New research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aims to develop a needle-less vaccine that can spread like a virus rather than have to be injected, leaving no way for anyone to remain unvaccinated.
The goal is to create a vaccine that people “catch” without their consent, and without the need for any injections. The vaccine would be passed from one person to the next like a cold, in other words.
A paper on the subject claims that contagious vaccines will be slightly less deadly than traditional injections, “but not non-lethal: they can still kill.”
“Some people will die who would otherwise have lived, though fewer people die overall,” it further explains. “The other issue is there is no consent (for vaccination) from the majority of patients.”
Those in support of the concept say it is no different than artificial water fluoridation, which involves mass-medicating of the general public with a drug that supposedly prevents tooth decay.
Like fluoridated water, needle-less vaccines would be administered by force using methods that leave people unable to opt-out.
“Nobody is asked whether they give consent, even those who disagree with it,” says Prof. Dominic Wilkinson, a medical ethics specialist at the University of Oxford who apparently supports the idea.
“Instead, we entrust elected officials to examine the likely health benefits and make decisions based on the evidence. I don’t think that there is anything intrinsically different when it comes to the idea of self-spreading vaccines.”
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