Napa Doctor Charged with Faking COVID Vaccines & Vaccine Cards
It finally happened, the first snake oil salesmen has been charged in the age of COVID, right in our backyard. Naturopathic Doctor Juli Mazi, N.D, in Napa is alleged to have been selling ‘naturally made’ COVID vaccine pills, as well as falsified vaccine cards. The first charges brought by our new federal COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force.
Mazi was charged by the Feds on Wednesday with one count of wire fraud and one count of false statements related to health care matters.
Federal officials say Mazi was selling “homeoprophylaxis immunization pellets,” which involve exposing someone who consumes them to a diluted amount of a disease in hopes of triggering an immune response. Prosecutors said she falsely claimed the pellets contained a minute amount of the COVID-19 virus and that the pellets would confer “lifelong immunity.” She also falsely told patients that the approved vaccines against COVID-19 contained “toxic ingredients.”
“This defendant allegedly defrauded and endangered the public by preying on fears and spreading misinformation about FDA-authorized vaccinations, while also peddling fake treatments that put people’s lives at risk. Even worse, the defendant allegedly created counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards and instructed her customers to falsely mark that they had received a vaccine, allowing them to circumvent efforts to contain the spread of the disease,” said Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco.
The first charge for falsifying vaccines and cards made in the US, and led by our new COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force, which was established by the Attorney General earlier this year. (Full AG statement here.)
Naturopathic Doctor Juli Mazi, N.D, got her degree in natural medicine from Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center.
According the Napa Register who broke the story, Mazi told patients that the treatment would be effective on children as well — even babies. The homeoprophylaxis immunization treatment is not authorized by federal health officials to fight COVID-19. There is currently no approved vaccine for anyone under the age of 12.
Federal officials say the public can report suspected vaccine fraud by calling the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via the NCDF Web Complaint Form at justice.gov.