Are American troops (once again) being used to run large scale drug trials for drug companies? It would seem so. The military has virtually admitted as much.
The Pentagon has bought 2.7 million vaccines, and 1.4 million of those will go to active duty military. National Guard troops on active duty are also required to receive the vaccine, as are civilian Defense Department employees who are in critical jobs.
As a result, the military is expected to provide health officials with an early assessment of the vaccine.
“Because I can compel people to get the shots, larger numbers will have the vaccine,” said Renuart, commander of U.S. Northern Command. “They will, as a percentage of the population, be vaccinated more rapidly than many of us. So we may see some objective results, good or not, of the vaccinations.”
Are they really sure what’s going on with these drugs, or not?
The nation is gearing up for a serious pandemic of A/H1N1 aka Swine Flu. Hundreds of millions doses of various flu vaccines and therapies such as Tamiflu and the attenuated viral nasal application”FluMist”are on the market, widely distributed by governmental and private sources. These products have been “fast tracked” through the FDA by the Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services. “Fast tracking” does not mean that the drug in question has completed its required trials, but that it has met certain preconditions for approval. Clinical trials, designated I-II-III represent increasing numbers of test subjects that will be administered the drug. Phase III trials for Tamiflu and related competing drugs apparently included around 1,000 test subjects for short term responses. I’m not an expert, but long term outcomes don’t seem to be part of fast track trials.
Military Iraqi designates are administered required doses of subcutaneous and intramuscular injections of Avian flu vaccine, multiple doses of Anthrax vaccines and poison gas antidotes, most of which contain adjuvants such as squalene — not FDA approved — and pyridostigmine bromide implicated along with depleted uranium exposure, and multiple vaccinations, etc. as Gulf War Syndrome contributors.
The U.S. military are test subjects for every drug and vaccine that comes down the pike. They have made perfect, obedient, young, healthy and numerous test subjects for plutonium and radiation studies, Agent Orange and other dioxins and mycoplasma exposures.
The U.S. is promising to share the vaccine largess with the rest of the world, especially the third world.
This blogger, Socio-Economics, History Blog sums up much of the alarm around big pharma and its vaccine programs:
The US vaccines would be made available to countries through the World Health Organization (WHO), recognizing that “diseases know no borders, and the health of the American people is inseparable from the health of people around the world,” the White House said.
Bullshit! If the U.S. cared about “the health of people around the world” it would be providing serious money (even just a small fraction of its military budget) for anti-malarial programs, access to safe drinking water, etc.
(Yes, a really cogent point that should be more thoroughly examined. )
Baxter lost control of its experimental virus H3N2 during a shipment to a subcontractor in the Czech Republic. If H1N1 and H2N3 are simultaneously administered the human body can serve as an incubator for a mutant viral strain and a pandemic.
This is not the first time that vaccine companies have been caught distributing vaccines contaminated with deadly viruses. In 2006 it was revealed that Bayer Corporation had discovered that their injection drug, which was used by hemophiliacs, was contaminated with the HIV virus. Internal documents prove that after they positively knew that the drug was contaminated, they took it off the U.S. market only to dump it on the European, Asian and Latin American markets, knowingly exposing thousands, most of them children, to the live HIV virus. Government officials in France went to prison for allowing the drug to be distributed. The documents show that the FDA colluded with Bayer to cover-up the scandal and allowed the deadly drug to be distributed globally. No Bayer executives ever faced arrest or prosecution in the United States.
Considering the long history of official dissimulation around human experimentation, I think I too have become a “conspiracy theorist.”