Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says people who spread misinformation on Covid vaccines are ‘criminals;’ costing “millions of lives”
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla is back in the news. Speaking with Washington D.C.-based think tank Atlantic Council on Tuesday, Bourla said that people who spread misinformation on Covid-19 vaccines are “criminals” and have cost “millions of lives.”
Bourla told Atlantic Council CEO Frederick Kempe that there is a “very small” group of people that purposefully circulate misinformation on the shots, misleading those who are already hesitant about getting vaccinated.
“Those people are criminals. They’re not bad people. They’re criminals because they have literally cost millions of lives,” Bourla stated.
Bourla went on to say that life for many people can go “back to normal” once many of the unvaccinated get vaccinated. “The only thing that stands between the new way of life and the current way of life is, frankly, hesitancy to vaccinations,” he added.
However, Bourla’s latest comments contradicted what he said back in September that vaccine alone will not get us out of this pandemic. In a tweet, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says:
“Success against #COVID19 will likely require both vaccines & treatments,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Wednesday. “We’re pleased to share we’ve started a Phase 2/3 study of our oral antiviral candidate-specifically designed to combat SARS-CoV-2-in non-hospitalized, low-risk adults.”
Success against #COVID19 will likely require both vaccines & treatments. We’re pleased to share we’ve started a Phase 2/3 study of our oral antiviral candidate—specifically designed to combat SARS-CoV-2—in non-hospitalized, low-risk adults: https://t.co/su5VtfbWPX
— Albert Bourla (@AlbertBourla) September 1, 2021
You can watch the video of his interview with Atlantic Council CEO Frederick Kempe.