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During a hearing held last week in the Australian Senate, Pfizer executives admitted Australia-based staff were provided a separate, private batch of the COVID-19 vaccine. They also conceded they don’t know why the vaccines cause myocarditis and pericarditis.
Pfizer Australia and New Zealand’s country medical director, Dr. Krishan Thiru, and head of regulatory sciences, Dr. Brian Hewitt, appeared before the Education and Employment Legislation Committee, which is investigating the COVID-19 vaccine rollout as part of the Australian parliamentary inquiry.
During Monday’s episode of “The Kim Iversen Show,” journalist and political commentator Kim Iversen played video clips of visibly outraged senators grilling the Pfizer executives — who often provided evasive answers — about issues related to the vaccine rollout.
In one clip, Senator Matthew Canavan asked repeatedly if Pfizer tested whether or not the vaccine could stop or reduce transmission prior to the vaccine rollout in 2020.
Thiru responded by doubling down on claims that the vaccine is “safe and effective.”
“Senator, as with all vaccines seeking regulatory authorization, the requirement is to demonstrate in robust clinical programs that the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing the infection and in this case in preventing severe disease and hospitalization,” he said.
Thiru refused to provide a “yes or no” response to Canavan’s repeated probes.
But in January 2021, Pfizer was promoting the idea that the vaccines stopped transmission. Chief Nerd retweeted Pfizer’s 2021 Tweet:
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) August 8, 2023
Senator Gerard Rennick asked the executives to explain their claim that the vaccines were “unequivocally safe” given that, according to the Pfizer non-clinical report:
“There were no carcinogenic tests, no genotoxic toxicity tests, no immunotoxicity tests, no iteration studies, interactions studies with other medicines, no longitudinal studies and I note that in regards to pregnancy and lactation that studies were conducted on rats.”
Hewitt insisted there had been a “very careful assessment of the benefits and risks.”
Rennick asked, given that Pfizer didn’t recognize myocarditis and pericarditis as side effects at the time of vaccine rollout, whether they now understand why the vaccine causes those conditions. If not, he added, how could Pfizer guarantee the vaccine isn’t also damaging other organs?
Thiru maintained that the number of reported cases of myocarditis and pericarditis remains small.
All medications have benefits and side effects, Thiru told the senators. “Looking at the totality of the evidence for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, regulatory authorities, health authorities, experts globally, including in Australia within the Department of Health and the TGA [Therapeutic Goods Administration], have maintained that the benefit-risk ratio [is favorable]… ”
But Thiru was unable to respond to Rennick’s question regarding the biochemical pathways that cause myocarditis and pericarditis.
“The fact that they don’t know why it causes myocarditis and pericarditis is extremely alarming, because how can they then tell us confidently that these other vaccines they’re rolling out … ‘don’t worry it’s totally safe’?”
The next “bombshell,” Iversen said, came when they admitted that staff at Pfizer in Australia did not receive the same vaccine batch as the Australian general public.
The Australian TGA, which tested all of the COVID-19 vaccines in the country, did not test the vaccine given to Pfizer employees.
“Pfizer undertook to import our vaccines specifically for the employee vaccination program and that was so that no vaccine would be taken from government stocks that was being delivered to clinics as needed,” Hewitt explained.
Iversen said that meant no one has any idea what the Pfizer employees actually took — and she wondered why Pfizer might do that.
“We could only speculate but it’s odd, isn’t it, that they would give their Australian employees a version of the vaccine that was not tested by the Australian regulatory body,” she said.
Senator Malcolm Roberts asked whether any Pfizer employees who had refused to take the vaccine were fired as a result. The executives confirmed that “a small number of colleagues departed the company.”
But, Hewitt insisted that no one, anywhere, was forced to take the vaccine, despite Australia’s strict mandates.
Senator Pauline Hanson challenged Hewitt: “You were in Australia during COVID-19. You must have been fully aware that people — nurses, doctors, people — to have their jobs, to keep their jobs, were forced to have the vaccination,” she said.
“Now do you retract your statement that they were not forced?” she asked.
“I believe, firmly, that nobody was forced to have a vaccine,” Hewitt responded. He added:
“Vaccine requirements are determined by governments and health authorities. I believe everybody was offered an opportunity to get a vaccine or not get a vaccine. I don’t believe that anybody was forced to take a vaccine.”
“A lot of Australians would disagree with you,” Hanson said.
Iversen predicted there will be more hearings around the world as more people realize they were lied to.
“Things were not the way they were supposed to be and we ended up losing a lot of freedoms,” Iversen said. “We’re going to see more hearings like this with more angry lawmakers would be my guess.”
Thiru and Hewitt’s comments come just three weeks after the TGA announced it would stop providing reports on myocarditis and pericarditis following the COVID-19 vaccine because the rates have stabilized.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed that both myocarditis and pericarditis are considered side effects of mRNA vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna.
Last month, a study published in the European Journal of Heart Failure found that 1 in 35 people in the study had myocarditis after receiving the COVID-19 booster.
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) shows 1,579,416 reports of adverse events following COVID-19 vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and July 7, 2023. Of those, there are 5,322 reports of myocardial infarction.
The CDC uses a narrowed case definition of “myocarditis,” which excludes cases of cardiac arrest, ischemic strokes and deaths due to heart problems that occur before one has the chance to go to the emergency department.
In Australia, the total number of pericarditis cases resulting from a COVID-19 vaccine is 3,825, with six cases resulting in death, based on data from the Database of Adverse Event Notifications as of Aug. 8, according to Epoch Times reporting.
There have also been 1,334 cases of myocarditis to date, with 17 resulting in death.