By Jeffery John Aufderheide, Vactruth.com
Somehow right off the bat the idea of forced participation in experimental vaccine trials reminds me of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment the U.S. government undertook that was profoundly and morally wrong.
“For 40 years, the U.S. Public Health Service has conducted a study in which human guinea pigs, not given proper treatment, have died of syphilis and its side effects,” Associated Press reporter Jean Heller wrote on July 25, 1972. “The study was conducted to determine from autopsies what the disease does to the human body.” http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2002/jul/tuskegee/
According to a paper published by the American Medical Association’s Virtual Mentor, current enrollment in vaccine trials is extremely low. There is now talk of creating a federal law to force individuals to ‘opt-out’ of vaccine trials for the greater good of society. Read the paper here: http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2012/01/pfor1-1201.html
Authors Susanne Sheehy and Joel Meyer float the idea of creating a system where a law forces an individual to make a “mandated choice” to participate in vaccine trials. This suggested policy not only is dangerously naïve but downright unconstitutional and ought to be regarded as such by every entity whether medical, legal, or taxpayer.
In reality, what is being proposed is complete medical tyranny. Here’s why…