On the fringes of the World Economic Forum, Albert Bourla, CEO of the US-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer, was confronted with a series of challenging questions concerning the efficacy of its Covid vaccine, but he repeatedly disregarded the questions, and a video of it has gone viral. A Rebel News journalist was spotted asking the Pfizer CEO a series of difficult questions. He questioned the CEO, among other things, why the firm kept the knowledge that its vaccination did not stop viral transmission a secret. The Pfizer executive time and again evaded these inquiries, only to answer “Thank you very much” and “Have a wonderful day”.
The journalist can be heard saying in the film, “You (Pfizer) claimed it was 100% effective, then 90%, then 80%, then 70%, but we now know that the vaccinations do not prevent transmission. Why are you keeping something a secret?”
Even though he did not receive a response, the journalist continued to pursue the Pfizer CEO. In another query, he was heard questioning whether it was time to apologise to the globe and repay nations who purchased vaccines that did not work.
Back in the early days of the immunisation campaign, the US-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer requested an indemnity bond to protect it from legal lawsuits if the vaccine had any unwanted effects.
India’s minister for state for information and technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar, attaching the video of the Pfizer CEO’s uneasy encounter with the reporter at Davos, tweeted, “Just to remind all Indians, that Pfizer tried to bully Govt of India into accepting conditions of indemnity.”
The minister went on to criticise Rahul Gandhi, P Chidamabaram, and Jairam Ramesh of the Congress, stating that the trio continued to promote the case for providing foreign vaccinations in India.
“People are surprised that only three vaccines have been made available in India: Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik Of the three, you can write off Sputnik because only a small quantity was imported in the initial days,” Congress veteran Chidambaram had tweeted on December 27, 2021.
“We are left with 2 vaccines thanks to the PROTECTIONIST policy of the Modi Government Pfizer, Moderna and other WHO-approved vaccines are kept out of India on one pretext or other Which is why we don’t have enough vaccines to administer 2 doses to the 94 crore adult population.”
Notably, India’s Covid immunisation campaign was mostly supported by locally made vaccines.