Pfizer Inc. CEO claimed that those who spread false information about COVID-19 are ‘criminals’

Albert Bourla spoke out while speaking with the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C., an think-tank that focuses on foreign policy.  

He has helped negotiate millions in vaccine sales with other countries. His company distributes the most popular Covid vaccine in America.

In the United States, vaccine misinformation is rampant. Millions of Americans believe false claims that jabs can cause infertility or contain microchips.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told a small group on Tuesday that people who publish misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines are 'criminals', according to a CNBC report. Pictured: Bourla speaks at at opening ceremony for a new Pfizer facility in Thessaloniki, Greece on October 12

CNBC reported that Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, said to a small group Tuesday that anyone who misinformations about COVID-19 vaccines is a criminal. Pictured: Bourla speaks at at opening ceremony for a new Pfizer facility in Thessaloniki, Greece on October 12

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the most commonly used jab in the United States, and has been used to fully vaccinated 104 million out of 194 million fully immunized Americans (file image)

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is one of the most popular jabs in the United States. This vaccine has been used to fully vacinat 104 million Americans out of 194 millions (file photo).

‘Those people are criminals,’ Bourla told Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council CEO, and a ‘very small’ group, according to CNBC.

They are not criminals. Because they’ve literally claimed millions of lives, they’re criminals.  

Although the majority of Americans have been vaccinated with COVID-19, there is still misinformation that could be influencing the decisions of those who are not yet vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 80 percent of Americans have had at least one dose (or more) of the Covid vaccine. 70 percent of adults are completely vaccinated.

Two shots of Pfizer BioNTech have been administered to more than half of the 194,000,000 fully vaccinated Americans, or 107 million.

The number of Americans who are fully vaccinated is steadily increasing, but the percentage of Americans not planning to have the vaccine is also rising.

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Vaccine Monitor reports that 16 percent of American adult will ‘definitely’ not get vaccinated as of October.

This is the largest total of vaccines approved since December last year.

Bourla’s misinformation is a major reason Americans are reluctant to get jabbed.

KFF recently conducted a survey and found that nearly 80 percent believe some common misinformation regarding the Covid pandemic, or vaccines.

Many people believe that vaccines harm pregnant women or cause deaths. They also claim that there are many falsehoods regarding the vaccines.

This misinformation can be spread via social media platforms, scaring many from getting the shot that is safe and effective for preventing serious illness or death due to Covid.

KFF also found that the jab could have prevented around 90,000. COVID-19-related deaths between June and September. 

Nearly 80% of Americans believe or are unsure about at least one falsehood about Covid, with the most common being that the government is exaggerating overall death totals

Nearly eighty percent of Americans think or are unsure about Covid. Most common is the belief that Covid exaggerates overall deaths.

A KFF analysis finds that more than 90,000 deaths in the U.S. between June and September of 2021 - 80% of total deaths - could have been prevented by the COVID-19 vaccines

KFF analyses show that the COVID-19 vaccinations could have prevented more than 90% of deaths in America between June 2021 and September 2021.

Bourla stated to his audience, “The vaccine not only stops these deaths but can also restore the old way of living.”

He stated that “the only thing standing between the new life style and the existing one is, frankly speaking, the hesitancy of vaccinations.” 

Pfizer is also hopeful of obtaining authorization for the COVID-19 booster shot vaccine for Americans 18 and older. Pfizer filed a request with FDA Tuesday/

Americans 65 and older with an underlying condition or a job that exposes them to Covid are eligible for the additional shot.