A new analysis of survey data by the Control Group project, reveals how over 300,000 people from around the world have fared without taking a Covid-19 vaccine. Nine days after the survey report was uploaded, ResearchGate removed it citing a breach of their terms and conditions.

Data from the first five months of the survey were analyzed and interpreted by an independent, international team led by Robert Verkerk PhD, a multi-disciplinary scientist and the founder, executive and scientific director of the non-profit Alliance for Natural Health International. Co-authors included three practicing clinicians, Dr. Naseeba Kathrada, Christof Plothe DO, and Dr. Kat Lindley. All four authors are members of the Health and Humanity Committee of the World Council for Health (WCH). 

The first release of the analysis reveals that the control group:

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  • Avoided vaccination for reasons that include a preference for natural interventions, distrust of pharmaceutical interventions, distrust of government information, poor/limited trial study data, and fear of long-term adverse reactions.
  • Does not place a disproportionate burden on health systems. In reality, they have experienced low hospitalization rates and severe Covid-19 disease is rare.
  • Is more likely to self-care, using natural products like vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, and quercetin.
  • Used ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine in many cases.
  • Has experienced menstrual abnormalities (an adverse effect reported by vaccinated women) despite not taking the vaccine.
  • Has experienced a considerable mental health burden, possibly aggravated by their stigmatization by the mainstream, ‘vaccinated’ society. 
  • Has experienced discrimination because of their decision to exercise the right to informed consent and refuse the administration of the experimental injection.

Shortly after the preprint was uploaded to ResearchGate, MSN reported on the findings in a viral article titled “Severe COVID-19 ‘Rare’ In Unvaccinated People, Survey Reveals.”

The article inspired additional reporting (both positive and negative) on the Control Group survey before ultimately being removed by MSN. An archive of the MSN article can be found here.

The following day, ResearchGate pulled the preprint of the survey report. An archive can be found here and a downloadable PDF is available here.

Study author Robert Verkerk, PhD received an email from ResearchGate on Friday from a person identified only as “Sam”. An excerpt from the email reads: 

“In connection with using or accessing the Service, you shall not … Act unprofessionally or inappropriately, including by posting broad, vague, irrelevant, untargeted, off-topic, or non-scientific content, potentially harmful or potentially dangerous content, or by misusing the Service and its features

As stated in our Terms of Service, ResearchGate reserves the right to remove any content posted by you when we deem it to be necessary or appropriate, including if we determine that the content may expose us to harm, potential legal liability, or is in breach of our Terms.“

In response, Robert Verkerk, PhD told ResearchGate, “I have long respected the contribution ResearchGate makes to open and transparent discourse within the scientific community and I hope this doesn’t represent part of a general narrowing of your approach to openness in science. We have been invited to submit the findings to a peer-reviewed journal in a more consolidated form so will continue on this path.”

Co-author and member of the WCH Steering Committee Dr. Kat Lindley told WCH, “The Control Group survey report uploaded to and recently pulled by ResearchGate, showed that severe Covid is rare in people who did not receive the products and instead relied on natural immunity, self-care, early treatment protocols, and a healthy lifestyle. It is a shame when scientific discourse that does not fit the mainstream narrative is censored. Data like that in the Control Group survey is integral to the ongoing debate relating to the future of public health measures.” 

The survey release will be available on Authorea in 24-48 hours.

The mission of Control Group is to collect “long-term health data of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine-free from every country” in order to provide the missing control group counterpart to the vaccinated. Only with a control group, is an independent and transparent, comparative analysis of the mass vaccination experiment possible.

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  1. This explains the mass rush and intense pressure from government and the media to promote the ‘vaccinations’ in young children; they need to get rid of the control group before it becomes obvious to everybody that the mass vaccination program was the single greatest public health disaster in world history.

  2. ResearchGateKeeper

    To be fair, posting truth about covid-19 may ‘expose us to harm’. But censoring truth will expose us to more harm.

  3. I am glad I found your site.
    One issue that staggers me: On Feb.21st 2021 the Australian Health Minister posted: ‘The world is engaged in the largest clinical trial; the largest global vaccination trial ever” and then they mandated the shots for people to remain in their jobs, especially medical staff.
    I have only before heard of ‘forced clinical trials’ done on innocent, unprotected orphans within in western world (forget about the devious practice they employed in Africa). How is it possible that Leaders and Health Ministers are not held accountable for the suffering of so many people after the shots?

  4. The Control Group has developed massively since its inception. I have been with it from the start but now it appears to want to know everything about you whether it’s related to jabs or not. It’s making me nervous. Can anyone confirm it is a genuinely independent body?