A new policy brief faults prominent institutions and drug companies like Pfizer, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Population Council, for their involvement in unethical and illegal human experimentation in Africa.
The report is titled “Non-Consensual Research in Africa: The Outsourcing of Tuskegee” in reference to the illegal human experiment conducted in Tuskegee, Alabama, between 1932 and 1972 by the US Public Health Service. In that experiment, some 600 impoverished African-American men were observed in a study on the progression of untreated syphilis. Some of the men were intentionally infected with the disease and all of them were denied the cure. Regrettably, the report notes, no one was held accountable for this crime against humanity.
The new report details human experiments led by US researchers and drug companies on Africans who are typically undereducated, poor, and lack full understanding of their rights. The human subjects often are led to believe that they are receiving medical treatment from governmental health services or health ministries.
These practices hearken back to the appalling experiments carried out by US researchers in Guatemala in the 1940s where hundreds of Guatemalans were deliberately infected with sexually transmitted diseases without information or consent. President Obama formally apologized to Guatemala for these experiments last year.
So Johns Hopkins is involved? No surprise there. They're little War Hawks, helping to lie the country into the Iraq War.
And no surprise that when the mixed man ("Black" Barack) is in the White House, the executive branch has no comment on this criminal exposure.
It just goes to show you that a bi-racial man in the White House didn't mean a damn thing except criminals and War Hawks got a fresh start.
All the law breaking activities were brushed aside.
I used to pray that we'd make it through Bush, now I find myself doing the same with regards to Barack and Barack is far more dangerous to the world. The above news with Bush in the White House? There would have been calls for it to end.
Barack in the White House. People look the other way. Or tell you how great it is to have a 'Black' president. White people especially like to do that.
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