Pfizer CEO: Anti-vaxxers who spread misinformation about COVID vaccines are ‘criminals’. People spreading false information about Covid vaccinations, according to Pfizer’s CEO, are “criminals.”
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Tuesday that those who engage in spreading misinformation about the COVID vaccines have cost many their lives and, as such, are “criminals.” In an interview with the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Atlantic Council, Bourla stated that there is a “very small” group of people who intentionally spread misinformation about the shots, misleading those who are already hesitant to get vaccinated.
He informed Atlantic Council President Frederick Kempe, “Those individuals are criminals.” They aren’t bad individuals. They’re criminals because they’ve cost millions of people their lives. Despite the fact that the vaccine has been accessible to most Americans for most of this year, millions of eligible individuals in the United States have yet to receive it. Misinformation, according to public health experts, is most likely to blame.
On Monday, the Kaiser Family Foundation poll showed that more than three-quarters of U.S. adults believe or are unsure about at least one of eight misleading assertions regarding COVID or vaccinations, with unvaccinated individuals and Republicans being the most likely to have misunderstandings.
According to the report, bogus claims include that COVID vaccinations contain microchips, induce infertility, and alter one’s DNA. Bourla said Tuesday that once many of the unvaccinated are vaccinated, life may “return to normal” for many people. “The only thing that stands between the new way of life and the current way of life is, frankly, hesitancy to vaccinations,” he added.
Due to hesitancy to get vaccinated, some countries have withdrawn health benefits for the unvaccinated. Singapore have withdrawn free medical benefits for those who choose to be unvaccinated due to unvaccinated people’s skepticism about the vaccine. In Singapore, 85% of those who are eligible for coronavirus vaccinations have been completely immunized, with 18% receiving booster injections.
The Singaporean government, on the other hand, said on Monday that it will no longer reimburse the medical bills of people who are “unvaccinated by choice,” which accounts for the majority of new coronavirus infections and COVID-19 hospitalizations in the city-state.
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