Breaking News – FDA launches criminal investigation into Peter Thiel-backed herpes vaccine

the FDA is now investigating the work of a scientist who allegedly tested is experimental herpes vaccine on people a criminal act when done outside of regulations in 2013 and 2016 Gallade Southern Illinois University professor dr. William Halford allegedly gave eight American herpes patients multiple injections of a live herpes virus in an illegal trial of his vaccine for the sexually transmitted disease to people who receive the injections from dr. Halford in a Holiday Inn in 2013 told kaiser Health News that they have recently developed side effects and fear the live virus in the vaccine has given them a different strain of herpes now the FDA is on the hunt for any signs that people at SU or dr. Halfords former company rational vaccine funded in part by Peter Thiel helped the scientist break the law or otherwise violated FDA regulations Kaiser reports dr. Halford who died of cancer earlier last year fled the US and continued developing his drug in the Caribbean in 2016 a company owned by Peter Thiel reportedly invested millions of dollars in the research in April Southern Illinois University see you where dr. Halford was an associate professor during his unregulated us trials denies any knowledge of the experiments despite being listed on his patent for the vaccine sold dr. Halford allegedly used his hue email accountant phone number to arrange meetings with people who wish to use as guinea pigs for a herpes vaccine according to reports that vaccine like most used against viruses contained its own live virus making it particularly dangerous Kaiser reports that there was nothing in the email exchanges or from his subjects accounts to indicate that they signed any kind of consent forms or that dr. Halford otherwise abided by any of the US Food and Drug Administration's FDA safety regulations drugs and vaccines are supposed to be developed using a rigorous process established and overseen by the FDA the agency does not typically use its authority to make criminal charges against researchers and institutions and is more likely to sanction them or limit the research bandwidth but dr. Halford was not a medical doctor but a microbiologist and had no qualifications for administering or developing a vaccine making his human experiments particularly egregious shortly after injecting eight people who already had her piece with his prospective antidote doctor Halford left the country from st. Kitts the Caribbean doctor Halford started a company called rational vaccines which he co-founded with a g'sten Fernandez a Hollywood film director known for badge of honor rational vaccines fought a license for a patent from Sue and allegedly advertised the partnership on its website according to Kaiser dr. Halford continued to develop his vaccine under rationale and began a clinical trial in 2016 in April papal co-founder and Trump campaign donor Peter Thiel reportedly invested millions of dollars into rational and dr. Halfords research genital herpes treatments are estimated to be worth as much as two billion dollars worldwide and rationale was slated to begin recruiting participants for additional trials in Mexico in the Caribbean med city news reported in March after dr. Halfords death this past summer several people who are injected as part of dr. Halperin soft books illinois trials reportedly told kaiser that they had developed symptoms that they feared were caused by the live virus they had been injected with with a lot of virus vaccine the unnamed patients were concerned that dr. Halford might have given them a different strain of herpes than the one they already had according to the report the participants went to see you and then the FDA with their concerns in a statement sue says that it was not involved in and previously had no reason to be suspicious of dr. Halfords research in st. Kitts once it was made aware of dr. Halfords unregulated research Cu began an internal investigation in July it reported its findings of serious non-compliance with regulatory requirements and institutional policies and procedures to the office for Human Research protections in the FDA according to its statement


  1. FDA does not exist no has any jurisdiction at Saint Kitts in the Caribbean. It is not unethical.

  2. Peter Thiel is just an investor, other than that had nothing to do with clinical trials of the vaccine. Also the clinical trials were handled in another country where the FDA does not exist at all, so therefore it is not unethical.

  3. Dr William Halford was a great man.

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