21 Feb '12, 5pm

AMA Site Recommends Mandatory Vaccine Experimentation

"... The lack of animal models that can reliably predict vaccine efficacy means that development still unavoidably relies on testing of novel vaccines in healthy individuals... In recent decades there has been a distressing decline in the numbers of healthy volunteers who participate in clinical trials, a decline that has the potential to become a key rate-limiting factor in vaccine development. ... The modest financial remuneration commonly provided often means that students and the unemployed make up the bulk of volunteers. As a result, the risks of developing a health intervention that would benefit the whole population are carried disproportionately by some of society's most poor and vulnerable. This is a situation few would judge to be fair or ethical. Compulsory involvement in vaccine studies is one alternative solution that is not as outlandish as it might seem on f...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24918.cfm