Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is one of the few attorney generals in the nation still pursuing justice for the egregious assault on Americans’ civil liberties that transpired during the Covid pandemic.
Paxton’s lawsuit, filed on Thursday, accuses Pfizer of making false claims regarding the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine.
BREAKING:🚨 I am suing Pfizer for misrepresenting Covid-19 vaccine efficacy and conspiring to censor public discourse. pic.twitter.com/63mZ1y6FNC— Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) November 30, 2023
Paxton accused Pfizer of “[engaging] in false, deceptive, and misleading acts and practices by making unsupported claims regarding the company’s Covid-19 vaccine in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act”, according to a press release shared to X, formerly known as Twitter.
The lawsuit argues that Pfizer misrepresented its vaccine’s capacity to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from infecting jab recipients and spreading throughout the populace. It also contends that the company’s claims of ’95 percent efficacy’ were intentionally misleading.
Here, the proof is in the pudding. While Pfizer’s 95% figure made its vaccines seem highly effective, the truth was quite different. When it began making those claims, Pfizer possessed on average only two months of clinical trial data from which to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. Of 17,000 placebo recipients, only 162 acquired COVID-19 during this two-month period. Based on those numbers, vaccination status had a negligible impact on whether a trial participant contracted COVID-19. The risk of acquiring COVID-19 was so small in the first instance during this short window that Pfizer’s vaccine only fractionally improved a person’s risk of infection. And a vaccine recipient’s absolute risk reduction—the federal Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) preferred efficacy metric—showed that the vaccine was merely 0.85% effective. Moreover, according to Pfizer’s own data, preventing one COVID-19 case required vaccinating. That was the simple truth. But Pfizer’s fusillade of public representations bore no resemblance to reality.
“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,” said Attorney General Paxton. “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.”