4.30.23 – New York Post

Texas AG Ken Paxton’s COVID-19 Vaccine Investigation Could Stick It to Big Pharma Execs”

By Miranda Devine

A close up of many glass bottles on the shelves

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It’s sickening how much Big Pharma bosses have profited from the COVID-19 pandemic, after overselling billions of people around the world on the wondrous qualities of their vaccines.


Moderna chief executive Stéphane Bancel made nearly $400 million last year on his stock options and still owns a reported $2.8 billion of shares in the company plus his salary and perks.


His Pfizer counterpart, Albert Bourla, pocketed a $33 million salary last year, on top of the millions in Pfizer shares he sold. 

But before they ride off into the sunset to count their filthy lucre, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton plans to investigate whether their companies misrepresented the efficacy and safety of the vaccines and manipulated vaccine trial data. 

On Monday, Paxton will launch an investigation into potential violations of his state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, he has revealed exclusively in The Post. 

He also wants to know whether the pharmaceutical giants engaged in gain-of-function research and misled the public about it. 


The Texas investigation could have widespread implications for the legal immunity granted to manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccines and open the door to class-action lawsuits from people injured by the mRNA jabs, amid reports of rare but serious adverse effects. 

The catastrophic effects of the pandemic and subsequent interventions forced on our country and citizens deserve intense scrutiny, and we are pursuing any hint of wrongdoing to the fullest,” Paxton said in a statement. 

This pandemic was a deeply challenging time for Americans. If any company illegally took advantage of consumers during this period or compromised people’s safety to increase their profits, they will be held responsible. 

If public health policy was developed on the basis of flawed or misleading research, the public must know.” 

He says Big Pharma had a “vested interest” in the success of its COVID-19 vaccines because of the record profits they drove. 

This vested interest … combined with reports about the alarming side effects of vaccines, demands aggressive investigation.” 

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.” 

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.” 

Paxton’s probe will further add to our knowledge about how that cozy arrangement 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,” he said. 


5.1.23 -- - Texas Attorney General Paxton Launches Investigation of Gain-of-Function Research and Misrepresentations by COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers”  https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/paxton-launches-investigation-gain-function-research-and-misrepresentations-covid-19-vaccine


Paxton is also investigating whether the companies misrepresented the efficacy of their Covid-19 vaccines and the likelihood of transmitting Covid-19 after taking the vaccines in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The investigation will also look into the potential manipulation of vaccine trial data.

This investigation concerns potentially fraudulent activity that falls outside the scope of legal immunity granted to manufacturers of the Covid-19 vaccine. It will also review the companies’ controversial practice of reporting the metric of “relative risk reduction” instead of “absolute risk reduction” when publicly discussing the efficacy of their vaccines. 

Texas’s investigation will force these companies to turn over documents the public otherwise could not access.

To read the CID [CIVIL INVESTIGATIVE DEMAND] for Pfizer, click here

To read the CID for Moderna, click here

To read the CID for Johnson & Johnson, click here.  

OFFICE OF THE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL – KEN PAXTON -- https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/