Did Bill Gates, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Big Pharma lose a massive U.S. Supreme Court case? No, that's not true: The billionaire philanthropist Gates, the immunologist Fauci, and the major pharmaceutical companies have not lost a major high court decision as claimed in articles and videos, which fail to cite the name of the case.
The claim originated in an article titled "Breaking News - Vaccine Update" published by BeforeItsNews.com on April 25, 2020, and later in a video posted on YouTube on May 15, 2020, titled "VICTORY - Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci & Big Pharma lost a Massive Supreme Court Case in USA" (archived here). The video's description reads:
Some good good news coming... Bill Gates and his side kick Anthony Fauci along with the big Pharmaceutical Companies has lost a massive court case in the United States of America. The Supreme Court in the USA has ruled that it shall not be mandatory to have a vaccine. Also that there was no valid proof that many vaccines were safe. Listen to what this Doctor has to say about Vaccines and the court case.
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The video features a man, who said he is from Georgia, breathlessly reading the BeforeItsNews article, interpreting it as a major victory against those promoting vaccines to guard against diseases. The article reads:
Government funding was pulled from Gates Foundation, WHO and CDC (Centre for Disease Control). U.S. Government lost a LANDMARK VACCINE LAWSUIT!
Vaccine injury lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Del Bigtree, producer of the suppressed vaccine documentary, 'VAXXED' and the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) are credited with this victory.
They demanded the relevant government documents proving that all federally approved vaccines had been tested for quality over the past 32 years -- and there were NONE! Zero, zilch, nada!
Federal funding for the CDC has not been pulled. The agency continues to be the federal government's chief weapon in the battle against infectious diseases. President Trump did announced U.S. contributions to the World Health Organization would be withheld, but it was not the result of a court case. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives money to support health programs and it is not dependent on federal funding.
The article cites what it claimed were "the huge legal and practical implications" of the fictional court victory:
This means that the US Department of Health and Human Services and all vaccine makers have been deceiving the American people for over 30 years about the effectiveness and safety of vaccines; this may ultimately mean that the continuing existence -- at least in their current form -- of five US "healthcare" agencies is now in doubt: the CDC, the FDA, the IOM, the NIH and the "Health" part of DHHS itself!
This may also threaten the existence of state medical boards and exclusive medical guilds like the AMA. This means that vaccine makers have been fraudulently exempt from what all other pharmaceutical drug makers have been forced to do concerning biannual recertification for quality and effectiveness -- meaning that their vaccines have never been tested for quality and have had no proven safety or effectiveness for over 30 years.
Since the Supreme Court decision does not exist, those impacts are not real.
Another claim in the article could cause a reader trouble if they believe it and act on it:
This case can now be legally cited by all parents fraudulently mandated by any government/ organizational regulation/ requirements that they must vaccinate their children for school or any other activity to stop the forced vaccination of their children. This case can now be legally cited by all employees being mandated by their employers to be vaccinated in order to retain their jobs. This case can now be legally cited by all those who seek compensation for vaccine injury.
Since the article does not give the case citation, it would be hard for a person to invoke it. Of course, there is no citation to cite.
Lead Stories previously debunked a similar claim about a vaccine court case titled Fake News: Courts Did NOT Quietly Confirm MMR Vaccine Causes Autism
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