Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Thursday for using “highly misleading” rhetoric to con Americans into getting the company’s Covid-19 shot despite its failure to prevent infection or transmission.
Pfizer debuted the jab in late 2020 with the promise that it was 95 percent effective against Covid-19 infection. The company used this statistic, based on a final efficacy analysis, to bully Americans into getting the shots in the name of protecting their family and friends from the virus.
The lawsuit out of Texas, however, alleges that the company “engaged in false, deceptive, and misleading acts and practices by making unsupported claims” about its Covid jab that violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
“Pfizer created the false impression that its vaccine provided a substantially greater amount of protection against COVID-19 infection than what it afforded in reality. Pfizer undertook a continuous and widespread campaign comprised of the deceptive concerning [sic] alleged above for the purpose of misleading the public about the efficacy of its vaccine,” the lawsuit states. “This course deceptive conduct was reinforced and extended by Pfizer’s efforts to censor persons who sought to disseminate truthful information that would undermine its ongoing deception.”
Paxton specifically found that the data Pfizer used to conclude the Covid shot was nearly 100 percent effective relied on a “relative risk reduction” assessment, a measurement that the Food and Drug Administration warns leaves patients “unduly influenced” and vulnerable to “suboptimal decisions.”
Despite early concerns about the Pfizer jab’s ability to shield someone from contracting or passing along the virus, the pharmaceutical company continued marketing the shots to Americans and the federal government as an effective way to “stop the spread.” That advertising, paired with the pandemic porn plaguing politics and corporate media, earned Pfizer record-breaking revenue.
Even after Pfizer sold and distributed millions of its so-called miracle shots across the nation, however, Covid cases increased. Paxton also noted that certain parts of the U.S. recorded more Covid-linked deaths among people who received the jab than among those who refused to get it.
When Americans called these statistics into question, Paxton said, Pfizer responded by dubbing them “criminals” and joining the White House in demanding that Big Tech companies censor anyone who dabbled in what they deemed to be vaccine “misinformation.”
“We are pursuing justice for the people of Texas, many of whom were coerced by tyrannical vaccine mandates to take a defective product sold by lies,” Paxton said in a statement on Thursday. “The facts are clear. Pfizer did not tell the truth about their COVID-19 vaccines. Whereas the Biden Administration weaponized the pandemic to force illegal public health decrees on the public and enrich pharmaceutical companies, I will use every tool I have to protect our citizens who were misled and harmed by Pfizer’s actions.”
Paxton filed the landmark lawsuit nearly eight months after he announced an investigation into Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for potentially lying to the public about the success of their respective Covid shots and whether or not they “engaged in gain-of-function research.”
Pfizer has so far escaped accountability about the potential health problems like myocarditis its Covid shots may have caused thanks to sweeping liability protections granted to pharmaceutical companies. Paxton, however, warned at the onset of his investigation in May that the “potentially fraudulent activity” of vaccine manufacturers like Pfizer is fair game for a lawsuit because it “falls outside the scope of legal immunity.”