Nefarious Machinations

I'm sure I read about the World Health Organization's evil machinations regarding the vaccination ruse they played on women in Nicaragua, Mexico, and the Philippines. However, I didn't remember it, so when I read Robin Phillips's reflection "The 1990’s Tetanus Scandal," I felt a renewed sense of outrage and sorrow.

Outrage at WHO personnel who pose as caring for the poor and disenfranchised while actually inflicting pain and suffering on the entrusted to their care. Sorrow for the women who will never get the opportunity to have a baby of their own. Something basic has been stolen from them. Evil stinks.


And possibly...
...the accusation is untrue:

To me, one of the most distressing things about our current culture (and the culture wars) is how so much is submerged and subverted beneath the need to promote various agendas. It can become SO difficult to find out what is true, when everything has become politicized and polarized.

I think this relates to the post last week about the fatigue arising from social media, etc.
I'm just starting to investigate, but I did find these PubMed listings so far.
From 1987:
From 1995:

And there is this, from another article, about similar efforts in Nigeria:
The hCG hormone mixed with a tetanus toxoid is not the only means of surreptitious sterility vaccination. A 2004 UNICEF campaign to vaccinate Nigerians with an oral polio vaccine appears to have been a front for sterilization efforts on the Nigerian population. Dr. Haruna Kaita, a pharmaceutical scientist and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, took samples of the vaccine to labs in India for analysis.

Using state of the art analysis technologies in the India lab, Dr. Kaita and the Indian scientists found their discoveries hard to believe at first. "Some of the things we discovered in the vaccines are harmful, toxic; some have direct effects on the human reproductive system," said Dr. Kaita.

A Nigerian health official tried to discourage Dr. Kaita into dismissing the findings, leading Dr. Kaita to remark in an interview, " . . . unfortunately they [Big Pharma and international health agencies] also have people to defend their atrocities within our midst, and worst still some of these are supposed to be our own professionals who we rely on to protect our interests."

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This is truly, truly vile.
That's infuriating. Why do I feel pretty confident in speculating that the people behind it would tend to call themselves "pro-choice"?

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