Helen Thompson, South Golden Beach
I am writing in regards to your (The Echo’s) response to Theo Engelaer’s letter Human Gene Therapy (25 November).
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to understand that The Echo is extremely pro vaccination with regards to vaccine safety, as per your reply to the above letter to the editor.
In your response you quoted Mark Lynas, a visiting fellow at Cornell University’s Alliance for Science Group.
Considering the conflict of interest that Mark Lynas has regarding his alliance with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, can you provide other non-conflicted scientific studies to support your response? I have supplied a link from the US Right To Know site: Cornell Alliance for Science is a PR Campaign for the Agrichemical Industry. I’m hoping that your paper will be more open to investigative journalism, which I feel is lacking in this debate.
The Echo was once a voice for the alternative movement not just a ‘follow your Government’s instructions’ voice, which I think it is doing here.