Secret Details in Vaccine Contracts

Post by Maryanne Demasi 

Major international governments have signed multibillion-dollar legal contracts with drug companies in order to secure access to covid-19 vaccines.

But the drug companies and governments have refused to divulge details, saying the information is “commercial in confidence.”

In 2021, we got our first peek at contracts between Pfizer and various international countries after they were leaked to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and US consumer group Public Citizen.

“The contracts offer a rare glimpse into the power one pharmaceutical corporation has gained to silence governments, throttle supply, shift risk and maximise profits in the worst public health crisis in a century,” said Zain Rizvi, author of the Public Citizen report.

Pfizer was accused of “bullying” governments during contract negotiations, asking some Latin American countries to put up sovereign assets, such as embassy buildings and military bases, as a guarantee against the cost of any future legal cases.

High court decision

Last month, a South African NGO called Health Justice Initiative won a high court challenge to gain access to all of South Africa’s covid-19 vaccine contracts.

Tony Nikolic, an Australian solicitor from law firm Ashley, Francina, Leonard & Associates, reviewed the Pfizer contract and says it reads like South Africa was “held to ransom” over the deal.

Tony Nikolic, solicitor at Ashley, Francina, Leonard and Associates

“It’s a one-sided contract. Pfizer gets all of the profits and none of the risks,” says Nikolic. “It’s akin to extortion, there’s absolutely no liability for the vaccine manufacturer in terms of injuries that may arise from their product.”

The South African government agreed to “indemnify, defend and hold harmless” Pfizer and all its affiliates from “any and all suits, claims, actions, demands, losses, damages, liabilities settlements, penalties, fines, costs and expenses” arising from the vaccine.

It also says the government will “create, dedicate, and maintain a no-fault compensation fund sufficient to undertake and completely fulfil the indemnification obligations….. for damage, injury, or harm arising out of, relating to, or resulting from the development, administration, or use of the vaccine.”

Nikolic says, “It’s like the manufacturers could ask for anything they wanted. There was such panic at the time and images in the media of people dying in the streets created a real sense of fear and insecurity around the world.”

The protection against liability is not only in place for the initial vaccine formulation, but for “any or all related strains, mutations, modifications or derivatives of the foregoing that are procured by Purchaser.”

“What this means,” explains Nikolic, “is that Pfizer can modify its vaccine to match whatever variants emerge, and still have all the same protections against liability. This is nothing more than a cash cow for Pfizer, they are privatising the profits, whilst socialising the costs.”

Pfizer charged the South African government $10 per dose, which is nearly 33 percent more than the $6.75 “cost price” it reportedly charged the African Union.

“In my view, this is why Pfizer wants the details kept secret, so that it can protect the various price differences between countries. It’s classic price gouging with a predatory twist, that is why procurement transparency is essential,” says Nikolic.

Long-term safety?

The contract states “the long-term effects and efficacy of the vaccine are not currently known and that there may be adverse effects of the Vaccine that are not currently known.”

Nikolic says this is in stark contrast to the public health messages at the time.

“We had politicians and key opinion leaders telling people that the vaccines were ‘safe and effective’ when the procurement contracts themselves did not make such claims,” says Nikolic.

“The contract clearly indicates that adverse effects were unknown at the time of signing. The burden of proof should never have been on the people to prove the vaccine was unsafe, it should have been on the manufacturer to prove the vaccine was safe,” he adds.

Nikolic has spent the last two years trying to access the procurement contracts signed by the Australian Government.

“Australians are still in the dark about what is contained within these contracts. We know it gave liability protection to the vaccine manufacturers like other countries, but that’s the extent of it,” says Nikolic.

“We need to know what our politicians knew at the time of signing the deal. And we need to know how much money we, the taxpayer, spent for a vaccine that turned out to be far less safe or effective than promised,’ he adds.

In a recent Australian Senate committee hearing, Queensland Senator Malcolm Roberts grilled Pfizer executives under oath about the indemnity clauses in its contract with the Australian government, but Pfizer refused to give details.

Malcolm Roberts, Senator for Queensland

“The contents of Pfizer’s contract with the Australian Government remains confidential,” said Pfizer Australia’s medical director Krishan Thiru.

In 2021, Nikolic mounted a legal challenge against covid-19 vaccine mandates in the NSW Supreme Court where he tried to subpoena the Pfizer contract, but his request was blocked.

Undeterred, Nikolic submitted an FOI request to the Australian Department of Health.

The FOI request, however, was denied because the contracts “contain information that is confidential in nature” such as “trade secrets and commercially valuable information.” It stated:

“The documents contain commercial information regarding the procurement of vaccines to Australia. The documents contain information specifically relevant to the unique commercial arrangements between the department and third parties, including indicative prices, payment terms, professional indemnity, ongoing funding measures, manufacturing details and production measures.”

Nikolic says, “It’s unethical, potentially unlawful and immoral for them to argue that the right to preserve commercial confidence overrides the right for public safety, it just doesn’t make sense.”

He adds, “It just boggles the mind how governments just rolled over and entered into agreements with companies like Pfizer that have a long track record of breaching the False Claims Act resulting in billion-dollar criminal and civil liability.”

This article has been republished from the Brownstone Institute

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12 Responses to Secret Details in Vaccine Contracts

  1. SVC says:

    The world has gone mad. Absolute mad.

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  2. kaysee kaysee says:

    Big Pharma has plenty of friends.

    The Trusted News Initiative
    Brought to you by Big Pharma

    Big Pharma Shill, Dr. Mandy
    pushing the latest round of boosters on babies!

    Benefits outweigh the risks

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  3. mh says:

    Another shill

    Mr. T
    Thank GOD, thank GOD! I just got my Flu shot and COVID-19 Booster Vaccine! I feel great, thanks again to all the Doctors and Nurses on the front line! #stayinghealthy #IPityTheFool


    I won’t pity the fool if he gets myocarditis.

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  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    The contract states “the long-term effects and efficacy of the vaccine are not currently known and that there may be adverse effects of the Vaccine that are not currently known.”

    Adverse effects were not known?

    Dr. Drew Weissman, Nobel Prize in Medicine winner for his work on mRNA technology, issued an honest 2018 warning about potential mRNA vaccine toxicity, esp. hyper-inflammatory responses, autoimmune triggering, & thrombosis

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  5. kaysee kaysee says:

    Dr Pierre Kory
    Reports From the Front Lines of the Vaccine Catastrophe

    The point of these “Reports From the Front Lines” posts is to bring to life all of the accumulating data of the mRNA vaccine’s toxicity and lethality. I am trying to relate what it is like for those professionals who are “awake” and “on the ground.” I believe the below will well manifest the lived experiences and observations of appropriately trained and concerned citizens during this historic pharmageddon.

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  6. Destroyer D69 says:

    A search for “Pfizer Vaccine Contracts”will almost certainly bring up a copy of the Albanian Contract. Given that most of these documents follow a “Pro Forma” system the Australian one would almost certainly have the same escape clauses.

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  7. kaysee kaysee says:

    They Lied To You:

    The European Parliament asked Pfizer this direct question. “Was the Pfizer Covid Vaccine tested on stopping the transmission of the virus before it entered the market?” Janine Small Pfizer Executive replied, “NO” we had to do everything at risk. Criminal lies.


    She shared this conversation she had with a friend and was surprised that it reached over a million views.

    Jessica Rose

    Friend: I had a group of 10 friends from grade 1. Tight pack.

    We’re all 50 years old.

    All 10 got injected (multiply) with Pfizer COVID-19 product. I didn’t.

    1 is dead.

    5 have had multiple strokes.

    1 had a brain hemorrhage.

    This is not an anecdote. It’s a study. #mRNA

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  8. kaysee kaysee says:

    DNA Contamination in mRNA Vaccines

    Scientists ‘shocked’ and ‘alarmed’ at what’s in the mRNA shots

    Early in 2023, genomics scientist Kevin McKernan made an accidental discovery. While running an experiment in his Boston lab, McKernan used some vials of mRNA Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines as controls. He was ‘shocked’ to find that they were allegedly contaminated with tiny fragments of plasmid DNA……

    Knowing that the contamination had not been disclosed by the manufacturers during the regulatory process, McKernan raised the alarm, posting his findings to Twitter (now X) and Substack with a call-out to other scientists to see if they could replicate his findings.


    German Whistleblower Finds DNA Contamination Up To 354 Times Recommended Limit
    in BioNTech-Pfizer Vaccine

    Prof. König found massive DNA contamination, up to 354 times higher than the 10 nanogram per dose limit recommended by the WHO and applicable in the EU. Like Kevin McKernan, she also found full residual bacterial plasmids. The plasmids are used in the industrial production process of the mRNA (‘process 2’), which differs in this respect from the process which was used to produce vaccine batches for the clinical trials of the drug (‘process 1’).

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  9. kaysee kaysee says:

    Big Pharma don’t provide the details by saying the information is “commercial in confidence.” They get away with it.

    Pharmaceutical giants like Merck
    This video from the past:
    Dr Hilleman:
    It was good science at that time.

    Dr Aseem Malhotra

    When FDA scientists find signs of serious harms,they are often overruled & intimidated by their superiors, & bullied into silence. Their superiors may have their own interests in pleasing drug companies to the detriment of patients

    Dr Peter McCullough
    Should medication that is under Emergency Use Authorization be mandated?

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  10. kaysee kaysee says:

    Informed Consent


    A distressing moment for Dr John Campbell as he realises all the videos he made on the vaccine trials were irrelevant.

    Nobody was told the shot they were getting was different to the one in the trials. No one gave informed consent. Everyone was duped.

    Consent Form

    A new ‘Consent’ form is out. ARE YOU INFORMED?

    Nuremberg Code

    I am stunned that for three years they forgot the very first line of the Nuremberg Code states:

    The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.

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  11. kaysee kaysee says:

    There is no public health emergency.
    Why are they pushing the vaxx?

    Dr. Scott Atlas:
    Politicians and doctors still pushing COVID-19 vaccines are a complete disgrace

    Dr Atlas:
    It will only end by people having a brain, doing some critical thinking here.
    This stuff is not that complicated

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