By: George William
In their two part undercover footage, Project Veritas talks to FDA Executive Officer, Christopher Cole, about the Covid-19 vaccines and the FDA’s budget and it’s relation to big pharmaceutical companies.
In part one Cole says, ” So, you’ll have to get an annual shot (Covid vaccine). I mean, it hasn’t been formally announced yet ’cause they don’t want to rile everyone up.”
Interviewer: “Is it going to be announced?”
Cole: “Yeah, at some point.”
In another interview, Cole discusses how he thinks the annual shot will come about.
“I think what’s going to happen is it’s going to be a gradual thing. School’s going to mandate it,”
Moving on, the interviewer say’s to Cole, “You guy’s have been in the news a lot the last couple of days.”
“Yeah. We’re looking at… trying to approve, I don’t completely agree with their (FDA) the process. They’re (FDA) looking at trying to inoculate kids under five years old. Between six months and five years old.” Cole says.
Interviewer: “What do you mean you don’t agree with the process?”
Cole: “Well, I mean, they don’t have all the all the tests aren’t there. So, I agree with the thing that it is important to inoculate them (toddlers). But you can’t provide the parent with as much assurity as you normally want to.”
Later on Cole is asked, “So, how do you know it’s already getting approved?”
Cole then responds, ” Well, they’re not going to… I mean, just from everything I’ve heard, they’re (FDA) not going to not approve it (toddler vaccine).”
In part two, Cole talks about the impact that pharmaceutical companies have on the agency including the process for approving drugs.
“A long time ago, Congress approved user fees for [the] FDA. Basically, we charge the industry millions of dollars in order to hire more drug reviewers and vaccine reviewers, which will speed up the approval process, so they make more money,” Cole says in the hidden camera footage.
He then reveals that the FDA tones down the impact that these user fees have on the agency’s operations because, “they’re dependent on the drug companies, and the vaccine companies and these other companies for their agency to operate.”
In the footage, Cole discusses reasons why it’s difficult for anyone in government to speak out about practices he sees as “probably excessive.”
“I don’t think there’s enough people saying they’re, like, ‘Look, that’s fine, but that’s not right. So, we’re not going to charge that.’ You don’t want to be that person. You’re not going to have a long shelf life in the agency if you’re always that person,” Cole said.
“There’s not an incentive to speak out in government, surprisingly. You would think there would be, but there’s not. It’s better just to just not say anything and just ignore it. The whistleblower, well, it’s high-profile whistleblower statutes and everything, that’s kind of ridiculous,” Cole said before adding “it’s better to just stay quiet and accept.”
A spokesperson for FDA issued a statement yesterday saying, “The person purportedly in the video does not work on vaccine matters and does not represent the views of the FDA.”
This statement appears to contradict a phone call released Wednesday afternoon by Project Veritas wherein Cole reiterated, during the conversation with Project Veritas Founder and CEO, James O’Keefe, that he is “a manager in the office that helps oversee the approval of the COVID vaccines for emergency approval.”