Martin Gore, 67, a leading cancer expert once described by the Duke of Cambridge as an ‘inspiration,’ died suddenly after a routine yellow fever vaccine. While the vaccine is recommended to anyone traveling to Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central America and the Caribbean, and serious side effects are “very rare”- they say- Gore suffered total organ failure after his jab.

Professor Gore, who worked as an oncologist for more than 35 years, focused on ovarian cancer, melanoma, and renal cell carcinoma:1

  • In 2015, he was given The Royal Marsden’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Prince William.
  • In 2016, he was an awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his work in these areas.

According to a report in the Journal of Travel Medicine, between 2007 and 2013, there were under four cases of serious adverse effects from the vaccine per 100,000 doses, but we’ve seen recently how the CDC has underreported cases of AFM. (Those numbers increased to 6.5 per 100,000 in people aged 60 to 69, and 10.3 per 100,000 for those aged 70 and above.)

“Serious adverse effects recorded in the study included hospitalization, life-threatening illness, permanent disability and death. Five people died from the jab in this period.”2

Peter Openshaw, an ex-president of the British Society for Immunology, told the Times that there has been a four-fold increase in the risk of side-effects for those 60 and above (that’s scary, why would that be?!) but at the same time, the shot was “much safer than exposure to yellow fever” which killed around 78,000 people in Africa in 2013.3 (Not last year, or even the year before, but back in 2013.)

I Erin Elizabeth, have been to Africa, didn’t get any vaccines AND lived to tell about it!

The Royal Marsden Cancer charity shared the news on Facebook, saying:

“It is with deep sadness that The Royal Marsden announces the sudden death of Professor Martin Gore CBE who died this morning. Martin was at the heart of The Royal Marsden’s life and work in research, treatment and the training of our next generation of oncologists.

His contribution as Medical Director for 10 years, a Trustee of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, and as a clinician is unparalleled. He has been a friend, colleague and mentor to so many people and his loss will be immense.”4

Our heart goes out to his family and friends who must be shocked and devastated.

Erin Elizabeth, E. Coast, Florida


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