Medical research using animalsa scandal exposed
A TB vaccine-booster ineffectiveand the vaccine raises the risk
of getting TB
By Jon Rappoport
Dont expect major media to cover this story with any fervor.
Dont expect mainstream reporters to dig down below the surface of
the story. If they did, a huge pillar of the medical cartel would
crack and collapse
In the 1990s, I met several researchers who opened my eyes to
the fallacies involved in animal research.
This wasnt only about the intense cruelty against lab animals.
It was about fake science. It was about wrongly assuming studies on
animals could be translated to humans.
Now, the edges of a scandal are coming to light.
From medpagetoday.com: An investigative report, published late
Wednesday in The BMJ, raises new concerns about the overall quality
of animal research and the misrepresentation of findings from
The investigation focused on animal studies which led to the
2009 phase IIB clinical trial of the tuberculosis vaccine booster
Nearly 2,800 infants in South Africa got the booster, which
failed to increase the effectiveness of the conventional anti-TB
Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine.
Tuberculosis experts told The BMJs Deborah Cohen that the
researchers who conducted the infant trial, from Oxford University,
cherry-picked results from their MVA85A animal studies to gain
approvals and funding, and downplayed negative results from a small
trial in rhesus macaque monkeys which suggested that the booster
actually reduced the effectiveness of the BCG vaccine.
A 2015 independent systematic review of eight MVA85A animal
studies published from 2003 to 2010 concluded that the data did not
provide evidence to support MVA85As efficacy as a BCG booster.
Paul Garner of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, who
was a co-author of the systematic review, told Cohen that the
macaque study gave a strong signal that the MVA85A vaccine was
hastening development of TB in the animals.
Heres the capper: In an editorial published with the BMJ report,
Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, PhD, of Radboud University Medical Center,
The Netherlands, noted that the translational success rate from
animal to human studies has been shown to be low, with the
non-reproducibility of preclinical studies ranging from 51% to 89%
in one review.
Animal studies dont translate to the same results in humans, 51%
to 89% of the time.
Of course, conventional researchers attribute this massive
failure to poor design of animal studies, rather than the obvious
differences between animals and humans.
Admitting the latter r...