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The First Amendment, Brought to You By Pfizer

• https://brownstone.org, By BROWNSTONE INSTITUTE

The call for pharmaceutical supremacy came in Pfizer's response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's suit alleging that Pfizer committed fraud and "conspired to censor public discourse."

Pfizer embraces its merger with the state when convenient, arguing that it cannot be held liable for misleading the public on its Covid vaccine because the company "acted pursuant to its contract with the United States Government."

The court documents insist that the PREP Act, invoked by President Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, provides complete immunity for Pfizer's Covid products.

While the PREP Act prevents citizens injured by the company's vaccines from recovering money damages in court, it does not nullify state laws concerning fraud.

Pfizer's affinity for the state is reserved for the expansive legal favoritism awarded to Big Pharma, achieved through decades and billions of dollars in lobbying efforts.

The company insists that "The State of Texas has no legitimate interest in regulating Pfizer's truthful, non-misleading speech concerning the benefits of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine." Further, the brief calls Paxton's suit an "attempt to punish Pfizer for spreading truthful, FDA-approved information educating the public regarding the Covid-19 vaccine."

At no point, however, does Pfizer respond to Paxton's detailed allegations that the company's information was not truthful, but was instead a lucrative marketing campaign designed to "deceive the public."

The filing does not deny Paxton's detailed allegations that Pfizer "coerced social media platforms to silence prominent truth-tellers," including a former FDA Director, and "conspired to censor the vaccine's critics."


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