Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel’s feet to the fire Wednesday, probing the exec on the company’s knowledge of myocarditis adverse reactions during a Senate Committee hearing over Covid-19 jab price hikes.
“Is there a higher interest or a higher incidence of myocarditis among adolescent males 16 to 24 after taking your vaccine?” Sen. 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.
“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?”
“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 responded.
“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 head 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.”
“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.
Elsewhere during the inquiry, Paul questioned if the CEO had allowed his own children to take the Covid injection.
“You have children. Have you vaccinated your children?” Paul asked.
“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 ‘plannedemic’ that prompted officials across the country to implement unconstitutional lockdowns and vaccine mandates, in addition to other authoritarian Covid restrictions.
Watch the full Senate hearing below: