Texas sues Pfizer for misrepresenting COVID-19 vaccine

by ian


Pfizer faces a lawsuit from the state of Texas over its COVID-19 vaccine.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a complaint yesterday saying the company misrepresented the shot’s efficacy. Pfizer claimed over 95% relative risk reduction with their drug, but Paxton says the number was based on only two months of data and, in reality, “absolute risk reduction” was under 1%.

He also accuses Pfizer of trying to silence critics of the vaccine.

Paxton is seeking over $10 million in deceptive marketing fines. He also wants to stop Pfizer from making such claims in the future and censoring what he calls “truthful speech” about its vaccine.

Pfizer says Paxton’s lawsuit has no merit and that its vaccine has “helped protect against severe COVID-19 outcomes, including hospitalization and death.”