The Sudden Death of Brandy Vaughan – Founder of “Learn the Risk”


On December 7th Brandy Vaughan was found dead by her 9 year old son.

The Sun’s headline read- “Anti-Vaxxer Brandy Vaughan dead – Anti-vaxxer activist who founded “Learn the Risk” is found dead by son, 9” https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13429512/brandy-vaughan-anti-vaccination-dead/


Who was Brandy Vaughan? 

Brandy was a well-known drug, health & vaccine safety advocate, and former Merck (pharmaceutical company) representative, 

She was a founder of learntherisk.org, a website/non-profit organisation that created awareness about the dangers of various pharmaceutical drugs and concerns that many scientists and doctors have been raising about vaccines.

Her background, working for pharmaceutical giant Merck, inspired her to do the work that she did. While working in the pharmaceutical industry she sold Vioxx, a painkiller that was found to double the risk of stroke and heart attacks and was eventually taken off the market as a result. 

From that experience, she realised that just because something is on the market doesn’t mean it is safe.  She maintained that “much of what we are told by the healthcare industry just simply isn’t the truth.”

Her organisation created awareness in a very credible way. She gathered countless doctors 

and scientists from around the world and archived published peer-reviewed research outlining the concerns being raised in the scientific community about various drugs and vaccines.  They reached millions of people every single month on social media and tens of thousands through her website alone.

Brandy made posts and videos expressing concerns for her life. 

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said in a statement that investigators won’t determine the cause of Vaughan’s death until the completion of a pending toxicology screening, a process that normally takes 4-6 weeks.

Brandy’s death was originally reported as resulting from gallbladder complications. But many of her friends and co-activists in the vaccine safety movement suspect foul play. Those suspicions have gained traction due to a wave of mysterious deaths — many of them violent —among alternative and integrative medical doctors in recent years. 

What Happened: Update: According to Children’s Health Defense, Brandy Vaughan passed away due to gallbladder complications, a medical issue that she privately struggled with throughout 2020. 

2nd Update: I have been in contact with a close friend of Brandy. According to her, she was fine, ate a lot over thanksgiving and seemed totally healthy. Apparently it was a sudden death that happened out of nowhere.



This is a very upsetting story, in particular for Brandy’s young son – it would be disrespectful to engage in rumours or speculation at this stage. 

My only hope is that the truth is uncovered and that Brandy’s young son Bastien who will join his grandparents and father in France can recover from this terrible tragedy.





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