Last month I wrote a blog on the alleged clinical trial that had been done using Miracle Mineral Solution as a cure for malaria: Fake and Unethical Trial: Video Claims Miracle Mineral Solution Cures Malaria. The International Red Cross (IFRC) and the Ugandan Red Cross Society (URCS) have dissociated themselves from this video. That statement unfortunately does not give any information on what did actually happen in Luuka, Uganda according to the Red Cross organisations.
In the comments on the different language versions of the YouTube video I engaged the original uploader of the video, Andreas Kalcker. I put forward my theory about what we see in the video. In short: they used a quick test for malaria to test the participants in this ‘trial’; a test which has no real validity in those circumstances. Most probably all people who tested positive for malaria on the first day, did not actually have malaria at that moment, which was confirmed by the proper test (blood slide) the next day (see earlier blog for details)
These comments were not appreciated it seems, as the comments sections of most videos were closed shortly after. They only remained open on the German version. Kalcker first challenged me there to send him my e-mail address so that he could send me the documents which prove that the URCS was involved and knew about the malaria ‘trial’. But he blocked me at the same time. Anyway, this was of course a lame excuse, because I’m easily found on the Internet. Later however, he did actually send me a document and pictures, which are now also linked under the YouTube video. But all my comments, including those about the inappropriate use of the quick tests, were removed from the comments thread.
You can download the most interesting document here: Water Purification Pilot Case – Uganda (pdf).
It was probably written during the negotiations between Klaas Proesmans, Leo Koehof and the URCS. It is mostly about using MMS for water purification, but it also states cleary that the pilot is about malaria as well:
It is from within this unique platform that WRC wants to perform a Due Diligence on ClO2 and NaClO2 and its effects on water purification and possible positive side effects in the fight against malaria.
Another important issue in the document:
The Project Manager and Project Sponsor, Mr Klaas Proesmans, has the overall authority and responsibility for managing and executing this project according to this Project Plan and its Subsidiary Management Plans.
Note carefully that this is an unsigned draft and I don’t have any information about a definitive (signed) version of this document and whether that still talks about testing for malaria. I asked Proesmans whether the document is authentic. He didn’t give a clear answer, but he did not deny it either.
The Water Reference Center in the mean time has disassociated itself form the video in a statement (archived copy) similar to the one of the IRCF. It is dated May 24th, only a few days after my phone conversation with Ruud Koornstra, secretary of the board of the WRC, but only published on June 3rd, just after I e-mailed Koornstra whether there would be any update on the involvement of the WRC.
I mailed the URCS as well asking them whether the document is authentic. I had hoped (and still do) that they would publish a more detailed statement of what happened in Luuka and what the exact nature of the cooperation was between the Water Reference Center/Proesmans and the URCS. Unfortunately I didn’t receive a response up to today. I think that leaving it to the quacks to come with their version of the events is possibly more damaging for the reputation of the Red Cross than admitting that something went wrong. I’ll quote the last part of my earlier blog on this ‘trial’, because it still applies, I think.
The Ugandan Red Cross Society might be trying to hide a terrible blunder, but it’s not a cover-up of a successful test of MMS for malaria in any case.
Whether you believe that such a product as MMS can cure diseases or not, there is no excuse whatsoever to carry out a trial bypassing all ethical en scientific research standards as was clearly the case in this ‘trial’. The only reassurance is that the participants probably had no malaria to start with, they also looked quite healthy.
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