Well isnt this a bit of interesting information that I came across. U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of people in Guatemala, including institutionalized mental patients, with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or permission more than 60 years ago. Apparently the U.S. government didn't get enough data from a similar experiment 18 years earlier known as the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, where impoverished Black sharecroppers with the disease were studied from 1932 until 1972, some forty years, and were even prevented from receiving treatment.
Besides the length of each "experiment", the other thing that I find odd is that on Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered extensive apologies for actions taken by the U.S. Public Health Service. The apology was directed to Guatemala and to Hispanic residents of the United States. In 1972 the Tuskegee Study was brought to public and national attention by a whistleblower, who gave information to the Washington Starand the New York Times. Heller of PHS still defended the ethics of the study, stating: "The men's status did not warrant ethical debate. They were subjects, not patients; clinical material, not sick people."
Any coincidence that this apology to one of the largest voting blocks in America comes just a month away from crucial elections? And where is/was the apology to those poor Black men from Macon County, Alabama or to their relatives?