Read the joint letter by the UK’s major medical and patient associations callig on MPs to remove clinical negligence clauses from the Access to Treatments Bill on Friday.
Striking these clauses is all the more urgent as WHO looks set to declare Zika a public health emergency, triggering dangerous and experimental vaccine plans.
The BBC and other media are claiming there is no vaccine for Zika. Recall, the same claim was made at the start of the Ebola outbreak in 2015, but it turned out to be false.
WHO spokesperson Gregory Haertl even said in an email response to me there were no vaccines for Ebola in an attempt to conceal conflicts of interest.
It turned out that GSK had, in fact, acquired a Swiss biotech company called Oikarios developing Ebola vaccines in 2013, and stood to profit handsomely from the Ebola emergency declaration.
Just how useless and dangerous these vaccines have all turned out to be was underlined by a recent report in Sciencemag.
Merck’s Ebola vaccine is touted as the biggest success. That, even though clinical trial results published online actually state that the vaccine gives people Ebola.
Interim results of a Ebola vaccine trial which state that 27 people contracted Ebola as a result of a Merck Ebola vaccine and 15 of these died.
“As of July 20, 2015, a total of 43 serious adverse events had been documented among eligible and consenting trial participants, including 27 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (see appendix).
Apart from Ebola virus disease, the three most common serious adverse events were suspected, unconfirmed Ebola virus disease (three cases), episodes of febrile illness (three
cases), and road traffic accidents (three cases). 16 deaths occurred: 15 from Ebola virus disease and one from cardiac arrest,” states the paper published online in the Lancet.