In the US and abroad, Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers are not transparent about the ingredients in their products, claiming commercial secrecy. The vaccine vials are federal property in the US according to the vaccination provider contracts. They are ordered, shipped to, and distributed by the Department of Defense according to the DOD/BARDA-Pharma manufacturers’ contracts. Even though the current demand for these vaccines is low, it is still expressly forbidden for any independent researcher to examine the contents of the vials or perform any independent study, claiming such effort would “divert” the vials from an “urgent” need. Internationally, similar prohibitions exist written into predatory contracts by the manufacturers. For example, contracts in the EU require the purchasers to suspend all laws and regulations applicable to quality control, good manufacturing or distribution practices that would apply to pharmaceutical products, and then also forbid testing the vials on import into the country. These contracts and lack of product integrity and transparent testing were questioned in a recent hearing in European Parliament and are now reportedly under investigation by the EU Public Prosecutor’s Office.