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Ron Johnson backs Texas probe into whether Big Pharma misrepresented vaccine safety

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Just the News that gain-of-function research will also be included in his investigation.

Published: May 2, 2023 2:14pm

Updated: May 3, 2023 11:28pm

Sen. Ron Johnson is throwing his support behind Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's investigation into whether Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson misrepresented the safety of their COVID-19 vaccines, saying the probe cannot come fast enough. 

"Well, it's about time," the Wisconsin Republican said this week on the "Just The News, Not Noise" TV show. "I'm glad he's doing it."

Johnson said the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, which he said was "touted by the FDA" in the lead-up to the emergency authorization to produce the vaccine, showed 35,000 deaths attributed to the vaccine. 

"Twenty-five percent of those deaths are occurring either on the day of vaccination, or within one or two days — 35,000 deaths," he said. 

Johnson said the federal government and media outlets ignored the statistics and stories about severe — and potentially deadly — side-effects of the shots.

"I've been beside myself since ... about March of 2021 as I started tracking the deaths when they were a couple thousand and just followed those right up to 35,000 deaths," he said. "And there's a collective silence on the part of our federal health agencies, the mainstream media, the Big Tech social media giants and, quite honestly, pretty much across the board." 

Paxton, who also spoke with "Just The News, Not Noise" on Monday, outlined what his investigation will entail, saying that gain-of-function research will also be included in the probe.  

Such research can provide valuable insights into how a virus morphs and spreads but is also highly risky.

"We are launching an investigation, and we've sent out what are called civil investigative demands," he said. "It's like interrogatory questions for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson concerning whether they engaged in gain-of-function research and misled the public about doing so."

Paxton revealed he was contacted by the lawyers for the companies he's investigating "within maybe an hour or so" of announcing his investigation.

"I'm not surprised," he said. "Big Pharma has a lot of influence. They have a lot of money. It's like Big Tech. And they certainly aren't going to go down quietly." 

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