Supposedly, a Kenyan Tetanus shot is trying to protect babies by targeting women of childbearing age.
As CNS News reports,
The tetanus vaccination program, sponsored by the WHO and UNICEF in coordination with the Kenyan government, has been ongoing in phases since last year. The campaign is targeting females ages 15 to 49, about 2.3 million women.
The WHO and UNICEF say that “most tetanus cases in Kenya are among newborns,” and thus the emphasis on vaccinating women who are of child-bearing age.
Tetanus is an infectious disease caused by a neurotoxin of a bacterium (Clostridium tetani), which is usually introduced through dirty wounds or the umbilical cord if cut with a non-sterile instrument. The disease causes muscle spasms, particularly in the jaw, and if left untreated, death.
Tetanus can be prevented by administering a tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine, using a syringe. “To prevent maternal and neonatal tetanus, appropriate doses of tetanus toxoid need to be given to the mother before or during pregnancy, and clean delivery and cord care practices need to be ensured,” states the WHO.
But the Kenyan Catholic bishops and a group of Catholic doctors aren’t buying it. They claim that women are being targeted for a much more sinister purpose.
While the Catholic Bishops of Kenya, along with the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, assert that a tetanus vaccine sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is laced with a hormone that causes miscarriages and infertility, UNICEF denies that the vaccine is tainted and the WHO says the “allegations are not backed by the evidence.”
Both the WHO and UNICEF say the vaccines “are safe,” and UNICEF states the “Catholic bishops are wrong” and are “putting children at risk.” Kenya’s Ministry of Health also asserts the vaccine is safe.
The bishops, who help oversee 58 Catholic hospitals, 83 health centers, 311 dispensaries, and 18 medical training schools in Kenya – a country where the Church has been providing medical care for more than 100 years – say their independent tests of the vaccine show the hormone is present, and that the vaccination campaign is a “disguised population control program.”
This would be more than a population control problem. It would be simply murder in the cases of the induced miscarriages.
The Catholic bishops are not opposed to vaccinations against any diseases, including tetanus, so it is unclear why they would make such a story up.
“[D]uring the second phase of the Tetanus vaccination campaign in March 2014, that is sponsored by WHO/UNICEF, the Catholic Church questioned the secrecy of the exercise,” said the bishops “We raised questions on whether the tetanus vaccine was linked to a population control program that has been reported in some countries, where a similar vaccine was laced with Beta- HCG hormone which causes infertility and multiple miscarriages in women.”
The bishops say they took their concerns to Kenyan government health officials, who reportedly agreed to test the vaccine. “However, the ministry did not cooperate and the joint tests were not done,” said the statement.
“The Catholic Church struggled and acquired several vials of the vaccine, which we sent to four unrelated Government and private laboratories in Kenya and abroad,” say the bishops, adding “that all the tests showed that the vaccine used in Kenya in March and October 2014 was indeed laced with the Beta- HCG hormone.”
While it is unclear why Catholic bishops and doctors would lie about such things, it is undeniable that international agencies backed by rich Western donors are obsessed with reducing the population in poorer countries (which also typically happen to be browner).