The Wisconsin pharmacist and “admitted conspiracy theorist” who allegedly ruined more than 500 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine had his license suspended by the state examining board this week.
Steven Brandenburg, 46, a pharmacist with Advocate Aurora Health in Grafton, was busted late last month for purposely spoiling 57 vials of the Moderna vaccine because he thought the shots would mutate people’s DNA, police and prosecutors allege.
The Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board issued the suspension Wednesday, ordering Brandenburg not to practice pharmacy while it is in place. He agreed to the action “in order to focus” on possible charges against him, according to the board.
Advocate Aurora Health Care Chief Medical Group Officer Jeff Bahr has said Brandenburg admitted to deliberately removing the vials from refrigeration.
Brandenburg told cops that he wanted to ruin the vaccine because it could hurt humans by altering their DNA.
False claims about the inoculation for the global pandemic have circulated online for months,