An international survey of a health-aware, ‘Control Group’ that includes over 300,000
people who have chosen to avoid COVID-19 vaccination, shows participants place minimal
burden on health systems through their strong reliance on natural immunity, self-care and
the use of natural health supplements to help prevent or even treat COVID-19. Yet this
group faces unfounded discrimination, job losses and mental health issues intensified by
its marginalisation by mainstream society.
Data from these first five months of the Control Group survey were analysed 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 from South Africa, Christof Plothe DO from Germany and Dr Katarina
Lindley from the USA. The authors came together to assess the survey data through their
collaboration in recent months with the World Council for Health, a non-profit, global
coalition of health-focused organizations and civil society groups.
The EFVV (European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance) is an alliance of member-organisations and individual members from 25 European countries. Our member-organisations consist of consumer groups and pro-choice groups whose members in turn include medical professionals and scientists. Their combined memberships exceed 100,000. We call on all Europeans to stand together in a demand for a united vaccination policy based on freedom of choice and informed consent. We believe that mandatory vaccination is not only a serious risk but a violation of human rights and dignity. We therefore demand transparency and caution as well as recognition and concern for the many vaccine-injured in Europe and beyond.