Robert Califf Heads FDA Again Despite Financial Ties to Pharma

Robert Califf Heads FDA Again Despite Financial Ties to Pharma

Robert M. Califf, MD was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a vote of 50-46 on Feb. 15, 2022. Dr. Califf’s financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry was cited by some Senators as a reason they could not support his appointment. Similar concerns were expressed […]

Moderna CEO Was Paid $18.2 Million in 2021

Moderna CEO Was Paid $18.2 Million in 2021

As COVID-19 vaccine sales continue to soar, Moderna Chief Executive Stephane Bancel’s total personal financial compensation increased by 41 percent in 2021, reaching $18.2 million. The company’s total revenue rose 2,200 percent in 2021, jumping from $803 million to $18.5 billion.1 2 Moderna partnered with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), headed […]

Pfizer CEO Received $24.3 Million in Total Compensation for 2021

Pfizer CEO Received $24.3 Million in Total Compensation for 2021

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, who recently announced that a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose will be necessary for everyone who has already gotten three doses, was awarded $24.3 million in personal financial compensation in 2021. In addition to his $1.69 million salary, which increased by 15 percent, Bourla took home a cash incentive of $8 million, […]

Harvard Study’s Goal: Identifying Messages That ‘Break Through’ to Vaccine Skeptics

Harvard Study’s Goal: Identifying Messages That ‘Break Through’ to Vaccine Skeptics

“If only there were a message that could break through skepticism and persuade unvaccinated people to get their shots. What a world that would be. But over the past year, this really did happen,” reads a February 2022 Vox article1 that continues on to describe a Harvard Business School publication2 which offers new evidence on […]

Some American Companies Dropping Vaccine Mandate for Employees After Supreme Court Ruling

Some American Companies Dropping Vaccine Mandate for Employees After Supreme Court Ruling

Several large corporations across the country including Starbucks, General Electric, Intel and Adidas are dropping COVID-19 vaccine mandates and weekly testing policies.1 The policy changes came following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down COVID vaccine mandates for companies with more than 100 employees, which were put into place by the Biden administration. The administration’s […]

California Offers Reparations to Survivors of Forced Sterilization in the Name of Public Health

California Offers Reparations to Survivors of Forced Sterilization in the Name of Public Health

Jan. 1, 2022 marked the beginning of a $7.5 million California state program which is paying reparations to survivors of the state’s forced sterilization program that were performed between 1909 and 1979 under a state eugenics law. The California eugenics law, which spanned seven decades, allowed forced sterilization of women in hospitals, homes, or institutions […]

Microchip Embedded Under the Skin Acts as Vaccine Passport

Microchip Embedded Under the Skin Acts as Vaccine Passport

“Imagine showing your COVID-19 passport with just a flash of your arm” captions a December 2021 video about a Swedish company that has developed a microchip inserted under a person’s skin in order to verify vaccine status.1 The microchip, developed by Swedish startup company Epicenter of Stockholm is approximately the size of a grain of […]

The Cautionary Tale of a Biotech Company’s Founder, Convicted of Fraud

The Cautionary Tale of a Biotech Company’s Founder, Convicted of Fraud

Elizabeth Holmes was once seen as a revolutionary female genius who graced the cover of magazines such as Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. She was Glamour magazine’s “Woman of the Year” in 2015. An Inc. Magazine cover featuring Holmes called her “The Next Steve Jobs.” Headlines boasted of her rise to fame and fortune in Silicon […]

Former Pfizer Employee Whistleblower Alleges Falsified Data in COVID Biologic Trial

Former Pfizer Employee Whistleblower Alleges Falsified Data in COVID Biologic Trial

A former testing site researcher in Texas has alleged that Pfizer’s pre-licensure BNT162b2 (also known as “Comirnaty”) COVID-19 biologic trials included falsification of data, unblinding patients, employing inadequately trained vaccinators, and delays in following up on experimental COVID vaccine adverse reaction reports.1 According to clinical trial researcher Brook Jackson, the incidences occurred during the phase […]

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