As much of humanity willingly subjects itself to a massive global vaccine experiment in hopes of gaining protection against COVID-19, young African children are being subjected to experiments with a highly controversial malaria vaccine without informed consent for their parents.
This is according to Jeremy R. Hammond of the Foreign Policy Journal, who reported that the World Health Organization is using the trial to decide whether the vaccine should be recommended for routine use in sub-Saharan Africa.
In previous trials, the vaccine was associated with a greater risk of clinical malaria after four years, a higher risk of death that is disproportionately greater for girls, a tenfold risk of meningitis, and a greater risk of cerebral malaria, a version of malaria in which parasitic organisms block blood from flowing to the brain, leading to potential brain damage.
The parents of the children who are being given the vaccines are said to be unaware of the risks. The WHO plans to make its decision about widespread use of the vaccine after just 2 years of study, which is insufficient time to determine the vaccine’s long-term effects and its impact on mortality – although past studies show there’s a lot to be concerned about.