By Jefferey Jaxen

In 1947, The Nuremberg Code was established. It was a tragic necessity after the world witnessed the abominable atrocities of criminal medical experimentation enacted upon people during World War II. 

IG Farben (later dissolved into Bayer, BASF and others), along with Germany’s Nazi party, brought untold horrors upon large numbers of people in the name of science, research and medicine. 

Post-World War II, the planet enacted moral and ethical guardrails – codes of conduct that codified a ‘Never Again’ high-water mark of human compassion. The Nuremberg Code laid out basic principles which must be observed in order to satisfy moral, ethical and legal concepts in the sphere of medical experimentation. It states: 

“The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision.”

Fast-forward to now. Fear has been purposely and malignantly amplified. A failed public health pandemic response, missing science and data from day one, has predictably led to confusion, widespread collateral damage and unnecessary suffering. A carrot-and-stick approach that some have called ‘a totalitarian tip-toe,” has been used to enroll the public into the world’s largest medical experiment. 

All Covid shots are currently considered experimental. In the U.S., this is denoted by an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Therefore, those receiving the shot, whether they know it or not, are agreeing to be part of an ongoing medical experiment with zero long term safety data and a litany of other unknowns. 

In no uncertain terms, The Nuremberg Code demands voluntary consent of participants in medical experiments. It forbids duress, overreach and coercion to obtain such consent. 

A look at recent headlines will tell readers all they need to know about this unfortunate chapter in medical and public health folly. 

The vaccine passport effort rages on. It attempts to make anyone unwilling to enroll in a medical experiment second-class citizens, effectively eliminating them from society. Yet increasingly overt duress and coercion are now in your face daily. 

Over the past month, Budweiser and Sam Adams began offering a free beer to get your shot. Krispy Kreme is offering a free glazed donut. Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds are offering $10 off tickets to enroll in this medical experiment.       

As demand to be injected with an experimental medical product began to taper off, bribery efforts increased. 

Studies on how best to psychologically manipulate citizens to consent to enrolling in an experiment were undertaken by, among others, UCLA’s COVID-19 Health and Politics Project. Marketing, not science was part of the focus.

Cash payments were shown to be the best persuasive method. Enter West Virginia’s governor who is offering $100 savings bonds to anyone 16-35 years old who gets the shot.

Beyond the overt Homer Simpson-ish coercion of donuts, beer and money, Covid-era public health ‘officials’ and the medical community have recently fallen in love with a new level of manufactured duress. It’s rooted in military psychological operation or PSYOP techniques

Despite shots not being approved under emergency use for children, schools are backing mass vaccination campaigns for kids using ‘peer pressure’ to ‘boost uptake.’ Speaking to The Telegraph, Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) stated: “The peer pressure of seeing that your friends are lining up to do it is likely to make the overall numbers taking up the vaccine higher,”

The duress PSYOP isn’t stopping with schools. With a straight face, USA Today ran an opinion piece titled It’s time to start shunning the ‘vaccine hesitant.’ They’re blocking COVID herd immunity. The article calls people who refuse to enroll in medical experiments “human petri dishes,” crossing an alarming and dangerous line of open dehumanization of a people. 

The dark irony, of course, is that same kind of propaganda was a key method that led to the horrors of WW2 Nazi experiments in which the Nuremberg Code was meant to lead us away from. In Hitler’s Germany, Jews were labeled disease carriers and a public health risk to justify the creation of ghettos. 

In the Covid fear fog of war, a full force blitzkrieg has been launched upon the citizen/experimental patient. A 21st century enrollment propaganda campaign has been blasted across captured media channels, news agencies, pharmaceutically-lobbied legislatures and the medical establishment itself. 

As much repugnant as it is unethical, through the eyes of long-standing codes of ethics and robust protections once agreed upon across the global, many have been left stunned at how rapidly manufactured fear campaign could evaporate ethical behavior, human dignity and essential safeguards. 

The Washington Post is now calling for the application of a ‘Warp Speed to Vaccinate the Global.’ The world is at an important inflection point. What the past year has taught us is that, in the face of unjust edicts, silence is seen as compliance.  

Jefferey Jaxen

Jefferey Jaxen is a health journalist and featured in his weekly segment, ’The Jaxen Report’, on The HighWire. As an investigative journalist, researcher, and compelling writer, Jefferey serves as Lead editor of The HighWire News and Opinion Team.