Are Soldiers Simply Another Source of Guinea Pigs?

[SaneVax: Are those who enlist in the military to serve their country being used for clinical trials of untested vaccines? When someone enlists to serve their country, does it include consent to be experimented on by pharmaceutical companies testing their latest and greatest medical invention? Do soldiers not have the right to informed consent?]

Proof Armed Forces are Given Untested and Experimental Vaccines

By Christina England, VacTruth.com

Soldiers and Clinical Trials

In October 2000 a letter was written to the editor of JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) from the Ministry of Defense in Italy. The Italian Military wrote that they had decided to introduce the MMR vaccination containing the Schwarz measles, Urabe Am9 mumps and Wistar RA27/3 rubella strains, as mandatory in 1998 to examine the vaccines efficiency.  (1) However, they were in for more than they bargained for because within one month of the soldiers receiving the vaccine the incidence of mumps had increased significantly.

The letter states:

The recent (April 1998) introduction of mandatory vaccination of military recruits provided an opportunity to examine the effectiveness and adverse effects of MMR vaccine (containing Schwarz measles, Urabe Am9 mumps, and Wistar RA 27/3 rubella strains) in a military setting.

The letter continues by adding:

To assess the efficacy of the MMR vaccine and the Urabe Am9–related reactogenicity, the incidence rates of MMR diagnosed in the Italian armed forces during 1999 (postvaccine period) were compared with those diagnosed during 1997 (prevaccine period).

The wording of the letter suggests that the Italian Military were carrying out a vaccination trial and at the time the soldiers were given the MMR it was a new untested Urabe Am9 vaccine and not Pluserix which had been banned in 1992 due to adverse reactions. It is difficult to determine whether or not the soldiers were given the Pluserix vaccine as there was no indication as to which vaccine the military was using.

If it was the Pluserix vaccination which also contained an Urabe strain of mumps then the Italian Military was knowingly giving a banned and dangerous vaccination to their soldiers as Pluserix had been banned in several countries including the UK.

I believe that the vaccine being used was a test vaccine because when a scientist tests a vaccine for reactogenicity they are looking to see how likely it is for the vaccine to produce adverse reactions. (2)

The next paragraph is possibly the most interesting paragraph of the whole letter because whilst they report a fall in the incidence of measles and rubella the incidence of mumps increased, indicating that the Urabe strain of mumps that they were using was problematic:

As expected, the incidence rates for measles and rubella decreased dramatically in 1999. By contrast, the incidence rate for mumps increased after the introduction of MMR immunization (own emphasis)

So much for herd immunity then!

Read the entire article here.

To assess the efficacy of the MMR vaccine and the Urabe Am9–related reactogenicity, the incidence rates of MMR diagnosed in the Italian armed forces during 1999 (postvaccine period) were compared with those diagnosed during 1997 (prevaccine period).

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