As much of humanity willingly subjects itself to a massive global vaccine experiment in hopes of gaining protection against COVID-19, young African children are being subjected to experiments with a highly controversial malaria vaccine without informed consent for their parents.
This is according to Jeremy R. Hammond of the Foreign Policy Journal, who reported that the World Health Organization is using the trial to decide whether the vaccine should be recommended for routine use in sub-Saharan Africa.
In previous trials, the vaccine was associated with a greater risk of clinical malaria after four years, a higher risk of death that is disproportionately greater for girls, a tenfold risk of meningitis, and a greater risk of cerebral malaria, a version of malaria in which parasitic organisms block blood from flowing to the brain, leading to potential brain damage.
The parents of the children who are being given the vaccines are said to be unaware of the risks. The WHO plans to make its decision about widespread use of the vaccine after just 2 years of study, which is insufficient time to determine the vaccine’s long-term effects and its impact on mortality – although past studies show there’s a lot to be concerned about.
The vaccine, which is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), was shown in a 2013 four-year follow-up study in Kenya study to have a negative effect on preventing malaria after four years despite preventing it initially. This means that kids who got the jab had a greater risk of symptomatic parasitic infection over time. Although the negative efficacy was not considered statistically significant in this study, the authors of the study admitted that the results do show immunity from the vaccines wanes after only a few years. They also acknowledged that the immunity granted by the vaccine is not the same as that acquired naturally by infection.
A different study, this one published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2016 after seven years of follow-up data from the Kenyan study, did show a statistically significant -43.5 percent efficacy.
Parents aren’t being told about the risks
Unfortunately, many parents aren’t aware that the vaccine carries this risk. Indeed, a WHO policy document describes an implied consent process that sees parents needing to explicitly opt their children out of getting vaccinated instead of opting them in; simply showing up at school on a day that vaccines are being administered is sufficient to be considered implicit consent for vaccination.
Professor Peter Aaby of Denmark’s Statens Serum Institut wrote in an analysis published in the BMJ last year that the WHO’s plan to decide whether to recommend the vaccine after just 24 months of follow-up “seems strange” in light of the existing data showing that children hospitalized for severe malaria who had been vaccinated had double the risk of dying compared to those who didn’t get the vaccine, and girls who were vaccinated had twice the risk of unvaccinated girls of dying from any cause.
The reason given for the short follow-up is the growing resistance of parasites to antimalarial drugs, creating a sense of urgency. In addition, there are concerns that GSK may not be able to maintain its production line should the decision be delayed.
He added that although the vaccine “might slightly reduce the risk of severe malaria, recipients might be at higher risk of dying (from malaria and overall).”
Making their policy determination so early would likely bias it toward using the vaccine because it would ignore its waning efficacy over time.
There could be a conflict of interest at play here, as the WHO receives funding from GSK and several other pharmaceutical companies, as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Sadly, this is yet another example of powerful entities pushing people to get vaccines while ignoring the science showing their dangers in order to further political and financial agendas. From unsuspecting children in Africa getting experimental malaria vaccines at school to Americans willingly rolling up their sleeves at clinics across the country to be injected with different risky and rushed vaccines for COVID-19 while the mainstream media covers up the dangers, people’s rights to informed consent have gone out the window.
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