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Texas AG Paxton says Pfizer might have lied about efficacy of COVID vaccine, could be 1% effective

"In this case, we're pretty sure they were lying about the efficacy and the effectiveness of this drug," Paxton said.

Published: December 6, 2023 6:26pm

GOP Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that he believes that pharmaceutical company Pfizer may have lied about the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and the effectiveness could be as low as one percent. 

"In this case, we're pretty sure they were lying about the efficacy and the effectiveness of this drug, saying that this ... vaccine was 95% effective, when in reality, it may have been less than one percent effective," Paxton said on the Wednesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. 

Last month, Paxton announced a lawsuit against Pfizer, claiming that the company misrepresented the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine to its consumers. 

"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," a press release from Paxton's office reads.

He later said that companies like Pfizer have not had to disclose certain actions they have taken to the public and that has to change.

"These companies have special protection through the federal government," Paxton stated. "If it's considered a vaccine or it's treated as a vaccine, they don't have any liability. So they don't necessarily have to test, they don't necessarily have to disclose what they're doing."

Paxton insisted in the lawsuit that Pfizer's vaccine did not perform as advertised and the company worked to smear and censor individuals for highlighting its shortcomings.

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