Professor Christine Stabel Benn, Southern University in Denmark, has published ground-breaking field studies about vaccines with her husband, Professor Peter Aaby.
In this episode, Peter C Gøtzsche discusses with Professor Christine Stabell Benn the research that has shown that live, attenuated vaccines reduce total mortality by much more than their specific effects would predict; that non-live vaccines increase total mortality; that the order in which the vaccines are given is important for mortality; what the harms are of the COVID-19 vaccines; and why they are overused.
Benn CS, Fisker AB, Rieckmann A, et al. Vaccinology: time to change the paradigm? Lancet Infect Dis 2020 Oct;20:e274-83.
Unspecific effects of vaccines on mortality (after 1m)
All live vaccines reduce mortality more than expected (after 5m20s)
Non-live vaccines increase mortality (after 8m25s)
The last vaccine should be a live one (17m40s)
Gøtzsche PC. Vaccines: truth, lies, and controversy. New York: Skyhorse; 2021.
The measles vaccine has saved millions of lives (after 3m25s)
The MMR vaccine does not cause autism (after 3m50s)
Polio outbreaks caused by the vaccine (after 6m20s)
The DTP vaccine increases mortality (after 10m15s, 11m30s)
Drug regulators claim that adjuvants are harmless (after 10m45s)
Dengue virus (15m30s)
Pfizer trial in New England Journal of Medicine not honest about severe adverse events (28m50s)
Influenza vaccines are poor (after 50m45s)
Mogensen SW, Aaby P, Smedman L, et al. Introduction of standard measles vaccination in an urban African community in 1979 and overall child survival: a reanalysis of data from a cohort study. BMJ Open 2016;6:e011317.
Mortality declined 70% after introduction of the measles vaccine (after 4m35s)
Aaby P, Ravn H, Fisker AB, et al. Is diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) associated with increased female mortality? A meta-analysis testing the hypotheses of sex-differential non-specific effects of DTP vaccine. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2016;110:570-81.
The DTP vaccine increases mortality (after 10m15s)
Higgins JP, Soares-Weiser K, López-López JA, et al. Association of BCG, DTP, and measles containing vaccines with childhood mortality: systematic review. BMJ 2016;355:i5170.
The DTP vaccine increases mortality (after 14m25s)
Benn CS, Amenyogbe N, Björkman A, et al. Implications of non-specific effects for testing, approving, and regulating vaccines. Drug Safety 2023;46:439-48.
How vaccines should be tested (after 20m50s, 26m20s)
Benn CS, Schaltz-Buchholzer F, Nielsen S, et al. Randomized clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines: Do adenovirus-vector vaccines have beneficial non-specific effects? iScience 2023;26:106733.
Total mortality decreased with the vector COVID-19 vaccines but not with the mRNA vaccines (after 23m10s)
Knox R. Merck tries to move beyond Vioxx debacle. National Public Radio 2007; Nov 12 (after 28m15s).
Gøtzsche PC, Demai M. Serious harms of the COVID-19 vaccines: a systematic review Institute for Scientific Freedom 2023; March 22.
App for recording adverse events in placebo-controlled trials was inadequate (after 30m5s)
100% of hospital staff became severely harmed after the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine (after 33m40s)
The Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine causes thromboses (after 35m30s)
Benn CS, Aaby P. Should COVID-19 be a vaccine disease or a childhood disease? BMJ 2021; July 18.
We should make COVID-19 a childhood disease (after 40m40s).
Gøtzsche PC. More on YouTube censorship of world class vaccine research. Institute for Scientific Freedom 2022; Oct 18.
YouTube would take down our interview immediately (after 42m38s)
Peter Aaby’s lecture removed by YouTube even though he just reported on his own research (after 43m15s)
Chumakov K, Benn CS, Aaby P et al. Can existing live vaccines prevent COVID-19? Science 2020;368:1187-8.
Aaby in Science (after 43m45s)
Gøtzsche PC. The Chinese virus: Killed millions and scientific freedom. Copenhagen: Institute for Scientific Freedom; 2022 (freely available).
The COVID-19 pandemic was highly likely caused by a lab leak of a manufactured virus (after 45m37s)
100% COVID-19 vaccine efficacy was fact checked but false (after 47m45s)
Sunday Times: The Chinese virus was likely manufactured in Wuhan as part of a secret bioweapons programme Copenhagen: Institute for Scientific Freedom 2023; June 12.
The COVID-19 pandemic was highly likely caused by a lab leak of a manufactured virus (after 45m50s)