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Texas AG Paxton sues Pfizer claiming it misrepresented COVID-19 vaccine efficacy

"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.

Published: November 30, 2023 4:18pm

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Pfizer, claiming the company misrepresented the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine.

"Pfizer engaged 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," a press release from Paxton's office claimed.

"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. "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."

The claim specifically focuses on the company's "highly misleading" claim that its COVID-19 vaccine was 95% effective against infection. In reality, Paxton claimed, that figure was a "relative risk reduction" derived from initial, two-month clinical trials. He further asserted that the company had been warned that the vaccine's efficacy after two months was not calculable.

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

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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