Whistleblower Melissa Strickler uncovered emails from Pfizer senior management which indicated that the Covid-19 vaccine has been tested using cell lines “taken from human fetal tissue”. Fetal tissue used for testing is usually obtained from abortion.
She shared that revelation with investigative journalist James O’Keefe. It has emerged that Strickler has now been sacked from the company.
Big pharmaceutical companies are reluctant to broadcast the role that abortion-derived fetal cell lines play in the development of vaccines and other medical treatments. However, in a video exposé released by Project Veritas at the beginning of this month, Melissa Strickler, a former Pfizer manufacturing quality auditor, uncovered what she identified as internal emails from Pfizer management representatives that showed top officials discussing how to downplay in corporate communications the role of fetal cell lines in the development of the Covid-19 vaccine.
“If they’re being this deceptive about it, I don’t feel comfortable being silent,” the Pfizer employee said in the video interview with Project Veritas President James O’Keefe. The Project Veritas video has already been seen over 2 million times on YouTube.
Now it has emerged that Ms Strickler, who herself is fully vaccinated, has been sacked from the company. Since losing her job, she has set up a GiveSendGo page to assist her and her family. The fundraiser has already received over $320,000. In the introductory text on the page, she explains her reasons for coming forward with the information in the explosive interview.
“I’m not an anti vaxxer. I’m fully vaccinated,” she states. “I was simply waiting until my company started producing the vaccines to see if anything seemed sketchy or out of place in the production of this shot. Sadly, right away there was lying, deceit and manipulation within my plant. I’m just one employee who has information out of many. I’m the first because I simply have nothing to lose but my job in my eyes. I pray that you understand that I am not coming forward falsely. That I fully plan to make sure the public has transparency and honesty in their medical decisions.”
She also included the following bible verse from Ephesians 5:11: “Have nothing to do with the fruitless works of the dark, but rather expose them.”
According to Ms Strickler, Pfizer suppresses the information regarding the testing of the vaccine using fetal cell lines not only for reasons related to protecting its public image.
Ms Strickler said that the pharmaceutical giant also wants to prevent people from rejecting the vaccine for religious or ethical reasons.
The emails leaked by Ms Strickler seem to indicate that Pfizer’s corporate strategy is to sidestep the hot-topic, which has stirred significant religious and ethical objections to Covid-19 vaccination, prompting some to seek a religious exemption to vaccine mandates from employers and governments worldwide.
In an email dated Tuesday February 4th 2021 posted by Project Veritas, Vanessa Gelman, Pfizer senior director for worldwide research, development and medical communications, said that her company should steer clear of addressing the topic.
“From the perspective of corporate affairs, we want to avoid having the information on the fetal cell lines floating out there. We believe that the risk of communicating this right now outweighs any potential benefit we could see, particularly with general members of the public who may take this information and use it in ways we may not want out there,” Ms Gelman wrote in the email.
“We have not received any questions from policy makers or media on this issue in the last few weeks, so we want to avoid raising this if possible,” she added.
Another leaked email from Ms Gelman read: “We have been trying as much as possible not to mention the fetal cell lines. So we would really like to stay focused on the first part is possible […] The piece in yellow we have tried really hard to not share unless it’s strictly necessary and mission critical.”
The information highlighted in yellow that Ms Gelman referred to read “One or more cell lines with an origin that can be traced back to human fetal tissue has been used in laboratory tests associated with the vaccine programme.”
With some people voicing opposition to the Covid-19 vaccines on religious grounds last year, the Vatican released a statement, approved by Pope Francis, in December 2020, which acknowledged that Covid-19 vaccines “employed cell lines drawn from tissue obtained from two abortions that occurred in the last century”.
We do not intend to judge the safety and efficacy of these vaccines, although ethically relevant and necessary, as this evaluation is the responsibility of biomedical researchers and drug agencies. Here, our objective is only to consider the moral aspects of the use of the vaccines against Covid-19 that have been developed from cell lines derived from tissues obtained from two fetuses that were not spontaneously aborted,” the document read.
The Vatican’s guidance stated that “when ethically irreproachable Covid-19 vaccines are not available…it is morally acceptable to receive Covid-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses in their research and production process.”
However, the statement also said that “the illicit use of such vaccines does not and should not in any way imply that there is a moral endorsement of the use of cell lines proceeding from aborted fetuses”.
The Vatican statement also encouraged both pharmaceutical companies and governmental health agencies to “produce, approve, distribute and offer ethically acceptable vaccines that do not create problems of the conscience for either health care providers or the people to be vaccinated”.
Source: Project Veritas
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