Texas attorney general SUES Pfizer for COVID vax lies

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Eight months ago, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced he was investigating Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for potentially lying to the public concerning the success of their respective COVID-19 vaccines.

Now, he’s filed a lawsuit.

Paxton’s lawsuit alleges that Pfizer violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, claiming that Pfizer “engaged in false, deceptive, and misleading acts and practices by making unsupported claims.”

Three weeks after Paxton had initially announced the investigation, he was impeached.

“The first thing I did when I came back was I told my staff, ‘I want to get back on this,’ and we did,” Paxton tells Sara Gonzales.

What Paxton and his staff found was more than enough information to bring Pfizer down.

“Pfizer’s widespread representation that its vaccine possessed 95% efficacy against infection was highly misleading from day one,” the petition created by Paxton and his staff reads.

That 95% number “was only ever legitimate in a solitary, highly technical, and artificial way. It represented a calculation of the so-called relative risk reduction for vaccinated individuals in their clinical trial.”

Sara Gonzales is impressed.

“What you do here is that you’re using ... the FDA’s own publications against them by saying, ‘Actually, the FDA is the one who says that all of these relative risk reductions are a bunch of baloney,’” Gonzales says.

“It’s the truth,” Paxton says, continuing, “and the reality is, Pfizer didn’t even follow what they said, and it’s not even close to 95%.”

“If they used the numbers that the FDA said they should use, it was more like the vaccine was effective 1% or less of the time. That’s not an effective vaccine,” he adds.

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White House COVID-19 response coordinator claims that COVID deaths would nearly be eliminated if people would get their vaccinations and use Paxlovid

White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha has claimed that coronavirus fatalities in the U.S. would drop to almost zero if everyone would stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations and take Paxlovid.

"If everybody was up to date on their vaccines and people got treated with Paxlovid ... deaths would go to close to zero across America," he said.

Paxlovid can be used to treat people who have contracted COVID-19.

\u201cDr. Ashish Jha: "Right now we have 400 to 500 Americans still dying every day. If everybody was up to date on their vaccines and people got treated with Paxlovid as they're supposed to, deaths would go to close to zero across America."\u201d
— Scott Morefield (@Scott Morefield) 1660678503

Well-known public figures who have taken multiple vaccine shots have still tested positive for the illness.

Pfizer chairman and CEO Albert Bourla, who had received four vaccine shots, recently announced that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who serves as chief medical advisor to President Biden and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tested positive for the illness in June despite having already been fully vaccinated and twice boosted. Fauci later noted that after testing positive, he took a course of Paxlovid, and then tested negative for several days. He then tested positive again and proceeded to take another round of Paxlovid.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tested positive on Monday after having previously tested positive earlier this year.

Despite the vaccine's clear failure to prevent people from contracting COVID-19, public health officials have continued to push for people to get jab after jab.

"Almost nothing in medicine cuts risk of death by 96%," Jha tweeted earlier this month. "Almost nothing Except the COVID vaccines," he added. "Double boosted folks had 96% lower risk of death compared to unvaccinated," he said. "If you're 50 or older and haven't gotten a vaccine in 2022," he wrote. "Please go get one now It may save your life."

"Being up to date on COVID-19 vaccination provides strong protection against severe disease, hospitalization, and death in all age groups. All eligible children, adolescents, and adults should remain up to date with recommended COVID-19 vaccinations," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website declares.

CDC hides some data that's 'not ready for prime time' — but uses unverified records to support efficacy of COVID vaccines

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week admitted it is hiding large portions of COVID-19 data it collects from the public because of fears the information could be misinterpreted. Yet the agency publishes other data that it openly admits hasn't been verified in an effort to promote the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that CDC data on the effectiveness of COVID-19 booster shots released in February left out crucial information on adults age 18 to 49. According to the report, data showed this group was least likely to benefit from booster shots because the first two doses of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines offered sufficient protection from the virus.

But sources told the Times that this data, and other data on hospitalizations for COVID-19 broken down by age, race, and vaccination status, have been withheld by the CDC for fear that people will get the wrong idea if it is released publicly.

CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund told the paper that the agency has been slow to release certain data "because basically, at the end of the day, it's not yet ready for prime time." She said the agency's "priority when gathering any data is to ensure that it's accurate and actionable."

Nordlund also said another reason for holding data back is the fear that it might be misinterpreted, but she did not say how it could be. Presumably, the CDC is worried that raw data accessed by the public could be used to question federal guidance on COVID-19 prevention measures, including masking and vaccination.

Public health officials have accused those who make claims contrary to official guidance of promoting misinformation, especially when they raise questions about the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines. To be sure, data suggests that the vaccines are both safe and effective at preventing serious illness or death from the coronavirus, and those who are at high risk of complications from COVID-19 should talk to their doctor about the benefits of vaccination.

But there is an inconsistency from the CDC as some of the data released by the agency misleads about the risk of being unvaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

An analysis of the CDC and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published by TheBlaze on Monday found that data released by these agencies exaggerates the efficacy of the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines. They do this in part by appearing to count each person for whom they cannot verify vaccination status as an "unvaccinated person."

As the CDC COVID Data Tracker page for "Rates of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by Vaccination Status” explains in a footnote, "An unvaccinated person had SARS-CoV-2 RNA or antigen detected on a respiratory specimen and has not been verified to have received COVID-19 vaccine.”

That statement indicates that if the CDC cannot specifically verify an individual’s vaccination status by matching that report to a vaccination record, that individual is counted as unvaccinated for purposes of data reporting. As a result, CDC data will count at least some vaccinated people whose records are unverified as "unvaccinated," which will overstate the number of unvaccinated people that test positive for COVID-19, as well as the numbers for hospitalizations and deaths.

Case rates, hospitalizations, and deaths measured in unvaccinated people versus those who have been vaccinated are used by the CDC and other public health officials to show the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. A consequence of overestimating the number of unvaccinated people who contract the coronavirus (and of underestimating the number of vaccinated people who test positive as well) is that the vaccine's effectiveness is exaggerated. For more on how this happens, read here.

The CDC did not respond when asked why the agency is willing to publish unverified data to show the COVID-19 vaccines are effective but hides other data it claims is "not yet ready for prime time."

Forcing People Into COVID Vaccines Ignores Important Scientific Information

Now more than ever we need substantive debate about decisions that affect the health of hundreds of millions of people, including views counter to official positions. Instead, the attacks on free speech and science are unrelenting.