On Nov. 2, members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisory committee voted 14–0 to recommend Pfizer’s pediatric COVID shot for children 5 –11 years old. Were their decisions driven by science and conscience — or their ties to drugmakers?
An investigation by Project On Government Oversight investigation found at least seven of 14 committee members charged with advising Congress on drug policy had undisclosed past or current financial ties to drug companies. One member earned $875 per hour as an expert witness for Merck.
Not only should conflicts of interest be permanently disclosed in all government websites and literature, but ALL specialists and institutions who have a financial conflict of interest, should refrain from the promotion of vaccination, advice to government or involvement in vaccination policy formulation.
Studies found babies of women who took the drug during pregnancy increased the risk of congenital malformations by 10 percent and autism and learning difficulties of up to 40 percent.