A grand jury in Texas has found no cause to indict a physician accused of theft for taking nine doses of Covid-19 vaccine that were about to expire, and giving them to his wife and other people he knew.
According to reports, Dr. Hasan Gokal was overseeing a vaccine clinic last December. When it closed for the day, there was a partly-used vial of Moderna vaccine left containing nine doses. With the vaccine expiring in six hours, Gorka says he found a way to use it rather than have it thrown away. He says he contacted his supervisor in advance and provided documentation afterward. However, the health department fired him and prosecutors charged him with theft.
Even though a judge subsequently dismissed the theft charge, prosecutors brought the case to a grand jury. This past week, the grand jury agreed there was no grounds to prosecute Gokal.