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Now this is called coercion, and where medical procedures are concerned, it is against international law. The Nuremberg Code Article 6 and the 2005 UNESCO statement on bioethics and human rights.
If I am badgered or continually pestered, by any man or woman to take an experimental biological agent from a supplier who accepts no liability for the damage it may cause, and that man or woman does not accept that I have still yet to make my informed individual decision on whether I consent or not, then I will be taking names, and legal action. The law is very clear.Here is a refreshers course for you.THE NUREMBERG CODE (set up after the WW2 atrocities committed by the Nazis in the concentration camps))The Nuremberg Code is an international document regulating the principles of conducting medical experiments and procedures on people. The Code was developed and adopted after the Nuremberg trial of doctors in 1947, as a result of which many, many citizens were sent to the gallows, in particular for the forcible administration of different vaccines to people.The code has only ten points and it reads:*1. The absolutely necessary condition for conducting an experiment on a person is the voluntary consent of the latter.
2. The experiment should bring positive results to the society, unattainable by other methods or research methods; it should not be random, essentially non-binding in nature.
3. The experiment should be based on data obtained in laboratory studies on animals, knowledge of the history of the development of this disease or other studied problems. Its holding should be organized in such a way that the expected results justify the fact of its holding.
4. When conducting an experiment, it is necessary to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and damage.
*5. None of the experiments should be carried out if there is reason to assume the possibility of death or a disabling injury to the subject; an
exception, perhaps, may be cases when research physicians act as subjects in carrying out their experiments.
*6. The degree of risk associated with the experiment should never exceed the humanitarian importance of the problem that the experiment is aimed at
7. The experiment should be preceded by appropriate training, and its implementation should be provided with the equipment necessary to protect the subject from the slightest possibility of injury, disability or death.
8. The experiment should be carried out only by persons with scientific qualifications. At all stages of the experiment, those who conduct it or are engaged in it require maximum attention and professionalism.
9. During the experiment, the subject should be able to stop him if, in his opinion, his physical or mental state makes it impossible to continue the experiment.
10. During the experiment, the researcher responsible for carrying out the experiment should be prepared to terminate it at any stage if professional considerations, conscientiousness and caution in the judgments required of it, give reason to believe that the continuation of the experiment may lead to injury, disability or death test subject.
The key points above are 1, 5 and 6 – that is, the person involved in the experiment must be capable of giving consent; and that a person should be able to exercise freedom of choice, WITHOUT the intervention of any element of FORCE, DECEPTION, COERCION, be it direct or hidden; the person must also possess sufficient knowledge and understanding of the elements of the subject in question.
The UNESCO 2005 Statement
on Bioethics and Human Rights
Article 3: Human dignity and human rights*1. Human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms are to be fully respected.*2. The interests and welfare of the individual should have priority over the sole interest of science or society.Article 6: Consent.*1. Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the PRIOR FREE INFORMED CONSENT of the person concerned, based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without disadvantage or prejudice.*2. Scientific research should only be carried out with the prior, free, express and informed consent of the person concerned. The information should be adequate, provided in a comprehensible form and should include modalities for withdrawal of consent. CONSENT MAY BE WITHDRAWN BY THE PERSON CONCERNED AT ANY TIME AND FOR ANY REASON WITHOUT DISADVANTAGE OR PREJUDICE. Exceptions to this principle should be made only in accordance with ethical and legal standards adopted by States, consistent with the principles and provisions set out in this Declaration, in particular in Article 27, and international human rights law.
*3. In appropriate cases of research carried out on a group of persons or a community, additional agreement of the legal representatives of the group or community concerned may be sought. IN NO CASE SHOULD A COLLECTIVE COMMUNITY AGREEMENT OR THE CONSENT OF A COMMUNITY LEADER OR OTHER AUTHORITY SUBSTITUTE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL’S INFORMED CONSENT.