IRONY ALERT: Pfizer CEO Tests Positive for COVID-19, Has Mild Symptoms

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FILE - Albert Bourla, chief executive officer of Pfizer, speaks at a Press Conference on Pfizer and Partners Announce Accord for a Healthier World at the 51st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The top executive at Pfizer, a leading producer of COVID-19 vaccines, has tested positive for the virus and said he is experiencing very mild symptoms. He said Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, that he started taking Pfizer’s Paxlovid pill treatment and is isolating while he recovers. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP, File)

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The top executive at Pfizer, a leading producer of COVID-19 vaccines, has tested positive for the virus and says he is experiencing very mild symptoms.

Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said Monday that he started taking Pfizer’s Paxlovid pill treatment and is isolating while he recovers.

Bourla has received four shots of Comirnaty, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the New York drugmaker along with BioNTech. He said in a brief statement issued by the company that he is confident of a quick recovery.

More than 128 million people in the United States have become fully vaccinated with Pfizer’s two-shot vaccine since it entered the market more than a year ago and almost 61 million have received an initial booster shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scientists say the vaccine still offers solid protection against hospitalization and serious illness. But the evolving virus has made it tougher for vaccines to prevent all forms of illness from developing.

Pfizer and another vaccine maker, Moderna, are updating their shots to provide protection against newer versions of the virus for a fall booster campaign.

Paxlovid also has shown in research to be extremely effective at warding off serious illness if it is administered shortly after symptoms start.

Comirnaty and Paxlovid are the top-selling COVID-19 vaccine and treatment on the market. Combined, they brought in nearly $17 billion in sales for Pfizer during the recently completed second quarter.

(AP)


5 COMMENTS

  1. The drug companies never claimed the vaccine would prevent you from testing positive or developing minor (cold-like) symptoms. They claimed the vaccine would keep you from getting severely ill. They complained during testing that they had a problem since the placebo “worked” at preventing 90% of the test group from getting seriously ill (i.e. Covide-19 was never that serious to begin with, unless you were in a high risk group).
    It was ill-informed, sciencetific (or at least statistical) illiterates on social media (including YWN) that claimed that Covid-19 was an existential threat to humanity, and then claimed that the vaccine would render you immune from testing positive.

  2. @ Draintheswamp,

    It’s not news, it’s an advertisement for their newest scam called Paxlovid. YWN gives Free advertising for vaccine companies…