Pfizer's second booster shot its credibility
Plus, CEO Albert Bourla claims Pres. Trump slowed vaccine manufacturing in revenge
Pres. Trump says Pfizer CEO held back the first COIVD vaccine announcements until after the election to hurt his chances. I agree, based on internal FDA meetings I shared with the White House at that time.
Now the CEO, Dr. Albert Bourla, says Trump tried to stop him from manufacturing his vaccine. Bourla has been playing politics for profits from the beginning of this pandemic and has lost any credibility.
So it’s hard to believe him when he orders us to get a second booster because it is “necessary”, along with a future annual one of his vaccines for the rest of your life.
He tells us — now — that the mRNA technology was “risky” to develop a vaccine but he opted for it because it would let the company “boost immune responses with additional injections.” That’s a fancy way of saying “boosters.”
A year ago, I wrote this story -- Did the FDA and Pfizer hold the COVID vaccine until after Trump lost re-election? -- about when I heard on an internal FDA conference call two days after the 2020 election that Pfizer knew it had a vaccine that was 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations and death.
I called top-level aides in the Trump White House on Nov. 5 and reported that Pfizer was deliberately delaying telling the public, and the FDA leaders knew. The questions I posed a year ago about what Pfizer did are all still relevant. Read it here.
In April 2021, I wrote about how Bourla waited for people to get their first and second vaccine shot to tell them they will need a third booster — Pfizer CEO 3rd Dose Vaccine News Held From Public for Two Weeks
In August 2021, Pfizer got full FDA approval for its vaccine (Comirnaty) and Boura said his booster shot would prevent infection from all the “breakthrough cases.” My story: Did FDA Approval of Pfizer Vaccine Change Minds?
FOURTH VACCINE DOSE - SECOND BOOSTER
We knew Pfizer has been planning a second booster shot since January when Omicron busted through the first booster. But we could assume this fourth vaccine dose was just for the Scared Vaccinated. But on Sunday, the Pfizer CEO said everyone has to get it. He said this on CBS’s “Face the Nation”:
"Right now, the way that we have seen, it is necessary, a fourth booster right now. The protection that you are getting from the third, it is good enough, actually quite good for hospitalizations and deaths. It's not that good against infections.”
Bourla is right that the vaccines work great for older people and those with underlying risk factors to prevent most hospitalization and death. But why is it “necessary” for the rest of the population?
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