Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

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Brandy Vaughan (Photo: Facebook)
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By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced they're investigating the death of 45-year-old Brandy Vaughan, a prominent anti-vaccination activist.

Vaughan, a former Merck pharmaceutical representative, was an outspoken critic of pharmaceutical companies and created the nonprofit organization Learn The Risk, formerly named the Council of Vaccine Safety, that aims to educate people on the "dangers of pharmaceutical products, including vaccines and unnecessary medical treatments," according to the nonprofit's website. 

The Santa Barbara resident and UC Santa Barbara alum stated pharmaceutical companies are intentionally making people sick for profit. 

On Monday, the Sheriff's Public Information Officer Raquel Zick posted an update on Twitter stating Coroners Detectives are conducting an investigation into Vaughan's December 7th death of 45-year-old Brandy Vaughan of Santa Barbara.

"The decedent has been positively identified and the death is believe [sic] to be a result of natural causes based on an autopsy exam conducted last week. The final cause and manner of death determination are pending toxicology screening which normally takes 4-6 weeks," Zick stated.

Vaughan had tens of thousands of followers throughout the world, some of whom are questioning the nature of her death and suggesting foul play.

“Rest in peace to my friend and fellow colleague and Activist and hero, Brandy Vaughan founder of Learn The Risk org. Brandi was just found dead by her only son, who is a minor, at such a young age. She posted publicly many times that if she were found dead it was foul play,” wrote Erin Elizabeth of Health Nut News wrote on Twitter.

Vaughan is survived by her son Bastian.

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a-1607996137 Dec 14, 2020 05:35 PM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

Died at 45, exposed big pharma, and suggested foul play if she ever died. I'm not usually a conspiracy theorist but something seems off about this "natural causes" death unless she had some terminal illness the sheriff's office isn't exposing.

PitMix Dec 15, 2020 07:36 AM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

Speculate all you want, conspire all you want, we will know when the autopsy results come in. Why would big pharma expose themselves to a risk like this for one small voice in the wilderness? This isn't Putin's Russia.

a-1608051643 Dec 15, 2020 09:00 AM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

Bless your courage Brandy and I believe in angels. Once again--uniformed people have very "virulent" opinions to share and they do trying to shame us who have allergic kids. Kids cannot even attend school? Need note, and in California, they track doctors who sign off with actual facts of allergy and threaten if they have too many waivers? What? What if they are legitimate reactions. Get it yet? Just another Martyr for free speech against an empire out to drug us,no matter what. This is a medical matter not a political one. It is the mix (MMR) in the vaccine-- getting it all at once that can cause problems.. Children under five get 16 shots of different vaccines, before age 5 some with horrifying names, serious reactions are covered by words like fever, flu like symptoms. Some do develop other disorders. Some require multiple doses at various intervals and use hyper-allergic multiple vaccines to save money (MMR). One cannot get a simple shot for measles without getting them all in one shot. There are real cases out there. Hundreds of them. There could be long term damage-- and we will be adding COVID soon. #17 plus.

Rinconer Dec 15, 2020 09:04 AM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

She was my friend. She was the bravest woman I ever met. She was an ex-big pharma employee who blew the whistle on Merck & others. She was a single Mother who spoke out despite daily break-ins to her house, street hassles, and constant death threats. She was in terrific shape and had recently been given a perfect health checkup for insurance purposes.
If you believe Brandy died in her sleep, would you also be interested in purchasing the S.B. Courthouse?
R.I.P. Brandy, see you on the other side.

fewtile Dec 15, 2020 09:13 AM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

Wow....had no idea she was a local resident....many prominent people are anti-vax (not the least of which is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.). Mentioning the murder of Henry Han and family in this post, as well as the recent arrival of a letter notifying me of a upcoming hearing of conservatorship for my autistic grandson(who's turned 18)has just slapped me awake. There is much we don't know about vaccines and are own health practices; and to believe that the pharmaceutical companies have only benevolent motives is extremely naive, that they would resort to murder is a stretch, but given the obscene amount of money to be made, and being made, I wouldn't eliminate it as a possibility.

SBgal74 Dec 15, 2020 09:44 AM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

While any death is tragic, especially when it’s a relatively young woman who’s a single mom, I find this headline and article really disturbing/salacious. Contrary to what Hollywood movie plots would plant in your mind, there are NOT “Big pharma” secret service assassins out there taking out people. If you believe that, then perhaps you’re a QAnon Deepstate wacko. This is not the time to be giving airtime or credence to anti-vaxers and their false propaganda. It largely stems from a de-bunked fraudulent study done by Andrew Wakefield who had his medical license pulled after his fraud was revealed. There will always be horror stories people will tell about “a friend of a friend” who had something terrible happen to their child to try to manipulate others to get in line with their thinking. I’m not discounting that there are rare instances where people have serious adverse reactions. This is true of every single medication as well. Tylenol can cause liver failure... Too much Advil can lead to a bleeding stomach ulcer...You have to look at the big picture though. Vaccines are about saving lives through decreasing your risk of contracting serious illnesses. In order for them to be successful we need the majority of the population to get immunized when it comes to airborne viruses. We need to dispel this unfounded fear that has run rampant and work towards instilling a sense of trust in vaccines so that people will feel it’s safe to get the Covid vaccine when the opportunity comes. IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS NIGHTMARE WE’VE ALL BEEN LIVING!

Rinconer Dec 15, 2020 12:02 PM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

Wow, you can’t make this stuff up.
Grand Juries have been calling for the S.B. Coroner’s Office to establish an independent office since nearly every year for the past decade. C’mon man...
As has been reported by many previous Grand Juries in 2012-13, 2014-15 and 2015-16, and reconfirmed by the 2019-20 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner’s facility should be replaced as soon as possible. The Jury finds that the serious inadequacies of the facility jeopardize the health and safety of the staff and the public.
The Grand Jury recommends that the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors establish an independent Coroner’s Bureau, one that can be accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners. Santa Barbara County has recently faced many deaths from natural disasters, man-made emergencies, accidents and pandemics. There should be a new, fully accredited facility to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

RHS Dec 15, 2020 12:48 PM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

Rinconer et al: Good luck breaking anything out of the grasp of the Sheriff. It has gone the other way for decades. We lost the Marshalls office a good while back. The jail correctional officers should not be part of the Sheriff, probably could be part of Probation with little conflict. The Marshalls should be either Probation or independent. The Sheriff has no business pretending to offer substance abuse care and counseling, this shoud be in the County Mental Health (now Behaviorial Wellness). Etc. The Sheriff is like a frog who just wants to be bigger and bigger in our small pond.

Ahchooo Dec 15, 2020 04:13 PM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

The question isn’t whether there are a few very bad reactions to some vaccines, the question is do the benefits justify the risk. It’s easy for us to forget how bad it was before we had all these vaccines we take for granted. Measles, polio, diphtheria, small pox... vaccines have save uncountable lives and avoided unmeasurable misery.

GeneralTree Dec 15, 2020 07:40 PM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

Fewtile the CVIP is a joke. If all the Q following women I see on Facebook who claim their children are "vaccine injured" would have actually filed a claim that was actually legitimate then that number would be in the trillions. Anti vaxxers are flat earthers but more dangerous. Sick with disinformation. They are rotting our world. They are an enemy.

MountainMan4865 Dec 15, 2020 11:22 PM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

The question isn't whether there are a few really bad reactions to the virus, the question is whether the shut down of all businesses justify the risk. It's easy for us to forget about the stress that causes heart attacks, strokes, seizures, suicide, difficulty breathing, anxiety, and panic attacks... all lead to unmeasurable misery.

MrSlugWilson Dec 17, 2020 01:51 AM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

FEWTILE – I have some data I’d like to share with you and whomever else is feeling very skeptical about vaccine safety.
1.) Between 2006 and 2017 there were 3,454,305,356 total vaccinations (1,518,400,000 of them for influenza alone) administered in the USA in 19 different formulations designed to combat various infectious diseases. (2019 data from Health Resources & Services Administration.)
2.) During the timeframe that number of vaccinations were administered, there have been a total of 5,646 awards issued for a total payout of $2,575,219,387.11, with each award averaging $456,113.95. (data from Health Resources & Services Administration. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - updated in Nov. 2020)
3.) The total percentage for being awarded compensation after suffering ill-effects or problems with an administered vaccine is exactly 0.000001634482021166168%.
Hopefully this little collection of facts will help folks to feel a bit more secure about vaccines and their factual likelihood of posing severe risks.

a-1608086622 Dec 15, 2020 06:43 PM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

I dunno. Go to her website. Look at the Vaccine Studies section. This section is incomplete and biased. For example there is no mention at all of smallpox. The CDC has this to say: "Almost two centuries after Jenner published his hope that vaccination could annihilate smallpox, on May 8, 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly officially declared the world free of this disease. Eradication of smallpox is considered the biggest achievement in international public health."

a-1608102342 Dec 15, 2020 11:05 PM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

Smallpox, polio, measles, shingles, chicken pox, mumps, bacterial pneumonias, meningitis, yellow fever, bubonic plague, rabies, anthrax, diphtheria, rotavirus, HPV, whooping cough, tetanus, rubella, hepatitis B, influenza, cholera, tuberculosis, typhoid - just to name a few things vaccines have eliminated or greatly reduced the threat of.

PitMix Dec 16, 2020 06:43 AM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

Mountain, interesting article but I don't think it supports your conspiracy theory. The oral vaccine contains a weakened form of the virus that should not be used in places like Africa. Cannot be used by law in US or UK. Weakened form can end up in environment and mutate into something worse. Exactly what is your conspiracy in this situation except for aid organizations and governments killing their poor, which is not exactly a secret.

AManofSuburbia Dec 17, 2020 07:37 PM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

Met her at a showing of Vaxxed II movie, she spoke after the movie. Seemed to be a very nice woman fighting a caused she fully believed in because she had deeper insight into industry dealings we can only speculate about from the outside. Over the past 2 years over 100+ advocates for informed consent (anti-vaxers as the media labels them) have died in questionable ways. When you are going against an industry that spends twice as much on lobbyists/lobbying our government than any other industry... heed the sign an do your due diligence. Each of us individually are allowed our own opinion as to how much of a conscience this industry has when 100 of BILLIONS of dollars are on the line.

JroseMesa Jan 02, 2021 08:37 AM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

I hate to get involved in this conversation but I have to stand up for Brandy here. If you read the last post on her Facebook so pretty much says it all. I don’t know if it’s still hot but it basically said ‘ if I am found dead in my house it’s because someone killed me. I have never wanted to kill myself and never would.’ It goes on to describe her security system and how no one could get in u less they really really wanted to’ just thought this should be part of the conversation .

NostraChumash Jan 02, 2021 09:09 AM
Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Anti-Vaccine Activist

What's the count these days?..
I recall a "1 in 68 births now fall somewhere on the autistic spectrum"..
This did not occour naturally..
Remember, nothing happens "for no reason"
when it comes to the direction of this Nation via it's "controllers"..
And there is no "conspiracy"..only theory.
Believe it or not, but if you can imagine it, it's already been discussed & applied..or discussed & dismissed.
We can't live in a bubble of how we would prefer things to be, but must survive in a world that is designed to function in favor of the "higher-ups".
Terrible truth, but true none-the-less.


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