Senator Ron Johnson on Thursday called for Congress to investigate Covid vaccine manufacturers in response to Project Veritas’ undercover video exposing Pfizer’s alleged plans to ‘mutate’ the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The Pfizer executive, reported to be a Pfizer Director of Research and Development named Jordon Triston Walker, explained that the company could intentionally create new Covid variants through a process known as “directed evolution” in order to “preemptively develop new vaccines.”
On Thursday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) called for Congress to investigate both federal health agencies and Big Pharma.
“Federal health agencies have been captured by Big Pharma and grossly derelict in their duties throughout the pandemic,” Ron Johnson said.
“It’s time for Congress to thoroughly investigate vaccine manufacturers and the entire COVID vaccine approval process,” he said.
Federal health agencies have been captured by Big Pharma and grossly derelict in their duties throughout the pandemic.
It’s time for Congress to thoroughly investigate vaccine manufacturers and the entire COVID vaccine approval process. https://t.co/SLcR7tVH9r
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) January 26, 2023
Senator Johnson has long opposed Covid vaccine mandates and has been an advocate for personal choice in all healthcare decisions.
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Johnson on Thursday was joined by Senate colleague Marco Rubio (R-FL) with a request for answers about the video.
I write in response to troubling reports on Pfizer’s intention to mutate the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID) virus through gain-of-function, or “directed evolution,” as detailed by Pfizer Director of Research and Development, Jordan Walker. As has been proven time and time again, attempts to mutate a virus, particularly one as potent as COVID, are dangerous. If the claims detailed in the video are true, Pfizer has put its desire for profit over the concern of national and global health and must hold itself accountable.
In a video released by Project Veritas on January 25, 2023, Mr. Walker laid out Pfizer’s plans to develop new vaccines for future variants of COVID by mutating the virus through directed evolution, a process that uses protein engineering to impose natural selection on a living organism or other biological materials, including viruses. Though he claimed the research is currently “exploratory,” he detailed how the research would proceed, such as how scientists would inject the mutated viruses into monkeys and collect serial samples from other monkeys who are infected.
Whether it’s gain of function research, or selected structure mutations through directed evolution, as Mr. Walker claimed would occur, any effort to make a virus more transmittable and deadlier is careless and dangerous. Further, Mr. Walker stated that Pfizer is willing to engage in this dangerous research because COVID and its variants are “a cash cow” for the company and regulators will go easy on their efforts because a significant percentage of government officials aim to work for Pfizer and other biopharmaceutical companies and do not want to compromise their future job prospects.
As a company that claims to “innovate every day to make the world a healthier place,” these claims from your leadership charged with research and development are alarming.
Rubio then asked a series of questions, including: “What efforts is Pfizer currently, or planning to, engage in to mutate the SARS-CoV-2 virus?”
The American public’s trust in federal health agencies and Big Pharma is now reaching a crisis point. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 57% of likely U.S. voters want the Centers for Disease Control and Infection to be investigated for its Covid response policies.
Becker News has reached out to both Sen. Rubio’s office and Sen. Johnson’s office for any information about plans for a more formalized Senate investigation and will provide updates accordingly.
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