Coronavirus & Pharmaceuticals

Pfizer Has Promoted its Vaccine for Coronavirus, But How Reliable Is Information from Pfizer?

Executive Summary

  • Pfizer has made promises about its coronavirus vaccine.
  • It is therefore important to determine how reliable is information from Pfizer.

Introduction

The media coverage of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has been effusive. They have promised vaccines’ benefits developed faster than any other similar vaccine by multiple orders of magnitude. However, several questions about the process by which the vaccines were developed and the integrity of the approval process they went through. Both political parties view the development of a vaccine as a highly political issue, which normally leads to bad outcomes for science. You will learn some startling things about the Prizer coronavirus vaccine.

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Much has been made of the announced coronavirus vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna.

The coverage of the vaccine by the establishment media has been brainless. It simply presumes the vaccine will work and does not ask how the vaccine was developed so fast. 

The US Government is buying large quantities of vaccines from pharma companies without much evidence of how well they work. 

About Pfizer’s History of Dishonest and Fraud

Pfizer, along with the other major pharmaceutical companies, has a long history of falsifying clinical trials. Furthermore, something strange is going on regarding Pfizer’s information’s accuracy, as the following quotation describes.

Pfizer is by far the largest and most powerful of the multinational drug companies. Its wealth exceeds that of many countries. It probably exerts the greatest political influence. Pfizer paid out US $49 million to settle allegations of defrauding Medicaid. In May 2003, Boston was waiting for a settlement from Pfizer. Pfizer has set aside US $403 million to settle this. Pfizer recently purchased Pharmacia, which is the subject of a Medicaid fraud investigation in New York. Pfizer paid US $20 million in 1999 for involvement in an international price-fixing cartel. – University of Wollongong

And by the following quotation.

The appointment of Dr. Bernard Prigent, vice-president and medical director of Pfizer Canada, to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, outraged many Canadian health researchers. Pfizer has been a “habitual offender,” persistently engaging in illegal and corrupt marketing practices, bribing physicians and suppressing adverse trial results. Since 2002 the company and its subsidiaries have been assessed $3 billion in criminal convictions, civil penalties and jury awards. The $2.3-billion settlement in September 2009 – a month before Dr. Prigent’s appointment – set a new record for both criminal fines and total penalties. A link with Pfizer might well advance the commercialization of Canadian research – unhindered by law or morality. Is that now the only mandate, Dr. Beaudet?

But Pfizer’s track record inspires no confidence whatever that the health of Canadians will benefit in proportion, if at all, from any such growth. What is certain is that any benefits in health or wealth from this relationship will be paid for, and over-paid, by Canadian patients, insurers and taxpayers. Dr. Beaudet has allowed the commercialization mandate to override CIHR’s responsibilities to Canadians. Pfizer is not an eleemosynary outfit. – NCBI

Paying Off Doctors and Researchers?

Pfizer, the world’s largest drug maker, said Wednesday that it paid about $20 million to 4,500 doctors and other medical professionals for consulting and speaking on its behalf in the last six months of 2009, its first public accounting of payments to the people who decide which drugs to recommend.

Pfizer also paid $15.3 million to 250 academic medical centers and other research groups for clinical trials in the same period. – New York Times

Robert F Kennedy describes the problems with the corona vaccine. 

Why Did Pfizer Turn Down Operation Warp Speed?

What is curious is why Pfizer turned down government money in its vaccine development.

Fauci doesn’t have the same hands-on role for the vaccine that seems poised to show results soonest: Pfizer’s. That’s because Pfizer opted not to accept government funding and participate in the federal program to develop a coronavirus vaccine, (emphasis added) known as Operation Warp Speed. (The government did make an almost $2 billion deal with Pfizer to preorder up to 600 million doses of the company’s vaccine, but it isn’t contributing money to the vaccine’s development like it is for other companies.)

“(We) offered opportunities for collaboration with Pfizer,” said a spokesperson for the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a branch of the NIH. “Pfizer chose to conduct their Phase 3 study without Operation Warp Speed or NIH support.” – ProPublica

Obviously, this means that the government would have less oversight over the approval of the drug. While this should not be possible, it increases Pfizer’s ability to get approval on a vaccine due to how the approval is being rushed.

Conclusion

Pfizer is a company that lies as an ordinary course of action and has rigged the medical system to its will. There is no reason to believe Pfizer on any claim that they make. However, media entities are going forward and repeating whatever Pfizer says without evaluating Pfizer’s history of providing false information. 

This vaccine is being rolled out. So time will tell how effective this vaccine is. But its development and Pfizer’s history does not inspire confidence.