Brook Jackson, The COVID-19 Pfizer Whistleblower?

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Today, the COVID-19 pandemic is not a leading story. However, what is making waves is a whistleblower by the name of Brook Jackson. She claims that back in September 2020, when she was hired to oversee the testing of a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer, criminal fraud occurred, allowing the vaccine to be FDA-approved.

What criminal fraud was committed? That is a great question, as we couldn't find anything mentioned in the lawsuit that could be deemed criminal fraud.

However, in the research we have conducted, there are massive holes in Ms. Jackson's claims, and while there are issues with mishandling the mishandling of biohazard materials during the testing process, that in no way constitutes a data integrity breach, as Ms. Jackson claims.

You might find the issues brought up by Professor Dorit Rubenstein Reiss of the University of California Hastings College of Law quite interesting. Do you think that Reiss has created massive holes in the claims stated by Ms. Jackson? These holes have not been addressed by Jackson or her legal team, as far as we can tell. You can read them here.

Others have wondered why did Ms. Jackson go to BMJ.com to break the story, a UK company, instead of one in the US? Was there no media outlet willing to break the story because they felt it lacked real evidence?

The Key Players

Pfizer - the manufacturer of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, and on August 23, 2021, the FDA approved the vaccine as safe and effective in the prevention of COVID-19 for individuals 12 years of age or older. The vaccine is currently marketed under the name Comirnaty. The FDA ruled there was no problem with the data submitted and no criminal fraud committed.

Ventavia Research Group (VRG) - The independent lab which conducted the testing of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. According to their website, they have eight locations in the state of Texas: Houston, Fort Worth, Plano, Arlington, Keller, Burleson, Weatherford, and Grapevine. They have just under 100 employees and have been performing clinical trial research since 2013.

The FDA has not taken any action against Ventavia and fully accepted the data from the vaccine testing which was performed at Ventavia facilities. Wouldn't it make sense if there was an actual problem that the FDA would have taken action? But they didn't.

Brook Jackson - Known as The COVID-19 Pfizer Whistleblower who reported her findings to the FDA on September 25, 2020. Jackson states she has audio recordings and copies of company documents backing up her claims about how the vaccine trial was conducted by VRG.

One photo allegedly shows needles used in the vaccine trial discarded in a plastic biohazard bag instead of the approved sharps container box. It is unclear if the needles were poking through the plastic bag creating a potential injury to anyone who was near the bag. Another photo shows the potential of unblinding the participants as the completed vaccine packing materials contained the trial participants' identification numbers, which were out in the open instead of in a secured location.

Does this sound like criminal fraud to you? Lack of training, yes. Overworked employees made mistakes they shouldn't have, probably.

Paul Thacker - the reporter responsible for breaking the story, is described as an American journalist who has reported on science, medicine, and the environment. He has just 16k followers on Twitter. Does that seem like a lot to you?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - the government entity in charge of ensuring the food sold to the public, as well as the drugs created to better our health, are created in the best manner possible, and they do what they should do. The FDA took zero action against Pfizer or Ventavia Research Group (VRG).

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Jackson claims she had repeatedly informed her superiors at Ventavia Research Group of problems due to substandard laboratory management, ongoing patient safety concerns (the trial participants), and key data integrity issues in Pfizer's vaccine trial. She also brought to their attention the VRG's poor record-keeping, the unblinding of trial volunteers and staff, and the hiring of unqualified personnel. Most seriously, she noted the “improperly diluting” of the vaccine and the failure to keep the vaccines at the recommended temperature.

What is The Federal False Claims Act?

Simply put, the Federal False Claims Act is the #1 way the United States Federal Government fights fraud. It is powerful as it allows whistleblowers to the people involved in the fraud.

What is a Whistleblower Lawsuit?

This allows for a whistleblower to sue not just the company behind the fraud but individuals who were responsible for carrying out the fraud. This holds those accountable for serious wrongdoing.

What is Qui Tam?

Essentially, it allows for the person responsible for informing the government of the wrongdoing (the whistleblower) to receive a portion of the money recovered from the guilty party.