Sanofi Pasteur’s admission that its yellow fever vaccine can make people go mad has left me shocked and disgusted.
For two years Sanofi Pasteur not only denied there was any link between my husband’s mental illness and the vaccine. They deliberately lied.
Below is a picture of my husband in his bed at the locked-up psychiatric ward in Copenhagen. He is heavily sedated after having suffered another excruciating episode of anxiety and paranoia.
I have known all along that my husband’s case was not the only one.
I am in contact with a family, whose teenage-boy developed severe psychotic episodes within days of having the same vaccine as my husband had.
I am also in touch with the family of a sailor, a man in his prime, who should be getting married and starting his own family, but who is living at home with his elderly parents, struck down by mental problems that developed very shortly after he had the same vaccine as my husband had.
And then there is the lady in a northern country, who is either too frightened or too ashamed of the mental problems, that hit her like a thunderbolt after she had the Stamaril-vaccine, to speak to me.
Another brave woman wrote and told of her descent into a life of memory loss and unemployment after having Sanofi Pasteur’s Stamaril-vaccine. But, as she puts it: “At least I was never locked-up in a psychiatric hospital like your husband.”
Together with my husband all these people – and many more we never even hear about – are victims of a vaccine. They are overlooked figures in statistics, that glow about the success-rates of Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccines. Even though Sanofi Pasteur admits to “fever than 10 cases, including Mr Brabant’s relating to mental disorders” as they said in a statement, it is still too many.
Right from the beginning of my husband’s catastrophic dive into the darkest corners of a human mind, Sanofi Pasteur could have helped him. I alerted the pharmaceutical company on the day my husband was placed in a locked-up psychiatric hospital in Athens, Greece. Sanofi Pasteur asked for access to my husband’s doctors and I instantly granted it. They knew what was happening to him because – as they have now admitted – it had happened before.
Yet, they not only chose not to help. They lied to us.
It is hard to comprehend the kind of morals that seem to rule Sanofi Pasteur.
Does Jean-Paul Kress, president and CEO of the vaccine-manufacturer really get up every morning, look himself in the mirror and says: “Today, I am going to screw another victim of our vaccines into the ground.”
And does Richard Stubbins, head of Sanofi Pasteur’s U.K. operations have a daily goal of telling at least one lie in order to ensure that the company stays profitable?
I would not wish my husband’s mental nightmare on any of these gentlemen or one of their loved ones. That would simply be too cruel.
But I do want justice for my husband.
My husband’s book about the insanity-Hell created by Sanofi Pasteur’s yellow fever vaccine Stamaril is now available as an e-book from amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.
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I have watched my husband every step of his painful journey from a happy, healthy guy, a respected BBC-reporter, to a severely psychotic, deeply disturbed and suicidal wreck of a human being. I sat with him in his room in the locked-up psychiatric ward as he rocked backwards and forwards, clutching his arms around him like an autistic child, repeating over and over again: ”I am the Devil. I am the Devil.”
It is – perhaps – one of life’s big ironies, that I have been close to mental illness before with other family members, but let me tell you this: I have never, ever seen a human being suffer the way my husband suffered.
I took the picture below of my husband one dark afternoon inside his room (that he had to share with two other patients) at a locked-up psychiatric unit in Copenhagen.
From that mental abyss, he has clawed his way back, helped by doctors, tons of medication and – not the least – his tremendous willpower. My husband is my hero. He is an inspiration to all of us and I am deeply humbled by his example.
We do not know if his vaccine-induced mental illness will return. The doctors can’t tell us, so the future is uncertain for my husband and for us a family.
Sanofi Pasteur claims in a letter to us there is no link between their yellow fever vaccine, Stamaril, and my husband’s illness.
In the medical world there are three factors determining whether a symptom is related to a drug or vaccine.
1) Time of on-set of symptoms – my husband fell ill less than 24 hours after receiving the vaccine.
2) Other drug-involvement prior to or at the time of the vaccination – my husband took no other drugs prior to or at the time he received Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine and he only had that one vaccine.
3) Medical history – my husband had no history of any mental health problems prior to having the vaccine. There is no history of any mental health problems in his family.
So there you are. My husband ticks all the boxes for what is called a “causal relationship” between the vaccine and his illness.
How can Sanofi Pasteur say that their vaccine did not cause my husband to go mad?
I tell you why. The world’s largest vaccine-manufacturer is only looking at one thing: Their bottom line.
Like the banks, it’s all about corporate greed, not corporate responsibility.
They don’t care how many lives they wreck as long as they are making money.
It has to stop.
I will be in the U.K. next week to launch our campaign to make Sanofi Pasteur acknowledge that their vaccine nearly killed my husband and left him with a potential chronic mental illness. I will be doing lots of media – and I will not stop until there is justice for my husband.
There is every chance that you or one of your loved ones will have a vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur at least once in your life.
Whether it’s a flu-shot for yourself or a frail, elderly parent, the HPV-vaccine for your teenager or the MMR-jab for your baby, it is highly likely that the vaccine will come from the world’s largest vaccine-manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur.
But how safe are their vaccines really?
In April 2012 the FDA (American Food And Drug Administration) inspected two of Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine-manufacturing plants. One in Toronto, Canada and one near Lyon in France.
The FDA found numerous breaches of safety regulations and procedures. They even found a bird’s nest in a grille leading to a vent, connected to one of the vaccine production facilities!
The inspections revealed breaches of such a serious nature that the FDA issued a stern warning letter to Sanofi Pasteur. The letter is very technical, BUT it raises serious and disturbing questions about the safety of ALL of Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccines.
The FDA writes:
“You (Sanofi Pasteur) failed to thoroughly investigate any unexplained discrepancy or the failure of a batch or any of its components to meet any of its specifications and to extend the investigation to other batches of the same drug product and other drug products (my italics) that may have been associated with the specific failure or discrepancy “
The FDA also issues this damning verdict:
“The deficiencies described …… issued at the close of each inspection referenced above and this letter are an indication of your quality control units not fulfilling their responsibility to assure the identity, strength, quality, and purity of your licensed biological drug products and intermediates. “
The safety breaches are numerous and so serious that the FDA wants Sanofi Pasteur to undertake a GLOBAL check on all of its plants.
“FDA expects Sanofi to undertake a comprehensive and global assessment of all of its manufacturing operations to ensure that all products conform to FDA requirements. “
The FDA ends it letter by once again raising the issue of how safe Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccines really are.
“Neither this letter, nor the observations listed on each Form FDA 483 presented at the conclusion of the inspections, are intended to be an all-inclusive list of deviations that may exist at your facilities.”
HAVE YOU HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH A SANOFI PASTEUR VACCINE? Write me at
In April 2011, my husband, veteran BBC correspondent Malcolm Brabant, received a yellow fever vaccination in order to go on assignment to Africa.
Within hours, he was severely ill. He developed a very high fever and a severe PSYCHOSIS.
My husband has spent months on end in locked-up psychiatric hospitals because of this one little prick in his left arm.
The name of the vaccine is Stamaril and it is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, one of the world’s largest vaccine-manufacturers.
My name is Trine Villemann. I have been married to Malcolm for nearly 17 years. I am a journalist and an author.
Shortly after my husband fell so catastrophically ill, I notified Sanofi Pasteur of his severe adverse event to their vaccine. Their repsonse was that there was no link between my husband’s sudden madness and the Stamaril vaccine.
Sanofi Pasteur claims that they have investigated the batch of vaccines, my husband’s jab came from, but they are refusing to share the findings of their investigation. Therefore, we do not know how Sanofi Pasteur has reached the conclusion that my husband’s high fever and severe psychosis was not caused by their vaccine.
I am convinced that Sanofi Pasteuer’s yellow fever vaccine DID cause my husband’s severe psychosis. There is no other explanation for his sudden, catastrophic illness.
Before the vaccine, he was a strong, healthy and happy human being with no history of any mental illness. After receiving Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine, he became so insane, that we had to lock him up.
We have waited for more than two years for Sanofi Pasteur to do the right thing.
I am now starting a campaign for justice for my husband. He was badly injured by Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine and our family has suffered a great deal since, not least our son, Lukas, who was 12 years old, when this disaster struck.
In this blog, I will update you on news about our campaign and my husband.
I will also share some of the information I have gathered over the past two years about Sanofi Pasteur and the safety of their vaccines.
And I will share with you stories about other people, who have suffered mental problems after receiving the yellow fever vaccine.
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It happened to my husband. It can happen to you!