Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to Pfizer President and CEO Albert Bourla to address the report from Pfizer’s own Director of Research and Development, Jordan Walker, detailing the possibility that the company was conducting “directed evolution,” known by some as gain-of-function research.
Gain-of-function research allows those who practice it to mutate viruses and create variants that could lead to the necessity of multiple vaccines, in which this case, Pfizer could then produce.
“Whether it’s gain of function research, or selected structure mutations through directed evolution, as Mr. Walker claimed would occur, any effort to make a virus more transmittable and deadlier is careless and dangerous. Further, Mr. Walker stated that Pfizer is willing to engage in this dangerous research because COVID and its variants are ‘a cash cow’ for the company and regulators will go easy on their efforts because a significant percentage of government officials aim to work for Pfizer and other biopharmaceutical companies and do not want to compromise their future job prospects,” stated Rubio.
Walker was filmed secretly by Project Veritas, an investigative journalism non-profit that seeks to investigate and expose “corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.”
At the end of the letter, Rubio then asks Bourla if the Pfizer is currently planning on mutating any form of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as asking the company if they are going to continue “directed evolution” (gain of function). Moreover, Rubio questions whether the pharmaceutical company can guarantee to the American people as well as the global community that a mutated virus cannot leak from the lab.
“As a leader in global public health and development of the COVID vaccine, with American taxpayer dollars, it is critical that Pfizer is accountable for their actions and be transparent with the public on the substance and intent of their research,” concluded Rubio.
Pfizer, as well as the major pharmaceutical companies could be facing a lot of questions down the road following this stunning revelation.