Two news are reported on social media, the first saying that the CEO of Pfizer was arrested and accused of fraud, and the second that his wife had died after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, so what is the truth?
Has the CEO of Pfizer been arrested?
Answer: No. According to the agency Associated Press Pfizer CEO Albert Burla has not been arrested by federal agents, nor has he been charged with fraud.
A company spokesperson told The Associated Press the allegations were false. Furthermore, Burla was not included in federal or state prisoner lists, and a search of federal court records did not lead to any fraud cases against him.
Burla has been active on social media, and has appeared on several TV shows over the past few days.
The FBI told the Associated Press that it had no information about the allegations.
Did the wife of the CEO of Pfizer die with the Corona vaccine?
Answer: No, Miriam Burla, wife of Pfizer CEO Albert Burla, did not die from complications from the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report on the website.US Today” (USA Today).
Myriam Burla has been seen in public since the false claim, and news of her alleged death has not been published in any major newspaper. Pfizer spokeswoman Amy Rose confirmed that Myriam Burla is “alive and well.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the vaccines are “safe and effective” and have undergone “the most extensive safety monitoring in US history.”
Spokeswoman Martha Sharan – from the American Centers – said in a previous statement toUS Today “Statements that deaths after vaccination equal deaths from vaccination are scientifically inaccurate, misleading, and simply irresponsible.”
“Vaccines are one of the tools that will help the United States return to normal life,” she added.
Who spread these two lies?
The two false claims were made by Conservative Beaver. The Associated Press contacted him, and he did not respond to a request for evidence of his allegations or any comment on the story of Burla’s arrest.
After we refuted the false news, we move on to good news, as British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca announced on Thursday successful advanced clinical trials of an antibody-based drug against Covid-19 in high-risk patients.
Thus, the English-Swedish laboratory follows the example of the American laboratories “Merck” and Pfizer, who announced, respectively, last October and early November this year that they were developing drugs that prevent severe forms of infection with the virus that must be taken with the appearance of the first symptoms.
AstraZeneca said in a statement yesterday, Thursday, that the 6-month follow-up of a first trial, which consisted of injecting a dose of 300 mg of the drug “AZD 7442” (AZD 7442), “showed an 83% reduction in the risk” of developing a form of infection with Covid. .
“No serious form of illness nor any death” linked to Covid was recorded during testing, she added.
At the start of the study, more than 75% of the participants had comorbidities that put them at risk of developing a severe case of Covid if they contracted the virus.
And a second trial showed “an 88% reduction in the risk of developing an acute case of Covid-19 or the risk of death, when treatment is carried out within 3 days of symptoms appearing.”
Hugh Montgomery, professor of medicine at University College London and one of the lead authors of the trial, said mixing the two long-acting antibodies was a source of hope for patients at risk. This could provide “the long-term protection they urgently need to resume their daily lives,” he explained.
America has purchased 10 million doses of Pfizer tablets
And yesterday, Thursday, US President Joe Biden said that the United States had purchased 10 million doses of Pfizer, adding that the delivery of the tablets would begin by the end of 2021.
Biden added in a statement that his administration is making the necessary preparations to ensure easy access to free tablets.
Source : Al Jazeera + Agencies + American press + Websites