Control Group Covid Vaccine Study
An international observational study to determine the safety of all Covid-19 vaccines.
The Control Group is a cooperative, led by its members to capture worldwide health outcomes after the mass population vaccination programmes.
in over 175 countries
Online community support groups
Regular Q&A Zooms
and special interest webinars
What is a Control group and why is it needed?
The SARS-CoV-2 vaccines were rushed out under emergency use authorization, using novel technology without any long-term testing. The original control group for this experimental treatment was unblinded only a couple of months into the trial and its participants offered the vaccines, which the vast majority took. Therefore, there is no longer an official control group. Science demands that every experimental treatment must have a control group in order to properly evaluate its long-term success and efficacy.
Our study participants have come together to positively contribute their data to the Control Group Cooperative study in order to become the missing control group.
And now we are welcoming participants who have had any number of Covid vaccines to record their health outcomes, both for comparison with our unvaccinated control group, and as a safe and secure place to record any negative effects they may have suffered.
It is a principled obligation of any research to have qualified individuals who are not part of the research team to review and approve the study for ethical conduct. Control Group Cooperative Ltd have recruited their own independent Scientific Committee, with members of varying experiences and expertise and with differing views on the study subject. The Committee are responsible for ensuring the rights of the participants entering into the study are upheld and protected by evaluating the study protocol.
Dr Ros Jones
MBBS, MD, FRCPCH
Dr Jones is a retired NHS Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in neonatal intensive care and paediatric HIV. She has published 30 peer-reviewed articles including being lead author on an international multicentre trial. She served on the Advisory Committee of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit and on the Education & Training committee of the RCPCH. An active member for many years in the British Perinatal Trials Group, she was also involved in reviewing NICE guidelines alongside some time editorial work.
Dr Curtis Nordstrom
Curtis Nordstrom is an American physician working in Switzerland, training in Psychiatry and General Medicine. In addition to his medical degree he holds a master's degree in Health Promotion and a bachelor's degree in German Language and Literature. His current clinical focus is on trauma therapy and EMDR, depression, and anxiety. Curtis also has a special interest in nutritional and PEMF treatments for somatic and psychiatric maladies. He is a member of Aletheia, a group of Swiss health professionals focused on medical freedom. Before medical school Curtis served as a Hospital Corpsman (field medic) with the US Marine Corps infantry. He is married and the proud father of two lovely daughters.
David Seedhouse is the creator of the DPN: https://deliberativepractice.com/. David’s mission is to promote deep thinking and clear communication about the social issues that affect us all - by using the internet for structured, tolerant democratic engagement. Before running the DPN David was Professor of Health and Social Ethics at Auckland University of Technology for eleven years and Professor of Health Care Analysis at Middlesex University, UK for three years. He is currently Professor of Deliberative Practice in the School of Pharmacy at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. David has written 17 books including Health: The Foundations for Achievement, Ethics: The Heart of Healthcare, Using Personal Judgement in Nursing and Healthcare and Health Promotion: Philosophy, Prejudice and Practice – three of which have had further editions. For several years he was a best-selling Wiley author on their medical list. David was also founding editor of the international journal Health Care Analysis, which he edited for 7 years.
Dr David Cartland
Dr David Cartland is a fully qualified doctor and GP. His First-Class Honours degree in Biomedical science included a year of specialist immunology and microbiology/virology training including statistical analysis. Between his two degrees Dr Cartland worked for a year in the angiogenesis research group at the University of Birmingham and he is a published author in angiogenesis research; he is a General Practitioner with some fourteen years’ experience.
Tom is a dental student based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. He joined the Control Group Committee to help ensure that vital work in understanding the impact of Covid-19 jabs is done in an ethical and moral way; something which has been sadly lacking in many other areas of the Covid-19 response. When he's not looking in people’s mouths, covering his bills or comprehending the state of the world, you can find him playing music, taking long hikes or (occasionally) enjoying a game of badminton.
Dr Jon Rogers
MB ChB (Bristol)
Dr Jon Rogers MB ChB (Bristol) is a retired NHS General Practitioner. He has been a Bristol City councillor with an interest in evidence based medical, social and environmental practices. He is also a director of the UK Medical Freedom Alliance.
Myra Forster-van Hijfte
Myra is a Veterinary Surgeon, Diplomate of the European College of Small Animal Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She has been active in the veterinary sector for more than 35 years and has published and lectured both nationally and internationally. She is currently studying for a Masters in One Health. One Health is an approach that recognises that the health of people, animals and environment are closely interlinked and that close collaboration between these disciplines is essential.
What data are we collecting and how is it secured?
We are collecting vital health information along with demographic data for researchers and scientists to analyse and report on.
- Health Conditions
- Vaccination History
- Surgeries and Procedures
- Medication & Supplements
- Blood Test Results
- Scans and Investigations
- Pregnancy Outcomes
- Changes in Menstruation
- Personal Details (height, weight, age, biological sex etc..)
Your data will be anonymised into an analytical data warehouse, which we will make available to selected, independent scientists and researchers. The published results of their reports will be made available to the public, governments and media.
We also plan to leverage this analytical warehouse so that our own community can investigate and learn from their cumulative data; arming us with knowledge about our own health, so we can all make informed decisions for ourselves and our families.
Identity protection is extremely important to the Control Group and we have worked extensively to build an IT infrastructure designed from the ground up to decentralise all personal account information from the health data that our participants enter.
The data is stored across multiple data repositories, and encrypted at rest with additional layers of encryption on key meta data that is only available via our API, which has the ability to synchronise the health data to the participant.
What have we learnt so far?
The first study paper from our unvaccinated cohort was authored by Dr Robert Verkerk PhD et al, and published in the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice, and Research in August 2022.
This initial peer reviewed paper:
- Suggests there was no adequate basis to show that those who chose to remain unvaccinated had inflicted a disproportionate burden on our health systems
- Concluded there was no robust scientific evidence to suggest the Covid-19 unvaccinated placed the Covid-19 vaccinated at disproportionately greater risk.
- Highlighted that our unvaccinated cohort prioritized self-care and faced low rates of hospitalization, but were subject to a considerable mental health burden.
- suggest the Covid-19 unvaccinated were exposed to risks from the vaccinated, which was especially noted amongst women of reproductive age.
- Concludes that, 'It should be of considerable concern to those responsible for COVID-19 health policies, that essential workers, such as teachers, nurses, and care workers, have been among the most impacted by job losses that result from “unvaccinated” status.''
You can read the full paper by downloading a copy of the report here
How can I get involved and what does it cost?
Participation in the Control Group Study is free of charge and open to anyone regardless of their vaccination status.
Participants are encouraged to become subscribing Associates of the Control Group Cooperative to ensure its continuation and success. Monthly subscriptions start at just £6, with further options of £10 and £15 for those who wish to support us at a higher level.
To get involved, simply click the Join in button below, create an account and start entering your data. You can add your family members to your account and everyone is welcome to join our caring community and regular, informative community events.
To find out lots more about the Control Group, our amazing community and events, click the COMMUNITY on the menu.
Only by embracing change and working alongside others who share our vision, can we hope to shape the future and create the world we want to live in, and the legacy we want to leave our children.