The US kicked off mass vaccinations towards COVID-19 on 14 December 2020, three days after the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was authorized for emergency use by the FDA. More than 4 million vaccine doses have been administered within the US since then.
Steven Brandenburg, a 46-year-old pharmacist from Wisconsin, has been indicted over deliberately spoiling 57 vials of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine and has been discovered to be a conspiracy theorist, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday, citing court docket paperwork.
The incident happened on the Grafton Medical Centre, 20 miles north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Officials stated the vials contained sufficient doses to inoculate round 500 folks.
Brandenburg, who labored as a pharmacist technician, confessed to investigators that the rationale he intentionally eliminated the vials from fridge and left them out in a single day was his perception that the vaccine may damage folks by altering their DNA. The vaccine, which may solely final for 12 hours out of refrigeration, was thus ruined.
According to an affidavit of the suspect’s former spouse, the pharmacist steadily suffered from anxiousness and claimed that the world was “crashing down” after the couple filed for divorce in June.
A neighborhood court docket dominated that Brandenburg might be launched on a $10,000 signature bond and barred him from working in well being care. The court docket additionally briefly prohibited Brandenburg from having any contact along with his youngsters resulting from his psychological state.
On 11 December 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized the US-based Pfizer and German BioNTech vaccine towards the coronavirus amid an increase in circumstances in massive components of the nation. Since vaccinations kicked off, folks throughout the US have reported uncomfortable side effects and antagonistic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.