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The Pfizer Twitter Files

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, or at least one Director of it, prevailed upon Twitter to suppress damaging information about its vaccine preparation.

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Twitter Files 13 just dropped yesterday afternoon. This time, a new reporter, Alex Berenson, directly accuses Pfizer Pharmaceuticals of pressuring Twitter. The subject: adverse test results relating to their “vaccine” preparation against SARS-CoV-2.

Twitter Files 13 – the Pfizer cover-up

Beginning at 11:08 a.m. Pacific Time, Alex Berenson released his first-ever Twitter Files thread. It is very short – only four tweets. Herewith the second and the fourth:

Mr. Berenson reported more detail in an article on his Substack page. Briefly: Scott Gottlieb, M.D., had been in charge of the Food and Drug Administration. Then he joined the Board of Directors of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. His immediate successor, Dr. Bret Giroir, put out a tweet citing a study showing that natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2 – following infection – was superior to the artificial active acquired immunity from the vaccine. In fact that study concluded:

This study demonstrated that natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity. Individuals who were both previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 and given a single dose of the vaccine gained additional protection against the Delta variant.

Note that Dr. Giroir still believed then that the vaccine made someone safer if he had not had the infection.

If no previous infection? Get vaccinated!

Herewith the relevant tweet by Dr. Giroir, plus other tweets to place it in context. As you can see, several doctors pounced on Dr. Giroir’s tweet, calling it “irresponsible.” In response Dr. Giroir tried to steer a middle course between “vaccine only” and “no vaccine.”

Dr. Gottlieb asks for a suppression

But apparently that did not suit Dr. Gottlieb – who emailed Todd O’Boyle, Twitter’s “man in Washington.” He called the tweet “corrosive” and fretted that

… this tweet will end up going viral and driving news coverage.

Translation: it would hurt vaccine sales, which accounted then for nearly half of Pfizer’s total sales. Twitter obliged by tagging Dr. Giroir’s first tweet above as “misleading.”

A week later, Dr. Gottlieb complained to Twitter about a tweet from Justin Hart, suggesting that SARS-CoV-2 presented a low risk to children.

Again O’Boyle forwarded the complaint to Twitter. But this time Twitter took no action.

Berenson’s worst charge concerns Gottlieb’s claim last year that he was not trying to suppress debate on Pfizer’s preparation. That, says Berenson, is a bald-faced lie. Pfizer did try to suppress debate. And O’Boyle knew what Pfizer’s director was doing. That’s why he never saw fit to mention to anyone at Twitter that Gottlieb was now a Pfizer Director.

Worth noting is that an account calling itself Progressive Doctors tweeted this in direct reply to Hart:

But neither they nor anyone else has ever offered proof of those statements.

Reaction to the Pfizer Twitter Files

Dr. Giroir yesterday confirmed Berenson’s account and accused Pfizer of putting corporate interests ahead of public health.

Another user shared this screencap of a graph of the price of Pfizer common stock, which is headed steadily “south.”

We see here two things. First, as ever, we see Twitter staff lending their platform to suppression of contrary opinion. Heretofore, we have seen only those having political motives asking for such suppression. Now we hear of it coming from someone who had demonstrable financial gain. This is the worst sort of moral hazard that plagues a capitalistic economy.

Second, we see something your editor saw often in his days in the medical profession. When you’re a druggist, all the world has the sniffles or some such thing. Drug companies thrive on sickness, the threat of sickness, or the perception of a threat. It ill befits anyone to scare people into believing they need something they don’t need, or to exaggerate the need. And it worse befits a communications medium to facilitate suppression of the truth. A free market must have truth to function properly, and truth depends on the free exchange of information. Twitter, at the behest of Pfizer, worked against both.

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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.

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