Leave it to the Brits to highlight all the flaws inherent in the US-led effort to develop (and reap immense profits from) COVID vaccines while the WTO holds the line on denying the sharing of IP rights to allow developing nations to produce their own jabs.
The UK’s Channel 4 has produced a new documentary that exposes Pfizer’s efforts to undermine its rivals, including AstraZeneca, which developed a jab in the UK with help from Oxford University. And teasers from this new doc, released late Monday, purports to show that Pfizer criticized AZ in a presentation where the company said the rival jab was potentially dangerous.
Furthermore, the speakers claimed AZ’s jab could cause cancer and was not safe for immunosuppressed patients.
The presentation in question was delivered in Canada sometime last year, although it’s unclear whether it was a one-off event or whether the speaker had made the claim multiple times. The program, entitled “Vaccine Wars: The Truth About Pfizer”, will air in its entirety on Friday.
Pfizer responded to the claims made in the documentary by insisting that the presentation cited therein had been “wrongly attributed” to Pfizer, and that it actually had been made by a third party.