The conflict of interest was revealed during questioning in a US Senate Health, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in March.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul asked Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel if pharma giant Moderna had recently paid the NIH $400 million.
‘Do you believe it creates a conflict of interest for the government employees who are making money off the vaccine, to also be dictating the policy now about how many times we have to take the vaccine?’
Frenchman Bancel, a graduate of the Harvard Business School, reportedly has a personal wealth of US$4.1 billion, owning nearly 8% of the company.
Bancel confirmed the company had made the huge payment.
‘Do you think it creates a conflict of interest for the same people deciding how often we have to take the vaccine to also be making money the more times we take the vaccine?’
‘This is for the government to decide,’ replied Bancel.
‘Is there a higher incidence of myocarditis among boys aged 16-24 after they take your vaccine?’
Bancel claimed there was less incidence between those who get COVID vaccine, versus those who get the vaccine.
‘That is not true, and I’d like to enter into the record six peer reviewed papers from the Journal of Vaccine, the Annals of Medicine, that say the complete opposite of what you say. I also spoke with your President just last week and he readily acknowledged in private that yes there is an increased risk of myocarditis. The fact you can’t say it in public is quite disturbing.’
‘I’m all for you making money in an honest way, but I don’t like the idea of people making decisions in government are also receiving money and are now conflicted in their interest.’
In a video posted on YouTube today, health expert Dr. John Campbell described the situation as ‘farcical’.
The NIH (National Insitutes of Health) is a branch of the US government responsible for biomedical and public health research. The NIH comprises 27 separate institutes and centres of different biomedical disciplines and is responsible for discovering the use of fluoride to prevent tooth decay, the use of lithium to manage bipolar disorder, and the creation of vaccines against hepatitis, Haemophilus influenzae (HIB), and human papillomavirus (HPV).