Moral Collapse of Cochrane Collaboration

Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche is a physician, medical researcher, author of numerous books, and co-founder of the famous Cochrane Collaboration, an organization formed in 1993 to conduct systematic reviews of medical research in the interest of promoting unbiased evidence-based science and improving health care. During his tenure with Cochrane, Gøtzsche fought to uphold Cochrane’s original values of transparency, scientific rigor, free scientific debate, and collaboration. However, in spite of its charter, when Gøtzsche attempted to correct the path of consensus science or point to industry-related bias, Cochrane sought to censor him. He was eventually expelled from the organization in 2018 after what he calls a Kafkaesque “show trial.” Gøtzsche’s expulsion created rifts in the medical and scientific communities. John Ioannidis, a famed professor and medical researcher at Stanford, wrote a letter to the Danish Minister of Health condemning Cochrane’s actions. “Peter is undoubtedly a giant, one of the greatest scientists of our times … I believe that basic respect for scientific discourse requires that you do not eliminate your opponents through administrative machinations,” he wrote. Additionally, 3,500 scientists and health-care professionals signed a letter in protest of Gøtzsche’s treatment. In this talk, delivered as part of a CrossFit Health event at CrossFit Headquarters on June 8, 2019, Gøtzsche shares the research that led to his fallout with Cochrane — research related to antidepressants and other pharmaceuticals, mammograms, and more — as well as his firsthand experiences as he witnessed what he characterizes as Cochrane’s moral collapse.

Sept 2016: Gates foundation buys Cochrane integrity for $1.15M

This may be the last straw in dissolving the illusion of scientific integrity i n reviews published by the Cochrane Collaboration group.

With a $1.15 million “donation” – chicken feed for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – they have purchased the Cochrane seal of “science-based reviews”. The medical literature has been corrupted at its core.

Medicine is and has been for a long time, the domain of Big Pharma, and Big Government with the acquiescence of the medical academic institutions.

For those of you who are under the illusion that the purpose of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and its financial “donations” is about philanthropy and the good of society, please, examine some of the empirical evidence that I have gathered documenting the contrary at:
Betrayal of Public Trust & Institutional Corruption: Vaccine Safety Ratings & Vaccine Science Falsified

The insidious influence of the Gates agenda is in evidence.  For example, the just released purported “systemic review” of the HPV vaccine by the Cochrane:
Prophylactic Vaccination Against Human Papillomaviruses to Prevent Cervical Cancer and its Precursors
by Marc Arbyn, Lan Xu, Cindy Simoens and Perre PL Martin-Hirsch

The authors claim “We judged most included trials to be at low risk of bias” – is an oxymoronic statement, inasmuch as they concede that “all but one [study was] funded by vaccine manufacturers”.

ALL industry funded studies are designed to protect the company’s financial investment. That is THE overriding primary bias. In vaccine clinical trials in particular, there is a built-in bias; namely, the comparator arm.

The so-called “placebo-controlled” comparative vaccine studies do not use a genuine placebo. They include an adjuvant such as aluminum or mercury in the so-called “placebo” comparators both of which generate serious adverse effects. They use these adjuvants precisely in order to mask the serious risks posed by vaccines.

Next, the repeated claim that the HPV vaccine “prevents cervical cancer… There is high-certainty evidence that HPV vaccines protect against cervical precancer in adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 26.” These are knowingly false statements.

The Cochrane reviewers acknowledge that the “Studies were not large enough or of sufficient duration to evaluate cervical cancer outcomes.” Cervical cancer doesn’t show up until many, many years later in women in their 50s. In fact, the study did not last long enough to ascertain whether it prevents cancer or any other disease.

The authors’ claim “We did not find an increased risk of serious adverse effects. Although the number of deaths is low overall, there were more deaths among women older than 25 years who received the vaccine. The deaths reported in the studies have been judged not to be related to the vaccine.”

The Cochrane Collaboration is indeed collaborating with its financial sponsors/ donators. Its “systematic review” of the MMR, aluminum and the HPV are a mockery of its claim to the source of “Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health.”

Independent scientists who reject the financially profitable  medical dogma have been reduced to publishing under pseudonyms for fear of reprisal!

Increased Incidence of Cervical Cancer in Sweden: Possible Link with HPV Vaccination by “Lars Andersson”, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, April 2018…

Cochrane is delighted to announce that we have received a grant of USD $1.15 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support the development of Cochrane’s next generation evidence system, with a specific focus on maternal and child health….

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