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Texas AG Paxton says Pfizer lied about efficacy of COVID vaccine, says it's less than 10%

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

Published: February 7, 2024 7:03pm

Updated: February 8, 2024 11:14am

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued on Wednesday that pharmaceutical company Pfizer lied about the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and the effectiveness could be lower than 10%.

"They claimed that it was 95% effective," Paxton said. "They never tested it, because Congress gave them immunity from liability, so they have no incentive to test it. They tested it for a couple of days, but they didn't really know and they went and tested it live with us. Then when they started realizing that the results were not 95%, they were less than 10%, maybe as low as one percent, they started censoring people."

Last year, 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.

Paxton added during the "Just the News, No Noise" interview that the government also censored people over this information and he would continue to fight those efforts. 

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