Stéphane Bancel, the CEO of Big Pharma giant Moderna, was caught lying about the safety of his company’s Covid shots during a Senate testimony.
Bancel was called to testify during a hearing before the Senate health committee on Wednesday.
The pharmaceutical company boss was called to explain Moderna’s massive price hikes for its Covid vaccinations.
However, Bancel faced a grilling from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a former practicing physician, about the safety of the vaccines.
Paul specifically probed the executive on the company’s knowledge of myocarditis adverse reactions caused by the shots.
“Is there a higher interest or a higher incidence of myocarditis among adolescent males 16 to 24 after taking your vaccine?” Paul bluntly asked Bancel.
“First, let me say we care deeply about safety and we are working closely with the CDC and the FDA…” Bancel attempted to reply.
The senator quickly interjected on Bancel’s deflection attempt.
“Pretty much a yes or no,” Paul told him.
“Is there a higher incidence of myocarditis among boys 16 to 24 after they take your vaccine?”
Bancel then responded by trying to pull the wool over Dr. Paul’s eyes.
“The data I’ve shown, actually, I’ve seen, sorry, from the CDC, actually shown that there’s less myocarditis for people who get the vaccine versus who get Covid infection,” Bancel falsely claimed.
“You’re saying that for ages 16 to 24 among males who take the COVID vaccine, their risk of myocarditis is less than people who get the disease?” Paul asked.
“That is my understanding, senator,” the Big Pharma boss confirmed.
“That is not true,” Paul shot back.
“And I’d like to enter into the record six peer-reviewed papers from the Journal of Vaccine, the Annals of Medicine that say the complete opposite of what you say.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): “Is there a higher incidence of myocarditis among boys … after they take your vaccine?”
Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel: “There is less.”
Paul: “Their risk of myocarditis is less than people who get the disease?”
Bancel: “That is my understanding.” pic.twitter.com/9kkac1erjv
— The Recount (@therecount) March 22, 2023
“I spoke with your president [Stephen Hoge] just last week and he readily acknowledged, in private, that yes there is an increased risk of myocarditis. The fact that you can’t say it in public is quite disturbing,” Sen. Paul told the CEO.
Sen. @RandPaul & Moderna CEO exchange on COVID vaccine and myocarditis.
Paul: "I spoke with your president just last week and he readily acknowledged, in private, that yes there is an increased risk of myocarditis. The fact that you can't say it in public is quite disturbing." pic.twitter.com/z856U9BasV
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 22, 2023
Elsewhere during the inquiry, Paul questioned if the CEO had allowed his own children to take the Covid injection.
“You have children,” Paul said to Bancel.
“Have you vaccinated your children?”
“I have,” Bancel replied.
“How many times?”
“3 or 4 times,” Bancel commented.
Sen. Paul additionally asked if the CEO saw “a conflict of interest for the government employees who are making money off of the vaccine to be also dictating how many times we take the vaccine?”
“This is for the government to decide,” Bancel replied.
Paul’s intense line of questioning is part of a broader effort by the senator to get answers for the efforts by officials across the country to implement unconstitutional lockdowns and vaccine mandates, in addition to other authoritarian Covid restrictions.