Michèle Rivasi, the Green MEP who pushed for the SMS exchanges between the European Commission President and Pfizer CEO to be made public, died on Wednesday, November 29th, at the age of 70, of a heart attack while on her way to the European Parliament in Brussels, according to witnesses. The woman had been a Member of the European Parliament for the Greens since 2009, notably getting involved in a battle against the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement and standing against the use of pesticides, including glyphosate. The New York Times reported in April 2021 about the negotiations between Ursula Von Der Leyen and Pfizer’s top management representatives.
As a result of these negotiations, 1.8 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for the European Union were bought at a higher (25%) price. Typically, the price decreases for bulk purchases as the volume of supply increases, but this wasn’t the case here. Why? Ursula’s husband, Heiko von der Leyen, serves as the medical director of Orgenesis Incorporated, a company that receives funding from the European Commission. The pharmaceutical organization is involved in grant distribution and has connections to vaccines and, more specifically, Pfizer. ”Always ready to defend the principles she held dear, Michèle Rivasi devoted her life to protecting biodiversity and our health, and to fighting for the transparency of our institutions in the interests of European citizens,” a press release stated.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the MEP criticized the implementation of ”COVID certificates” and compulsory vaccination of healthcare workers in France. Michelle Rivasi was scheduled to present her report to the European Parliament on December 15th, during which she intended to reveal the investigation’s findings and provide copies of documents to the press. Unfortunately, she is now unable to fulfill this task. Given the suspicious timing of her death, relatives are adding fuel to the fire and pointing out that the European deputy never had any heart problems. Just a few days before her passing, she underwent a comprehensive medical examination, which also found no issues.
Pfizer is preparing to extend the contract for vaccine supply until 2026, with inflated prices and an observed surplus of 40% of doses. The President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola said: ”We are deeply saddened by the death of our colleague Michèle Rivasi. Her remarkable career, her passionate political battles, and her empathy have left their mark on all those who had the chance to meet her.” Terry Reintke and Philippe Lamberts said on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group: ”Our Group and the European Parliament are today losing a political figure who, throughout her career, sought above all to defend the public interest.”
Before being elected as an MEP, Rivasi was a Socialist MP for the southeastern French region of Drôme from 1997 to 2002. She also founded the Commission for Independent Research and Information on Radioactivity (CRIIRAD) in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in April 1986. The ways the dark forces pulling the strings have of eliminating those who pose a threat to their schemes are vast and beyond insidious. Was the brave woman murdered due to her resistance and defiance? The possibility cannot be discarded at a simple glance, and the suspicions are more than warranted.