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The Heartbreak

Continued from Page 39

dude training medical staff
and providing medical equip-
ment and nursing teams.
"I know of at least four
other Jewish clients that are
going to need care in the not-
too-distant future," Mrs.
Meyers said. "Right now,
they're mildly symptomatic,
but it's just a matter of time
before they'll need 24-hour
medical care. The Jewish
community is doing no one a
favor by ignoring it." Alan
Goodman, director of Jewish
Family Service, said he
wasn't aware of Andy's case,
but said he didn't think
there was much the agency
could do.
"JFS is a counseling and
support agency," Mr. Good-
man said. "We provide in-
dividual or group therapy,
not medical services."
Mr. Goodman added that
while there are no organized
AIDS support groups at JFS,
his staff is available for one-
on-one advice or support.
"To form an effective
group, we need seven or
eight regular members," he
said. "While there may be a
need among our community,
we don't see it represented
in our caseloads. We may
have a few, but we don't see
it as a big issue in the agen-
cy at this time."

However, Bob Aronson,
executive vice president of
the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion of Detroit, said that
AIDS in the Jewish com-
munity is a serious problem.
"This Jewish community
is not equipped to handle
people with AIDS," he said.
"I'm not an expert on AIDS,
but I believe the Jewish
community has a respon-
sibility to provide services to
all our people. This is an
issue which must be ad-
dressed by the organizations
of the Jewish community."
Mr. Aronson said he didn't
fault the Jewish Home for
Aged for not taking in the
Jewish AIDS patient, but
said the • Home must begin
planning for the future.
He said he has arranged to
meet with the Hospice
Association of Southeastern
Michigan to determine if an
affiliation with the Jewish
community is feasible. "This
experience of the last two
weeks has been unbelievably
frustrating," Mr. Aronson
said, referring to Andy's
situation. "We were dealing
with an issue where there
were simply no social services
or any Jewish answers." ❑

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Jerusalem (JTA) — Hun-
dreds of thousands of gas
masks issued to Israeli
civilians in the months
before the Persian Gulf war
began would have provided
little or no protection in a
chemical attack, according
to a report by Ze'ev Schiff in
the Israeli daily Ha'aretz.
Mr. Schiff, one of Israel's
most respected military af-
fairs commentators, quoted
allegations by the state
comptroller that about 1.4
million gas masks distributed
to the public were unfit for
use.
The charge could have se-
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defense establishment.
In his article, published
March 17, Mr. Schiff said a
warning letter to Defense
Minister Moshe Arens from
Comptroller Miriam Ben-
Porat at the time of the war
was kept secret until reveal-
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Mr. Arens and the Israel
Defense Force chief of staff,
Gen. Dan Shomron, flatly
denied the charge at the
weekly Cabinet meeting.

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But the Defense Ministry
seemed to hedge. It said the
1.4 million figure was inac-
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many as 860,000 gas masks
could have been ineffective.
According to Ha'aretz, the
masks supplied to the
civilian population had a
protective factor of 100,
compared with a protective
factor of 1,000 in the masks
supplied to the IDF and
those manufactured in the
United States.
The Defense Ministry ad-
mitted that gas masks
manufactured between 1972
and 1986 offered "reason-
able" protection if the user re-
mained inside a gas-proof
room and was equipped with
atropine, an antidote to
poison gas that must be in-
jected on exposure.
Ha'aretz quoted experts
who said that approach ne-
glected the chance that peo-
ple might have been caught
outdoors during a chemical
attack or that their sealed
rooms would be exposed in
the event of a direct hit.

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