Albert Bourla, CEO of Phizer Pharmaceuticals, blasted those with vaccine hesitancy who have asked questions or voiced concerns.
When speaking at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Bourla accused people who post concerns regarding vaccines, according to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, as spreaders of “misinformation.”
Further, Bourla charged, “[T]here is a very small part of professionals [who] circulate, on purpose, misinformation, so that they will mislead those that have concerns.”
“Those people are criminals,” he added. “They’re criminals because they are literally costing millions of lives.”
According to the New York Times, nearly 80% of people 12 years old and older have been vaccinated.
The Times reported that the highest vaccination rates are in Massachusetts and Vermont, and the least vaccinated state is West Virginia.
In evaluating the latest statistics and trends, some have found that vaccination rates do not seem to curb COVID-19 rates.
The Mercury News reports that California, which has some of the strictest and most aggressive vaccination and mask protocols, has COVID-19 rates (per capita) about double that of Florida, which has relaxed protocols.
The statistics and messaging from government, medical, and media leaders are unclear.
MSN has reported that unvaccinated people represent about 90% of hospitalizations.
Alarmed, Red Voice Media reports that Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently signed an executive order directing hospitals and emergency rooms to prioritize medical care based on vaccination status—evidently to motivate compliance with vaccine mandates.
CNBC quoted but did not cite a CDC study that reportedly showed that unvaccinated people were “29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19” than vaccinated people.
However, a leaked report from Public Health England showed that fully vaccinated people made up 65% of deaths from COVID-19 in the UK between February 1, 2021 and July 19, 2021.
A Harvard study published in May (entitled “The Public’s Perspective On The United States Public Health System”) noted a severe and escalating erosion of public confidence in Dr. Anthony Fauci and key medical institutions.
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