A letter dated April 21, 2020, received the desk of Major General Aamir Ikram, executive of the National Institute of Health (NIH), a 40-year-old vaccine research and manufacturing facility located in Chak Shezad in Islamabad.
The letter was signed by Li Can, the overall Manager of China’s leading medical and healthcare group. It involved collaboration between China’s SINOPHARMA and NIH, also as proposed the 2 to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) so as to conduct Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials on recruited (Pakistani) participants at the power at the NIH. SINOPHARMA is an immunisation research institution under the direct leadership of the State -Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council.
In anticipation that the clinical trials would achieve success , SINOPHARMA promises ‘the subsequent introduction of the vaccine in Pakistan,’ the letter read. The letter also discussed a highly sophisticated clinical experiment, that both the power at NIH and therefore the infrastructure of Pakistan’s health system can prove highly inadequate– a worrisome issue– especially when it suggested that phase I clinical trial and phase II clinical trial for the clinical trials would be combined.
Phase one is when a drug is introduced to the smaller section of the population. In light of the immunological and toxic results obtained from phase I clinical trial , which may take several months, phase II clinical trial is then introduced involving a healthier and a way larger group of population that's no but a couple of hundred.
Clinical trials for vaccines begin with a mean of 15 people called Phase Zero and which commences before phase I clinical trial . i'm wondering why the results of clinical trials of Phase zero haven't yet been made available to scientists everywhere the planet .
A vaccine for COVID 19 is merely a brief time goal as long as all nation-states collaborate with one another by sharing their clinical test results. One can only guess that Phase Zero conducted earlier in China have revealed toxic results that were too overwhelming to be risked with the launch of Phase two reception .
Hence they decided to launch further clinical trials during a ‘friendly’ country. Who might be ‘friendlier’ to China than ‘brotherly’ Pakistan? a complete of quite $100 billion are lend thus far to the ‘brotherly’ neighbour making China the most important lender to the Islamic republic of Pakistan. This debt is 1/5th of the Pakistan’s total debt. it's to be repaid by 2024.
Yet, attempts to assist Pakistan economy stay keep afloat will need tons quite the quantity she has taken from China.
the way during which the serpent of Chinese finance capital has silently slithered its way and encroached on Pakistani fiscal assets is now turning ugly. it's demanding that the people of Pakistan be used as Guiney pigs for the foremost dangerous clinical trials in recent history.
The gist of this letter is as follows: Firstly, that China considers Pakistani people lesser citizenry than the Chinese themselves, and secondly, that Pakistan is being travel by a clique of incompetent military generals who just don't care about the well being of the people of Pakistan and who have capitulated to the inhuman demand of SINOPHARMA.
it's beyond my belief that such an important letter could have arrived in Islamabad unless it had secure approval of the very best administration of that country. Such letters don't travel out of China unless an approval from the Chinese elite, which run the day-to-day affairs of the ruling Communist Party of China, and therefore the acting Chinese primer is obtained.
To even consider permitting China to use Pakistani people as Guiney pigs for its clinical trials may be a total let-down of the claims of respect and dignity that Imran Khan promised to earn the people of Pakistan. A powerless Prime minster, Imran Khan and a corrupt Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan, General Qamar Jawed Bajwa will soon fork over their people as Guiney pigs for clinical trials run in Islamabad by the Chinese authorities.
Does Pakistan features a choice? Beggars can't be choosers. Imran Khan has proved to be one consistently stubborn beggar trotting the world in search of easy loans and credits to salvage the shipwreck of Pakistan economy.
As Imran Khan ponders on the technicalities of the aforementioned clinical test he should contemplate, How Imran Khan sold Pakistani citizens to a Chinese Laboratory, wouldn't look noble on a posthumous resume.
Disclaimer: The views and concepts expressed during this Opinion Column are those of the author, Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza who may be a human rights activist from PoK, living in exile within the uk .