American multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation Pfizer has joined forces with the Brazilian National Vaccination Program and the local health policymakers of Toledo in southern Brazil for a somewhat forced “trial” of their COVID-19 vaccine.
Toledo, located in the Paraná state near the Paraguayan border, already tallied over 50 percent of its total population of 144,601 citizens as being “fully vaccinated” with Pfizer’s experimental mRNA vaccine. It was also revealed that 98 percent of the city’s inhabitants had been given their first jab of the vaccine.
Remarkably, these figures include children as young as 12 years of age who still cannot legally give consent to the “observational study” conducted by the pharmaceutical giant and its local partners.
In a statement recently issued by Pfizer, the said trial is “the first and only of its kind to be undertaken” in collaboration with the company in a “developing country.” Additionally, it was also disclosed that besides the local government unit, other stakeholders in the study include the Federal University of Paraná and a local hospital.
Paraná state governor Carlos Massa Ratinho Junior related in a press conference that it brings him “great joy” that Toledo’s citizens will be protected from COVID-19 with Pfizer’s vaccine. However, the still-rising reports of vaccine-related injuries, especially among younger males, prove otherwise.
Apart from encouraging the onset of cardiovascular issues, the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies like Moderna and Johnson & Johnson has even been observed to cause sudden deaths and “microvascular injury” to the kidneys and liver, heart, and brain.
Director of Medical Ethics at UC Irvine Health, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, pointed out that the inclusion of children in the so-called “observational study” is a patent violation of “every principle of the ethics of human subjects research.” Kheriaty also stressed that Toledo’s citizens’ forced participation in the clinical trial contravenes the Belmont Report, the Declaration of Helsinki, and the Nuremberg Code.
Moreover, Dr. Michael Yeadon, Pfizer’s former chief scientist, and vice president emphasized that government leaders and health policymakers seem to overlook the adverse health effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. “Around 70% of serious adverse events are thromboembolic in nature (blood clotting- or bleeding-related),” Yeadon explained. “The USA reporting system VAERS is showing around 13,000 deaths in days to a few weeks after administration.”
Despite these statistics, the reason governments and health officials across the globe are still pushing for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine is anyone’s guess.