Project Veritas strikes again. This leak raises questions about fetal tissue used in vaccine development and what that might mean for religious exemptions.
It appears that Pfizer was trying to downplay the use of fetal cell lines in the development of the vaccine for COVID-19.
On Wednesday, Project Veritas released its report interviewing Melissa Strickler, a manufacturing quality auditor from Pfizer’s McPherson, Kansas plant.
She said that she was “traumatized and sickened” by what she saw and she was urged by lawyers and lawmakers to go to Project Veritas.
Strickler had contacted Project Veritas leaking internal emails discussing the vaccine and the desire of the top execs to keep the ties to fetal cell lines hidden from the public knowing it could cause a real ruckus with the public.
Pfizer’s Chief Scientific Officer, Philip Dormitzer, admits aborted fetus tissue is used in the company’s vaccine program, but that employees should just stick with Pfizer’s polished narrative omitting any mention of aborted fetal tissue to avoid any issues with the public.
“HEK293T cells, used for the IVE assay, are ultimately derived from an aborted fetus,” Dormitzer said. “On the other hand, the Vatican doctrinal committee has confirmed that they consider it acceptable for Pro-Life believers to be immunized. Pfizer’s official statement couches the answer well and is what should be provided in response to an outside inquiry.”
Vanessa Gelman, who serves as Pfizer’s Senior Director of Worldwide Research, encouraged staff to be careful when talking about human fetal cells in the company’s vaccine program.
“From the perspective of corporate affairs, we want to avoid having the information on fetal cells floating out there,” Gelman said.
“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. 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 said.
Source: Project Veritas
Strickler said that she came forward because felt it was “the right thing to do.” She said that she felt like the company wasn’t being honest with her and she had been urged to contact Project Veritas.
“What was troubling to me was they were wanting to keep it under wraps. They didn’t really want the information out there that they were using the HEK [Human Embryonic Kidney] cells to do the study,” said Strickler.
Strickler says that she’s not sure whether aborted fetal tissue made it to the final COVID vaccine product, but the attempt at deception in the discussion on the development makes her suspicious.
“They’re being so deceptive in their emails, it’s almost like it is in the final vaccine. It just made me not trust it,” she said.
She also said that she wanted to blow the whistle on Pfizer’s attempt at downplaying the fetal tissue because there’s a big push to get the vaccine approved for children.
“It needs to be seen by the people because they are trying to get this to kids,” said Strickler.
Strickler later said, “if they’re being this deceptive about it, I don’t feel comfortable being silent while they’re trying to give it to babies who can’t talk.”
On Thursday, Pfizer and BioNTech asked for the FDA to approve their vaccine for 5-11-year-olds.
Pfizer has already made $7.8 billion in the second quarter of 2021 already just from the vaccine and has projected to rake in $33.5 billion in 2021 from the vaccine alone.
That projection was made at the end of June before open discussions of boosters, mandates, and jabbing kids. It was also an increase from the $26 billion projection that they had going into Q2. What will the projection be by the end of this year now that we have mandates, boosters, and people wanting to force kids to get the jab?
Not to mention the reports of waning efficacy continues to show that the Pfizer jab isn’t holding up very well. Although initial reports showed that the Pfizer vaccine provides immunity for about 6 months, new studies show that the jab is far less effective and that the protection only lasts 2 months.
Pfizer has managed to take a vaccine for an airborne respiratory illness with an infection fatality rate (IFR) of 0.12 for adults under the age of 60, and turn it into a subscription plan à la Netflix, and they did it by hiding information from the public that they knew would be controversial.
This is Part 5 of Project Veritas’s report on COVID-19 vaccines and follows a Pfizer scientist admitting that natural antibodies are “probably better than the vaccination.”
Here is Melissa Strickler talking to James O’Keefe of Project Veritas:
Fetal cell lines aren’t a normal topic of discussion outside of biomedical and pharmaceutical circles with one exception — the pro-life community.
While it hasn’t been a secret that fetal tissue lines were used in the coronavirus vaccine development — there was a big “fact-check” article by Reuters about one story going around — it’s still a hot-button issue.
The Washington Times explains the ethical questions surrounding the use of cell lines derived from aborted fetuses, and offers a perspective by someone in the medical field.
Debate has raged for decades about the ethics of using embryonic lines from elective abortions to develop vaccines. The HEK293 line used by Pfizer originated from kidney cells taken from a fetus aborted in 1973 in the Netherlands.
Dr. James Lawler, University of Nebraska Medical Center associate professor, addressed the issue in an Aug. 18 post, stressing that “the COVID-19 vaccines do not contain any aborted fetal cells.”
“However, fetal cell lines — cells grown in a laboratory based on aborted fetal cells collected generations ago — were used in testing during research and development of the mRNA vaccines [Pfizer and Moderna], and during production of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine,” he said.
He said that the use of fetal cell lines in testing the efficacy and safety of medications is a “common practice, because they provide a consistent and well-documented standard.”
The individual cells from 1970s and 1980s abortions “have since multiplied into many new cells over the past four or five decades, creating the fetal cell lines I mentioned above. Current fetal cell lines are thousands of generations removed from the original fetal tissue. They do not contain any tissue from a fetus.”
Dr. Lawler, who said he was a practicing Catholic, added that the “description of ongoing modern fetal tissue harvesting to create vaccines is dishonest sensationalism.”
Source: Washington Times
The fact is, however, that even though these are cloned cells from abortions done decades ago, they were still cloned from children that were aborted. Some people — many of them that hold religious convictions — find that in itself morally reprehensible no matter how widely it’s used.
When asked why Pfizer wanted to avoid drawing attention to the fetal cell line, Strickler said, “They don’t want to stir up a mess. They don’t want to have to deal with people who are upset, because I think people can use religious exemptions for it, and they don’t want that.”
“I think they want nobody to have an excuse to not get it,” she added, “They’re denying our religious exemptions at Pfizer.”
She continued, “It shouldn’t be political, but they’re making it political. The media and the government is making it political. But this isn’t about Republican, Democrat, liberal, or conservative. This is informed consent on injecting something inside of you from a company that’s called it an experimental vaccine.”
At the end of the interview, Strickler had a message for Pfizer, “You guys are very adamant about integrity and making sure that things are done right and that things are always double-checked. But I’m just one person, one face of many of your employees who are willing to fight this and reveal to the world what’s going on, and all we want is for you to be transparent and honest with us and do the right thing.”