Pfizer Director of Research and Development Jordon Walker was videotaped acknowledging the pharmaceutical giant used “directed evolution” for vaccine development.
Nonprofit journalists used hidden video cameras to document the Pfizer executive revealing scary practices by the vaccine manufacturer. Project Veritas Wednesday released the Pfizer executive’s revelations about his employer’s practices for developing viruses to create vaccines.
“One of the things we’re exploring is like, why don’t we just mutate it [COVID] ourselves so we could create — preemptively develop new vaccines, right?” Walker explained.”
“Don’t tell anyone,” he later pleaded. “Promise you won’t tell anyone.”
“The way it [the experiment] would work is that we put the virus in monkeys, and we successively cause them to keep infecting each other, and we collect serial samples from them.”
Pfizer quickly responded to the video released by Project Veritas, although it did not mention the group by name.
“Allegations have recently been made related to gain of function and directed evolution research at Pfizer and the company would like to set the record straight,” a spokesperson for the big pharma company said Friday in a statement.
“In the ongoing development of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer has not conducted gain of function or directed evolution research,” the spokesperson continued. “Working with collaborators, we have conducted research where the original SARS-CoV-2 virus has been used to express the spike protein from new variants of concern.”
The pharma representative added the company uses culture dishes in a laboratory (in vitro) to identify potential resistance mutations to one of the two components in its antiviral drug Paxlovid™.
In the statement, the spokesperson claims most of the Paxlovid™ work is conducted using computer simulations or mutations of the main protease described in the statement as a noninfectious part of the virus. “In a limited number of cases when a full virus does not contain any known gain of function mutations, such virus may be engineered to enable the assessment of antiviral activity in cells,” the spokesperson added.
Pfizer’s statement claims the in vitro work was conducted for research to evolve its antiviral drug but does not specifically make that claim about its COVID-19 vaccine research.
Critics contest claims made by the company that it did not conduct gain of function or directed evolution.
One of the creators of the mRNA technology underlying Pfizer’s vaccine disputed the company claim about gain-of-function research.
“1) Pfizer lawyers did not throw their Director of R&D Operations and Scientific Planning under the bus,” said Doctor Robert Malone in a Twitter post. “2) there is no denial of what he said. 3) No denial that he is Pfizer staff. 4) Swapping new spike sequences into original Wuhan-1 is technically gain of function research.”
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