Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton plans to investigate potential violations of his state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act by Big Pharma companies Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Miranda Devine from the New York Post reports that Paxton will demand the companies hand over documents relating to the “decision-making behind pandemic interventions forced on the public, especially when a profit motive or political pressure may have compromised Americans’ health and safety.”
The investigation follows reports of serious adverse effects from mRNA vaccines, including coagulation disorders, acute cardiac injuries, Bell’s palsy, encephalitis, appendicitis, and shingles. The existence of federal vaccine mandates “means this investigation into the scientific and ethical basis on which public health decisions were made is of major significance,” said Paxton. He believes that Big Pharma had a “vested interest” in the success of their COVID-19 vaccines because of the record profits they drove, which combined with reports about the alarming side effects of vaccines, demands aggressive investigation.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has also called for a grand jury investigation into “crimes and wrongdoing committed against Floridians related to the COVID-19 vaccine.” DeSantis has appointed independent experts such as Stanford University professor Jay Bhattacharya to a new Public Health Integrity Committee to examine adverse events from mRNA vaccines.
Author Alex Berenson has sued President Biden, other federal officials, and Pfizer executives for “conspiring to violate my Constitutional rights.” Berenson has been leading the charge in holding Big Pharma accountable, suing Twitter and forcing them to hand over documents showing that senior Biden administration officials were behind his ban from Twitter in August 2021.
Paxton’s probe will further add to our knowledge about how the cozy arrangement between Big Pharma and the government worked. “Given the unprecedented political power and influence over public health policies that pharmaceutical companies now wield, it is more important than ever that they are held accountable if they take dangerous, illegal actions to boost their revenues,” said Paxton.