "tens of thousands" of others. One of my group, a pediatrician, began experiencing painful lymph nodes and an ulcer at the back of her throat a few days ago, right before the reports began surfacing of tularemia bacteria found at the Washington Mall that weekend. When my friend heard about the reports, she began treating herself with Cipro and now feels better.
Okay, she IS a pediatrician and she IS in contact with sick kids all day. But still...
What I'd like to find out is if any other Kossacks who attended the march in D.C. that weekend (or the Book Fair)have experienced, or are experiencing, odd symptoms. Surely this should be investigated further, especially since tularemia is considered a biological agent.