Was Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel just arrested by US Special Forces, and charged with multiple counts of vaccine-related murder?!
Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!
Claim : Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel Arrested For Murder!
On 7 November 2022, Michael Baxter (real name : Michael Tuffin) wrote an article claiming that the CEO of Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, was just arrested by US Special Forces and charged with multiple counts of murder related to its COVID-19 vaccine.
It is long and rambling, so please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!
Truth : Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel Was NOT Arrested!
The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.
Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website
Real Raw News is a FAKE NEWS website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.
To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.
This disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news that will go viral, and generate him money.
His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I personally debunked earlier:
- Were Anthony Fauci & Loretta Lynch Executed In Gitmo?!
- Did US Special Forces Just Arrest Dr. Anthony Fauci?!
- Did US Air Force Pilots Resign Over Vaccine Mandate?
Fact #2 : No Legitimate Report Of Stephane Bancel’s Arrest
Only Real Raw News has published this fantastical account of US special forces arresting Stéphane Bancel outside a DC restaurant.
There is no remotely similar report from any legitimate news outlet, nor an official statement by the government.
How likely is it for a one-man operation like Real Raw News to have a scoop on this “story”?
Fact #3 : Moderna Is A Public-Listed Company
Moderna is a public-listed company, and is traded on the Nasdaq as MRNA. Its shareholders would have to be informed if their company CEO was really arrested.
It is NOT POSSIBLE to keep quiet and pretend it didn’t happen. It’s not even legal to cover up such an event from the shareholders.
Fact #4 : Stéphane Bancel + Moderna Issued A Press Statement
On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Moderna issued an updated 2022 COVID-19 vaccine sales forecast. In that statement, its CEO Stéphane Bancel said:.
That would not be possible if Stéphane Bancel was really arrested by US Special Forces less than 2 days earlier!
Fact #5 : US Military Cannot Arrest Civilians Within The United States
It is ludicrous for Real Raw News to claim that US special forces arrested Stephane Bancel.
The Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C. § 1385) prohibits “the wilful use of any part of the Army or Air Force to execute the law unless expressly authorised by the Constitution or an act of Congress“.
If the US government wanted to arrest Stephane Bancel, they would have sent the police with a warrant… not US special forces.
Fact #6 : France Has Extradition Treaty With The United States
France and the United States have an extradition treaty since 1996.
That means that the United States can order the arrest of Stephane Bancel even if he is residing in Paris. There is no need to wait for him to return to the United States.
Fact #7 : Stéphane Bancel Lives In Boston, Not Paris
It is also ludicrous for Real Raw News to claim that US Special Forces had to wait for Stephane Bancel to fly from Paris into US territory to arrest him, because he actually lives in the city of Boston, Massachusetts!
If the US government wanted to arrest Stephane Bancel, they can do it at any time. It’s not like no one knows where he lives in Boston.
On 30 September 2021, a group of scientists, doctors and public health advocates actually protested in front of his home on Chestnut Street in Beacon Hill.
They brought a 12-foot-tall structure of artificial human bones, and called for Moderna to share its vaccine knowledge with the US government and other countries.
Fact #8 : US Military Tribunals Are Only For Foreign Combatants
It is also stupid for Real Raw News to claim that Bancel would be charged as an enemy combatant in a military tribunal, when he is a French civilian.
Military tribunals in the United States can only be conducted for members of enemy forces during wartime. The United States is not at war with France.
Needless to say – Stephane Bancel is also not in the French military, so even if he was arrested, there is no way he would be tried in a military tribunal.
Fact #9 : Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Under FDA Regulatory Oversight
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was confirmed to be safe and effective, after it successfully concluded its clinical trials with an efficacy of 94.5% against symptomatic COVID-19 infection, in a large study involving over 30,000 participants.
The VRBPAC committee vetted and discussed the study findings on 17 December 2020, and recommended that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine receive its Emergency Use Authorisation, which the FDA granted on 18 December 2020.
Like ALL other vaccines, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was under FDA regulatory oversight. If Moderna lied about their results, the FDA would not have continued to re-issue or amend its EUA and full approval time and time again.
|Letter of Authorization (Reissued)||October 12, 2022|
|Letter Granting EUA Amendment||December 9, 2021|
|Letter of Authorization (Reissued)||November 19, 2021|
|Memorandum to the File||October 20, 2021|
|Decision Memorandum||October 20, 2021|
|Advisory Committee Meeting Information||October 14, 2021|
|Letter Granting EUA Amendment||August 30, 2021|
|Decision Memorandum||August 12, 2021|
|Letter Granting EUA Amendment||June 25, 2021|
|Letter Granting EUA Amendment||April 1, 2021|
|FDA Decision Memorandum||December 18, 2020|
|Advisory Committee Meeting Information||December 17, 2020|
Everything that Real Raw News posts should be regarded as FAKE NEWS.
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