During the presentation, Dr. Haley voiced a concern about the credibility of government vaccine studies. Dr. Golomb stated that reported adverse effects from the anthrax vaccine were about .005%, whereas the actual rate was determined to be 10^4 higher with follow-up. She also noted that a recent newspaper article series described the underreporting of hospitalization rates among those receiving the anthrax vaccine. She stated that officials had reported 100 such hospitalizations, but the newspaper reporter had discovered there actually were 20,000 such hospitalizations. Dr. Haley stated that, out of all the subjects considered by the Committee, this area of research appeared to be censored most severely.
Dr. Steele asked how the Committee should address this issue in the report. Dr. Golomb suggested that the Committee point out the repeated objective discrepancies, and that the evidence seemed to contravene the published findings. She stated that there was no need to speculate about intent.