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In global health circles, his story is a cautionary tale about the consequences that can spiral out of control when health professionals get too close to intelligence operations.

news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/150227…
[2014] The CIA has ended the use of vaccine programmes in its spying operations amid concerns for the safety of health workers, the White House has said. bbc.com/news/world-us-…
[2014] The CIA famously used a vaccination program as a ploy to gain information about the possible whereabouts of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. That effort didn't succeed, and the doctor involved was sentenced to a prison term.

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The CIA's Fake Vaccine Drive to Find Osama Bin Laden Lowered Vaccination Rates in Pakistan.
News of the ploy made the Taliban even more anti-vax than it already was.

tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/…
[2011] CIA organized fake vaccination drive to get Osama bin Laden's family DNA. Senior Pakistani doctor who organized vaccine program in Abbottabad arrested by ISI for working with US agents. theguardian.com/world/2011/jul…
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