“Whether it’s unconscious, explicit, institutional or research bias, discrimination in the health care system contributes to the stark disparities seen in how COVID-19 sickens and kills patients of color, health care experts agree.” USA Today The following draws on numerous investigative reports by ProPublica – including today’s scathing expose of the culpability of New York…

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For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power “As the coronavirus pandemic brings the world to a juddering halt and anxious citizens demand action, leaders across the globe are invoking executive powers and seizing virtually dictatorial authority with scant resistance. As the new laws broaden state surveillance, allow governments to…

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The WHO is currently colluding with Pharma and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.[1] This trio has embarked on the most ambitious global vaccination agenda for the next ten years. The specified goal of their unprecedented agenda, is to vaccinate every man, woman, and child on the planet by the year 2030. This agenda was…

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Who determines whether a medical intervention falls within the parameters of an experiment?   Historical case is examined by Maria Rentetzi, who addresses the issue in “The Women Radium Dial Painters as Experimental Subjects (1920-1990), or; What Counts as Human Experimentation?” She notes that the plight of the women and their painful abhorrent deaths, have been…

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Several major government-sponsored experiments conducted at major academic institutions highlight increasingly inappropriate clinical trial designs that disregard the individual survival needs of critically ill patients who cannot give or refuse consent to research. Their incapacity is exploited in experiments that increase the risk of death. 1996 – 1999: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute…

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Alliance for Human Research Protection  Fri, 18 Jul 2003 Dear Dr. Campbell and others concerned about ethical research: This is in response to your July 11 comments objecting to AHRP’s criticism of the ethics of two controversial ARDS experiments sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute conducted at participating ARDSNetwork centers. Your comments…

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Nuremberg Code

Judgment at Nuremberg All sixteen Nazi doctors were found guilty; seven were sentenced to death and executed, nine were convicted and sentenced to prison, and seven were acquitted. Karl Gebhardt was found guilty of “crimes against humanity” and war crimes for his experimental atrocities at Ravensbrück and was hanged. His two assistants, Fritz Fischer and…

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In 1946, the World Medical Association (WMA) was formed by representatives of 32 national medical associations. In 1947, one month after the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trial, the WMA held its first meeting, when it adopted a new physician’s oath, omitting injunctions against abortion and euthanasia. Almost from its inception, the WMA came under the…

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In 1962, the World Medical Association (WMA) Committee distributes a Draft Code of Ethics on Human Experimentation specifying populations that could not be used as research subjects. These include: children in institutions; all prisoners and persons retained in prisons, penitentiaries, or reformatories, mental hospitals and hospitals for mental defectives. (Draft Code 1962: 1119 cited by Susan…

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Fred Baughman

A neurologist in private practice for 35 years, he differentiates real diseases — epilepsy, brain tumor, multiple sclerosis, etc. — from “no disease” diagnoses — emotional, psychological, psychiatric. . . .

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