Germany has released an unscheduled 305 million euros for research funding for the new corona virus. While part of the funding is spent on animal testing, it is not clear whether and to what extent the development and application of modern animal testing-free in vitro methods such as human organoids are being funded.
The nationwide association Doctors Against Animal Experiments asked about the distribution of the funds and received only unsatisfactory answers. The association criticizes the lack of transparency and the flow of public funds in expensive and lengthy animal experiments as ethically and economically irresponsible for humans and animals.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has announced that, in view of the current COVID-19 emergency situation, it will provide additional funding both for research into the SARS-CoV-2 virus and for the development and testing of medicines and vaccines .
The corona virus cannot infect the usual “laboratory animals”, nor can it cause a severe course of disease in other animal species as in humans. Nevertheless, there is strong evidence that a large part of this special funding is used in animal experiments.
The international vaccine initiative CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations) provides a large portion of this special funding, namely EUR 145 million.
CEPI is a public-private partnership that works with government sponsors as well as private foundations and companies. It coordinates and supports a wide range of projects for the development of various vaccines and vaccine technologies.
At the request of doctors against animal testing, CEPI was unable to provide any information about the proportion of the COVID-19 funding used for animal testing or for animal testing-free procedures. Since animal testing is generally much more expensive than the human-relevant in-vitro methods, it can be assumed that a lot of money will be invested in animal testing.
The strategic COVID-19 plan, which was developed by the international funding network GLOPID-R (Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness), of which the German Ministry of Education and Economy is a sponsoring member, together with the World Health Organization, is also unsettling.
In this plan, various animal experiments, especially those with mice and monkeys, are provided and described as milestones that should be encouraged and supported.
The German Ministry of Education and Economy supports projects from basic research with a total of up to 10 million euros – in addition to the 145 million for CEPI.
The following are listed as funding points for financing:
– Research into the genesis of the virus and its transmission between animals and humans
– Approaches to testing the transferability of existing animal models to CoV-2 and ”
-Development of new clinically relevant animal models and human cell models “(for example, lung infection model).
All three points are based on animal experiments.
In contrast to this, the human-based animal-free methods with the exception of the briefly mentioned “human cell models” are not listed as funding points.
We asked the German Ministry of Education and Economy what the distribution of these special funds between projects with and without animal experiments looks like, but our request has not yet been answered. This is an indication that more funding can be invested in carrying out cruel and fruitless animal experiments with a wide variety of animal species than in the development of in-vitro high-tech technologies with human tissue.
The German Ministry of Education and Economy is investing 150 million in the establishment of a scientific network from German university clinics.
Although the focus should be on clinical work with patients, there are indications in the report that this money is partly also attributed to preclinical research, including animal experiments.
My comment: CEPI was founded in 2017 by several governmental and non-governmental donors in response to the 2014 Ebola crisis.
The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports CEPI for up to 90 million euros for five years.
Other supporters so far have been Norway, Japan, Great Britain, Canada, Belgium and Australia, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust (!!!)
With a bit of bad luck, a (compulsory) vaccination that is already being planned will not save us from the swamp.
This could be because we will be suffering from the next patented virus in about 18 months, when the Bill-Gates vaccine is available, so that we can no longer get out of this quarantine spiral.
But “good propaganda” protects us fairly reliably from “unhealthy information”, and all Corona stressed citizens can hardly wait for a vaccine, which is reliably tested on animals.
The rescue comes from a substance that has been tested just on these animals that are not infected by the virus.
Dead safe vaccination!
So the question remains whether there can be such a thing as learning resistance in medicine?
Yes, this question does indeed arise. And we can assume that it is so.
Or worse: the mafia-like structures from the laboratory – pharmaceutical industry inclusive – are highly motivated to make money again.
It is again about billions, with the suffering and senseless massacre of sentient beings.
This is how the laboratory mafia has always worked; now it’s “business with the fear”.
My best regards to all, Venus