Vaccine Makes Award-Winning BBC Reporter Think He was the Messiah, the Devil, and Winston Churchill
The recent attention paid to vaccines has focused on measles and other common childhood vaccinations, but there is clear evidence that the obscure yellow fever vaccine has detrimental effects. One case us that of Malcolm Brabant whose story is so bizarre, it would be unbelievable and likely unreported if the victim wasn’t a respected BBC reporter.
Brabant has spent 30 years as a foreign correspondent for the BBC. He had no previous episodes of mental illness and claims that there was no family history that would indicate a predisposition. All of that changed dramatically after he was vaccinated.
“I went bonkers,” he bluntly described.
In April, 2011, he was assigned to cover a story in the Ivory Coast. He went to an Athens clinic close to his office and was administered a routine yellow fever vaccine that is regularly given to those traveling to that part of the world. He went from being sane to having a severe psychosis overnight. Despite being agnostic, he became so convinced that he was the Messiah sent to heal that world that he appointed fellow correspondent Allan Little to be his first disciple, giving his friend the honor of documenting his infusion of inspired wisdom.
His new found power didn’t pay the bills, though, so he attempted to continue to do his job. When his bosses at the BBC saw his reports, they immediately realized that he was no longer sane and sent him to a mental clinic in Athens. He was there a short time before being released, only to have a second major psychotic episode. This time, he was inspired to put on full cycling gear before going to BBC headquarters. No, he didn’t bike there. He just wanted to wear the outfit.
The corporation was in the middle of a strike and Brabant knew he was the man to solve the problem. Unfortunately, the episode was so strange that senior managers were forced to call the police.
“I was the man in Lycra, come to solve the strike,” he recalls without flinching. “I really thought in my madness that I could do it but, of course, I was away with the fairies. That will have been the last time many of those people at the BBC saw me face to face.”
Jobless, broke, trying to support his wife and son, Brabant lost his messianic fervor and started believing he was the devil at times and Winston Churchill at other times. His wife convinced him that they needed to leave what little they had behind and take a shot at using her homeland’s medical system. They packed everything they could and went to Denmark.
As the Telegraph, reports, this is not an isolated case:
“My husband had absolutely no previous history of mental illness,” says Villemann. “There was nothing latent in him. I have no doubt at all that his severe psychosis was brought on by the yellow fever vaccine.”
Brabant adds: “I was not a one-in-a-million case. We are determined to make the manufacturers, Sanofi Pasteur, investigate what is happening. I have provided them with open access to all the doctors who treated me so they can hear what their vaccine did to me, but they haven’t been in touch. They are refusing to engage.”
Faced with this silence, the couple have been collecting reports from many others around the globe who suffered similar consequences to
Brabant. And it is not just a question of a few individuals sounding the alarm bells. In 2005, Dr Thomas Monath, a world expert on yellow fever, who sits on various World Health Organisation committees, confirmed publicly that the vaccine in question can cause “really severe and significant, serious adverse events”.
Even with this information as well as a lawsuit against the manufacturer, there is very little chance that they will do anything about the faulty vaccine. There’s simply not a big enough financial reason to do fix it. According to Sanofi Pasteur‘s head of vaccine innovation, Dr Ronald Neeleman, “[Yellow-fever vaccines serve] a small market, with very low returns, and there is not really an incentive to redevelop.”
Brabant went back to work last month. Medication and treatment has him apparently healed, but he’s not stopping the fight. He has a book out called Malcolm is a Little Unwell and is working on a documentary to expose the problem.