Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday that the state is suing Pfizer for “misrepresenting COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and conspiring to censor public discourse.” 

“We are pursuing justice for the people of Texas, many of whom were coerced by tyrannical vaccine mandates to take a defective product sold by lies,” said Paxton. 

The facts are clear. Pfizer did not tell the truth about their COVID-19 vaccines. Whereas the Biden Administration weaponized the pandemic to force illegal public health decrees on the public and enrich pharmaceutical companies, I will use every tool I have to protect our citizens who were misled and harmed by Pfizer’s actions.

According to Paxton’s office, “Pfizer engaged in false, deceptive, and misleading acts and practices by making unsupported claims regarding the company’s COVID-19 vaccine in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.”

Paxton argues that Pfizer’s claim that the COVID-19 vaccine was 95 percent effective against infection was “highly misleading.”  

“Pfizer was also put on notice at that time that vaccine protection could not accurately be predicted beyond two months,” said Paxton. “Nevertheless, Pfizer fostered a misleading impression that vaccine protection was durable and withheld from the public information that undermined its claims about the duration of protection. And, despite the fact that its clinical trial failed to measure whether the vaccine protects against transmission, Pfizer embarked on a campaign to intimidate the public into getting the vaccine as a necessary measure to protect their loved ones.”

Paxton’s office noted that “COVID-19 cases increased after widespread vaccine administration, and some areas saw a greater percentage of deaths from COVID-19 among the vaccinated population than the unvaccinated.”

The lawsuit also raises issue with Pfizer’s censorship of critics:

How did Pfizer respond when it became apparent that its vaccine was failing and the viability of its cash cow was threatened? By intimidating those spreading the truth, and by conspiring to censor its critics. Pfizer labeled as ‘criminals’ those who spread facts about the vaccine. It accused them of spreading ‘misinformation.’ And it coerced social media platforms to silence prominent truth-tellers.

Dr. Mary Bowden, who treated thousands of COVID-19 patients and faced intense scrutiny from the medical community for her public statements against forced vaccination, praised Paxton’s decision to file the lawsuit. 

“Now time for all elected officials to call for pulling them off the market,” she commented. “If they aren’t safe enough for you or your children, they aren’t safe enough for your constituents.”

Michelle Evans, political director for Texans for Vaccine Choice, also praised Paxton’s decision to sue Pfizer. 

She told Texas Scorecard, “Texans for Vaccine Choice is thrilled that our Attorney General Ken Paxton has taken decisive action against Big Pharma giant Pfizer to hold them accountable for their corruption and deception in marketing their COVID jab as safe and effective. Pfizer and its counterparts in the pharmaceutical industry have been shielded from liability for far too long, and we look forward to seeing them brought to justice.” 

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.