On June 14th, 2021, Flagship Pioneering, the parent company of Moderna, hired the FDA official who approved their emergency use authorization for their experimental COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.

In other words, the person protecting you just joined the people they were supposed to protect you from.

He’s not the only FDA employee to switch sides, however. Two weeks ago ex-FDA deputy Dr. Amy Abernathy joined Alphabet’s/Google’s life sciences unit. And Dr. Scott Gottlieb left the FDA’s head position in 2019 to join Pfizer’s board of directors three months later.