Vaccine Researcher, Tenured Professor Sues The University of Guelph & Colleagues For Defamation
Dr. Byram Bridle is an Associate Professor of Viral Immunology at the University of Guelph. He holds a PhD in immunology and a post-doctorate in viral immunology. In 2017, he was awarded tenure at the University of Guelph. He has 74 published peer-reviewed scientific papers in medical literature. They routinely rank in the top 10% of scientific literature in terms of their importance. He is one of the few recognized Canadian scientists with expertise in both immunology and virology.
His research at the University of Guelph has focused on developing vaccines to prevent infectious diseases, treat cancers, and studying host immune responses to viruses for humans. His cancer research and vaccine development has expanded and progressed into four human clinical trials.
Because of his expertise, during the 'beginning' of the COVID outbreak in March 2020, Byram received funding from the Government of Ontario to develop vaccines against COVID-19. In December 2020 he also received funding from the Government of Canada as well. The funding came from the COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund, Ministry of Colleges and Universities, and the federal government's Pandemic Response Challenge Program, National Research Council of Canada.
Fast forward to today and he is now suing the University of Guelph and several of their employees, academics, and professors for multiple reasons. One reason is related to how he was treated and the damage it caused him and his career. He was ridiculed, mocked, impersonated and more. There was clearly a coordinated effort to silence this man. He was treated this way for sharing his opinion, research and findings regarding all things COVID, especially the mRNA vaccines and the multiple safety concerns he has with them.
He is and was one of thousands of academics and scientists in the field to speak out about the potential issues with mRNA vaccines early on.
So what happened?
Dr. Scott Weese, a Microbiology Professor at the University of Guelph, Dr. Glen Pyle, a PhD in physiology and biophysics and also a Professor at the the University of Guelph, and Dr. David Fishman, all began a targeted and vicious campaign of personal attacks and harassment aimed at Bridle after he shared his opinion regarding COVID vaccines, lockdowns and mask mandates.
Being who Bridle is, all of his statements were backed up by science and peer-reviewed research, and of course his expertise. On the other hand, Weese, Pyle, and Fishman have no expertise in virology and immunology.
These attacks came by these three defendants over social media. They labeled the career vaccinologist as an a"anti-vxx-er," and a disseminator of "misinformation" all in an attempt to silence and discredit him.
According to the lawsuit, "email(s) from Fisman, to Pyle and Weese clearly manifest a conspiracy hatched and instigated by Fishman, in agreeing with Pyle and Weese, to destroy Bridle's reputation and work.
Below is the first image you see see when you go to the website, not associated at all with Bridle, byrambridle.com. It's followed by desperate attempts do discredit Bridle's science backed claims. This website was created, it seems, by a scientist associated with Fisman, Pyle and Weese.
The defendants along with the individuals responsible for creating "ByramBridle.com" created these platforms and social media accounts for the sole purpose of impersonating Bridle, along with the sole purpose of mocking, discrediting, attacking and damaging his reputation.
A few examples from Twitter below.
The Police Get Involved
On May 29th 2021, Pyle admitted that the person who made the site was in contact with him, and that it was a "scientist." The defendants also sent multiple emails to faculty at the University of Guelph clearly showing that they were in contact with and knew the creator of this website and these fake social media accounts.
You can refer to the lawsuit document for more detailed information. Dr. Byram Bridle’s lawsuit is now in the public domain for all to see. The complaint is 73 pages long, but the PDF is not searchable (it’s a court document so it has these restrictions for some reason).
Ridicule & Censorship Was Common
These types of attacks weren't unique to Bridle, they happened to many experts in the field during the pandemic. In Canada, Bridle teamed up with Dr. Steven Pelech (and hundreds of other academics) who has been a professor of immunology and neurology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada for 33 years. He is one of the founding members of the Biomedical Research Center at UBC. Bridle and Pelech are two of the founding members of the Canadian Covid Care Alliance for which he is the Chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee.
The science shared by this alliance is the science that's been attempted to be discredited, censored, and unacknowledged. It is never probably addressed and refuted within the mainstream.
On the 7th of December 2021 Pelech started a petition calling upon the Government of Canada to suspend the use of COVID vaccines in pregnant women, children, youth, and adults of child-bearing age until the ongoing short and long term safety trials are fully completed and published in peer-reviewed journals.
Other concerning data has been published since. For example, an international group of eminent academics and physicians who went back and analyzed safety data from the original clinical trials that were the backbone of the FDA’s decision to authorize the mRNA vaccines in December 2020. It was published in the peer-reviewed journal, Vaccine in September 2022.
The analysis showed that mRNA vaccines were associated with 1 additional serious adverse event for every 800 people vaccinated. This would normally have a vaccine taken off the market, and is in sharp contrast to the idea that serious adverse events are extremely rare as federal health regulatory agencies have commonly claimed with regards to COVID-19 vaccines. The authors also found that the trial data showed that the increase in serious adverse events following mRNA vaccination surpassed the reduction in risk of ending up hospitalized with COVID-19.
This type of censorship, again is not unique and something we've see around the world during the pandemic. For example, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2098 into law, which allows the state’s medical board to punish doctors for disseminating “misinformation” or “disinformation” regarding covid-19.
The new law states that doctors should not contradict “scientific consensus” on covid-19, or they could be charged with “unprofessional conduct,” and possibly have their medical license suspended or revoked.
Several scientists have joined a lawsuit filed by the states of Louisiana and Missouri alleging that the Biden administration worked with tech companies to censor American citizens discussing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has now become extremely obvious.
We covered a press conference held by Canadian MP Derek Sloan held a press conference in Parliament Hill featuring Bridle and a number of doctors raising serious concern of censorship and vaccinating children. Below is our coverage from June 2021 showing some clips of Bridle and more, for more of a context with the information above.
How could such ridicule and censorship have been OK during an important moment in human history? Bridle is not some fringe scientist, he is well accomplished and respected.
If we can so easily throw out the expertise of an individual with no recourse, what does that say about the value put on scientific expertise of a different narrative by society?
I'm so glad Dr Bridle is suing for defamation. There needs to be a few lawsuits when appropriate so people will think twice about engaging in this behavior the next time around. I think Dr Nass plans to sue her states medical board as well.