In a shocking admission to European Parliament’s COVID-19 committee, a spokesperson for Pfizer admitted that the company had never tested its COVID vaccine to see if it would stop the spread of the virus.
The Blaze provides more details on the exchange:
During questions, Dutch Member of Parliament Rob Roos, a conservative and opponent of Europe’s COVID-19 passports, asked Small [Janine Small is Pfizer’s president of international markets] whether Pfizer could provide lawmakers with evidence it believed the vaccine would prevent coronavirus transmission before bringing it to market.
“Was the Pfizer COVID vaccine tested on stopping the transmission of the virus before it entered the market?” Roos asked. “If not, please say it clearly. If yes, are you willing to share the data with this committee?” […]
“Regarding the question around, did we know about stopping immunization before it entered the market? No,” she admitted.
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