Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas is bringing a lawsuit against Pfizer over their COVID-19 vaccine for the misrepresentation of their product.
The lawsuit alleges that that Pfizer engaged in misrepresenting the vaccine’s efficacy, particularly challenging the claim of 95% effectiveness.
Paxton also claims that Pfizer tried to shut down the debate on their experimental drug. Paxton is suing them for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act through “false, deceptive, and misleading acts and practices.”
Pfizer made the claim that it’s vaccine had an efficiency rate of 95%.
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
At the same time that Pfizer was claiming to be 95% effective, the FDA said that there was no way a prediction could be made at that time. That is especially true today as healthy athletes are dropping dead at an alarming rate. Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges that Pfizer misrepresented the durability of the vaccine’s protection and that they hid information that was contrary to what they were putting out. Paxton points out that Pfizer never tested how durable their vaccine was even as the vaccinated were passing the disease onto others.
Attorney General Paxton stated:
“We are pursuing justice for the people of Texas. Many were coerced by tyrannical vaccine mandates to take a product that was sold based on lies.”
“The Biden Administration may have weaponized the pandemic to force public health decrees and enrich big pharma, but my office will use every tool available to protect our citizens who were misled and harmed by Pfizer’s actions.”
This lawsuit follows a series of investigations led by Attorney General Paxton into Pfizer and other vaccine manufacturers.
In May, Paxton announced that his office would launch an investigation against three major pharmaceutical companies for deceptive practices, alleging that they had misrepresented the safety and efficacy of their vaccines.
In a press statement, Paxton claimed that his office would look into whether or not “profit motive or political pressure” played a role in any “pandemic interventions forced on the public.”
“The development of the Covid-19 vaccine, and the representations made by and knowledge of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, are of profound interest to the public’s health and welfare. This investigation aims to discover the truth,” said Attorney General Paxton in the news release.
“This pandemic was a deeply challenging time for Americans. If any company illegally took advantage of consumers during this period or compromised people’s safety to increase their profits, they will be held responsible. If public health policy was developed on the basis of flawed or misleading research, the public must know. The catastrophic effects of the pandemic and subsequent interventions forced on our country and citizens deserve intense scrutiny, and we are pursuing any hint of wrongdoing to the fullest,” he added.
Earlier this month, Paxton has announced the filing of a lawsuit against pharmaceutical giants Pfizer Inc., Tris Pharma, Inc., and Tris Pharma CEO Ketan Mehta.
The companies are accused of engaging in deceitful practices that resulted in defrauding the Texas Medicaid program by providing adulterated pharmaceutical drugs specifically designed for children.