Calls for Nuremberg-style trials intensified after the South African government released its Pfizer COVID-19 jab contract as part of a court order.

The details of the contract were revealed “in an analysis by the Health Justice Initiative (HJI), a South African NGO campaigning against public health inequality after it won a court bid last month to get the government to release its contracts,” Aljazeera writes.

One section that stands out is the “Purchaser Acknowledgement.”

It reads: Purchaser acknowledges that the Vaccine and materials related to the Vaccine, and their components and constituent materials are being rapidly developed due to the emergency circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be studied after provision of the Vaccine to Purchaser under this Agreement. Purchaser further acknowledges that 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. Further, to the extent applicable, Purchaser acknowledges that the Product shall not be serialized. 

Viva Frei, a lawyer-turned-podcaster, said he’s now in favor of Nuremberg-style trials after reading the contract.


“I wasn’t on the #Nuremberg2 initially. I am now. Trials. For all of them,” Viva Frei wrote.


Viva Frei is a pseudonym for lawyer David Freiheit, who began a law career at one of Canada’s largest law firms.

Via LinkedIn:

I began my career in law in 2005 at one of Canada’s largest law firms. After the birth of my first daughter, I left the big-firm life to start my own practice, which I built into a boutique litigation firm of 4-5 lawyers and over 250 clients. I ultimately expanded my professional and creative horizons by delving into YouTube videography (under the moniker Viva Frei). 26 million views later, with over 51 million watch minutes, it’s become something bigger than a pastime, and has led to me vlogging daily and partnering up as Creative Director with Luxy Media, a fantastic boutique digital agency. Let the creation begin!

“Health Canada is in BIG trouble. Check out the disclaimer Pfizer got South Africa to sign. Same as Slovenia’s. Same as Canada’s undoubtedly,” Lion Advocacy noted.

Although the disclosed contract is from South Africa, it’s believed Canada and other countries signed similar agreements.

“And once again, Pfizer avoided serialization of the product, making it difficult to track fraudulent doses/batches (aka saline or worse) and also presumably made it difficult to track bad lots,” Lion Advocacy added.

Aljazeera reports the pharmaceutical companies “bullied” South Africa into signing unfair agreements that forced them to overpay for the experimental COVID-19 shots.

From Aljazeera:

During the height of the pandemic, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) charged South Africa 15 percent more per dose of its COVID vaccine than it charged the European Union, while Pfizer-BioNTech charged South Africa nearly 33 percent more than it reportedly charged the African Union, according to vaccine contracts between the pharmaceutical companies and the government.

“In simple terms, Big Pharma bullied South Africa into these conditions,” HJI director Fatima Hassan told Al Jazeera. “Amid a deadly pandemic, when scarce vaccines were only going to the richest countries, the companies exploited our desperation.”

“Put simply, pharmaceutical companies held us to ransom,” a HJI press release stressed.

South Africa was liable for payments of at least $734m, HJI said, including advance payments of almost $95m, with no guarantees of timely delivery.

“We hope that more countries will publish their contracts with Big Pharma, so that the world can see how the industry really conducts business,” Hassan told the outlet.

From the Pfizer ‘Manufacturing and Supply Agreement’ with South Africa:

The Health Justice Initiative also obtained agreements from the South African government with COVAX Facility (Gavi Alliance), Janssen Pharmaceutica, and the Serum Institute of India.

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